February 22, 2015
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DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz addressed Remarks made by Rudy Giuliani About President Obama

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This morning at the meeting of the Association of State Democratic Chairs, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz addressed the troubling remarks made by former mayor and former GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani and the silence of Republican leaders. View a transcript of the Chair’s remarks below: “Now let me say a final serious word More »

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A.G. Schneiderman Asks Major Retailers to Halt Sales of Certain Herbal Supplements as DNA Tests Fail to Detect Plant Materials Listed on Majority of Products Tested

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Cease And Desist Letters Sent To GNC, Target, Walgreens And Walmart As Most Store Brand Supplements Were Found To Contain Contaminants Not Identified On Ingredient Labels; Just 21% Of Supplement Tests Identified DNA From Plant Species Listed On Labels Schneiderman: Mislabeled Consumer Products Pose Unacceptable Health Hazards NEW YORK — Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman More »

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It’s Time to E-file – Income Tax Season Has Begun!

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Nearly 90% of New York taxpayers have options to electronically prepare their returns for free The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced today that taxpayers can begin e-filing their 2014 income tax returns, and encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of an array of free tax preparation options. The income tax filing More »

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City Announces Public Meetings Scheduled for Second Phase of Onondaga Creekwalk (Colvin, Bellevue,Onondaga St. Neighborhoods)


Three Meetings Held Throughout the City to Give the Public an Opportunity to Comment on Design Options for Phase II of the Popular Onondaga Creekwalk SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The City of Syracuse will hold public information meetings to gather public input as they undertake the preliminary design process for the second phase of the Onondaga More »

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SCSD Announces 2 Hour Delay for Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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The Syracuse City School District will be operating on a two hour delay on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. This includes all Syracuse public and catholic schools in the City of Syracuse. School will begin for students two hours after the regularly scheduled school day would normally start. There will be no morning Pre-K for students More »

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Miner, Fowler Graduate Syracuse Regional Police Academy Class, 32 New Officers Join Syracuse Police Department

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Officers Have Undergone Training at the Academy Since August, 2014 32 New Officers are one of the Most Diverse Classes to Join Syracuse Police Department in History SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner and Chief of Police Frank L. Fowler presided over the graduation today of 32 the Syracuse Regional Police Academy. Of the More »

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Katko Honors Local Police Officers

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SYRACUSE, NY – This week, Rep. John Katko (NY-24) honored Sgt. Michael Yarema and Sgt. Pete Heise of the Syracuse Police Department. In early January 2015, these two officers saved the life of an unintended victim struck by a stray bullet while responding to the scene of a shooting in the City of Syracuse. Rep. More »

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Miner Calls on Centro to Preserve Night, Weekend Service

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In Letter to CNYRTA Executive Director, Miner Cites Economic Importance of Public Transportation and Urges CNYRTA to Hold an Open Meeting Seeking Public Comment on the Proposal Miner: I Urge Centro Not to Make Any Decision Without Talking to The Community SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner has sent a letter to Frank Kobliski, More »

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Miner Appoints Syracuse Native, Mark Muhammad to Board Of Education

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Muhammad Is an OCC and Syracuse University Professor, Community Activist Who Will Fill the Remaining Year of Unfinished Term Miner: Mark Is a Positive Influence on Our Community and Will Work Tirelessly To Improve our Schools SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner announced today the appointment of Mark D. Muhammad to the Syracuse City More »

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Wil-Care Transportation: Adding Services

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Wil-Care Transportation, Inc. is a Medical Transportation Service. Recently, he’s changed the name and added services to keep up with transportation needs of the community. Originally called, “Good- Wil Transportation”, the revised entity Wil-Care Transportation is now accepting Medicaid. In addition, Wagner himself being a Veteran has reached out to the Veteran Community providing transportation services for a variety of organizations including Clear Path.

Wagner, talks about his transformation from being on disability to becoming an entrepreneur, “I began doing my research and determined that there are going to be a lot of people requiring this service in the year 2013. I found out that this is a good field to get into. So, I learned how to formally transport people from one place to the other without getting hurt.”

Wil-Care Transportation, Inc. has vehicles designed to comfortably transport people whether its door-to-door transportation services for seniors and people with disabilities, to airport services, small package deliveries, and prescription deliveries.

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Other services include transporting anything from flowers to the pick-up of a child from school. With the addition of Medicaid Transportation Service, Wil-Care is better able to serve the needs of Syracuse and Central New York’s low income community.

Wagner puts emphases on customer service, “I’m on time. I want to make sure the patients gets to their appointments on time.”

To utilize their services through Medicaid, call 855-852-3287 “ask for Wil-Care to be the Transportation provider”. For regular transportation needs call 491-8533. For more information online Wil-Care Transportation .

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ArtRage February & March Events listings

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ArtRage is no ordinary gallery. “We are committed to breaking down the art world’s boundaries about who is welcome. We believe that everyone has the right to art and that art is essential to building an open, just world. Our vision for change is one that creates a community of open-minded, tolerant individuals with an More »

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NYS Economy Adds 30,100 Private Sector Jobs in December 2014 and Statewide Unemployment Drops to 5.8%

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In December 2014, New York State’s private sector job count increased by 30,100, or 0.4 percent, to 7,638,200, reaching a new all-time high and outpacing the nation’s growth. Since the beginning of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration, the state’s economy has added 535,600 private sector jobs and experienced employment growth in 41 of the past More »

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CFAC’s Sherri Williams Concert Postponed


The Journey through Music of the African Diaspora (JMAD) concert featuring Sherri Williams scheduled for Thursday January 19th, 2015, is postponed until March 19, 2015. Please visit our website, www.communityfolkartcenter.org for more information and a listing of other exciting events! Share it now!

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Governor Cuomo Announces NY DMV Website Named One of America’s Best

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DMV.com Cites NY Website’s Design and Available Services Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website is the second-best DMV website in the country, according to rankings by DMV.com, a portal for driver and motor vehicle information. The State DMV site gained the ranking due to its design, More »

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10th Annual Cora A. Thomas, Gospel Extravaganza Postponed Due to Weather/ “Hammond” Flight Cancellations

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National Recording Artist Fred Hammond will be in a spectacular gospel extravaganza with Syracuse University’s Office  of Multicultural Affairs, 10th Annual Cora A. Thomas Gospel Extravaganza on Sunday, February 22nd at Bethany Baptist Church 4:30pm for OMA’s Black History Month. Has been postponed due to Weather/ “Hammond” Flight Cancellations. (Click on poster below to enlarge) More »

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Finishing Trades Recruit Apprentices

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Cheektowaga, NY (February 6, 2015) – The Finishing Trades Institute of Western and Central New York (Buffalo) will conduct a recruitment from March 2, 2015 through February 26, 2016 for 10 painter and decorator (structural steel – bridges) apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today. Please note that the openings listed for More »

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Community Folk Art Center, Inc. (CFAC) Job Opening full-time curator

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Community Folk Art Center, Inc. (CFAC) is seeking to hire a full-time curator.  CFAC is a multidisciplinary art center featuring three galleries, dance studio, ceramics studio classrooms, Visual Arts Room, 2D room and a Community Black Box Theater located in the heart of the Connective Corridor in Syracuse, New York. Past CFAC exhibitions have featured More »

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Upstate New York’s Low Uninsured Rate Already Exceeds 2024 National Health Care Reform Goal


SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Upstate New York’s health insurance coverage rate for residents younger than age 65 continued to eclipse the national rate by more than 7 percentage points in the final year of U.S. census data collected just before federal and state exchanges were opened for business by federal health care reform, according to a More »

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Katko Holds First Subcommittee Hearing on Transportation Security

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Subcommittee on Transportation Security to Examine Airport Security and Access WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. John Katko (NY-24), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation Security held the following hearing Tuesday February 3rd  to examine security programs designed to mitigate potential insider threats from airport employees, airline employees, TSA personnel, and others who have access to sterile areas of More »

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2015 MWBE and Small Business Contractor Bond Readiness Training Program

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The New York State Surety Bond Assistance Program provides MWBE and small business contractors with training, technical assistance and credit support to secure surety bonds necessary for state contracts. Businesses that have never been bonded or require increased bonding capacity will benefit from this statewide program.     Program Dates: Feb 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, More »

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Hotel Syracuse to Hold First Construction Job Fair: Looking for Local Laborers to Begin Demolition

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The Hotel Syracuse, along with ERSI and Hayner Hoyt, will kick off the first of many job fairs for the new renovations to the hotel.  Next Tuesday, February 3, from 9-11 am at the Hotel Syracuse, contractors for the first phase will be accepting applications for  local, qualified laborers for demolition and asbestos laborer positions More »

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