Pix11's monica morales traveled to washington this week to share stories of public housing with the executive office! hud regional manager lynne patton and nycha tenant association president carmen quinones even spoke with president trump about the horrible conditions inside public housing, which patton herself called a "national emergency" earlier this month. what do you want the president to know about new york city public housing?
Jussie smollett's character will be removed from the final two episodes of "empire." the producers of the fox show said friday “this is to avoid further disruption on set” after smollett was accused of faking a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in chicago.
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Final salute: members of the nypd and loved ones bid their final farewell to det. brian simonsen, who was tragically killed by friendly fire during a botched robbery in queens. during the funeral, simonsen was posthumously promoted to detective first grade.
Jussie smollett was reportedly seen in his apartment building with the two brothers who allegedly assaulted him before the attack, according to the associated press. the news comes after reports that the actor has been cut from several upcoming “empire” episode scenes.
Stuck in an elevator! our @monicamoralestv got stuck in a nycha elevator with a pix11 photographer @shashi.sharma1 , hud administrator @lynnepatton and others while covering the deteriorating conditions inside the douglass houses on the upper west side. after 20 minutes, the group was rescued. no one was hurt.
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