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Goldman Exec Puts His Talents to Good Use at Lifecare

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Volunteer improves care at Jewish Home with a better computer system By Sara Dover Working with Jewish Home Lifecare was meant to be, so it seems, said West Sider David Orelowitz. The VP of Goldman Sachs started volunteering at the not-for-profit elder care system by flipping burgers for a company-sponsored barbecue for Lifecare a few [&hellip
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Helping Diabetics Control Their Lives and Sugar Levels

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Poverty is often an obstacle to maintaining a good diet By Gavin Aronsen For more than three decades—all of her adult life—Angela Schramm has worked in various roles at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. Schramm, a registered nurse and diabetes educator, has spent the past 20 of those years working near her [&hellip
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Ex-Pro Gives Back to Young Players

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Baseball expert’s students include autistic children By Felipe Cabrera Derek Aucoin grew up watching the Expos as a child. He idolized players like Steve Rogers and Andre Dawson. In July, he drove to Cooperstown to see Andre Dawson inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. “When I was 10, I got to meet Andre Dawson,” [&hellip
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Setting Charter Schools’ Course Uptown

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Moskowitz focused on running Harlem charter schools By Gavin Aronsen Harlem native Eva Moskowitz has spent most of her life with the New York education system, including a stint on the City Council advocating for its reform. She’s currently in charge of the Harlem Success Academies, a group of charter schools that have received praise [&hellip
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West Side Parent Always Working for P.S. 199

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Fighting for schools is a fulltime ‘job’ for this mom By Mirva Lempiainen Throughout high school, college and young adulthood, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin was never the community activist type. And yet now, at 39, the mother of two finds herself the co-president of the Parent Teacher Association of P.S. 199 for the second year. Lipkin [&hellip
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Museum Director Is Not Licking Her Wounds

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Hotchner moving forward after Lollipop Building uproar By Mirva Lempiainen Holly Hotchner credits being selected for a WESTY award with the fact that she managed to do the impossible. Two years ago, she and her team breathed new life into the so-called “Lollipop Building” at Two Columbus Circle, turning it into the home of the [&hellip
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Making History at the Museum, Naturally

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Executive helps start a science education program By Alan Krawitz West Sider Lisa Gugenheim has been an integral part of the American Museum of Natural History since joining the organization more than a decade ago as executive director of government and community relations. “It’s very rewarding for me to contribute to finding ways to connect [&hellip
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Subway Cuts Don’t Block this Advocate’s Vision

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Albert’s push for service improvements runs express By Megan Finnegan Andrew Albert has a vision for the future of New York City transit. As the chairman of the Transit Riders Council and the representative from that committee to the MTA board, he knows what straphangers need most and also how the MTA can best bring [&hellip
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