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Family gets house in Jamaica thanks to Habitat for Humanity
Family gets house in Jamaica thanks to Habitat for Humanity
Southeast Maggie Hayes 10/17/2013 at 3:25PM

Dawnette Dixon finally has her own home and even a backyard, fixed up by none other than a former president. Habitat for Humanity acquired five New York City Housing Authority (NCYHA) homes in the borough that were abandoned, boarded up and a “blight” in the community. One of those homes was on 112th Road in [...]

Lew Simon wins 32nd Council District primary, prepares for general election against Ulrich
Lew Simon wins 32nd Council District primary, prepares for general election against Ulrich
Politics Maggie Hayes 9/11/2013 at 1:21AM

Lew Simon, Democratic District leader, is officially the party’s candidate to race to claim the seat in City Council District 32. He will face incumbent Councilmember Eric Ulrich in the November general election. Simon declared victory after receiving 65.1 percent of the votes over his opponent, William Ruiz, according to unofficial results. “We have to [...]