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Cindy Rodriguez

Cindy Rodriguez appears in the following:

To Give or Not to Give, That's the Question Facing Straphangers

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hundreds of panhandlers and peddlers ride the NYC subways singing, performing or describing the circumstances that have all brought them to the same place: a subway car asking strangers for money or food. The MTA has a strict policy against panhandling that is regularly flouted; ultimately the decision to give — or not to give — is a personal one.

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Search Begins for Family of Worker Killed in Building Collapse

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

No one has come forward to claim the remains of a construction worker that died during a building collapse Monday. Winston Gillett marked his 67th birthday just days before he fell to his death at a job site in Fort Green, Brooklyn.

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More NYS Households Struggle to Feed Themselves Report Says

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Newly released data from the United States Department of Agriculture shows the number of households struggling to afford food in New York State continues to rise.

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In NJ, More Than 1/3 Struggle to Get By: Report

Monday, September 03, 2012

The federal poverty rate in New Jersey was officially 10 percent in 2010 but a new report commissioned by the United Way of Northern New Jersey estimates that over one-third of state's households are struggling to get by.

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Crime Rises in Public Housing

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Public housing developments in Brooklyn and Queens have seen a 26 percent spike in crime over the last two years - that's according to a New York City Housing Authority document.

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City Sponsors Tech Classes for Small Businesses

Thursday, August 23, 2012

With help from local internet companies, New York City is launching free tech classes for small businesses interested in building their own websites or marketing themselves using social media. 

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NYCHA Looks to Outside Help in Reducing Violence in Public Housing

Friday, August 17, 2012

In an effort to decrease violence in public housing, the New York City Housing Authority plans to bring in so-called “violence interrupters.”

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Cash Strapped Housing Authority Wastes Millions, Report Says

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The New York City Housing Authority has released a controversial consultant's report that found significant problems with the agency’s management, and how it spends its money.

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As Unemployment Rate for Men Goes Down, Women's Goes Up: Report

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Men appear to be recovering from the recession more quickly than women, according to a new study by the Community Service Society.

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Homelessness Spike in NYC

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WNYC reporter Cindy Rodriguez discusses why there's been a spike in homelessness in New York.

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Mom Accused in Toddler's Death Had Long History with ACS

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A 29-year-old mother accused of killing her 2-year-old toddler had just regained custody of him and three of her other kids earlier this year.

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Give Me Shelter: Families Overwhelm Remaining Housing Subsidy

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Families on the brink of homelessness have fewer places to turn to as the number of federal, state and city housing subsidies have declined. There’s really only one rental assistance program left in the city, and it’s being overwhelmed by the number of families trying to apply for it.

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Low-Income Bronx Buildings Get Facelift

Monday, August 13, 2012

Five buildings in the Bronx, saved from abandonment in the 1970's have once again fallen into serious disrepair. But the properties are getting a major makeover that includes plans for a healthy restaurant or supermarket.

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Medal-Winning NYC Athlete Returns Home to Cheers

Friday, August 10, 2012

Olympic Bronze-medalist Lia Neal received a hero’s welcome at the Upper East Side pool where she trains. The 17-year-old Brooklyn resident was part of a medal winning relay team that competed in London.

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NJ Judo Fighter Crushed By Olympic Suspension

Monday, August 06, 2012

A 23-year-old judo fighter from New Jersey who was disqualified from the Olympics for pot use was distraught over his suspension, his mother told WNYC.

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NYC, Goldman Sachs Partner Up for NYC Jail Program

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Goldman Sachs will invest almost $10 million in a new program aimed at reducing the recidivism rates of teenagers entering Rikers Island. It makes New York the first city in the nation to test "social impact bonds," which allow private investment in social service programs, which are typically funded by the government. 

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Olympics 2012: NYC Athletes Challenge Racial Norms

Saturday, July 28, 2012

In the U.S., the Olympic sports of swimming and gymnastics are dominated by white athletes. But in London on Saturday, two New York City teenagers will challenge that notion. Lia Neal, 17, is a half-black half-Chinese athlete from Fort Greene, Brooklyn who will race in the 4 x 100 meter freestyle. And John Orozco, 19, a Puerto Rican from Harding Park in the Bronx will show what he’s got inside the gymnastics arena.

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Workers Rally for Increase in Minimum Wage

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Workers, politicians and unions trying to draw attention to the plight of low wage workers rallied at Herald Square. It was all part of national day of action that took place in 30 cities across the country.

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Charities to Play Bail Bondsman Role

Monday, July 23, 2012

Charities will soon be allowed to post bail for the poor and indigent. A new law recently signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo allows charities to be authorized and regulated by the Department of Financial Services, the same state agency that oversees bail bondsman.

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Grim Economic Outlook for States, Including NY & NJ

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Even as the economy shows signs of picking up, the outlook for states is grim, according to a task force report by public policy and budget experts.

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