Those of you who have an involvement in the dangerous game of politics, it may be of interest to know who’s telling the truth these days, and, whether the articles we read are real or imagined disinformation, emanating directly out of a governmental PR department. No genuine journalist would ever rely on such a source for the truth. As publisher of the SoHo Journal, through personal experience, take it from me that it is possible to become a political target for simply writing about the truth
The state attorneys general just announced a major settlement on foreclosure fraud, or "robosigning." For over a year, banks have been fighting tooth and nail for a deal that would have given them a "Get Out of Jail Free" card for their actions that caused the economic crisis. They didn't get it, thanks to the efforts of MoveOn members and other progressives, who helped a brave group of state attorneys general stand up to the banks.
Check out the latest from our friends at the Home Preservation Network:
Bruce Judson: Is the Robo-Mortgage Scandal the Back-End of Tax Evasion and Fraud?
The terms for the settlement of the robo-mortgage scandal and the states participating in the settlement are expected to be resolved soon. Unfortunately, as this settlement approaches, new and grave questions have emerged. These questions raise the possibility that the government may be turning a blind eye to tax evasion and fraud.
The political issue of the year in New York State is redistricting following the 2010 census. New lines for legislative and Congressional districts must be drawn in time for the 2012 elections. New York is on the path to being one of the slowest states to adopt new lines.
Striving to empower those around her, Yetta's long history of activism includes community based initiatives, as well as work through both judicial and legislative channels to advocate for civil rights, education, arts and culture, affordable housing, employment rights and health care issues.
Unsurprisingly yet still shockingly, Michael Bloomberg’s City Planning Commission approved his friend and fellow Billionaire Bill Rudin’s plan to build 450 luxury condominiums on the site of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village today. The vital health concerns of the over one million New Yorkers who live and work on Manhattan’s Lower West Side were not taken into account by the Commissioners voting on this proposal – all appointed by the Mayor.
After years of futilely trying to persuade the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) to mitigate the horrendous rush-hour congestion, gridlock and horn-honking along Broome Street, as well as numerous appeals to repair the myriad cracked and broken crosswalks along Greene and Mercer Streets, the SoHo Alliance has begun working with the office of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer to get some results.
Breaking: There are reports that in the next 48 hours President Obama could make a decision on whether to hold Wall Street accountable by opening a full investigation into the banks' role in the housing crisis, or give them a sweetheart deal that lets them off the hook. This is it!
Climate change promises to have a very big impact on water supplies in the United States as well as around the world. A recent study commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a leading environmental group, and carried out by the consulting firm Tetra Tech found that one out of three counties across the contiguous U.S. should brace for water shortages by mid-century as a result of human induced climate change. The group found that 400 of these 1,100 or so counties will face “extremely high risks of water shortages.
“On this solemn day, when we come together to remember the life and contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr., it is impossible not to think about the thousands of lives lost here in our city over the years to gun violence.