Hess Reflects on City’s Homeless Record, Looks to Future at Doe Fund

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By Charlotte Eichna Robert Hess seems to have always been helping people, whether it’s managing special needs housing in Philadelphia, running a thrift store for Disabled American Veterans in Baltimore—his hometown—or his most recent gig, New York City’s commissioner of homeless services. The Long Island City resident recently stepped down from that role to assume [&hellip
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Friedman Remembered in Riverside Park

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By Samuel Chamberlain A plaque in memory of longtime Schwab House resident Dr. Bernard Friedman will be dedicated in a May ceremony in nearby Riverside Park. Friedman, who died Jan. 6 at the age of 93, was a popular resident who served on the co-op’s board of directors for 23 years. He was also remembered [&hellip
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The Power of Choice

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New York City residents may not know they can pick their energy provider By Aline Reynolds When New Yorkers think of energy, they generally think Con Edison. But there are actually more energy suppliers to choose from than there are cable, Internet and cell phone providers—combined. The trick is making sense of the promotions that [&hellip
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Home Jewelry Heist

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Nearly $20,000 worth of jewelry and electronics was taken from a 31-year-old woman’s apartment April 26. Among the most expensive pieces of jewelry were a $5,000 diamond necklace and $5,000 pair of diamond earrings. The burglar also stole an iPod and a portable hard drive. The total cost of the stolen items was $19,250. Police [&hellip
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