Cindy Rodriguez appears in the following:
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The plan to build affordable housing at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn appears to be moving forward after the slumping economy caused major delays. The city's Housing Development Corporation will hold a public hearing Wednesday on the sale of about $92 million in tax exempt bonds that will be used to finance more than 360 apartments.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
After an 88-year-old woman was beaten to death inside her Bronx public housing apartment, Councilman James Vacca said security cameras will be installed at the development where she lived.
Monday, July 09, 2012
More than a thousand home health aides are expected to benefit from a $1 million dollar settlement of a class action lawsuit that charged the workers were regularly underpaid and companies flouted overtime rules.
Sunday, July 08, 2012
Monday is the first day many Consolidated Edison workers will go without a paycheck. The approximately 8,000 splicers call center operators and grid designers have been locked out of their jobs since July 1, which means they will do without wages and health insurance until the two sides come to an agreement.
Sunday, July 08, 2012
More than 3,000 athletes took part in the New York City Triathlon on Sunday, as thousands of spectators poured into Central Park to watch the athletes finish the last leg of a competition that included swimming almost a mile, biking almost a 25 miles and running just over 6 miles.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
New York Police officers regularly walk the floors, stairwells and roofs of public housing developments looking for suspicious activity. These so-called vertical patrols are also conducted at private buildings when requested by building owners.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pledge to build 165,000 affordable housing units over 10 years is on schedule — but many of the units won’t be new as originally planned, according to a report.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The city's budget agreement Monday not only restores funds for child care, it also gives the city council more control over which centers will continue to stay open. This could mean good news for several organizations who failed to win city contracts through a new selection process.
Monday, June 25, 2012
The New York City Housing Authority is moving forward with plans to raise rents. NYCHA said the change is meant to generate revenue, create rent equity and encourage those who are financially stable to move out and purchase apartments in the private market.