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Margaret S. Chin

Battery Park City, Civic Center, Chinatown, Financial District, Little Italy, the Lower East Side, NoHo, SoHo, South Street Seaport, South Village, TriBeCa & Washington Square

Originally Posted on April 27, 2015 

Mayor Included No New Funding for Seniors in Preliminary Budget

Today, Council Member Margaret Chin, chair of the Council’s Committee on Aging, and Council Member Paul Vallone, chair of the Council’s Subcommittee on Senior Centers, called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to provide an additional $26.4 million for senior services in his forthcoming Fiscal Year 2016 executive budget, which is expected to be released on May 7.

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Originally Posted on April 17, 2015

Hundreds of Seniors Realized Their Discount Benefits Were Stopped Without Notice; Non-English Speakers Struggle to Reapply Due To Language Barrier

New York, NY – Today, a coalition of city, state and federal elected officials sent a letter to the Chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), urging the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau to revise Verizon’s Lifeline program to include multi-lingual notices and inform subscribers of recertification and service changes.

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Originally Posted on April 16, 2015 

Zadroga Act’s WTC Health Program Expires October 2015, and Victim Compensation Fund Expires October 2016, Leaving Thousands of 9/11 First Responders & Survivors at Risk of Losing Desperately Needed Health Benefits

City Council’s Vote on Resolution Comes Days after Federal Elected Officials Introduced Legislation to Renew and Permanently Extend the Zadroga Act

Today, the New York City Council will vote on a resolution (Res.

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Originally Posted on March 24, 2015 

Mayor’s Preliminary Budget Includes No New Funding for Senior Services; City Council’s Aging Committee Vows to Fight for New Funds

On March 23 the City Council’s Committee on Aging and Subcommittee on Senior Centers held a joint preliminary budget hearing to discuss the funding needs for the city’s Department for the Aging (DFTA).

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Originally Posted on February 12, 2015 

Legislation Would Require NYC DOT To Conduct Recurring Studies on How City’s Truck Routes and Tolling Policies Affect Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety

Today, Council Member Margaret Chin introduced new legislation aimed at further strengthening New York City’s Vision Zero efforts to improve street safety and prevent pedestrian and cyclist fatalities.

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Originally Posted on January 29, 2015

Legislation Would Allow the City to Cut Costs Without Scaling Back Services

Renewed Push Sparked by Opposition to HPD’s Proposed Rules Changes

Today, Council Member Margaret Chin announced that she is beginning a renewed push for Intro. 3, a bill that would allow the city to more directly and immediately hold bad landlords accountable for the cost of temporarily housing tenants who are displaced by a vacate order.

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Originally Posted on January 22, 2015 

Current SUNY Policy Allows School Operators to Gain Charter Approval in One Community School District and Then Switch the Charter to a Different District with No Public Hearing State Sen. Brad Hoylman Joins Effort, Pledges to Introduce Bill

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Today, Council Members Margaret Chin, Daniel Dromm, Ydanis Rodriguez and Rosie Mendez introduced a resolution (Res.

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Originally Posted on January 21, 2015 

SCRIE and DRIE Provide a Rent Freeze to Senior and Disabled Tenants Who Are Struggling Financially; New Legislation Will Make More Tenants Aware That They Are Already Eligible for a Rent Freeze

Today, Council Members Margaret Chin and Julissa Ferreras introduced new legislation aimed at increasing enrollment in the NYC Rent Freeze Program, also known as SCRIE (Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption) and DRIE (Disability Rent Increase Exemption).

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Originally Posted on January 7, 2015

Zadroga Act’s WTC Health Program Expires October 2015, Leaving Thousands of 9/11 First Responders & Survivors at Risk of Losing Desperately Needed Health Benefits

Today, Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. Daneek Miller introduced a resolution (Res.

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