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'Our City Is Hurting:' Ex-City Council Speaker Quinn Unveils Proposals To Combat Homelessness

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn unveiled a series of proposals Thursday to combat rising homelessness in New York City.

A record 60,017 people — more than 23,000 of them children — are currently in city shelters, according to Quinn, the head of the group… 360 more words


Christine Quinn on City's Homeless Figures: No Celebration Until The Job's Done

With a record number of 60,000 New Yorkers sleeping in homeless shelters, Christine Quinn—the former council speaker who now runs a nonprofit helping homeless women and children—said her onetime opponent Mayor Bill de Blasio had made progress but that there’s still work to be done. 783 more words

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Homeless Shelter Employee Shot To Death In Borough Park Intersection

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man was found shot to death at a Brooklyn intersection on Monday afternoon, and police were left looking for the killer. 261 more words


Mark-Viverito, Who Promised More Democratic NYC Council, Now Argues Against Democracy

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito—who once vowed to break with the authoritarian approach of her predecessor, Christine Quinn—argued today that it would not be “responsible” to let bills with majority support to become law. 562 more words

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IRONY: Corey Lewandowski Doesn't Want To Be Touched (Flips Out)

In the most ironic of stories today,  Donald Trump’s ex-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski becomes quite angry when former New York Assembly Speaker Christine Quinn, a triggered anit-Trump woman, touches his arm.   157 more words

Poll: Voters Disapprove of de Blasio But Like Him Better Than Potential Challengers

As Mayor Bill de Blasio faces several investigations of his administration and campaigns, the latest Quinnipiac University poll finds that most city voters disapprove of his work and feel he does not deserve to be reelected—but he would still beat two possible challengers. 641 more words

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Cuomo to Seize or Shutter Homeless Shelters That Don't Clean Up

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration today unveiled “phase one” of its $10.4 billion plan to contain the swelling homeless population—and announced the state would close down or take control of out-of-compliance shelters for the indigent. 735 more words

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