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Bill de Blasio says he’ll use federal storm aid to tackle inequality in Rockaways

By Erin Durkin
September 30, 2013

Mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio toured Sandy-ravaged Far Rockaway neighborhoods Sunday and pushed to use federal storm aid to tackle the inequality that has been the theme of his campaign.

“We have to . . . not just right the wrongs of Sandy but start righting some greater wrongs,” de Blasio said. “Because the Rockaways have been ignored for decades.”

He said he’d use federal storm aid to create living-wage jobs for people in storm-hit neighborhoods, and build affordable housing cheap enough for those displaced by the storm to afford.

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