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Claim Draws Attention to How Lead Paint is Affecting NYC Children

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A Brooklyn family has filed a notice of claim, which is a precursor to a lawsuit, against the New York City Department of Education over lead poisoning in classrooms. Evidence of lead contamination was discovered after Mayor Bill de Blasio’s call last year for sweeping inspections and remediations of the city’s schools. According to a […]

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Federal Monitor Says Pandemic Hampered NYCHA’s (The Projects) Repair Progress

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The federal monitor who is in charge of overseeing reforms at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (The Projects) stated in a recently-released report that the coronavirus pandemic has slowed down the agency’s progress toward meeting deadlines to eliminate unsafe and unsanitary conditions in public housing developments, The Chief-Leader reports. Lead Paint Inspections Lagging […]

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NYCHA’s (the Projects) COVID-19 Response Prompts Lawsuit

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Residents of New York City Housing Authority units or “the Projects” say they plan to sue the authority after 1,241 tenants died of the coronavirus and thousands more became ill with the virus because the buildings were not properly sanitized. According to a report in the New York Post, the class action lawsuit seeks $5 […]

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Long Island Contractor Accused of Exposing the Public to Toxic Lead Paint

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A Long Island company threatened public health by exposing people to lead-based paint while doing renovation work in residential properties, according to a new federal lawsuit filed against a New Hyde Park contractor. A news report in the Daily Voice stated that the lawsuit filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office seeks injunctive relief preventing the […]

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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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