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BOARD 8: THUMBS UP TO LEX PRESERVATION: CONCERN THAT KEAN HOUSE PROJECT WILL LEAD TO MORE AREA DEVELOPMENT

By Dan Rivolli

Community Board 8 voted last week to expand the Lexington Avenue Historic District to include 219 buildings between Fifth and Lexington avenues. The new properties fall between East 72nd and 75th streets to the north, and East 61st and 65th streets to the south.

Forty members voted in favor of the resolution, though six members abstained from the action.

The meeting drew a crowd of more than 200, many of whom wore orange stickers with black lettering reading, "Save Lexington Avenue."

 

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September 24, 2008
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TOUGH ON MOLD

State Sen. Liz Krueger rallied with asthmatic families outside City Hall on Tuesday to push the New York State Toxic Mold Taskforce for stricter regulations. Tenants showed up wearing protective masks and holding moldy pieces of wall and their asthma pumps. Krueger and the families want the city and state to adopt enforceable regulations for mold problems, which have been linked to asthma, and also to provide better inspection training for government employees. At press time, the taskforce was scheduled to hold a hearing to amend current mold regulations on Sept. 23.

September 24, 2008
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Statement From State Senator Liz Krueger On Bush Administration's Stealth Attack On All Women's Right To Reproductive Health Services

"As they are packing their bags to leave Washington the Bush Administration is, yet again, attacking women's rights to reproductive health services. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a proposed regulation that they claim will 'protect the conscience of health care providers who do not wish to participate in abortion'.

September 24, 2008
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Senator Krueger Joins Rally Against Toxic Mold

Announces Bill to Help Remediate Toxic Mold Epidemic in New York

September 22, 2008
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Senator Tackles Toxic Mold

By Christine Lin

September 22, 2008
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Battling mold

By Marlene Naanes

State Sen. Liz Krueger announced yesterday legislation that will help residents and landlords battle toxic mold in homes, the senator’s office said.

The legislation, if passed, would require the state Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner to certify anyone that remediates mold commercially.

"I constantly hear from constituents who have paid to have mold removed, and then find out the mold has returned," Krueger said at a rally in front of City Hall yesterday.

September 22, 2008
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LIZ KRUEGER CALLS FOR MANDATED DISCLOSURE OF BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN LOBBYISTS AND LEGISLATORS THROUGH PASSAGE OF BILL SHE INTRODUCED NEARLY TWO YEARS AGO

New York— In the wake of recent and continued Albany ethics scandals, State Senator Liz Krueger urged her colleagues to pass her bill S.1679, introduced nearly two years ago, which would require lobbyists to report campaign contributions, professional relationships with public officials, and employment relationships with relatives of public officials. 

September 22, 2008
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Senator Krueger Joins Rally Against Toxic Mold Announces Bill to Help Remediate Toxic Mold Epidemic in New York

New York— State Senator Liz Krueger joined advocates and New York residents suffering from mold related illnesses today at a rally in front of City Hall.  The rally was meant to highlight the seriousness of mold problems in New York and to propose ways for the New York State Toxic Mold Task Force to strengthen State mold regulations.  The Task Force was created in 2005 to address the health impacts of mold. 

September 22, 2008
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KRUEGER SLAMS PIGEON SHOOTS

State Sen. Liz Krueger sent a letter to the Pennsylvania State Legislature to push a ban on live pigeon shoots, which she says causes poachers to target New York City. There is a bill sitting in the Pennsylvania legislature that would ban live-animal shoots.

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September 21, 2008
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Residents From Across New York Rally To Strengthen The State Mold Regulations Prior To State Mold Taskforce Hearing

The New York State Toxic Mold Taskforce is responsible for developing recommendations for amending State mold regulations. State Senator Liz Krueger will applaud the formation of the taskforce and highlight the importance of creating stronger City and State mold regulations. Asthmatic tenants will call on the taskforce to recommend that the State and City adopt enforceable regulations for safe remediation of mold problems and better training for city and state employees in agencies responsible for inspection and remediation.

September 21, 2008
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Backers of Mayoral Control See a Tough Education Fight

By Elizabeth Green

With the deadline approaching for the state Legislature to renew or scrap mayoral control of the public schools, defenders of the policy are saying that they have an uphill battle ahead.

September 18, 2008
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Senator Liz Krueger and Senate Democratic Task Force hold Public Hearing on the June 2009 expiration of the New York City Education and Reform Accountability Act of 2002 Opportunity to Evaluate Mayoral Control

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger joined her colleagues from the Senate Democratic Conference Task Force on School Governance today at a public hearing on Mayoral Control of New York City's schools.  The task force is comprised of nine Senate Democratic members who will investigate and report on the effect Mayoral Control has had on the New York City public educational system.  The Task Force has already held a series of public hearings over the past couple of months, with one more still to follow.

September 17, 2008
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Senator Liz Krueger and Senate Democratic Task Force hold Public Hearing on the June 2009 expiration of the New York City Education and Reform Accountability Act of 2002 Opportunity to Evaluate Mayoral Control

New York—State Senator Liz Krueger joined her colleagues from the Senate Democratic Conference Task Force on School Governance today at a public hearing on Mayoral Control of New York City's schools.  The task force is comprised of nine Senate Democratic members who will investigate and report on the effect Mayoral Control has had on the New York City public educational system.  The Task Force has already held a series of public hearings over the past couple of months, with one more still to follow.

September 17, 2008
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State Senator Liz Krueger Holds Public Hearing On The Upcoming Expiration Of The New York City Education And Reform Accountability Act Of 2002

State Senator Liz Krueger along with her colleagues on the Senate Democratic Conference Task Force on School Governance will hold a public hearing to examine the New York City Education and Reform Accountability Act of 2002, which granted the Mayor control of the New York City School System. This law was intended to overhaul the City's public school system by consolidating most of the administrative and personnel powers into the office of the Schools Chancellor, who is solely accountable to the Mayor.

September 16, 2008
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Big business still getting tax breaks

By Matthew Sweeney and David Freedlander

September 14, 2008
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Condos vs. Classrooms

The recent development boom threatens to swamp New York City's schools.

Swarms of new students threaten to undermine the quality of the very schools that attracted young families to the neighborhood in the first place.

Complicating the situation is that the high land values good public schools help create make it harder for the city to buy land to build new ones.

Developers see expensive real estate as appropriate for only the most profitable projects, which doesn't leave much for city schools.

September 13, 2008
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Condos vs. Classrooms

The recent development boom threatens to swamp New York City's schools.

Swarms of new students threaten to undermine the quality of the very schools that attracted young families to the neighborhood in the first place.

Complicating the situation is that the high land values good public schools help create make it harder for the city to buy land to build new ones.

Developers see expensive real estate as appropriate for only the most profitable projects, which doesn't leave much for city schools.

September 13, 2008
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Art of the State

By Liz Krueger

As a state senator who represents an urban district in a populous state, I have developed keen insight into many of the responsibilities, policies and political complexities involved in running the country. I have a staff of only eight but the responsibility to enact a budget and laws that touch the lives of millions.

September 12, 2008
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Placemaking on the Upper East Side

By Brad Aaron

Tuesday evening, Project for Public Spaces held a "placemaking" community workshop for Manhattan's Upper East Side, featuring PP founder and president Fred Kent. Streetsblog regular BicyclesOnly was there and files this report.

September 10, 2008
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The Three C's: Condos, Classrooms and Crowding

By James Trimarco

The current flurry of new luxury housing construction in New York City has created a number of quandaries for the city's public schools.

September 1, 2008
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