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UPADTE ON ABATEMENT 04.28.12

Posted by: admin on: April 28, 2012

Update Summary The SCA has completed the abatement on the exterior ‘opening ‘of Room 404. The the “All Clear” fax for re-occupancy from the air testing they perform during the abatement process is scheduled to be emailed to us this evening. They have concluded the abatement for this weekend. They were not able to get [...]

Follow-up communication with SCA since PTA Meeting

Posted by: admin on: April 28, 2012

HERE IS WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE THE PTA MEETING ON THURSDAY NIGHT, APRIL 26, 2012: H&S Committee has sent several emails to Lorraine Grillo asking for follow-up actions and clarifications on various questions. They are reprinted below followed by the responses we have gotten so far. EMAIL TO LORRAINE GRILLO FROM HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE, Friday, [...]

Latest Media Coverage, 04.28.2012

Posted by: admin on: April 28, 2012

New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/schoolbook/2012/04/27/p-s-29-parents-grill-officials-over-construction/   Carroll Gardens Patch http://carrollgardens.patch.com/search/articles?cat=1998198827  

Asbestos Abatement Classroom List

Posted by: admin on: April 27, 2012

Below please find abatement schedule for the week of 4/27-5/4. Future schedules will be made available to you in advance of the week in which work begins.  Each week’s schedule is created based upon how much work is completed in the week prior. Note for those of you not at the PTA/SCA meeting last night: [...]

Protest at PS29 Tonight, 5.30pm-7pm

Posted by: admin on: April 27, 2012

Protest flyer – click here

Questions/Document Requests for the SCA

Posted by: admin on: April 25, 2012

(DOCUMENT REQUESTS ARE BOLDED and added as a separate category at the end)  Contracts ●        Who are the counterparties on the construction contracts and what role does each agency play? ●        When were the contracts with AE, Taylor and Ricci signed? ●        Please provide us with copies of these contracts(see below). ●        Who is responsible [...]

TO: THE UNITED FEDERATION OF TEACHERS We are the community of PS 29 in Brooklyn, where a major and potentially hazardous construction project has been underway since March of this year, and we are writing in the hopes that the UFT will support our mission:  A change to NYC school construction policy such that all dust-producing/asbestos- removing/lead-exposing [...]

Update 04.24.2012

Posted by: admin on: April 24, 2012

Thursday April 24, 8am: Construction Committee planning meeting. Please come and be prepared to help. Email questions to construction.ps29brooklyn@gmail.com Thursday April 26, 7pm: PTA Meeting–SCA officials, press, and other community members are expected to attend. Pizza, childcare provided.  UPDATE  Despite Brad Lander’s letter (Letter to SCA re asbestos abatement at PS 29 FINAL), the protest at PS 29 [...]

Media Coverage of 4/23 Protest at PS 29

Posted by: admin on: April 24, 2012

TV   NBC News http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/BK-Students-Rally-to-Postpone-Asbestos-Removal/148620965   NY1 http://is.gd/6ldhbu   WABC-TV http://is.gd/DJuS1h NB  (“Inside’ the classroom removal is not correct”)   Articles   NY Times http://is.gd/Eieiuu   NY Daily News http://is.gd/YNpFtG   South Brooklyn Post http://southbrooklynpost.com/2012/04/big-protest-cobble-hills-ps29/   Earlier  Coverage   Pardon Me for Asking http://is.gd/AgFRFO   Carroll Gardens Patch http://carrollgardens.patch.com/blog_posts/danger-asbestos   Brownstoner http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2012/04/closing-bell-rally-tonight-to-halt-work-at-ps-29/

UPDATE – NO ASBESTOS ABATEMENT TONIGHT DUE TO WEATHER

Posted by: admin on: April 23, 2012

Email from Melanie Woods 4/23/12 at 2:59 PM. Dear PS 29 families,  I have spoken with Carl Colombo, who is the head of SCA for Brooklyn.  There will be no demolition and no abatement this afternoon and evening due to the inclement weather. They also want the chance to meet with our community at Thursday evening’s PTA [...]