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Nadler Sells Health Care Bill to West Siders

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Across the nation, Democratic members of Congress are defending their support for health care reform to constituents during the Easter recess. But while many Democrats in more conservative districts stuck their necks out by voting for the historic bill, Rep. Jerrold Nadler is defending the legislation to liberal Upper West Side voters who believe it [&hellip
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Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Homeless Shelter

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Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Robert Hess will be meeting with community groups and elected officials April 8 to discuss the controversial transitional homeless shelter at the West Side Inn Hostel, at 237 W. 107th St. Questions and concerns have only grown since Hess announced a March 2 compromise that killed plans for a full, [&hellip
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Cohen Gets Mayor’s Nod

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg has selected a former chair of Community Board 7 to sit on a panel that will evaluate major changes for municipal government. Upper West Sider Hope Cohen, a 15-year veteran of Board 7, is one of 15 people appointed to the long-awaited Charter Revision Commission, the mayor’s office announced March
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Duane Wants Early Board 7 Bike Lane Review

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With many community leaders on board for the new protected bicycle lanes planned for Columbus and Amsterdam avenues, State Sen. Tom Duane wants the Department of Transportation to release the plan for full public review sooner than usual. Duane sent a Feb. 9 letter to the department, signed by other West Side elected officials, asking [&hellip
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HESCHEL RENOVATES

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The Abraham Joshua Heschel School won community board approval to construct a new building for its early education, lower and middle school divisions. The 135,000-square-foot facility is planned for the corner of West 61st Street and West End Avenue, adjacent to Heschel High School. Community Board 7 overwhelmingly passed a resolution at its Feb. 2 [&hellip
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STREET RENAMING ADVANCES

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Sometime this summer, West 92nd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue may be renamed to honor Sidney Morison, the longtime principal of P.S. 84 The Lillian Weber School. On Jan. 5, Community Board 7 overwhelmingly voted in favor of renaming the street where the school is located, with 26 votes in favor and [&hellip
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School Gets Approval

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Despite reservations from some residents, Community Board 7 voted in favor of Columbia Grammar & Prep’s expansion at the Jan. 5 full board meeting. Following several revisions and meetings with community members, Board 7’s Park’s & Preservation Committee issued a resolution describing the one-story extension as “relatively minimally intrusive to the character of the donut”—the [&hellip
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