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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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An Open Letter to Frank Kobliski, Executive Director of Centro Bus Company


Frank Kobliski, Executive Director of Centro Bus Company CNY Centro Syracuse/Onondaga 200 Cortland Avenue PO BOX 820 Syracuse, NY 13205-0820 May 14, 2012 Dear Frank, Yesterday I was at Shoppingtown Mall when Call-a-Bus paratransit picked me up in my wheelchair at 3:30 p.m.  … Continue reading

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Welfare Isn’t Welfare Anymore


Temporary Assistance is the term used in New York State for public assistance (welfare) programs. Temporary Assistance provides families and individuals with short-term help while they work toward self-sufficiency. In New York State there are three financial assistance programs: Family Assistance … Continue reading

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