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Ridgewood Tenants Union Call on Council Speaker Johnson to Discipline Robert Holden
Ridgewood Tenants Union Call on Council Speaker Johnson to Discipline Robert Holden

Oct. 16, 2019 By: Allie Griffin

Members of the Ridgewood Tenants Union penned a letter Monday to City Council Speaker Corey Johnson asking that he take disciplinary action against Council Member Robert Holden. 

The Ridgewood Tenants Union (RTU), a grassroots housing group that fights displacement, holds Holden responsible for a series of chaotic and ugly scenes that took place at a hearing last week on the planned 200-single-men shelter at 78-16 Cooper Ave in Glendale

The union has called on the speaker to strip Holden from his membership on several committees, including as chairperson of the Technology Committee.

Outraged Residents Shout Down Shelter Plan at Town Hall

Oct. 9, 2019 By Allie Griffin

A public hearing on the planned Glendale shelter erupted Monday night into a chaotic mess of shouting, booing, name-calling and arguing as area residents repeatedly told and often yelled at officials on stage that a shelter wasn’t welcome in the community — with one woman going so far as to say she hopes someone would burn it down.

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