Category Archives: Housing

Related Management’s Reply


Good afternoon Ms. Woodlen, We are aware of the unfortunate that occurred yesterday and are thankful that there were no injuries to anyone at the site. One of our experienced maintenance team members responded to the emergency call and completed … Continue reading

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Dana, Bed Bugs and Related Management


Dana Natale, manager, McCarthy Manor Ms Natale was an exemplary manager. Her job put her in the middle between HUD, with its enormous load of regulations and ever-increasing number of forms to be filled out, and 176 tenants, almost all … Continue reading

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$71? You’ve Got to be Kidding.


It is 7:25 a.m. and the sun is peering bleakly through a haze. The temperature is eight but feels like -12. It is predicted to go up to a blazing 11 degrees this afternoon. “Niagara Falls freezes over” is today’s … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of an Activist


It is 7:23 a.m. and the sun is rising over Syracuse; the temperature is zero. I always find zero a particularly dispiriting temperature, rather like a flat line on an EKG: everything has come to a halt; life is over. … Continue reading

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Government Employees–Beyond Improvement?


It is 7:27 a.m. and the sun is rising over Syracuse. Chimney smoke flows flat across the city: the temperature is -4. Why does the smoke flow flat when it’s icy cold? I’ve been watching it for years and when … Continue reading

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The Party Next-door


To the Editor of the Post-Standard: On Nov. 1, Syracuse.com posted on-line the most recent in your series of stories about tailgate parties. (http://www.syracuse.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2014/11/syracuse_tailgate_of_the_week_meet_the_man_behind_the_pig_roast_feast_photos.html) I write to you in the spirit of journalistic integrity and telling both sides of the … Continue reading

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Needing Answers


It began with a memo from the apartment building manager dated October 10 that said “Until further notice, the Community Room will be closed when the office is closed.”  No explanation was given except “absolutely necessary . . . health … Continue reading

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Of Needles, Sweat and Gardening


The night is lovely, dark and deep. It is spring and all the windows are open. The university is closed so The Hill rests quietly at two o’clock in the morning. Occasional traffic on one of the city’s main streets … Continue reading

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How Helpful are You?


But really, let’s do talk about “the scientific community.” The immunologist ordered his tests. The results included: Complement Tot Activity 60 – 144 CAE Units 177 CD8 % SUPPRES/CYTOTOXIC 14 – 37 % 12 CD4/CD8 Ratio 1.0 – 4.0 5.0 … Continue reading

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The Lousiest Neighbor


The fireman’s radio has reported that it was a sofa fire, and he says it’s out, so he gives me his oxygen. In a few minutes another fireman stumbles through the door carrying the big red tote that has the … Continue reading

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