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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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Lights—and Everything Else—Out.


All the lights went out.  So did the air conditioners, computer, clock and music.  In the hall, the fire doors banged closed.  In HUD high-rise apartment buildings, that’s the sure sign of a building-wide power failure:  the fire doors are … Continue reading

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The Police Response to the Incident


The incident–a disturbance among tenants–was reported here on May 28 (https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/the-incident/). A police car pulled up in a couple minutes and Matthew Malinowski (badge 302), a young white man, about 5’7” and 140 lbs., interviewed me.  A friend of the woman … Continue reading

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“The Problem is the System that Dispenses the Services” (Part II)


(Continued from 9/20) The Medicaid recipient has to apply for Medicaid transportation and be approved in general, then each specific ride has to be approved individually.  Why has the approval process been dumped from Medicaid and put in the hands … Continue reading

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“The Problem is the System that Dispenses the Services”


When last we met on “I Alone Am Left To Tell You” (https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/i-alone-am-left-to-tell-you/) the problem was that I needed to go to the Emergency Dept. for what turned out to be an abscessed tooth but Medical Answering Services, the local … Continue reading

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