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'Mom Is 3rd Person to Die' for Her SF Apartment

Daughter describes Beatriz Allen's battle over eviction during her final days

(Newser) - A woman in San Francisco has died in the midst of an extended battle against eviction from her apartment. Beatriz Allen, who passed away in her sleep at the age of 81 on April 30, had lived in her Noe Valley home for nearly 40 years. But in 2014, healthcare... More »

Rangel Fined $23K for Misusing Rent-Stabilized Pad

FEC finding another blow to NY rep.

(Newser) - Rep. Charles Rangel and his campaign have agreed to cough up a $23,000 fine for using a rent-stabilized New York City apartment as a campaign headquarters. The Federal Election Committee decided by leasing the Harlem apartment at a price well below the market rate, the Democrat had accepted an... More »

Charlie Rangel Is Innocent

The guy's an ego maniac, but not a crook

(Newser) - Charles Rangel isn’t a crook, and the ethics charges against him “range from the technical all the way to the trivial,” writes Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post . The only mildly juicy allegation is that Rangel failed to declare rental income from his Dominican villa on his... More »

Bianca Jagger Booted From Park Ave. Pad

Tourist visa and permanent residence incompatible: court

(Newser) - Bianca Jagger must give up her rent-controlled Manhattan apartment of 20 years. The state's highest court ruled that she doesn't meet the "primary residence" clause because she has an American tourist visa. Mick’s ex-wife says the eviction was revenge for her 2003 lawsuit against the landlord, which claimed... More »

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