Illegal Dumping Squelched in East New York: Pastor

New York Department of Sanitation issued 1,000 citations and conducted other tasks to curb illegal dumping in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn. Father Ed Mason, pastor of Mary Mother of the Church Parish, praised the city’s efforts, but urged continued vigilance.

Affordable Housing Proponents Seek Property Tax Reform 

Property tax reform advocates say the owners of homes in low-income neighborhoods shoulder greater tax burdens than owners of homes in more affluent areas. The Nehemiah Homeowners Association, Tax Equity Now New York, and Father Ed Mason clamor for change.