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“fbi surveillance” – Google News: FBI Assisting Dominican Republic Police After String of American Tourist Deaths – The Daily Beast
Just how deep and entrenched is the Deep State? – Canada Free Press
Crime and Criminology from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): “political crimes” – Google News: Nicaragua releases political prisoners under contentious new amnesty law – Reuters
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“fbi surveillance” – Google News: FBI Assisting Dominican Republic Police After String of American Tourist Deaths – The Daily Beast

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The FBI is reportedly helping authorities in the Dominican Republic probe a string of tourists deaths in the country’s resorts in recent months, CBS News reports. Six people have mysteriously died in recent months in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Bahia Principe resort, and a Bahia Principe sister resort.
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Swamp needs to be drained. Justice needs to roll through the nation’s capital city for Americans to truly have hope that America can be great again.Just how deep and entrenched is the Deep State?A genuine irony exists today despite widespread mainstream media silence, in that a broader spectrum of Americans are beginning to realize that a Deep State of political elitists and a real Criminal Cabal exists at the core of the United States government.
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Crime and Criminology from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): “political crimes” – Google News: Nicaragua releases political prisoners under contentious new amnesty law – Reuters

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MANAGUA (Reuters) – Nicaragua said on Monday it released 50 political prisoners under a new law that frees people arrested amid a year of anti-government protests while also protecting police and others who violently clamped down on the demonstrations.
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By LIA ZHU | China Daily | Updated: 2019-06-11 09:42 [Photo/VCG] Tighter scrutiny on Chinese students could hinder educational exchanges Charles Benjamin, a neuroscience student at Stanford University, lingered in front of a painting at a Chinese art exhibit at the university in California.
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1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn” – Google News: Man sought in purse snatching from 91-year-old woman: police – PIX11 New York

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SHEEPSHEAD BAY — Authorities are looking for a man wanted in connection with stealing the purse off a 91-year-old woman in Brooklyn Sunday. According to …

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1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “Brooklyn College” – Google News: Artist Archie Rand Named 2020 Farash Fellow – Artvoice

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Celebrated painter and muralist Archie Rand has been named the next Farash Fellow for the Advancement of Jewish Humanities and Culture, sponsored by the …

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1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn” – Google News: New housing lottery in new York: apartments in new buildings from $650 per month – The Gal Post

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Housing new York city regularly holds lotteries for the drawing of right to lease available apartments in different areas of the city. Новые жилищные лотереи в …

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The Global Security News: Trump Investigations from Michael_Novakhov (86 sites): Trump-Russia investigation | The Guardian: Star Watergate witness calls Mueller report a ‘road map’ for investigating Trump

John Dean, who helped bring down the Nixon presidency, testified before the House judiciary committee

John Dean, a star witness during Watergate who helped bring down the Nixon presidency, testified Monday that the special counsel Robert Mueller has provided Congress with a “road map” for investigating Donald Trump.

He told the House judiciary committee he saw parallels between Mueller’s findings and those of congressional investigators looking into Richard Nixon’s administration decades ago. He pointed to the way the presidents used their pardon power in an attempt to influence witness testimony, and their efforts to seize control of investigations and direct the efforts of prosecutors. Dean also said that he believed the Mueller report showed “evidence of collusion, by the way”.

Related: Trump says Russia helped elect him – then quickly backtracks

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1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): Twitter Search / NYDailyNews: The mother, 44, punished her son, 10, for dropping food in the car by letting him wander in a busy intersection “during heavy traffic time.” https://trib.al/f45rGz2

The mother, 44, punished her son, 10, for dropping food in the car by letting him wander in a busy intersection “during heavy traffic time.” https://trib.al/f45rGz2 

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The Brooklyn Bridge: 1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): Twitter Search / NYDailyNews: The mother, 44, punished her son, 10, for dropping food in the car by letting him wander in a busy intersection “during heavy traffic time.” https://trib.al/f45rGz2

The mother, 44, punished her son, 10, for dropping food in the car by letting him wander in a busy intersection “during heavy traffic time.” https://trib.al/f45rGz2 

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The Brooklyn Bridge from Michael_Novakhov (9 sites): The Brooklyn Bridge: 1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): Twitter Search / NYDailyNews: The mother, 44, punished her son, 10, for dropping food in the car by letting him wander in a busy intersection “during heavy traffic time.” https://trib.al/f45rGz2

The mother, 44, punished her son, 10, for dropping food in the car by letting him wander in a busy intersection “during heavy traffic time.” https://trib.al/f45rGz2 

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1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “Brooklyn NY” – Google News: Brooklyn Army Terminal’s summer lineup heats up – amNY

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Brooklyn Army Terminal is coming alive with free outdoor parties, concerts and film screenings this summer. The former military supply base and manufacturing …

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1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): BKLYNER: More Diversity Efforts Announced For Brooklyn School Districts

NYC Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carranza announced earlier today that Districts 13 (Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill) and 16 (Bedford-Stuyvesant) in Brooklyn will be among the first five citywide to receive funding as part of the $2 million school diversity grant program to develop their own community-driven school diversity and integration […]

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1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): Twitter Search / Gothamist: UPDATE: Off-Duty Firefighter Who Rammed Cyclist Arrested For Reckless Endangerment, Driving Without A License http://gothamist.com/2019/06/10/road_rage_fdny_cyclist.php …

UPDATE: Off-Duty Firefighter Who Rammed Cyclist Arrested For Reckless Endangerment, Driving Without A License http://gothamist.com/2019/06/10/road_rage_fdny_cyclist.php …

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1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): Brooklyn Eagle: After months without gas, Red Hook NYCHA residents demand reimbursement

When roughly 60 families in the Red Hook Houses had their gas turned off on Feb. 13, many believed it would be a temporary issue — nothing more than a minor inconvenience.

But soon days turned to weeks, and weeks turned to months. Though the families had their gas restored late last month, they’re now demanding NYCHA reimburse them for money laid out on meals.

NYCHA passed out a single hot plate for each apartment, but residents said the device was dangerous and inadequate to cook for large families. Those who tried to use more than one blew their apartment’s electric fuse.

People were forced to buy prepared food or pay out of pocket for grills and electric stoves. Easter dinner was ruined, residents said, and the cost of eating in restaurants piled up.

“Basically they tell the residents, ‘You’re going to live under these circumstances and pay your rent, or you’re going to get evicted,’” said Diimond Brown, a resident of the Red Hook East Houses.

Throughout the entire process, communication with NYCHA was minimal. Calls went unanswered. Ticket requests mysteriously vanished.

Roughly 60 families in the Red Hook Houses had their gas turned off on Feb. 13. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane
Roughly 60 families in the Red Hook Houses had their gas turned off on Feb. 13. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

“This issue is that the residents are not centered in really being provided with all of the information that they need to understand the totality of the problem,” said Javier Lopez, chief strategy officer of the Red Hook Initiative, a nonprofit community center.

“They’re given a lot of false starts, and they’re not told from soup to nuts what the infrastructural problems are and what is needed to really correct them.”

The outages eventually hit a seventh building, Red Hook Houses East, at 39 Centre Mall, on April 4. Only after residents sent a letter on April 19 to Kathryn Garcia, interim chair and CEO of NYCHA, did the city agency start posting signs in buildings and hosting weekly meetings to keep residents informed.

As of today, Red Hook Houses East is the only building experiencing a gas outage, according to the agency’s website. NYCHA declined to say when the gas would be restored in the seventh building despite multiple requests for comment.

Sherry Roberson, a resident of Red Hook Houses East, gave the Brooklyn Eagle a tour of her apartment, which revealed an open gas pipe haphazardly covered with tape. She said NYCHA employees left her stove unplugged in the middle of the kitchen after dislodging the gas line.

Residents who’ve suffered outages in any of the building say they’ve been forced to endure financial and health burdens because of the circumstances and are seeking reimbursement for eating out and discounted rent. In addition, they’re demanding better communication from NYCHA and access to restaurant vouchers.

Vanessa McKnight speaks at a tenant meeting at the Red Hook Initiative. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane
Vanessa McKnight speaks at a tenant meeting at the Red Hook Initiative. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

It’s not the first time this problem has afflicted the Red Hook Houses. Just last July, more than 470 residents were also without gas. (A total of 64 buildings are currently without gas across the city, according to the housing authority’s website.)

NYCHA did not respond to a request for comment on whether the residents would receive compensation, but they did provide this statement: “While we understand gas service interruptions are inconvenient, we also want to ensure our residents’ safety as we work to restore service as quickly as possible.”

Those initial 60 Red Hook families affected are only the ones that have come to RHI for assistance. “We have no idea how many buildings in the project actually are dealing and suffering with this. They don’t know where to go,” said Vanessa McKnight, a resident who had her gas restored on May 16 after 93 days.

A sign in the lobby of 39 Centre Mall informs residents of gas outages. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane
A sign in the lobby of 39 Centre Mall informs residents of gas outages. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Financial burdens

Residents say the lack of cooking gas has caused financial hardships, and they’re demanding NYCHA provide some form of reimbursement.

Shawn Gettes, who didn’t have gas for 98 days, was forced to buy a countertop electric stove to feed his family since a single hot plate takes hours to cook meals. The food was cold, he said, by the time he prepared all of the dishes.

“I was able to still have somewhat of the same functionality and normalcy of having an oven, but I had to buy that out of my pocket on top of still taking care of the household, paying the bills, making sure the rent is where it needed to be,” Gettes told the Eagle.

“If you’re a working mother and you get off work at 5 p.m. and you’re home by 6, you’re not going to be finished cooking until 9:30 or 10 o’clock,” he added. “The entire process, which is normally 45 minutes, is going to take you a couple of hours, easy.”

Red Hook Houses resident Shawn Gettes was without gas for 98 days. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane
Red Hook Houses resident Shawn Gettes was without gas for 98 days. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Residents also said the hot plates would turn off intermittently and grease would fly everywhere, creating health hazards for young children.

Those who worked full-time jobs said they couldn’t even take advantage of the city’s restaurant voucher system because they couldn’t afford to take a day off from work to travel to the Human Resources Administration.

In addition to financial compensation for food, residents are asking for a 20 percent rent credit, claiming they’re living in partially habitable apartments, and therefore should only be required to pay partial rents.

“NYCHA has the tools in play to do it,” Gettes said. “They’re just not doing it because they’re allocating that money somewhere else, and it ain’t toward bettering the living conditions of the tenants.”

Health impacts

Tenants also claim that the gas outages are having and have had negative impacts on their health.

Because the hot plates cannot cook nutritious meals, residents — many of whom are sick — have been left to eat fried foods.

McKnight called the situation “lackadaisical,” “inhumane” and “disrespectful.”

At press time, Roberson's building at 39 Centre Mall was still without gas since April 5. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane
At press time, Roberson’s building at 39 Centre Mall was still without gas since April 5. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

“I eat a lot of fish, a lot of baked foods,” she said. “I have Crohn’s Disease. I’m a cancer survivor. I have severe fibromyalgia. So I have to eat a certain way. Some people don’t even have the money to put out to have an alternative way of cooking.

“What about the senior citizens? How long would it take them to make a meal? A lot of them have diabetes, one had back surgery, one had a heart problem. It’s causing emotional trauma.”

No communication

Residents also say they’ve been kept in the dark throughout the entire outage and are demanding better communication from NYCHA. They specifically want to know why the gas was turned off in the first place and to receive a scope of work and timeline for when gas will be restored at 39 Centre Mall.

“They give us the hot plate and then they just disappear,” Gettes said. “I mean literally disappear. No calls or responses — nothing.”

Tenants also said that when they call the repair number to file complaints or open tickets, NYCHA representatives speak in a condescending, cynical and dismissive manner.

“NYCHA is horribly backwards with everything they do,” Gettes said. “They’ve always been problemsome, but it’s gotten more contrived recently.”

Other residents told the Eagle that their service requests were mysteriously marked as resolved, or they disappeared entirely.

Residents meet weekly at the Red Hook Initiative to discuss issues dealing with their housing. At left, resident Betty Bernhart. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane
Residents meet weekly at the Red Hook Initiative to discuss issues dealing with their housing. At left, resident Betty Bernhart. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

“It’s a delay tactic,” McKnight said. “They delete the whole ticket as if you never did it, so now you’ve got to start all over again.”

Betty Bernhart, who had her gas restored on May 28 after 104 days, said she didn’t hear from NYCHA once since Feb. 13. She also told the Eagle that workers falsely claimed to have visited her apartment.

“I have a booklet of just calling in for complaints,” Bernhart said. “When I went to call again to verify that my ticket is still there, they said, ‘No we closed it.’ I said, ‘How did you close the ticket?’ They said, ‘Oh, we came.’ I said, ‘How did you get into my apartment? Do you have my keys?’”

McKnight witnessed similar behavior. She claimed she took off work one day to be home so NYCHA workers could inspect her gas pipe, but rather than knock on the door or ring the bell, they put a “Tenant Not Home” slip under her door while she sat in the living room.

“What we really need is a new way of providing tenants with information, and NYCHA needs to do their due diligence in doing that better,” Lopez of RHI said. “It’s not about slipping paper under their doors.

“It’s about sitting in the lobby of each building and saying this is the problem; this is how we’re trying to solve it, and let tenants respond to that. That type of dialogue needs to start happening. The tenants deserve that. The tenants expect that.”

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