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DYCD opens early application process for city’s summer youth employment program

February 17, 2017
DYCD opens early application process for city’s summer youth employment program

New York City Department of Youth and Community Development announced that applications are open for the 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program through Friday, March 17, according to PIX11.

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On a ‘Day Without Immigrants,’ Workers Show Their Presence by Staying Home [video]

February 16, 2017

Restaurants and other business across the country closed Thursday as immigrants stayed home in protest of President Donald Trump’s policies, and New York City workers participated in large numbers, the Times reports.

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Grand jury report blasts NY foster care system, identifies ‘abysmal’ communication failures

February 16, 2017
Grand jury report blasts NY foster care system, identifies ‘abysmal’ communication failures

Following last year’s arrest of a man suspected of sexually abusing foster children in his care for more than 20 years, a special grand jury report has identified “abysmal” communication failures within New York’s foster care system, the Associated Press reports.

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‘A Day Without Immigrants’ Promises A National Strike Thursday

February 16, 2017
‘A Day Without Immigrants’ Promises A National Strike Thursday

In cities around America, thousands of construction companies, restaurants, and other businesses are bracing for “A Day Without Immigrants,” a combination boycott/strike that highlights the contributions of immigrants to U.S. business and culture, NPR reports.

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Ending needless nuisance abatement lockouts

February 16, 2017
Ending needless nuisance abatement lockouts

The Daily News writes that its own reporting on the intolerable overreach of the nuisance abatement law got results, as the city passed a spate of reforms of the law, meeting NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill “halfway on a high road.”

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Front-Line Hero: Curing violence with Derick Scott

February 15, 2017
Front-Line Hero: Curing violence with Derick Scott

In the 80s, on the streets of Brownsville and West Brighton, “They called me Justice,” Front-Line Hero Derick Scott told us. His experiences perfectly qualified him to direct a New York City Cure Violence program known as Operation Helping Our Own Develop – the nonprofit Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island’s newest initiative. He…

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On the Map: The New York City Interactive Map of Student Homelessness

February 15, 2017
On the Map: The New York City Interactive Map of Student Homelessness

The Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness has launched a free interactive data tool to inform educators, service providers, and policy makers about data concerning homeless students in New York City.

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NYC’s Fight Against Elder Abuse [video]

February 15, 2017
NYC’s Fight Against Elder Abuse [video]

In a video segment, City Limits discussed elder abuse with Bobbie Sackman, associate executive director of public policy at LiveOn-NY; Cheryl Lee, Brooklyn project director of the Elder Abuse Program at JASA; and Ayana Robertson, an attorney with the foreclosure prevention project at Brooklyn Legal Services.

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State Attorney General Investigating Nonprofit Accused of Ripping Off Vets

February 15, 2017
State Attorney General Investigating Nonprofit Accused of Ripping Off Vets

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office has opened an investigation into a nonprofit and its ex-convict founder who  purports to help and house homeless veterans illegally evicted a former serviceman, put up bogus posters saying he’s a sex offender and then defied a judge’s order to stop locking him out of his Brooklyn apartment, court…

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City spending on homeless to hit $2.3B this fiscal year

February 15, 2017
City spending on homeless to hit $2.3B this fiscal year

New York City spending on the homeless in this fiscal year is poised to reach $2.3 billion – nearly double the 1.2 billion dollars spent three years ago, according to New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, the New York Post writes.

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Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal to Modernize Charitable Gaming Rules and Support Non-Profits Across New York

February 15, 2017
Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal to Modernize Charitable Gaming Rules and Support Non-Profits Across New York

FY 2018 Executive Budget Updates Bureaucratic Laws to Allow Charitable Organizations to Raise More Funds Through Raffles, Other Games Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal to modernize laws to make it easier for charitable organizations to raise funds through gaming, including raffles, bell jar and other types of games, according to a press release.

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