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Pols Seek Answers in Housing Crime Rise

Pols Seek Answers in Housing Crime Rise

By: Tina MooreDaily News Staff Writer Elected officials want an emergency meeting with Housing Authority Chairman John Rhea in response to a Daily News report on a crime spike in public housing.

"We believe there is much more crime than has been revealed," Harlem state Sen. Bill Perkins said yesterday.

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February 15, 2011
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The government will pay 40% of your renovation costs…

The government will pay 40% of your renovation costs…

Written by Jay Harper on October 8th, 2010

It’s amazing how much we didn’t know when we bought our place. I was doing TONS of research, thought I knew a fair amount, but first I didn’t know we were buying into the roughest block in the neighborhood, and now I find out there are government programs that will pay up to 40% of our renovation costs. 40% makes a REAL difference and we had no clue when we went into contract… If we had picked the “wrong” building we would have gotten nothing....

 

October 15, 2010
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Perkins Sees Union-Backed Win As Repudiation of Foes

Perkins Sees Union-Backed Win As Repudiation of Foes   By DAVID SIMS

Embarking on a tour of polling sites on primary day Sept. 14 with a team of District Council 37 supporters, State Sen. Bill Perkins huddled the workers around him for a photo opportunity, donning a green union shirt in solidarity even though it clashed with his crisp suit....

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October 6, 2010
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Sen. Perkins’ charter school hearings will focus on finance

by Anna PhillipsNew York’s state senator most opposed to the growth of charter schools has his sites set on the schools’ books.State Senator Bill Perkins, whose Harlem district includes about one in five of the city’s charter schools, threatened to hold charter school hearings a month ago after a group of charter school parents came to him with concerns about too little regulation and parental involvement. Now Perkins is planning a hearing for April 22 that will focus on the schools’ finances and whether the people running them are corrupt....

March 18, 2010
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In Harlem, Epicenter for Charter Schools, a Senator Wars Against Them

By JENNIFER MEDINAPublished: March 6, 2010

When hundreds of parents went to Albany last month to rally for charter schools, they were greeted by a parade of politicians offering encouragement and promises...

...Mr. Perkins recently announced plans to hold public hearings on charter schools, to examine, among other things, the sources of their financing and “how much profit there is in not-for-profit” schools....

March 9, 2010
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Lesson on Limits of Eminent Domain at Columbia

New York Times

Lesson on Limits of Eminent Domain at Columbia

By TERRY PRISTINPublished: January 19, 2010

January 21, 2010
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Who Has the Right to Say What's Blight? Bill Perkins vs. ESDC Darling

The New York Observer

Who Has the Right to Say What's Blight? Bill Perkins vs. ESDC Darling

By Eliot BrownJanuary 6, 2010 | 2:03 p.m

 

State Senator Bill Perkins is apparently not happy about the state's choice of consultants.

January 7, 2010
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Pol says Brooklyn arena financing is illegal

The Brooklyn BlogPol says Brooklyn arena financing is illegal5:19 PM, December 21, 2009  By RICH CALDER

A state Senator says that a $511 million finance plan to help pay off an NBA arena proposed for Brooklyn appears to be illegal.

December 22, 2009
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Primary runoffs costly, outdated say NY senators

Primary runoffs costly, outdated say NY senators

By Amanda CedroneStaff Writer, Legislative GazetteDecember 14, 2009

December 22, 2009
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Perkins Will Lead Statewide Crusade for Eminent Domain Reform

Perkins Will Lead Statewide Crusade for Eminent Domain Reform

By Jimmy VielkindDecember 21, 2009 | 9:31 a.m.As far as Bill Perkins is concerned, the issue of eminent domain has got legs.

December 21, 2009
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Letter to the New York Times Editor: Eminent Domain

Published: December 20, 2009

To the Editor:

Re “Eminent Domain in New York” (editorial, Dec. 14):

New York’s eminent domain laws are in need of reform. The Empire State Development Corporation’s attempted taking of private property on behalf of Columbia University illustrates how the current process lacks accountability, transparency or meaningful public participation.

December 21, 2009
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Perkins Holds Eminent Domain Hearing

On December 17, 2009 the New York Amsterdam News reported that Senator Bill Perkins applauded the appellate court decision that rejected the use of eminent domain in regard to the Columbia University’s west side expansion plans.  Additionally, Senator Perkins sent a letter to Governor David Paterson requesting that he place a moratorium on eminent domain, pending legislative action, and not to appeal the court’s decision.

December 17, 2009
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Senator Bill Perkins’ college-bound Saturday morning

This past Saturday morning (November 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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Deal could give New York State power over hundreds of public authorities

Senate Committe on Corporations, Authorites and Commissions Chairman Bill Perkins' and Assembly Committe on Corporations, Authorites and Commissions Chairman Richard Brodsky's leadership in negotiations with Governor Paterson may lead to sweeping reforms of New York State's over 700 public authorities.  

"When David was representing my district as a senator, he stood up on issues like this," Perkins said. "This would be a fulfillment of the things he stood for in past."

October 2, 2009
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Lawmakers call on Paterson to support reform bill

Lawmakers call on Paterson to support reform bill

August 17, 2009
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El Fracaso del Sistema Escolar

El Fracaso del Sistema Escolar

Bill Perkins / Representa Distrito 30 de Manhattan. | 2009-05-20 | El Diario NY

La palabra oficial del Departamento de Educación (DOE) de la Ciudad de Nueva York es que la ciudad está viviendo un milagro en el área de educación gracias al control ejercido por el alcalde hacia las escuelas. Pero la verdadera realidad no es la misma que el DOE celebra tanto.

May 21, 2009
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