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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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New Report Says City Did Not Check for Lead Paint in Homes

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The New York City comptroller has issued a scathing account of how the city did not check for lead paint at 9,099 private residential buildings were 11,168 children tested positive for high levels of lead between 2013 and late 2018. According to a report in The New York Times, while the city’s Department of Health […]

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Complaints Against NYCHA Continue to Grow

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There have been recent and growing reports of broken elevators at the New York City Housing Authority’s units (The Projects) that have prevented residents with disabilities from leaving their homes for days, or in some cases, even months. Other reports said a number of NYCHA building residents did not have heat or hot water for […]

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900 Additional NYC Classrooms at Risk of Lead Paint Contamination

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The New York City’s Department of Education has revealed that more than 1,800 elementary school classrooms have a lead paint problem, which is more than double the number reported in July. Chipping or peeling lead paint may significantly increase the risk of lead poisoning in young children, which may in turn trigger several health problems. […]

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Hundreds of New York City Classrooms Contaminated with Lead

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New York City schools’ principals will notify thousands of parents of young children that their classrooms had cracked, chipped or peeling paint that tested positive for lead this summer. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, in a round of inspections starting in June, contractors found lead in paint that was peeling in […]

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State Senator Urges NYCHA to Proceed with Lead Testing in Queens Public Housing Units

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State Senator Michael Gianaris recently spoke out against the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) regarding the lack of lead testing in the borough’s public housing complexes or “the Projects.” According to an article in the Queens Eagle, which reported extensively about the lack of lead testing in the area’s public housing, Gianaris criticized NYCHA […]

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New York City Housing Authority Failing to Meet Lead Paint Regulations

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The federal monitor who is overseeing the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (The Projects) said in a report released on Monday, July 22, that the authority has struggled to comply with federal lead-paint regulations. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the monitor, Bart M. Schwartz, describes NYCHA as an organization “fraught […]

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City Failed to Protect Children in NYCHA Public Housing from Lead Poisoning

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A New York Post investigation shows that even though city inspectors uncovered conclusive evidence of lead paint in 34 public housing apartments owned and operated by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (the Projects) where lead- poisoned children were living, they failed to force repairs or move the children out of these dangerous conditions. […]

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Federal Monitor Says New NYC Housing Authority Head Continues to Mislead Public on Lead Paint Issues

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Mayor Bill de Blasio’s latest pick to lead the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (The Projects) left out important details while testifying about the agency’s lead paint scandal, including how officials failed to properly investigate whether children are being exposed to lead poisoning, according to documents obtained by The New York Post. The publication […]

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Amid Lead Poisoning Scandal NYCHA Faces Management and Funding Problems

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The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (The Projects) is the city’s biggest landlord. Since last year, the agency has been dealing with a scandal involving lead paint contamination that was making young children sick in its public housing projects, dangerous conditions on various properties including the Bronx River Houses, Manhattan’s Harlem River Houses and […]

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