June 13, 2021

It was an early Spring Day, June 2nd in the parking lot of Price Rite Marketplace where local political activist Walt Dixie placed himself in contention for...


Urban CNY Excellence
April 29, 2021

Albany, NY – Eva Williams, principal of Van Duyn Elementary School (VDES) in the Syracuse City School District (SCSD), has been selected as the 2021 New York State...



Governor Cuomo Announces New York State’s Single Day COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops to Record Low and 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Continues to Lead the Nation

Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity is 0.42%, Lowest in the Country per Johns Hopkins University—Record Low for 16 Consecutive Days, Has Declined for 69 Consecutive Days Statewide Positivity is 0.35%  45,828 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours—Statewide Vaccination Rate is 69.7% 8 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State’s single-day COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to 0.35 percent, a record More »


Syracuse Stage concludes 2020/2021 season with “‘Master Harold’… and the Boys”


Syracuse Stage closes 20/21 season with an exceptional contemporary drama Syracuse, NY – An exceptional contemporary drama concludes the reimagined 2020/2021 season as Syracuse Stage presents Athol Fugard’s award-winning “‘Master Harold’ . . . and the Boys,” available as video on demand June 16 – July 4. Initially banned in Fugard’s homeland of South Africa, More »






Crime Blotter: Pistol Whipped on Arthur Street “Skunk City” during Robbery, W. Genesee St Stabbing and Man Shot in Buttocks

Pistol Whipped on Arthur Street “Skunk City” during Robbery – Saturday, June 12th, 2021, at around 11:17 P.M., Officers responded to the 200 block of Arthur Street aka Skunk City for a robbery call. Upon arrival, Officers located a 22-year-old male and 21-year-old male who were both recently robbed.  The victims reported that three males, More »


Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Fifth Anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub Shooting

“Five years ago today, the single deadliest mass shooting event against the LGBTQ community in United States history traumatized the nation. The Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting highlighted a range of problems that have long existed in this country—the threat of terrorism, the easy availability of guns and the need for universal background checks and other sensible gun laws, and the reality More »


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Senator Rachel May Announces Passage of Small Business Bill Extender

Syracuse, NY – Senator Rachel May (D-Onondaga, Madison, Oneida) is proud to announce the passage of her bill (S.6745) to extend the State Disaster Emergency Loan Program for small businesses and nonprofits administered through Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs) through December 31st, 2022. The Program was first established in May 2020 and was set to expire More »



Employment Opportunities with Onondaga County

Employment Opportunities with Onondaga County The following opportunities have just been posted: Community Services Officer Head Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Senior Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent Water Plant Manager (Type A Plant) To view the postings, click the link below: https://employment.ongov.net Or click from our “Opportunity” Section banner More »


Arrest Made for Possession of An Illegally Modified Flare Gun

On Thursday, June 3rd, 2021, at around 3:12 A.M., Officers Forrester and Falise conducted a traffic stop of a stolen vehicle in the area of Montgomery Street and E. Raynor Avenue. The vehicle was reported stolen out of the Town of Lysander Upon stopping the vehicle, Officers quickly approached the car and placed both occupants, More »


National Grid Names Juneteenth a Company Holiday in the US


Waltham, MA – National Grid will honor Juneteenth as a company holiday for all US employees starting this June. National Grid has remained committed to inclusion, equity, and diversity over the years, but refocused their efforts in 2020, fueled by the Black Lives Matter movement and the murder of George Floyd. For National Grid, naming More »


Man Dies After being shot on Bellevue Ave.

On Monday, June 7th, 2021, at around 11:22 P.M., Officers responded to the 700 block of Bellevue Avenue for a shooting with injuries call. Upon arrival, Officers located a 23-year-old male who was shot in the head.  The victim identified as Darren Rosa was transported to Upstate Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Several More »


Shooting with Injuries on Palmer Ave.

On Wednesday, June 9th, 2021, at around 5:12 A.M., Officers responded to the 300 block of Palmer Avenue for a shots fired call. Upon arrival, Officers located a 29-year-old male who was shot multiple times.   The victim was transported to Upstate Hospital, where he is expected to survive. Several bullet casings were found on the scene.  The investigation is More »


Police Respond to Stabbing Call on James St.

On Tuesday, June 8th, 2021, at around 7:35 P.M., Officers responded to the 800 block of James Street for a stabbing call. Upon arrival, Officers located a 25-year-old male who was stabbed multiple times in the legs.  The victim was transported to Upstate Hospital in critical condition. A suspect has been located, the investigation is very active and ongoing; anyone More »


Detectives Investigating Early Morning Homicide in Town of Salina

Town of Salina, New York – The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a homicide that occurred this morning in the Town of Salina. Tuesday morning June 8th at approximately 4:30 A.M., Syracuse Police Officers responded to St. Joseph’s Hospital for a stabbing investigation. Upon their arrival, they discovered a 32-year-old male deceased from More »