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De Blasio Seeks to Turn Homeless ‘Cluster Sites’ Into Affordable Housing

December 12, 2017
De Blasio Seeks to Turn Homeless ‘Cluster Sites’ Into Affordable Housing

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce today a plan to convert about 800 units of “cluster site” housing for the homeless into affordable housing, dramatically cutting the use of private apartments as homeless shelters, The New York Times reports.

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City offering first-of-its-kind Bronx food pantry for child welfare families

December 12, 2017
City offering first-of-its-kind Bronx food pantry for child welfare families

New York City has begun a program in the Bronx that gives free food to parents struggling to feed their families, a first-of-its-kind initiative aimed at lowering the rate at which children are placed in foster care and that could expand citywide, the Daily News reports.

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HOW ALBANY BENT OVER BACKWARDS TO HELP ONE OF NYC’S “WORST LANDLORDS”

December 11, 2017
HOW ALBANY BENT OVER BACKWARDS TO HELP ONE OF NYC’S “WORST LANDLORDS”

Avi Dishi, once listed as one of New York City’s worst landlords, is poised to have more than $250,000 in property taxes forgiven after he and a Queens synagogue he controls donated $4,500 to Assemblyman David Weprin, City & State reports.

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Look where homelessness is growing — and why

December 7, 2017
Look where homelessness is growing — and why

The New York Post argues that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s emphasis on rental subsidies to homeless families is responsible for the 4 percent jump in city homelessness, which has contributed to a wider national spike.

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New York Police Rejecting More of Watchdog’s Findings, Report Says

December 6, 2017
New York Police Rejecting More of Watchdog’s Findings, Report Says

A report by the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board suggests its relationship with the NYPD has become strained, even as the board has sought in recent years to find a measure of common ground on disciplining officers for misconduct, the Times writes.

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NYC Rise in Homeless is One of the Biggest in the U.S.

December 6, 2017

The number of people living on the street rose to 3,936 in 2017 from 2,838 in 2016, a federal report says Homelessness in New York City rose by 4.1 percent in 2017, one of the bigger increases in the U.S., despite the budget for the city Department of Homeless Services nearly doubling under Mayor Bill…

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ACLU Honors Colin Kaepernick For Bravery in “Risking and Losing His Job” for the Cause of Social Justice

December 3, 2017
ACLU Honors Colin Kaepernick For Bravery in “Risking and Losing His Job” for the Cause of Social Justice

The ACLU honored Colin Kaepernick in recognition of his advocacy against police brutality and racial inequities in the criminal justice system, which inspired other NFL players to take a knee during the national anthem, Slate reports.

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World AIDS Day 2017

December 1, 2017
World AIDS Day 2017

#WorldAIDSDay #WorldAIDSDay2017 To commemorate World AIDS Day, make a donation in Memoriam http://aapci.org/site/in-memoriam-2

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Commemorate World AIDS Day 2017

December 1, 2017
Commemorate World AIDS Day 2017

#WorldAIDSDay #WorldAIDSDay2017 To commemorate World AIDS Day, make a donation in Memoriam http://aapci.org/site/in-memoriam-2

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NFL agrees to give $100M over 7 years to social justice causes

November 30, 2017
NFL agrees to give $100M over 7 years to social justice causes

The New York Post reports that the NFL has agreed to give $100 million in donations to social justice nonprofits in hopes that it will help quell protests among players who kneel during the national anthem.

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Facebook drops fee on donations, will match $50M/year, adds Mentor feature

November 30, 2017
Facebook drops fee on donations, will match $50M/year, adds Mentor feature

Facebook is eliminating a 5 percent fee on donations processed through the social network and will match giving up to $50 million through an upcoming Facebook Donations Fund, TechCruch reports.

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