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Negotiations failed again for Ms. Mary Ward, the Brooklyn great-grandmother whose home was sold following a predatory lending scheme.

After an eviction blockade the prior Friday, August 19, organized by non-profit housing advocates and local residents, supporters were able to postpone the eviction of Ms. Ward by city marshals.

The successful blockade ended with Assembly member Annette Robinson volunteering to mediate a meeting on behalf of Ms. Ward and the property’s new owner, Shameem Chowdhury, set for last Monday, August 22.

Read more at Brooklyn Patch


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