Tag Archives: Syracuse

Poor and Sick in America: Me and My Neighbors


It is 7:26 a.m. and the sun is rising over Syracuse. Chimney smoke flows flat across the city: the temperature is -10. The snow plow in the parking lot below my window is irritating with its back-up horn. With the … Continue reading

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The Shakedown (Part I)


I was twenty-seven years old in 1974 when my fiancé, a Marine Corps fighter pilot, died when his plane crashed.  Absent a future with Bob, I thought that I should do something serious and responsible about my circumstances, so I took … Continue reading

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The Connective Corridor and Wheelchair Users


ANNE C. WOODLEN                                  awoodword9@yahoo.com 501 S. Crouse Ave., Syracuse NY 13210                 July 15, 2012   Letters to the Editor Post-Standard Clinton Square Syracuse, NY 13202   Re: Connective Corridor and Wheelchair Users   To the Editor:   The … Continue reading

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My Reaction to the Police Response to the Incident


The incident took place on Sunday night.  The following day was Memorial Day and the temperature was 92 degrees, so I stayed in my air conditioning and did not follow up on either the incident or the police inaction.  On … 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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What’s up with the Syracuse Police?


The last time I went to the St. Patrick’s Day parade in my electric wheelchair, I couldn’t find a place to sit so I was quietly wheeling along the parade route.  A Syracuse cop challenged me.  He ordered me to … Continue reading

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Welfare, Racism and the Post-Standard (Part II)


By April 15, 2011, I was asking different kinds of questions in “Welfare Information:  Getting’ It”:  How can county legislators vote the budget without knowing who’s on Welfare and what it’s costing?  “All there is to work with is [County … Continue reading

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