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October 2019

New Rochelle development commissioner charged in Trump Plaza altercation; video

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NEW ROCHELLE — The city’s development commissioner and architect behind the unprecedented redevelopment of the downtown was charged in connection with a physical altercation with a worker in Trump Plaza.

Luiz Aragon was charged with second-degree harassment and was arraigned in New Rochelle City Court this afternoon,  the District Attorney’s Office confirmed.

He pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to return to city court on Nov. 20.

The judge ordered a temporary order of protection with a stay-away provision and no communication with the victim, which prohibits Aragon from having any contact with the victim but it allows Aragon to continue to live in his condo. The prosecution objected to this but the judge overruled.

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Harlem woman sues NYCHA over leaks and mold that festered for months

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While the leak and mold problems appear to have been resolved in her bedroom, Shine said a newer leak has persisted in her living room for months without a visit from NYCHA to repair it.

She is one of hundreds of city housing residents who have lodged complaints, or tickets as they’re known, with NYCHA’s management. Many have struggled over the years to have the Housing Authority address the problem — so much so that in 2013 the city submitted to a consent decree giving a federal judge oversight of the authority’s widespread mold woes.

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