January 25, 2015
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Annual Address to the Community Will Take Place January 29, 2015 at WCNY Studios SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner announced the 2015 State of...

The Onondaga Earth Corps (OEC) Offers Opportunity to Work on Local Community and Environmental Projects

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Looking for work this Spring? Live in the City of Syracuse? Interested in the environment? Are you ready for the next step forward with your career? What opportunities are there? The Onondaga Earth Corps (OEC) employs City of Syracuse youth ages 15 to 25 to work on local community and environmental projects. Crewmembers gain technical More »

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January 2015 “things to do” in Syracuse & Central New York

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Winter at the Zoo Photo Contest Monday, January 5, 2015 – Saturday, January 31, 2015 10:00AM – 4:30PM Rosamond Gifford Zoo 1 Conservation Place Syracuse, NY 13204 Event Contact: 315-435-8511 Welcome the arrival of the New Year by entering the zoo’s annual photo contest—celebrating 10 years in 2015! Photographers of all abilities, ages 5 and More »

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Free Training Program Helps Small Business Contractors


A free training program aimed at helping small business contractors and members of MWBE (Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise) take their small business to the next level will be happening throughout the month of February. The program will provide participants with training, technical assistance and credit support to secure surety bonds for state contracts. More »

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Workers Needed for High-Growth Sector of Health Care Industry


Onondaga Community College will hold an information session for people interested in training for employment in the Medical Billing and Coding field. There is an increased need for workers specializing in this area. During the past year nearly 300 related openings were posted in Central New York. Training will include the new federally mandated coding More »

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Social Media Training and Website Building Classes Available for Small Businesses


Onondaga Community College’s Small Business Development Center is hosting two classes aimed at helping small businesses grow and succeed on the internet. Using Social Media to Grow Your Business Date: January 21, 2015 Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Mulroy Hall 4926 Onondaga Road (NYS Route 173) Syracuse 13215 Explore the techniques and tools 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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Opportunities and Contact Information for Lakeview Amphitheater Project

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The Lakeview Amphitheater Project process for reviewing minority- and/or women-owned businesses and their qualifications to work on the project is underway. Please be advised that there may be needs outside of the traditional construction opportunities that have already been made available. This includes the need for signage, safety wear, etc. Work is available for MWBE More »

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Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Recruit Apprentices

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Liverpool, NY (January 14, 2015) – The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers, Local Union #2 (Syracuse), will conduct a recruitment from February 5, 2015 through January 7, 2016 for two cement finisher or cement mason apprentices; five bricklayer, mason, and plasterer apprentices; five pointer, caulker, and cleaner apprentices; and five More »

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Mayor Miner Announces Request for Proposals for JSCB Phase II Program Management Services Now Available


JSCB Phase II Project to Renovate 14 SCSD Schools Seeking Program Management Services SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner announced that a request for proposals (RFP) for program management services for the Joint Schools Construction Board (JSCB) Phase II project is now available. “Seeking program management services for JSCB Phase II is a major More »

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Obituary: Clinton Jackson, Jr.


South Portland- Clinton Jackson Jr., 63, of Coach Road, died peacefully on Friday, January 9, 2015 at Maine Medical Center with his loving family by his side. Clint was born on July 8, 1951 in Auburn, Alabama the son of Clinton Sr. and Stonie Day Jackson.  He attended schools in Syracuse, New York.  After high More »

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Employment Opportunity: Director of Operations, The Greater Syracuse Land Bank

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The Greater Syracuse Land Bank is seeking applications for a full-time director of operations. The director of operations will be the fourth staff person to join a small, professional team, will report directly to the Land Bank’s executive director, and will assist the executive director with oversight of the organization’s other employees and subcontractors and More »

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MWBE subcontractor meeting: Lake Amphitheater Project January 8, 6:30 PM

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Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney announces 2nd Outreach Session for Minority and Women Owned Businesses to participate in the construction of the Onondaga Lake Amphitheater. The event will be held at: The OnCenter Meeting Rooms 4/5/6 800 South State St., Syracuse, NY 13202 Thursday 1/8/2015   6:30-8:30pm Onondaga County will host a second meeting for MWBE More »

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You Know It’s Time to Talk to Your Doctor About Quitting Smoking

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Syracuse, NY – Your doctor can help you quit smoking for good. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) your doctor’s advice and assistance more than double the odds that you will quit successfully, so make an appointment and ask for help to start the New Year tobacco-free. Your doctor can provide More »

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“GOD’s TROMBONES” Casting Call-Audition to be in Production

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Calling all Pastors, Speakers, Dancers, Singers and Musicians… Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company, in collaboration with the Bethany Baptist Church TAP Program, is excited to present a spectacular musical production of James Weldon Johnson’s GOD’s TROMBONES Show is slated for close of February 2015-Black History Month Extravaganza. Please come to this Saturday’s (Jan.3rd) audition and/or More »

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Killed on Duty: What We Should Never Forget

Two New York City Police Officers were killed in the line of duty. Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Police Chief, William J. Bratton and others have called this, “an assassination”. Reportedly the two officers were simply shot without warning or provocation. The assailant later turned the weapon on himself in a nearby subway station. More »

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Baby Boomers Back In The ‘Hood

After a season in exile from its home turf, the Baby Boomers (over 40) Basketball League took the SouthWest Community Center court Sunday, December 7, two weeks behind schedule. “We lost our home crowd,” league coordinator Ed Mitchell reflected on last season’s location, McChesney Park on the city’s north side. He attributed this year’s delay More »

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New York State’s Division of Consumer Protection Offers Holiday Shopping Tips for Consumers

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The New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) today issued tips advising consumers to shop smart this holiday season, and encouraging them to be proactive in fully understanding the terms and conditions of purchases. “We want to make sure the public is mindful of their purchases and their rights as consumers,” stated More »

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