March 31, 2014
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In March 2004, the United States Senate passed a resolution officially recognizing April as Financial Literacy Month.  Many of the country’s non-profit and private...

SSIC Diversity Expo – April 25 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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The SSIC Diversity Expo will be a hands-on & up-close discussion of procurement opportunities with the top contracting officials from Onondaga County, the City of Syracuse, Syracuse University, Upstate Medical University, the NYS Office of General Services, and many others – all in all people who control over $1 billion in procurement opportunities. Contact SSIC More »

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Passion Week Schedule of Services

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Coalition of United Pastors and the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance present Passion Week Services. Sunday April 13th Palm Sunday begins Passion Week Services. Below you will find the schedule of events for that week: Palm Sunday- April 13th @ 4:00 p.m. Immanuel Temple COGIC Opening Concert featuring Association Choirs Monday April 14th 2014 @ 6:30 p.m. More »

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Miner Asks Syracuse Residents to Report Potholes

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Miner, Standing at DPW Headquarters, Asks Syracuse Residents to Report Potholes SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner stood at the Department of Public Works (DPW) headquarters today to ask City residents to report potholes. “After this most recent, challenging winter, our streets are in need of repair. Citizen driven reports of potholes are an More »

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Basil A. Paterson, In Memoriam – Governor Cuomo on the Passing of Basil Paterson –

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Basil A. Paterson, New York’s first African-American Secretary of State, passed away on April 16, 2014. He was 87. Statement from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on the passing of Basil Paterson. “Basil Paterson exemplified a model of public leadership, serving the people of New York with integrity and dedication to make this State a better More »

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The Gifford Foundation and Allyn Foundation are jointly seeking Nominations Open for Leadership Award

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(Syracuse, NY) The Gifford Foundation and Allyn Foundation are jointly seeking nominations for the Kathy Goldfarb-Findling Leadership Award (“The Kathy”), an award given to a Central New York nonprofit professional who is creative, collaborative and embraces change. In addition to the public honor, “The Kathy” is accompanied by a $3,000 cash award intended for the More »

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City of Syracuse Announces Weekly Roadwork Schedule -April 21 to April 25


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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The City of Syracuse released its schedule of road construction projects for the week of April 21 to April 25 today. Details about these projects, including detour route maps, can be found at the newly launched City of Syracuse roadwork webpage,<>.

Below see work on portions of the Connective Corridor completed along with previously taken ” work in process” photos.

• 690 Westbound Ramp to West Street This NYSDOT project will detour vehicles to the Geddes Street exit, proceed south on Geddes Street and proceed east to West Street via West Genesee Street or Erie Boulevard. West.

• Erie Boulevard West Bridge over Onondaga Creek This City of Syracuse project will have lanes reduced to one way in each direction. Although these travel lanes will be maintained, the ramp to West Street will be closed.

• Connective Corridor (West Fayette Street) This City of Syracuse project will detour vehicles all week. Westbound traffic on West Fayette Street will detour at South Salina Street; north to Washington Street, west to Franklin Street, south to Walton Street and continue to West Fayette Street. Eastbound traffic will be maintained throughout.

•  Connective Corridor (East Genesee Street) This project will detour westbound traffic on East Genesee Street between Townsend Street and State Street. Westbound traffic will be detoured at Townsend Street, north to Fayette Street, west to State Street and south back to the East Genesee Street intersection. Eastbound traffic will be maintained throughout.

• West Genesee Street project between West Fayette Street and State Fair Boulevard This phase of the project is National Grid gas main relocation. Travel lanes will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

• East Washington Street This County-led, green infrastructure project will close East Washington Street between Forman Avenue and Almond Street. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be detoured north to Water St. and return south back to Washington Street.


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Syracuse Latin Admissions Deadline Extended

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New school to provide all students with equitable access to rigorous curriculum with aligned instructional materials and assessments in all subjects and all grade levels.” a challenging liberal arts program that will be accelerated and highly structured” The Syracuse City School District is still accepting applications for admission to the new Syracuse Latin.  Syracuse Latin More »

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Dr. Cornel West will be in Syracuse for a day of mobilization and action “Connecting the Dots: Poverty Racism and Drones”

Dr. Cornel West will be in Syracuse for a day of mobilization and action. First there will be an event called, “Connecting the Dots: Poverty Racism and Drones” Sunday, April 27 2:00 p.m. Tucker Missionary Baptist Church 515 Oakwood Ave. following the talk there will be a rally and march, theme “People’s Orders of Protection More »

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Comments on Tax Foundation’s Upgrade of New York’s Tax System Ranking

Governor Cuomo made the following statement on the Tax Foundation’s projected improved ranking of New York State’s corporate tax system from 25th to 4th best in the country based on the reforms recently passed in the 2014-2015 Budget: “This year’s budget builds on positive reforms included in our three prior budgets, which have greatly improved More »

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Alliance Urges Commission to Adopt Comprehensive Youth Justice Reforms As Part of Plan to Raise the Age of Criminal Responsibility

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The Alliance for Youth Justice and Safety, of which Center for Community Alternatives is an executive steering committee member, commends Governor Andrew Cuomo for responding to the concerns of New Yorkers by establishing a statewide Commission to create a road map to raise the age of criminal responsibility and develop concrete and actionable recommendations for More »

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St. Joseph’s First in Syracuse to Use Miniature Cardiac Monitor

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Small, Wireless Monitor Provides Long-Term Remote Monitoring to Help Physicians Diagnose and Monitor Irregular Heartbeats SYRACUSE, N.Y. – St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center announced that it is the first facility in Syracuse to implant the Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) System, the smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device available, in a patient. Dr. Ali More »

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NYS Defenders Association Launches Veterans Defense Program

ALBANY, NY (ReadMedia)– The New York State Defenders Association (NYSDA) has launched a Veterans Defense Program. Jonathan E. Gradess, NYSDA’s Executive Director, noted that this veterans’ initiative is the most recent and far-reaching of NYSDA’s long-standing efforts to bring about more informed representation of military personnel and veterans who become involved in state criminal or More »

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Ironworkers Recruit Apprentices

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Syracuse, NY (April 10, 2014) – The Joint Apprenticeship Committee for Ironworkers Local Union #60 will conduct a recruitment from May 5, 2014 through May 1, 2015 for 10 ironworker (outside) apprentices, State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera announced today. Please note that the openings listed for apprentices represent the total number for the Central, More »

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SSO Mitigation Phase 1 Contract No. 3 Phelps Street Pumping Station Replacement

SSO Mitigation Phase 1 Contract No. 3 Phelps Street Pumping Station Replacement VILLAGE OF EAST SYRACUSE ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK Sealed bids for the construction of the SSO Mitigation Phase1, Contract No. 3 -Phelps Street Pumping Station Replacement will be received at the office of the Village of East Syracuse, 204 North Center Street, East More »

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St. Joseph’s Honors Supporters at Appreciation Breakfast

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center Foundation paid tribute to supporters at the 24th annual St. Joseph’s Day Appreciation Breakfast March 19 at The Genesee Grande Hotel in Syracuse. St. Joseph’s hosts the breakfast annually to recognize major supporters and advocates of the hospital. St. Joseph the Worker awards were presented to Luis More »

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The Renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers Applauded!

The Fisk Jubilee Singers embraced a large audience at Bethany Baptist Church (host church) Friday, February 15, 2013.  This spectacular event was sponsored by LeMoyne College. The proceeds from the concert went to the Matt Shaw Fund, named in honor of a 2012 LeMoyne graduate who was killed in a random act of violence just More »

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Tigris Shrine Circus, Collectorsfest, Organ Society Annual Spring Concert at New York State Fairgrounds this Weekend

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  Shriners Bring the Circus to the New York State Fairgrounds this Weekend       Syracuse Hoops Star C.J. Fair, Dallas Cowboys Legend Appear at Collectorsfest Tigris Shrine Circus April 4 – 6 Trained animals, clowns, acrobats and more return to the Fairgrounds this weekend as the Tigris Shrine Circus takes place from Friday More »

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