Posts Tagged ‘Richard Gottfried’

Building Safety Loopholes Put City Firefighters at Risk

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

P7377-02 By Paul Bisceglio In August 2007, a fire in the Financial District’s vacant Deutsche Bank building claimed the lives of two New York firefighters. The tragedy prompted State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblyman Richard Gottfried to create a joint New York City-New York State Task Force on Building and Fire Safety. The Task Force just [&hellip
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Advocacy Groups Rally Downtown in Support of Supreme Court Healthcare Ruling

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A number of groups and individuals met today in Foley Square to rally in support of SCOTUS upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Health Care for All New York organized a “Rally to Respond” to the ruling, which was quickly retitled a “Rally to Celebrate,” announced Director Mark Hannay to the crowd. Hannay was among [&hellip
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Gov. Signs Illegal Hotels Bill

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

By Alice Robb A new law will protect New York City tenants and tourists from the dangers of illegal hotels. The bill, sponsored by State Senator Liz Krueger and Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, was signed into law July 23 by Governor David Paterson. For decades, landlords have exploited ambiguous wording in state and city laws [&hellip
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Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

New York State is jumping into the national debate on the CIA’s use of torture with a bill that would outlaw New York licensed physicians from participating in torture. Assembly Member Richard Gottfried and State Sen. Tom Duane, who chair their respective Health committee, sponsored the bill. Despite the debate over classifying waterboarding as torture, [&hellip
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