Login Register Donate to AAPCI                    Bookmark This Site | Contact | Privacy Policy | Home

CSR

 

Scott Stringer Shreds Bill de Blasio’s State of the City Plans

February 15, 2017
Scott Stringer Shreds Bill de Blasio’s State of the City Plans

Stringer, a rumored mayoral candidate, tore into Blasio’s new plans to create jobs and affordable housing, and his decision to withhold specifics on his vision to address the city’s homelessness crisis in his annual State of the City speech on Monday night, The Observer writes.

Read more »

Drug Program Drops Charges for Staten Island Addicts Who Get Treatment

February 15, 2017
Drug Program Drops Charges for Staten Island Addicts Who Get Treatment

Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon announced his Overdose Prevention and Education program that aims to drive down the rate of opioid overdoses by diverting low-level offenders to treatment before arraignment, according to DNAinfo.

Read more »

Bridging the Gap Between Volunteer Engagement and Retention

February 15, 2017
Bridging the Gap Between Volunteer Engagement and Retention

Developing a volunteer program that makes your volunteers feel included and valued can increase your retention rates, Guidestar writes in its blog.

Read more »

Betsy DeVos May Have Limited Impact on NYC Schools, Experts Say

February 15, 2017
Betsy DeVos May Have Limited Impact on NYC Schools, Experts Say

Teachers unions and parents across the nation are concerned that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, an advocate for vouchers and charters, spells trouble for public schools, but what she can actually accomplish from her perch in the federal government might be limited in New York City, experts say, according to DNAinfo.

Read more »

New York Coffee Drinkers Raised $64K For The ACLU

February 15, 2017
New York Coffee Drinkers Raised $64K For The ACLU

Coffee shops in New York raised $64,000 in one weekend for the ACLU. New York coffee shops that participated in a weekend-long fundraiser for the ACLU raised more than 64,000 dollars in three days, according to the fundraiser’s organizers, Patch writes.

Read more »

Brooklyn Community Services Produces Short Documentary Video “Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness”

February 15, 2017

Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness,” a short subject documentary video produced by Brooklyn Community Services, spotlights the struggles and successes of Brooklynites who are living with mental illnesses and how they’ve overcome obstacles with assistance from BCS mental health programs. “Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness” was created through the “Portraits of New York…

Read more »

City Council passes series of bills to overhaul nuisance law that NYPD uses to boot people from homes, businesses

February 15, 2017
City Council passes series of bills to overhaul nuisance law that NYPD uses to boot people from homes, businesses

The New York City Council passed 13 bills that would add sweeping reforms to the city’s nuisance abatement law, which the NYPD has used to close homes and businesses without warning over allegations of illegal activity, the Daily News reports.

Read more »

New York City Girds for Political Brawl Over Looming Speaker Vacancy

February 15, 2017
New York City Girds for Political Brawl Over Looming Speaker Vacancy

The looming January New York City Council Speaker vacancy is already swathed in all the bare-knuckled, backroom intrigue of old-time New York, with observers wondering what role de Blasio will play, The New York Times reports.

Read more »

Assembly passes Raise the Age as budget negotiations continue

February 14, 2017
Assembly passes Raise the Age as budget negotiations continue

Heastie: ‘For me personally, it’s embarrassing that New York is still one of two states (not) to do this’ The Assembly once again passed legislation that would raise the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18 years old, a key piece of legislation supported in Cuomo’s budget that has failed to become law for…

Read more »

HOW DOES THE CONDITION OF THE CITY’S PUBLIC HOUSING RATE BASED ON THE MOST RECENT FEDERAL INSPECTIONS?

February 14, 2017
HOW DOES THE CONDITION OF THE CITY’S PUBLIC HOUSING RATE BASED ON THE MOST RECENT FEDERAL INSPECTIONS?

The New York City Independent Budget Office released a report that looked at federal inspections of New York City public housing and saw that 10 percent of the city’s public housing developments received scores low enough to be considered troubled.        

Read more »

Ozone Park hotel has been used as a homeless shelter for months without notice: lawmakers

February 14, 2017
Ozone Park hotel has been used as a homeless shelter for months without notice: lawmakers

Homeless families have been living at a Comfort Inn in Ozone Park for nearly five months, but the city apparently didn’t tell anyone in the community about it until this week, QNS.com reports.

Read more »