Posts Tagged ‘Mel Wymore’

Middle School Push as West Siders Go Back to School

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

7260074834_53a4eb3048_o copy As students back their backpacks and get ready for the school year that will kick off next week, parents and education advocates are gearing up to fight the continuing battle for quality public school education on the Upper West Side. While the neighborhood, part of Community Education Council District 3, enjoys some top-notch public schools, [&hellip
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Working Together We Can Solve Crisis

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

749px-Homeless_Man By Mel Wymore According to the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), New York City’s homeless population has exploded to overwhelming proportions. This unexpected surge purportedly justifies the creation of disruptive fly-by-night shelters, including two buildings on West 95th Street scheduled to receive 200 adult families by the end of this month. Surprise, surprise … not [&hellip
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Race For Campaign Cash Heats Up

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

800px-Money_Cash The 2013 City Council race may seem like a far-off event to average residents, but in the political sphere, the competition is already heated. The Upper West Side will be seeing candidates vie for a wide-open Council seat next fall, as Council Member Gale Brewer will be finishing her third and final term. While Brewer [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

Changes Proposed to UWS Retail Rezoning Earlier this week, the Department of City Planning proposed several modifications to the Upper West Side retail rezoning plan that is currently making its way through the Uniform Land Use Review Process. The proposal will limit the frontages of banks and restrict other retail spaces along parts of Amsterdam, [&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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NEW CHAIR FOR COMMUNITY BOARD

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

Mel Wymore was elected chair of Community Board 7 last week. Helen Rosenthal, who led the board for two one-year terms, was barred by term limits from running again. Wymore likely made a bit a civic history by becoming the first transgender chair of a community board. The Arizona native, who moved to the Upper [&hellip
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