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Their Minds Absorb Everything That You Do

October 15, 2017
Their Minds Absorb Everything That You Do

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 15, 2017
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Support our efforts to help survivors of domestic violence. Make a donation in any amount you can afford. No amount is too small and every little bit helps. Thank You.

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No notice needed from city when entire hotels get rented to shelter the homeless, de Blasio says

October 12, 2017
No notice needed from city when entire hotels get rented to shelter the homeless, de Blasio says

Despite criticism from local elected officials, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city doesn’t need to provide advance notice when it rents an entire hotel to house the homeless, since it qualifies as temporary or emergency housing, the Daily News writes.

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How the School-to-Prison Pipeline Works

October 10, 2017
How the School-to-Prison Pipeline Works

Overall, black students of all genders are disproportionately disciplined in school, though they actually do not misbehave more than their peers– leading to various negative outcomes for students, according to Teen Vogue.

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Robert A.M. Stern’s affordable housing development in Brownsville approved by City Planning

October 6, 2017
Robert A.M. Stern’s affordable housing development in Brownsville approved by City Planning

The New York City Planning Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a proposal for 125 affordable units designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects at 3 Livonia Avenue in Brownsville. The proposed Brooklyn development, called Edwin’s Place, would feature an eight-story building with 69 one-, two-, and three-bedroom units and 56 studios. Read more.

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Mothers Turn Grief into Community Action

October 6, 2017
Mothers Turn Grief into Community Action

The Tayshana “Chicken” Murphy Foundation is a nonprofit that aims to promote peace throughout society and is named in honor of Tayshana Murphy, a high school basketball star who was murdered in 2011, BKLYNER writes.

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Ask a Candidate: Quizzing de Blasio on Homelessness

September 27, 2017
Ask a Candidate: Quizzing de Blasio on Homelessness

De Blasio answers a question in City Limits about why he thinks the homeless crisis has exploded since he took office, and what he will do to reverse the trend.

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Lancman holds hearing on effectiveness of domestic violence courts

September 25, 2017
Lancman holds hearing on effectiveness of domestic violence courts

A steep rise in domestic violence across the five boroughs, and its effect on the city’s homeless crisis, prompted an oversight hearing last week by the City Council’s Committee on Courts & Legal Services chaired by Councilman Rory Lancman, the Times Ledger writes.

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Black Lives Matter protesters can proceed with lawsuit against NYPD, Manhattan DA

September 22, 2017
Black Lives Matter protesters can proceed with lawsuit against NYPD, Manhattan DA

A Manhattan Supreme Court judge ruled Thursday that two Black Lives Matter activists can continue with their lawsuit against the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and the NYPD over the police department’s handling of their arrest cases, the Daily News writes.

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As Incident Reports Rise, City Officials Seek New Answers to Combat Domestic Violence

September 18, 2017
As Incident Reports Rise, City Officials Seek New Answers to Combat Domestic Violence

Increases in reports of domestic violence have gotten the attention New York City officials, from Mayor Bill de Blasio to the NYPD to members of the City Council, which is expected to pass new legislation, Gotham Gazette reports.

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Cost of sheltering homeless families in city climbs for second straight year, report shows

September 18, 2017
Cost of sheltering homeless families in city climbs for second straight year, report shows

For the second year in a row, the price of housing families in city homeless shelters has spiked to $167.84 per day for fiscal year 2017, which ended in June, up from $120.22, according to the annual Mayor’s Management Report, the Daily News reports.

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