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Reject Zoning Changes For El Barrio, Residents Say

By Gustavo Solis | November 10, 2015 4:01pm 

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20151110/east-harlem/reject-zoning-changes-for-el-barrio-residents-say​

East Harlem resident Raymond Tirado fears the zoning changes will make it difficult for him to stay in East Harlem after he retires. He asked the community board to vote against them in an upcoming meeting.

Want your wish granted? Then, participate.

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD of AM-NY

November 10, 2015

In the bureaucracy that is NYC government, individual residents and their wish lists often get lost.

Now, those wishes can be granted. Would you want a playground or new technology at your child's school? Are you interested in a dog run in the park, a fixed roof for the library, or upgrades to a senior center? What about better street lighting, sidewalks, or wheelchair ramps?

Tenants Protest Housing Plan

BY DANIEL FITZSIMMONS

PUBLISHED OCT 27, 2015 AT 11:00 AM (UPDATED OCT 29, 2015) - Straus Media

Public housing residents marched five blocks south to Gracie Mansion last week with a message for Mayor Bill de Blasio: hands off our land.

The residents were protesting a recently unveiled plan to build a mixture of affordable and market rate housing on playground space at Holmes Towers on East 93rd Street and First Avenue, where they live.

Concerned Residents Raise Money to Bring SNUG Program to Poughkeepsie

By Michael Howard
Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 12:05 AM EDT

Residents in the city of Poughkeepsie raised money in an effort to bring a program called SNUG to their community to help cure violence. Time Warner Cable News' Michael Howard has the details and why they say it could turn the city around.

Poughkeepsie, like many cities, has its share of violence.

"We have had so many murders in the city of Poughkeepsie," resident Tama Bell said.

She has seen them first-hand.

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