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Public Housing Residents To Finally Get Repairs, Over 400K Requests in Backlog

by Claudia Morell
Building

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New York City's biggest landlord -- the agency that oversees the city's entire public housing stock -- said it has a backlog of 420,000 repair requests. And, Thursday Housing Authority officials said they are finally going to do something about it.

NYCHA Chairman John Rhea says under a new plan NYCHA will eliminate the entire backlog of essential repairs by year's end, while also reducing the average wait time by a week.

NYC School Bus Drivers to Strike

by Jeff Coltin, Veronica Volk
School bus

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New York City school bus drivers plan to strike Wednesday morning unless their contract demands are met. The union wants more job protections as the city puts bus contracts out to bid for 1100 routes to save money.

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