Mirela Iverac

Reporter, WNYC News

Mirela Iverac appears in the following:

Judge Delays Opening of Crown Heights Homeless Shelter — Again

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A Brooklyn judge told the de Blasio administration to negotiate with Crown Heights residents who sued to block a shelter for homeless men.


Crown Heights Residents Speak Out Against Another Homeless Shelter

Friday, April 07, 2017

Dozens of residents showed up at a town hall meeting Thursday evening to oppose the opening of a new family shelter in their neighborhood.

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Once Again, Judge Bars City From Opening Crown Heights Homeless Shelter

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

It's one of the first shelters that was supposed to open under Mayor de Blasio's plan to pen 90 new shelters across the city over the next five years.

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Judge Temporarily Bars City from Opening Homeless Shelter

Friday, March 24, 2017

Neighbors argued that Crown Heights is already saturated. But the city says it's confident they will be allowed to proceed after a hearing next week.


Opening Delayed for Homeless Shelter in de Blasio's New Plan

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The shelter in Crown Heights was supposed to be the first to open in the mayor's plan to build 90 new shelters across the city.


De Blasio's Latest Homeless Plan Faces Obstacles

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The mayor plans to help the homeless stay in the neighborhoods they come from and distribute shelters more fairly across the city. Can he do both at once?

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More People Found Eligible for Shelter Under de Blasio

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The number of people in the city’s homeless shelter system is at a historic high. That’s partly because the number of people being found eligible for shelter is higher.


Child Welfare Agency Gets New Commissioner

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Administration for Children's Services faced criticism over several high-profile deaths before the previous commissioner resigned.


City Should Count Homeless in Emergency Rooms, Advocates Say

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Some advocates say the city should do more to improve the accuracy of its annual homeless count.

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Uniting Immigrant New Yorkers to Fight Trump Policies

Sunday, January 22, 2017

A fundraising event in Queens on Sunday was about more than helping out Haiti. It was a call for immigrants of many backgrounds to stand up to the new administration.


City Amps Up Fight Against Landlords Who Refuse Housing Vouchers

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Carmelyn Malalis, head of the Commission on Human Rights, says the city has increased the number of investigations and complaints about discrimination based on income.

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Shelter Provider Got Millions From the City — With No Contract

Friday, December 23, 2016

The non-profit provider operating the Bronx apartment where two homeless children died this month had no contract that spelled out standards of care.


State Orders City to Appoint a Monitor to Oversee Child Welfare

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

At the same time, the state and the city issued scathing reports about how the Administration for Children's Services handled the case of a Harlem boy who was fatally beaten.


City Promises Full Investigation into Death of Two Toddlers in the Bronx

Thursday, December 08, 2016

The sisters were killed Wednesday, following a radiator malfunction.


De Blasio's Current Homeless Strategy Won't Reduce Shelter Population, Former Deputy Says

Monday, December 05, 2016

Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, who oversaw homeless services until she resigned as deputy mayor last year, discusses the city's challenges in addressing the issue.


City Forces Landlords to Make Repairs — by Threatening to Withhold Rent

Thursday, December 01, 2016

The de Blasio administration says it has forced some of the city’s worst landlords to make repairs by invoking a decades-old law.  

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MTA Worker Killed in Train Accident

Thursday, November 03, 2016

One transit worker was killed and another one injured after being struck by a G train early Thursday morning, temporarily stopping all non-emergency track work.  


City Council Looks for Answers in Child's Death

Monday, October 31, 2016

The New York City Council is pressing for answers in the death of Zymere Perkins, the 6-year-old Harlem boy who was allegedly abused.

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City Council Speaker Says She was Sexually Abused As a Child

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito says the painful memories were triggered when tape surfaced of Donald Trump boasting about touching women without their consent.

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City Forced to Give Up on Plans for Homeless Shelter in Queens

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The de Blasio administration has been unable to convert a hotel in Maspeth, Queens, into a homeless shelter, but City Hall says it’s not giving up.