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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 September 16, 2014 

Today, dozens of New York City elementary, middle and high school students joined the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Surfrider Foundation, the New York League of Conservation Voters, Citizens Committee for New York City, Citizens Campaign for the Environment and other groups to rally for legislation by Council Members Brad Lander, Margaret Chin and others that would reduce the use of wasteful plastic bags in New York City, keeping our city more environmentally friendly and saving taxpayer dollars that are too often spent on the cleanup of plastic bag litter.

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Originally Posted on September 15, 2014 

Today, Council Member Margaret Chin announced that the City’s Department of Transportation has approved the installation of a stop sign at the corner of William and John Streets, which has been a site of longstanding concern for many Financial District residents worried about pedestrian safety.

Following a dialogue with residents who live around that busy intersection, and who have experienced many dangerous close calls amid fast-moving traffic, Council Member Chin reached out to DOT in March to request the stop sign.

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Originally Posted on September 10, 2014

Today, Council Member Margaret Chin, chair of the Council’s Committee on Aging, introduced a resolution calling on the State Legislature to further expand the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program, which freezes the rent of low- and moderate-income seniors to prevent them from being forced out of their homes by rising rents.

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Originally Posted on August 21, 2014 

Today, Council Member Margaret Chin introduced a resolution calling on the State Legislature to amend the State Education Law to require the New York City Department of Education (DOE) to equip all schools with enough heating and air conditioning units to keep indoor temperatures within safe and acceptable levels.

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Originally Posted on August 6, 2014

Today, the New York Post published a letter to the editor by Council Members Brad Lander and Margaret Chin, in which the Council members responded to a NY Post op-ed that made blatantly false claims about their legislation to reduce disposable plastic bag use in New York City and promote the use of reusable, environmentally conscious bags.

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Originally Posted on August 5, 2014

This evening, Council Member Margaret Chin participated in the 31st Annual National Night Out, which brings together local residents and police officials in the spirit of community as they work together to reduce crime.

Council Member Chin appeared at all of the NYPD command centers in her Lower Manhattan district, which include the First, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Precincts, as well as Police Service Area 4 and Transit District 2.

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Originally Posted on July 25, 2014

Today, Council Member Margaret Chin joined representatives from the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, NYC Parks Department, Chinese-American Planning Council’s Chung Pak Daycare Center and the Museum of Chinese in America to celebrate the recent installation of a new community garden in the Columbus Park Pavilion.

The community garden, which represents the Greener, Healthier Chinatown Initiative by Charles B.

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Originally posted on July 21, 2014

Today, Council Members Margaret Chin, Corey Johnson and Peter Koo joined Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, the Chinese American Medical Society and healthcare advocates to proclaim July 21 to 27 as the first-ever New York City Hepatitis B Awareness Week. The effort is aimed at building hepatitis B awareness among the public, especially within Asian communities, renewing support for people living with the disease, and encouraging all New Yorkers to learn their status and receive the hepatitis B vaccine.

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