4 Jun

House unfit for human habitation claims Southill resident

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin Print Facebook Previous articleTreacy and co in court for keeping horsesNext articleEuro-5 engines for new Golf Estate admin NewsLocal NewsHouse unfit for human habitation claims Southill residentBy admin – June 25, 2009 598 center_img Email Twitter A Southill resident, who wished not to be identified, says his home of 40 years is no longer fit for human habitation.The 62-year-old who has lived in O’Malley Park since the house was built in 1969, said, “I want to be rehoused somewhere decent”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Over the years, he has watched the Corporation board up and demolish the houses that surround his own.He told the Limerick Post these derelict properties adjacent to his are now being used to dump rubbish.This has created what he described as a, “vermin infestation”.He also claims that he cannot open any windows because disease-carrying flies that have gathered at the rubbish outside will enter his home.He is now surrounded by these empty houses and has few close neighbours.His own home has now fallen into disrepair and he sees little point in maintaining it as the dwellings around him are covered with overgrowth and litter.As he does not own the house, he feels he is being neglected by Limerick City Council.“If it was my house, I would have been rehoused somewhere comfortable now, but because it’s not, they don’t want to know”.He says he has been trying desperately to be relocated along with his two sons, “I have been up and down to City Hall and I’m getting nowhere”.This frustration led him to stop paying his rent three months ago. He argues: “Nobody should have to live in the environment that I do”.The housing department at City Hall was not available for comment. WhatsApplast_img read more

12 May

Brooklyn, Manhattan tenants sue landlords over alleged 421a abuse

first_imgIn one example, an LLC tied to Secured Management allegedly offered a legal rent of $3,243 at 114 Troutman Street in Brooklyn and an initial preferential rent of $2,300, according to the lawsuit.Tenants at Jackson Development Group’s building at 700 West 192nd Street claim the firm acted similarly, with one apartment having a legal rent of $1,500, but a preferential rent of $1,105, according to the suit.The Housing Rights Initiative first reviewed this case and brought it to the attention of the tenants’ lawyer. The organization has filed a number of lawsuits against New York City landlords for violating the 421-a program alleging that the building owners give concessions on the first rent payments only to hike rents later on.“This is just the beginning of our 421-a crusade,” said Aaron Carr, the executive director of HRI.CORRECTION: An earlier version of this piece stated that Maddd Equities was one of the landlords sued. It is Jackson Development Group. [Crain’s] — Keith Larsen  HRI executive director Aaron Carr and 700 West 192nd Street (Google Maps, Facebook)UPDATED, April 20, 12:10 p.m.: Landlords in Bushwick and Upper Manhattan allegedly abused the city’s rent-stabilization laws by purporting to give tenants a rent break, according to two lawsuits filed this week.Tenants allege that LLCs tied to Secured Management and Jackson Development Group offered preferential rents when the apartments were supposed to be rent-stabilized through the 421-a program, Crain’s reported.By offering increases based on the preferential rent, rather than the legal regulated rent, the landlords were able to raise rent beyond what was allowed by the Rent Guidelines Board, according to the lawsuits.Read moreLawmakers vow to end 421 as activists sue landlords getting tax breaks Industry suffers setback in 421a class action suit Its a mad, madd, maddd world Tags Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Share via Shortlink 421abrooklynbushwickCommercial Real Estatelast_img read more

8 Dec

Organizers of Sunday protests in Binghamton look to future of ending racism in Broome County

first_imgJones told 12 News she wanted to start a protest here because people shouldn’t have to worry about violence associated with skin color. Melisha Jones, a Binghamton High School student, helped organize the protest that started at 1 p.m. at Binghamton High School. Moving forward, both women feel change starts in our own community. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — While Sunday’s protests are over, the organizers of the two marches want their message to be louder than ever. “I would really like for my sons to grow up in a community that they don’t have to be judged by the color of their skin and they dont have to worry when they go outside,” said Stringfield. While both protests were peaceful, she says she knew there was a risk in organizing it. center_img “I did know that there was a risk in it. At one point in time I was really nervous about doing it being five months pregnant and having a child at home and putting others at risk but I just really felt that it was something that needed to be done,” said Stringfield. She doesn’t let how old she is affect how she participates in a nationwide movement. Allyson Stringfield organized the protest that began at 12 p.m. around the Martin Luther King Junior statue in downtown Binghamton. “Everybody was surprised that at my age I’m doing things like this,” said Jones. “And I’m glad to say that I am doing things like this at my age.”last_img read more