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 Below is a press release from Andrew Berman:

 


 Despite the ubiquitous Public Relations ploy regarding older prisoners currently incarcerated, like the description of how the New York State prison population has been dropping, we have here a report from Comptroller DiNapoli himself.  

 


The following article was originally posted on al.com on March 29th, 2017.

Why should we care if the State Department budget will be cut 37 percent? What if I told you an ongoing international program to defeat online radical extremism was introduced to the United States through a little known State Department program coordinated here in Alabama? 


Senator Squadron has proved to be one of the most vigorous supporters of issues that affect Downtown voters. In addition to gender politics he has been a tireless advocate of rent-stabilized and rent-controlled housing. If the City Council were truly paying attention, as we hope Albany is, many affordable housing units would saved by virtue of simply preventing landlord fraud and abuse.  

 

Below is a press release from the office of Daniel Squadron.

 


 For those of you in SoHo who are concerned with Transgender rights and equal protection, including the rights of seniors and tenants, stay in touch with Brad Hoylman's office. 




Community activists know a thing or two. The High Line was all the rage despite community opposition, like Trump SoHo (which was supposed to be a condo-hotel) in Hudson Square, by the way. Here's an example of "I told you so" that draws lots of tourists for Chelsea, but does little for the residents. Perhaps, the City Council's recent enactment of tougher laws on landlord abuse will help our affordable housing crisis -- another issue that residents have been screaming about for years.

 


 If anyone could ever be called “triggered snowflakes,” it’s conservatives and Catholics when someone brings up Planned Parenthood. Somehow, the organization that provides affordable healthcare to millions of women is their idea of the devil, and must be destroyed at all costs. While Planned Parenthood has been under fire a lot in recent years, it’s not hard to imagine that the vitriol and misinformation from the opposition will increase dramatically under the new administration.


 Corey Johnson is among the more progressive members of the City Council and is hosting some exciting events. It is instructive for SoHo residents and tourists that our community was, at one time, more about arts than real estate development. And, so that our community remains a culturally vibrant, diverse place to live as well as visit, more events like this might be studied by our politicians.


The following is a press release.

 

The day the prison doors swing open and an inmate walks free can be as unnerving as it is joyous.

Many prisoners, while no doubt eager to reclaim their freedom, arrive at that moment with no place to live, no money and no job prospects.


 
- Margaret Chin Faces Election Challenge
- Attend Meet & Greet Event in SoHo This Week for Challenger, Christopher Marte

Countless people have inquired how to replace our current council member, Margaret Chin, with someone more supportive of SoHo’s residents’ interests and concerns.