Her Group Sends Helpers to Seniors at No Charge

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WESTY_IreneZola By Susan Armitage Irene Zola wants the world to know about people like Dolores Saborido. In her nineties, Saborido had outlived nearly all of her relatives. Her hired caregiver did not speak enough English, Zola says, and Saborido was socially isolated. Eventually, Saborido phoned Zola’s organization, Lifeforce in Later Years (LiLY), which matched her with [&hellip
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A Gun, a Badge and a Heart for the Homeless

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WESTY_VanessaWanderligh Few New Yorkers know more about the daily problems the homeless face than Vanessa Wanderlingh, a homeless outreach officer with the NYPD’s 20th Precinct. “Within this last year I have engaged close to 100 individuals on the Upper West Side. I work with local outreach teams … and multiple residents of the community to offer [&hellip
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Billions and a Lot More Than ‘Law & Order’ for City Streets

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WESTY_Katherine Oliver By Laura Shin Katherine Oliver never thought she would work in government. But in 2002, the former journalist saw a unique opportunity to help rebuild a post-9/11 New York City by bringing Hollywood to the five boroughs. “I thought it would be a great way to help the city, and I was curious about an [&hellip
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Conducting the Finances so the Symphony Plays On

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WESTY_CynthiElliot By David Gibbons Beethoven and Bernstein—as in Ludwig van and Leonard—aren’t a bad place to start for an aspiring young classical musician who wants to study conducting. Those two musical giants were Cynthia Elliott’s idols as a Stanford freshman and prospective music major. There was also Seiji Ozawa, who headed the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra [&hellip
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A ‘Mother’s Milk Love’ for the City’s History

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WESTY_LouiseMirrer By David Gibbons So what’s a medievalist with Ph.D. expertise in a mid-14th century civil war that brought the first bastard king to the throne of Spain by dint of propaganda doing running the New-York Historical Society? The answer is she has a prodigious talent and infectious enthusiasm for drawing her audience in by weaving [&hellip
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Watching Over the West Side’s Children at Home and Work

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WESTY_GaleBrewer City Council Member Gale Brewer is, of course, a politician. By many accounts, she’s also a skilled magician, having mastered the art of being in several places at the same time. Brewer’s most marked characteristic as an Upper West Side elected official is that she is seemingly everywhere. Those who have worked closely with her [&hellip
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Westy Awards 2012

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With apologies to James Brown, Council Member Gale Brewer might be the hardest-working woman in politics. This year’s Westsider of the Year is known for her ability to spend lots of time at many community events night after night, but not many people are aware that she has done this while also helping to raise [&hellip
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Keeping the Faith in Humanity

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Ascension Church offers many classes for immigrants By Regina Molaro The Church of the Ascension’s Rev. John Duffell serves as a symbol of love in his community. Duffell, pastor of the Church of the Ascension, earned a WESTY Award for the community work he has done to provide support for the people of the Upper [&hellip
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