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Alicka Ampry-Samuel

Council’s public housing chair calls for more NYCHA funding in state budget

January 28 | David Brand

The city councilmember who chairs the committee overseeing public housing has called on the state to increase funding for NYCHA repairs after Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget failed to allocate any new money for the ailing complexes that house an estimated 600,000 New Yorkers. Councilmember Alicka Ampry-Samuel responded to an Eagle story that highlighted the […]

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in East Flatbush. Photo by Jim Henderson via Wikimedia Commons

SUNY Downstate surgeons say they were fired after blowing the whistle on dangerous conditions

January 28 | Mary Frost

Two noted transplant surgeons claim they were fired by SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn in retaliation for raising concerns about shoddy care, dangerous conditions and poor staffing levels in their departments. Dr. Wayne Riley, president of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, told the Brooklyn Eagle on Monday, “While I cannot comment on any […]

Rafael Espinal

Rafael Espinal calls exit from City Council ‘bittersweet’

January 27 | Michael Stahl

Rafael Espinal, the staunch progressive who has represented parts of Bushwick, Brownsville, Cypress Hills and East New York in the City Council since 2014, has resigned. Espinal announced he’ll be taking over as executive director of the Freelancers Union, a national organization of independent workers with half a million members. The move comes shortly after […]

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