Nikole’s Affirmation of Life

By Gligor Tashkovich About four years ago, I began supporting and advocating for a couple who were living on the sidewalk outside my office building. A year ago I wrote about the death of Joseph Digilio. Now it is with great sorrow that I must record the equally untimely death of his widow, Nikole Ann Terzakos,…

Arrested over subway turnstile jumping

By: Gligor Tashkovich (United States) I got a text message at about 9:30 am in the morning on Thursday with the cryptic words, “She was arrested.” The message was from Jeffrey. Last October, I had finally succeeded (after months of trying) to move him and his partner Nadine off the pavement and into a temporary shelter.…

Finally Allowed to Live in a Shelter

By: Gligor Tashkovich (United States) What a relief; it is finally done. It took me 10-11 months of pretty consistent effort (when I wasn’t travelling) but I finally escorted the street-homeless couple Nadine and Jeffrey in a taxi to the shelter for adult families over at 30th Street and First Avenue. (The cab driver was fit…