MENDING FENCES

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Straphangers, take heart—the city has not forgotten the 10-foot section of fence outside the No. 1, 2 and 3 lines at West 72nd Street that was damaged after a taxi crashed there last summer. A temporary barricade has been erected outside the south section of the subway entrance, between West 71st and 72nd streets along [&hellip
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Remembered for a Twinkle in His Eye

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Rabbi Haskel Besser, spiritual director of Congregation B’Nai Israel Chaim, was known throughout the Upper West Side Jewish community as someone who always had a smile on his face. “He would always encourage me in my work and make a point to compliment me,” said Rabbi Shlomo Kugel, a colleague of Besser’s who is now [&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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