Posts Tagged ‘Megan Bungeroth’

Board Backs Longer Review for Jewish Lifecare Project

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Over 100 people came out to Community Board 7’s full board meeting last Tuesday to express support for expanding the review process for building Jewish Home Lifecare’s (JHL) proposed new location on West 97th Street. Ultimately, the board was on their side, recommending the application go through additional review procedures. The decision hinged on a [&hellip
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East Side Crime Watch

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Crime Watch Our Town, Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Our Town

Impersonating Swindler Preys on Elderly A man is wanted by police on charges of grand larceny after a woman says he tricked her out of $9,000. A 91-year-old woman reported that last Tuesday, she received a phone call at home from a man claiming to be a police officer investigating the distribution of counterfeit bills. [&hellip
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Notes From the Neighborhood

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, Our Town

311 Mess-ups Confuse Local Parents Upper East Side Assembly Member Micah Kellner alerted Our Town to a snafu in the 311 information system that has been giving parents incorrect information about their children’s school enrollment. Kellner said several parents have called his office over the past week to complain that 311 operators have apparently been [&hellip
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Quinn's State of the City Address

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Politics, West Side Spirit

In a sweeping and ambitious State of the City speech on Thursday, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn zeroed in on jobs, housing and education, promising new programs and city and state cooperation to pass laws that will enable them. “We need to tap into the power of our communities,” Quinn said in her speech. “We [&hellip
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West Side Notes From the Neighborhood

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

Compiled by Megan Bungeroth Marriage Affirmation for V-Day If you’d like to step away from the romantic-comedy drivel tossed around every February and instead celebrate real, lasting love, take heart in knowing that five long-married senior couples will be renewing their marriage vows on Valentine’s Day this year. Goddard Riverside Senior Center is hosting a [&hellip
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Landis in Hunt for UWS City Council Seat

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Breaking News, West Side Spirit

By Megan Bungeroth Marc Landis has always been an organizer. In his bid for City Council Member Gale Brewer’s soon-to-be-vacant seat, he only asks potential voters to see him in that role at a slightly higher level.“I have a long history of organizing things, whether you call me a community organizer or a political organizer,” Landis [&hellip
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Zone Green Amendment Has Some Seeing Red

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Breaking News, West Side Spirit

By Megan Bungeroth The city under Mayor Michael Bloomberg has taken some aggressive steps toward a greener future, and the Department of City Planning recently released its latest development in transforming New York into a more sustainable place to live. The Zone Green Text Amendment is currently circulating through the city’s community boards for comments and [&hellip
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Free Legal Advice for Tenants Battling Landlords

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Breaking News, West Side Spirit

By Megan Bungeroth Over 40 people gathered in a room at the Goddard Riverside Community Center last Wednesday night, some clutching legal notices and copies of leases, all hoping to get some advice on how to remain in their homes. The attendees of the housing clinic run by Goddard Riverside’s SRO Law Project, The Urban [&hellip
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Zone Green Amendment Has Some Seeing Red

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Breaking News

greenot By Megan Bungeroth The city under Mayor Michael Bloomberg has taken some aggressive steps toward a greener future, and the Department of City Planning recently released its latest development in transforming New York into a more sustainable place to live. The Zone Green Text Amendment is currently circulating through the city’s community boards for comments [&hellip
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Girl Scout of a Certain Age

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Breaking News, Our Town

FEFrancesHesselbeinas National group’s former leader is anything but retiring By Megan Bungeroth If Frances Hesselbein receives just a modicum more recognition in her life, which she very likely will, she’ll have to get a new office. Every inch of her wall is covered with framed honorary degrees, photographs of her smiling and looking familiar with dignitaries [&hellip
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