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Activists Want Rent Relief For NYC Residents Without Power Post-Sandy

Activists Want Rent Relief For NYC Residents Without Power Post-Sandy

by Jorge Rivas on December 10 2012, 11:25AM

With 77,000 residents, the New York City Housing Authority is the nation’s biggest public landlord.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis  Visits Day Laborers Working in Sandy Relief [Video]

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Visits Day Laborers Working in Sandy Relief [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on November 30 2012, 11:03AM

She expressed her support for their sacrifice and contribution as they work to rebuild their communities.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

NY's Rikers Island Inmates Paid 39 Cents Per Hour to Work in Sandy Recovery

NY’s Rikers Island Inmates Paid 39 Cents Per Hour to Work in Sandy Recovery

by Jorge Rivas on November 26 2012, 2:08PM

There was no Hurricane Sandy evacuation plan for inmates inside New York City’s main jail complex on Riker’s Island but they were certainly put to work in the recovery efforts.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Undocumented Can Apply for FEMA Sandy Relief Through Citizen Kids

Undocumented Can Apply for FEMA Sandy Relief Through Citizen Kids

by Jorge Rivas on November 19 2012, 12:35PM

If history repeats itself undocumented immigrants will be a large part of Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts but they themselves won’t qualify for financial assistance from FEMA.

Topics: Environment, /NOW

What Hurricane Sandy Should Teach Us About Climate Justice

What Hurricane Sandy Should Teach Us About Climate Justice

by Imara Jones on November 15 2012, 9:24AM

Those who can least bear the brunt of climate change are those feeling its consequences most acutely, both in the U.S. and abroad. But both the “climate gap” and climate change are fixable.

Topics: Economy, Environment

The National Disaster Seen in New York's Income Inequality

The National Disaster Seen in New York’s Income Inequality

by Imara Jones on November 5 2012, 9:28AM

Where we go from here needs to be a major focus of whomever wins tomorrow’s elections.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

American Indian Tribes Come Together to Help Sandy-Hit Shinnecock Indian Nation

by Jorge Rivas on November 2 2012, 4:38PM

The Shinnecock Indian Nation, a self-governing tribe residing along the shores of Eastern Long Island that was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, is scheduled to receive some much needed assistance from the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Topics: Environment, /NOW

NY Daily News Reporter Live-Tweeting Alleged Looter Arraignments of People ‘Stealing Essentials’

by Jorge Rivas on November 2 2012, 3:33PM

According to one of Yaniv’s tweets, defense lawyers points out that “most alleged Coney Island looters are either students or people with jobs who has little or no priors.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

NYC's Chinatown Devastated After Sandy, Advocates Say Race to Blame

NYC’s Chinatown Devastated After Sandy, Advocates Say Race to Blame

by Jorge Rivas on November 2 2012, 2:20PM

What happens if you’re not Wall Street or Times Square post-Sandy.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Staten Island Residents Refused to Help Black Mom as Sandy Swept Sons Away

Staten Island Residents Refused to Help Black Mom as Sandy Swept Sons Away

by Jorge Rivas on November 2 2012, 1:16PM

Connor and Brandon Moore, ages 4 and 2, are believed to be Hurricane Sandy’s youngest victims.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Starving New Yorkers in East Village Forced to Dumpster Dive

Starving New Yorkers in East Village Forced to Dumpster Dive

by Jorge Rivas on November 2 2012, 11:54AM

New Yorkers on food stamps have especially been hit hard because they can’t pay for food,

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Bloomberg's Back-to-Work Imperative After Sandy Is the Broader Disaster

Bloomberg’s Back-to-Work Imperative After Sandy Is the Broader Disaster

by Imara Jones on November 2 2012, 9:39AM

You don’t show resilience by insisting on business as usual. You show it by stopping to support everyone in need, so we can all recover. But the billionaire mayor still doesn’t get it.

Topics: Economy

Without Electricity, New Yorkers on Food Stamps Can't Pay for Food

Without Electricity, New Yorkers on Food Stamps Can’t Pay for Food

by Jorge Rivas on November 1 2012, 4:33PM

New Yorkers with electronic benefit cards (EBT) go hungry because they can’t swipe their cards at shops with no electricity.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Northeast Tribal Lands Hit Hard by Hurricane Sandy

by Jorge Rivas on October 31 2012, 5:44PM

Northeastern tribes say they need both federal and non-governmental agencies to help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy.

Topics: Environment, /NOW

Watch Romney Refuse to Answer Questions About Defunding FEMA 11 Times

Watch Romney Refuse to Answer Questions About Defunding FEMA 11 Times

by Jorge Rivas on October 31 2012, 11:13AM

Is Romney Serious About Defunding FEMA? No one knows.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Maryland Readies for Hurricane Sandy's Impact on Early Voting

Maryland Readies for Hurricane Sandy’s Impact on Early Voting

by Julianne Hing on October 31 2012, 10:08AM

Early voting is critical to the black vote, but with two fewer days in Maryland’s early voting schedule, it could have far-reaching effects on the state’s future.

Topics: 2012 Election, Early Voting, Politics

Bush’s Heckuva-Job FEMA Director Criticizes Obama For Responding to Sandy ‘So Quickly’

by Jorge Rivas on October 30 2012, 4:21PM

Former FEMA Director Michael Brown, who faced a great deal of backlash for the Bush administration’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, is back in the headlines.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Who's Going to Fix NYC Subways After Hurricane Sandy? Public Workers

Who’s Going to Fix NYC Subways After Hurricane Sandy? Public Workers

by Jamilah King on October 30 2012, 12:48PM

It’s time to thank your transit workers. Here’s why.

Topics: /NOW

Atlantic City Mayor Wants To Meet Chris Christie 'Mano-A-Mano'

Atlantic City Mayor Wants To Meet Chris Christie ‘Mano-A-Mano’

by Jorge Rivas on October 30 2012, 11:55AM

During a press conference Monday, Republican Governor Christie, called the Democratic mayor “a rogue mayor” who’s “impossible to work with.”

Topics: /NOW, Politics

In Haiti, Officials Fear Rising Food Prices and Increase in Cholera Cases

In Haiti, Officials Fear Rising Food Prices and Increase in Cholera Cases

by Jorge Rivas on October 30 2012, 10:14AM

Almost three years after an earthquake devastated Haiti, the country now faces another threat after Hurricane Sandy.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

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