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NYCHA (The Projects) Moves Slowly on Lead Paint Testing

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The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (The Projects) has admitted that it has made slow progress in evaluating homes and centers for lead paint. According to a recent news report, it has now been several months since Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office ramped up lead testing across the city after a WNYC investigation found […]

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StuyTown Tenants and Lead Paint Hazards

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New York State’s new rent regulation law is pitting tenants at New York City’s largest rental complex, Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, and its majority owner, real estate giant Blackstone Group Inc. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, at issue is whether the new law should apply to thousands of the […]

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Property Manager Sued by New York State Over Lead Paint Compliance

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A property manager who oversees more than 6,000 apartment units in 134 buildings in New York City has been non-compliant with lead-paint regulations, the state’s attorney general said. According to a news report in The Wall Street Journal, Attorney General Letitia James accused the property manager of failing to identify which apartments house children under […]

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Nearly 200 New York City Community Centers to Undergo Lead Paint Testing

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The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (The Projects) will test for lead paint at 189 of its community centers across five boroughs. According to AMNY, the agency expects the tests will take about two months to complete and the results will be submitted on or about March 31. The tests will include visual assessments […]

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NYCHA (The Projects) Lagging Behind on Lead Paint Checks in Public Housing Units

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The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (the Projects) is falling behind carrying out its lead paint inspections, the New York Post reports. According to the Post, officials have inspected only 28,000 out of 137,000 apartments that they promised to check for the toxic substance, which poses a serious risk of lead poisoning, particularly for […]

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Lead Paint Concerns Close 12 New York City Classrooms

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Twelve classrooms throughout the city were closed down on Friday, Dec. 6 over lead paint and lead poisoning concerns. According to a report in the New York Post, the rooms, in seven different buildings across four city boroughs, had been incorrectly categorized as not having lead-based paint in a prior audit and now required treatment, […]

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New York City’s Housing Chief Has Poor Record with Lead Cases

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The head of the New York City Housing Authority (The Projects) who is currently tackling its lead paint crisis had failed to protect the city’s private buildings from lead contamination in his previous position, according to an investigation by the New York Post. Vito Mustaciuolo had earlier overseen the enforcement division of the city’s Department […]

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Elevated Blood-Lead Levels Reported in Fewer New York City Children

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City officials are reporting that New York City has seen a slight decrease this year in the number of children with elevated blood-lead levels. According to a news report in The Wall Street Journal, 1,794 children were reported to have an elevated blood-level of 5 micrograms per deciliter. Officials said that represents a 10 percent […]

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NYCHA’s (The Projects) Replacement Plan for Boilers Gets Federal Approval

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The federal watchdog for the New York City Housing Authority (The Projects) has signed off on the agency’s plan to use $450 million in state aid to replace broken boilers and elevators in many of its developments. According to the New York Post, agency officials said this is a significant first step toward improving the […]

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New Jersey Schools to Increase Frequency of Lead Testing

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Public schools in New Jersey will be required to test their water for lead twice more than at present and share the results on a new state database. According to an Associated News report, these guidelines were announced Oct. 7 keeping up with a series of measures spurred by the recent water crisis in Newark. […]

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