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sean kirst
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More than 50 years ago, more than 110 buildings were demolished to make way for the West Street arterial, launching pad for a West Side expressway in Syracuse that was never built. Today, state and city officials are making changes to West Street to help those on foot in downtown and the Near West Side, the two neighborhoods the arterial has long walled off .... http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2015/08/west_street_arterial_and_pedestrians_and_interstate_81_and_planning_and_syracuse.html
For the first time in a half-century, at West Street, putting pedestrians first.
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Passing of Augusta Chiwy: Legendary nurse risked her life while helping Syracuse doctor amid chaos, bloodshed at the Battle of the Bulge .... http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2015/08/augusta_chiwy_dies_legendary_nurse_helped_syracuse_doctor_tend_wounded_at_the_bu.html
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Today's column, on an extraordinary exhibit at the Everson Museum of Art: Artists who live each day with disabilities take part in UNIQUE, an effort to showcase their work .... http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2015/08/the_unique_exhibition_at_the_everson_for_artists_with_disabilities_breaking_all.html
Artists to suit the spirit of a building designed to know no limits.
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My Sunday column: An effort to collect very personal memories of the Hotel Syracuse, and to put them in a digital archive .... http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2015/08/far_more_than_just_a_building_seeking_your_favorite_memories_of_the_hotel_syracu.html
A rare community touchstone that may serve the same role for our children.
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 I'm thinking ou should send an image from that day to Www.hotelsyracuserestoration.com, David .... You guys represent a great Syracuse family; be very cool to have you part of that page.
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A flower for a brother: Friday, at the War Memorial, Central New York remembers .... it'll be 70 years since the end of World War II. http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2015/08/post_597.html
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Witness to the unbearable: Seventy years ago, a Syracuse sailor used a hidden camera to record what he saw amid the aftermath of an atomic blast, in Nagasaki .... http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2015/08/in_a_flash_they_were_gone_syracuse_witness_to_aftermath_of_atomic_bomb_in_nagasa.html
Silver Nosewicz bears testimony to horrific consequences of atomic warfare.
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In Syracuse, living proof of the difference made by Project Children, the program that brought thousands of children from Northern Ireland to Central New York, for a respite .... http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2015/08/from_belfast_with_love_in_syracuse_living_proof_project_children_made_a_differen.html
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Forty years after release of legendary album, Syracuse-born photographer Eric Meola on capturing iconic cover image for 'Born to Run' .... http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2015/08/fifty_years_after_release_of_his_legendary_cover_photo_syracuse-born_eric_meola.html
A job that cemented a longtime friendship with Bruce Springsteen and Clarence Clemons.
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Friday, at the War Memorial: White-haired World War II veterans who made it home have never lost deep sense of appreciation .... http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2015/08/seventy_years_after_end_of_ww_ii_at_war_memorial_shared_helpings_of_ice_cream_an.html
All these years later, still in disbelief that they made it home.
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Today, of all days: In loving memory of millions, including one small toddler. http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2015/08/seventy_years_after_v-j_day_one_familys_wartime_memory_of_loss.html
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Remembering Bill Carey: How a great Upstate journalist approached the hardest choice .... http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2015/08/the_passing_of_bill_carey_faced_with_the_hardest_choice_a_great_reporter_stays_i.html
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Bill Carey, veteran television journalist in Upstate New York, has a message for longtime Central New York audience from Sloan Kettering in New York City, where Bill's in treatment for cancer .... http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2015/08/tv_journalist_bill_carey_in_treatment_at_sloan-kettering_has_message_for_the_cny.html
If you'd like to send Bill a card, you can find an address here.
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    English and professional writing, 1977 - 1981
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