March 26, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Syracuse Mayor, Stephanie A. Miner have argued over the  need for increased infrastructure spending.

“You’re going bankrupt. You are unsustainable.”-Gov. Andrew Cuomo's comments have upset local leaders and residents. Infrastructure is the...


Syracuse Press Club’s 37th annual Scholarship and Professional Recognition Awards “Finalists” Announced

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The Syracuse Press Club will honor contest winners and local journalists receiving special club awards for Best Newcomer, Professional Standards, and Best News Source. SPC will also be adding a well-deserving journalist to their Wall of Distinction. Those winners will be announced soon. The Syracuse Press Club’s 37th annual Scholarship and Professional Recognition Awards Dinner will be held May More »

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SU Drama Tackles the Bard and Blasphemy in William Shakespeare’s Comedy Measure for Measure

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(Syracuse, N.Y.) – Hypocrites, beware! Such is the matter of this profound and intriguing late comedy by Shakespeare. When Duke Vincentio of Vienna inexplicably hands over power to Lord Angelo, a man of self-professed puritanism, he lays a trap that ensnares the falsely virtuous and rewards the just and true. Like most Shakespearean comedies, the More »

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Local Leaders Recognized at St. Joseph’s Appreciation Breakfast

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (March 23, 2015) – St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center Foundation paid tribute to its supporters yesterday at the 25th annual St. Joseph’s Day Appreciation Breakfast at Justin’s Tuscan Grill in Syracuse. St. Joseph’s hosts the breakfast annually to recognize major supporters and advocates of the hospital.   St. Joseph the Worker awards were More »

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A.G. Schneiderman Op-Ed: The Change Albany Needs

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NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman published an op-ed in Newsday on March 17th regarding the long history of corruption in Albany, and his broad proposal to strike at corruption’s fundamental sources and “cure the system.” The following are excerpts from the op-ed: ON THE “GOLDEN AGE OF GRAFT”: Today it may seem More »

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Excellus Bluecross Blueshield among First Health Plans in U.S. to Embrace Choosing Wisely, an Initiative to Reduce Unnecessary Care

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Excellus BlueCross BlueShield announced on Tuesday, March 10th that it became one of just a few health plans across the country to partner with Consumer Reports on Choosing Wisely®, a nationwide initiative to promote shared decision-making between patients and doctors to improve the quality of care and reduce unnecessary spending on services More »

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Syracuse Housing Authority Request for Proposal: Vacant Apartment Preparation / Cleaning

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The SHA is seeking responses to this Request for Proposal (RFP) from contractors with the ability to prepare vacated apartments for re-occupancy, The SHA is interested in contractors who can provide a full range of services necessary for this work. These services may include, but are not limited to, general cleaning; appliance cleaning and repair; More »

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Statement from Mayor Stephanie A. Miner on the Passage of the New York State Budget

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner released the following statement following votes on the New York State budget. “Across New York State, leaders have advocated for increased funding for critical infrastructure needs in this year’s state budget. I am pleased to see the legislature has approved a $200 million fund aimed at supporting water More »

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2015 Light Work Grants – Deadline: April 1

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Light Work encourages all Central New York artists working in photography to apply to the 2015 Light Work Grants in Photography competition. Light Work began offering grants to CNY artists in 1975 to encourage the production of new photographic work in the region. Three $2,000 grants will be awarded to photographers who reside within an approximate 50-mile radius More »

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HESC’s College Financial Aid Award Letter Comparison Tool Gets Students, Families to the Bottom Line Costs

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Students receiving their college financial aid award letters can compare differences, calculate net costs and estimate total cost of college education, including student loan repayment scenarios College acceptance letters are arriving to excited college-bound students almost daily and financial aid award letters follow right behind. The award letter contains important information about the financial aid More »

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NYS Economy Adds 16,400 Private Sector Jobs in February 2015, Reaches All-Time Employment High of 7.75 Million

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In February 2015, New York State’s private sector job count increased by 16,400, or 0.2 percent, to 7,751,400, reaching a new all-time high. Since the beginning of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration, the state’s economy has added 641,100 private sector jobs and experienced employment growth in 44 of the past 50 months. The statewide unemployment More »

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A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlement With Excellus Health Plan to End Wrongful Denial of Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Services

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Unprecedented Enforcement Of Mental Health Parity Laws Leads To Fifth Settlement By Attorney General Schneiderman Investigation Reveals Excellus Denied Inpatient Addiction Treatment Services At Least Twice As Often As Inpatient Medical Services Between 2011 And 2014, Including Nearly Seven Times As Often In 2012 Settlement With Excellus Requires Reforms To Claims Review Process, Could Net More »

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Community Folk Art Center’s Annual Jazz & Wine Fundraiser

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CFAC’s  Annual Jazz & Wine Fundraising event is scheduled for Friday, April 17, 2015 at 6:30pm. This year, CFAC’s fundraiser will welcome back and feature Syracuse, New York native Nicole Mitchell. Nicole Mitchell is a creative flutist, composer, bandleader and educator. As the founder of Black Earth Ensemble, Black Earth Strings, Ice Crystal and Sonic More »

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Point of Contact presents…Darkness/Detritus/Illuminations- Eduardo Lalo (Opening Reception) Thursday March 26th

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Darkness/Detritus/Illuminations, includes ink drawings, black and white photographs, and videos that explore the kinesthetic sensation of movement and of personal absence that takes place as an artist when creating works of art. Through a series of 3 poems and almost 100 works of art, Eduardo Lalo examines the idea of eliminating the mind from the More »

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Upstate Business Leaders Join Governor Cuomo’s Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage

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85 Business Leaders Statewide Recognize Economic Benefit of Raising Minimum Wage to $10.50 Statewide and $11.50 in New York City Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that business leaders across Upstate New York have joined the “Fight for Fair Pay” campaign to raise the minimum wage in New York this year. These 44 business leaders join More »

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Roofers Recruit Apprentices

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Cicero, NY (March 17, 2015) – The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Roofers, Local Union #195, will conduct a recruitment from April 6, 2015 through April 1, 2016 for 10 roofer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today. Please note that the 10 openings listed for apprentices represent the total number More »

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New York State Parks to Hire 1,000 Lifeguards

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Lifeguard exams are scheduled across the state The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) is hiring more than 1,000 new and returning lifeguards for the summer season at its swimming beaches and pools. “Lifeguards are crucial to the success of our State Parks throughout the most popular months of More »

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