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Hirschman, 2015 Election, Trump, Sanders, Clinton, Gecan

By M. Gecan: Exit, Loyalty and Voice - a Frame to Understand the Appeal of Trump, Sanders and Clinton

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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In a turbulent time, I find a measure of calm and clarity in the words of the late economist A.O. Hirschman, whose short book, “Exit, Voice and Loyalty” was published in 1970. Hirschman was born in Germany into a life of even greater turbulence than we are now experiencing. Read more about By M. Gecan: Exit, Loyalty and Voice - a Frame to Understand the Appeal of Trump, Sanders and Clinton

Metro IAF

Gun Safety, Gun Sales, Rev. Francis Skelly, Immaculate Conception

South Bronx Churches' Rev. Skelly Takes on Dirty Gun Sales

Saturday, February 6, 2016
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"Rev. Francis Skelly, whose parish includes many residents of the Melrose Houses, seemed unsurprised that the gun used in the [police] shooting came from the south — or that the seller once hailed from the north. Read more about South Bronx Churches' Rev. Skelly Takes on Dirty Gun Sales

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Policing, Corruption, Over-Policing, Police Culture, Change, NYC

Learning to Honor the Badge: Gecan Analyzes Three Policing Challenges

Monday, November 30, 2015
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In 1977, I was starting out as a community organizer on the west and northwest sides of Chicago, including in my old home parish, Our Lady of the Angels. Anyone of a certain age from there knows that the OLA school caught fire in 1958 and burned, killing 92 students and three nuns. The shock of that day triggered a national campaign to improve fire safety in schools. Read more about Learning to Honor the Badge: Gecan Analyzes Three Policing Challenges

Metro IAF

Syrian refugees, Immigration, cities in decline, Detroit

Let Refugees Revive American Cities: Admit 250K In This Decade

Thursday, September 17, 2015
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The White House announcement that the United States should prepare to take in just 10,000 Syrian migrants in the next year is an embarrassingly tepid response to the largest movement of refugees since the end of World War II.

We should do much more — not only increasing the numbers of refugees we accept, but aggressively settling them in American cities, where they can help spark broad economic revivals. Read more about Let Refugees Revive American Cities: Admit 250K In This Decade

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NYCHA, Harlem, South Bronx, apartments, Mold, leaks, New York IAF

Roof Repairs at Harlem NYCHA Building Made Leaks Worse

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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“What’s happening in the King Towers echoes what we are seeing all over the city,” said Michael Stanley, an organizer with Metro Industrial Area Foundation, a housing advocate group that’s been critical of NYCHA for years.

Barbara Solomon, 59, says she has tried in vain to get management to fix her ceilings. “Too often, NYCHA doesn’t show up, but even where they are supposedly fixing things, the repairs are usually so ineffective that nothing is really resolved or the problem even gets worse,” Stanley said. Read more about Roof Repairs at Harlem NYCHA Building Made Leaks Worse

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South Bronx Churches, Metro IAF, Education, Public Schools, Teacher Development

Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina Takes Questions From Parents, Educators at Packed Bronx Forum

Friday, May 29, 2015
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From a mother's worries over failing schools to a teacher’s push for mental health services, the city schools boss opened her inbox to more than 500 concerned parents and educators at a packed town hall forum Thursday in the Bronx.

They traveled from as near as Mott Hall Science and Technology in the South Bronx and from as far away as Bushwick, Brooklyn, to drill Chancellor Carmen Fariña on hot-topic issues like the expansion of the city’s gifted and talented programs, teacher evaluations and school performance. Read more about Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina Takes Questions From Parents, Educators at Packed Bronx Forum

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Rev. Andrew Foster-Connors, Melissa Kelley, Rob English, Baltimore, Police, Jobs

BUILD Addresses Baltimore Eruption: 'Unrest is Generations in the Making'

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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Why is anyone surprised that isolated young people from one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country took their anger to the streets? While we don’t condone looting and violence, our only surprise is that it hasn’t happened sooner. Read more about BUILD Addresses Baltimore Eruption: 'Unrest is Generations in the Making'

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Bill De Blasio, Incomplete, Rev. Patrick O'Conner, Rev. Getulio Cruz, Organizing in NYC

Metro IAF Leaders Grade Bill De Blasio's Work

Saturday, December 27, 2014
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"There is no way to give the mayor a grade other than incomplete after this first year.

His commitment to address the problems plaguing NYCHA remains largely unfulfilled. His administration has not aggressively responded to the federal court settlement to remove life-threatening mold from tenants’ apartments...." Read more about Metro IAF Leaders Grade Bill De Blasio's Work

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Community Organizing in New York City, New York IAF, Rev. David Brawley, Rev. Getulio Cruz

Metro IAF Weighs In on NYC's Senior Housing Crisis

Sunday, October 26, 2014
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With Albany preoccupied with an election that inspires no one outside of the capitol bubble and with City Hall distracted by an inability to deal with a staffing crisis of its own making, it might seem foolhardy to expect the city and state’s top political leaders to look 20 years ahead. But that’s what the distracted mayor and preoccupied governor must do if a deepening crisis in senior housing and senior services is to be averted. Read more about Metro IAF Weighs In on NYC's Senior Housing Crisis

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East Brooklyn Congregations, Community Organizing in New York, Metro IAF, Rev. Hoffman, Adriane Williams

EBC: DeBlasio Administration Should Allocate More to Rehab Parks

Sunday, May 18, 2014
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The mayor's allocation of $80 million in capital funding for neighborhood parks is a good start, but far too many New Yorkers live near parks with dark concrete lots, muddy athletic fields and broken down jungle gyms... Read more about EBC: DeBlasio Administration Should Allocate More to Rehab Parks

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