Author Archives: Olivia

Jumaane Williams is cool

Remember that time when you had your dog off his leash in the park after dark where you were riding your bike on the sidewalk, and you threw your beer can at the sign that said “No Littering?”  Yeah, remember … Continue reading

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Co-Location’s just another phrase for, Your School’s Overcrowded

Working on education issues at NYCC is a challenging job. We get to meet with parents who want the best for their kids, which is great, but we often find ourselves fighting City Hall. We’ve fought for more funding, against … Continue reading

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What the Frack is going on?

A cartoon from the 1990’s called Captain Planet and the Planeteers showed a merry band of eco-warriors traveling to exotic locations while saving us all from greedy, evil corporations bent on destroying the world.  Of course, they had a theme … Continue reading

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Tax Day, 2011

There are stories floating around telling how large corporations pay next to nothing while working families bear an ever-increasing tax load while getting ever-decreasing government services.  Try as we might, we cannot come up with anything quite so direct and … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Modifications, not Bonuses!

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Take a look as NYCC Members enjoy the day’s positively balmy Spring weather to tell Chase our neighborhoods need loan modifications, not foreclosures!  Jumaane Williams stopped by, so did Minister Patricia Malcolm; all joining together to tell Chase, your way … Continue reading

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Been down so long…

It’s nobody’s ideal situation to be counted part of the “working poor”.  Still, as we all know, bad things happen to good people and especially in this economy we’ve all had friends and neighbors lose their jobs, lose their homes, … Continue reading

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“A genuine crisis” in NY State Education

Now that he’s the “outgoing state Education Commissioner, ” David Steiner has the freedom to speak his mind regarding schools, funding, and those standardized tests we cram down kid’s throats starting in the 4th Grade.  Anyway, soon-to-be-ex-Commissioner Steiner speaks the truth, and … Continue reading

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Reminder: Close your Account Day

Upset about the wave of foreclosures roiling through our communities?  Still banking at JP Morgan Chase?  Did you know Chase has a purely abysmal record when it comes to offering permanent loan modifications to their customers?  This Saturday, place yourself … Continue reading

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Choice means Chance in the NYC Education System

A couple different news stories about public education in Brooklyn go a long, long way to illustrate that, for many parents, getting a quality education for their kids is more about chance than choice.  

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NYCC Members and the Living Wage

Last Monday saw hundreds of New Yorkers gathering to commemorate the life and untimely death of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.; and to hold forth on the  Living Wage.  NYCC’s own Michael Valdez joined us, and the Huffington Post captured … Continue reading

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