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Bushwick – Reporters Barred From ‘Public’ Meeting to Discuss M Train Construction

(DNAINFO) Gwynn Hogan | April 28, 2016 — The meeting was supposed to be open to all, CB4 representatives said.

A meeting at Community Board 4 headquarters to discuss plans to temporarily evict dozens of Bushwick residents from their homes and businesses during the M train construction was held Wednesday behind closed doors — despite being billed as public.

Community Board 4 members told residents on April 20 that the discussion between the MTA and elected officials would be open to everybody.

But on Wednesday, a DNAinfo reporter was asked to leave — once by an MTA official, who refused to reveal his name, and twice by Assemblywoman Maritza Davila, who said the meeting was never meant to be public.

“This is a private meeting, this is a closed meeting,” Davila said, adding that she didn’t know anything about the community board’s announcement. “[It’s] just a mistake. It’s not public.”

Source: Bushwick – Reporters Barred From ‘Public’ Meeting to Discuss M Train Construction – Neighborhood News – DNAinfo New York