Monday, September 4, 2017

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates 8/22/2017

Tenants' PAC
Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates:

Baltimore Sun: Jared Kushner's firm seeks arrest of Maryland tenants to collect debts
Ross Barkan: How corrupt Bronx politicians helped Donald Trump cut his first big deal (City & State)
City Limits: Despite strong neighborhood opposition, de Blasio moves forward with rezoning the Jerome Avenue corridor
Steve Wishnia: City Council passes 11 bills of 12 bill-package to curb construction as harassment; 12th bill still being negotiated (The Indypendent)

State of Politics: Andrea Stewart-Cousins says the GOP/IDC alliance results in watered-down legislation
Journal News editorial: The Journal News has invited Andrea Stewart-Klein & Jeff Klein to meet to discuss Democratic unity; Stewart-Cousins has accepted; Klein asked for a separate meeting
Daily News: Number of families forced into homeless shelters spiked 23 percent over the past four years

Moyers & Company: Everything we know about Russia & Donald Trump (timeline)
New York Times: Russian immigrant lobbyist at last June's Trump Tower meeting has deep ties to Putin and Kremlin-backed oligarchs
Gotham Gazette: De Blasio giving quiet support to embattled incumbent City Council Member Laurie Cumbo
Ken Lovett: Diane Savino says if Democrats unite, they must avoid being too progressive to maintain state senate majority (Daily News)
State of Politics: Denny Farrell endorses his chief of staff Al Taylor to take his Assembly seat
State of Politics: Al Taylor announces his bid for Denny Farrell's Assembly seat
City & State: Saddle Up: Will Ruben Diaz Sr.'s luck hold in run for City Council?

Daily News: Diaz says he will not resign his state senate seat in September if he wins City Council primary, leaving Dems one seat shy of the necessary 32 votes for a majority
Gotham Gazette: Diana Ayala, Robert Rodriguez compete to replace Melissa Mark-Viverito on City Council

Zack Fink: Disgraced former legislator Hiram Monserrate runs for Queens City Council seat (New York 1 News)

Emma Ketteringham/Bronx Defenders: Instead of helping, City punishes low-income parents by removing their children from conditions caused by poverty (New York Times) 

WNYC News: De Blasio postpones Garment District rezoning after Gale Brewer demands preservation of space for manufacturers who want to stay in Manhattan
Gotham Gazette: City Council to act on police misconduct bill

Ask Sam: My landlady moved me to a different apartment, & now she wants to raise my rent by $400 (Brick Underground)
Daily News: Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner says all politicians should return donations from billionaire Daniel Loeb

Crain's: The war inside Trump Village after leaving Mitchell-Lama program
New York 1 News: Brooklyn's 1908 Our Lady of Loreto church to be demolished Mother taking sanctuary in Wash Heights church granted 90-day stay of deportation
Ken Lovett: New York Dems want to tie Trump's right wing supporter Robert Mercer to state GOP candidates (Daily News)

New York Times: Upgrading signal system in subway is essential but costly & time-consuming; MTA looks to speed it up

Helen Rosenthal & Ydanis Rodriguez: Why are underground subway construction costs in NYC so much higher than other major cities? (City & State)

New York Times editorial: Gov. Cuomo's wise move on congestion pricing

Daily News: De Blasio opposes congestion pricing as means to raise funds for mass transit
State of Politics: Cuomo says de Blasio plan to raise taxes on rich city residents is "dead on arrival" in GOP-controlled state senate
New York Post: Village Voice ending its print edition after 61 years

USA Today: Secret Service is out of money because of Trump's frequent travel & trips by his family members

Nation of Change: The stand down order: Charlottesville Police Dept. complicit in white supremacist terror attack
Spectrum News: Buffalo to experience total solar eclipse in 2024

Mike McKee
Tenants' PAC · United States
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