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The Area Supervisor


I don’t remember meeting Leslie.  I’ve lived in “senior housing”—HUD-subsidized housing for people who are poor, disabled and/or old—for twenty-two years and the main thing it’s taught me is to not have anything to do with my neighbors.  I calculate … Continue reading

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The Incident


Today I have to file a citizen’s complaint against a policeman.  This is not going to be a good day. To understand what happened, you have to understand the culture of these high-rise HUD-subsidized apartment buildings.  You have one or … Continue reading

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Answers to Questions


Is VESID a good thing? Maybe.  Conceptionally, VESID (NYS Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities) is a great idea.  Putting it into practice falls on human beings with various levels of competence.  In Syracuse, VESID appears to be doing … Continue reading

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