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A High-rise in Dubai; a Fire in Syracuse


Yesterday there was another McCarthy Manor fire, this time two apartments directly below me. http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/04/crews_responding_to_fire_at_apartment_complex_near_syracuse_hospitals.html What was not reported in the newspaper article is that this eight-story building, located at 501 S. Crouse Ave., is home to 176 people, more … 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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Do You Know?


I have just attended an outrageously unsafe event at the Iroquois Nursing Home. A retiree was offering a piano performance in the Activities room on the first floor. Twenty-five to thirty people in wheelchairs were packed into the room. There … Continue reading

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Syracuse Police Bully Two Elderly Disabled Citizens


My aide and I were returning from the drugstore and coming down Crouse Avenue around 4:45 p.m., Monday 30 July 2012, when we saw police cars and a gathering of people at the corner of Crouse and Madison.  My aide … Continue reading

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HUD’s DUNs


DUN.  Dead Upstairs Neighbor.  Your ceiling starts to leak so you put in a work order with the management office.  They send the superintendent, who comes and looks at your ceiling, then goes upstairs and finds your neighbor dead on … Continue reading

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You Come First–Sort of


I was in terrible pain.  There was a darkness in my soul and I didn’t know where it was coming from so I finally decided to see a psychotherapist.  A friend suggested that maybe I was dealing with issues of … Continue reading

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Federally-approved Segregation


Dear President Obama, Please explain to me why the federal government is in the business of segregation.  I am referring to the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) policy of putting age restrictions on housing.  Most people who are both poor … Continue reading

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