September 30, 2015
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Miner Makes Announcement Standing on Oak Street in Syracuse, the Site of a Recent Street Cave-In Miner: Syracusans are New Yorkers, Too, and our State...

New York State Earns Grade of “C-” in Inaugural Infrastructure Report Card


New York – In the inaugural 2015 Report Card for New York’s Infrastructure released today, the state received an overall grade of “C-” from the New York Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Assessing nine categories, the report finds that the state’s roads and bridges are among the categories most in need More »

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The 2015 New York State MWBE Forum! October 1st & 2nd in Albany

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Join New York State agencies and public authorities on Thursday, October 1 and Friday, October 2 in Albany at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center for the 5th Annual New York State MWBE Forum. New York State’s MWBE Forum is the largest statewide business opportunities event for MWBEs. Learn about contract opportunities in New York More »

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Miner, Downtown Committee Join With Heart Association to Offer CPR Training at Farmers Market in Clinton Square

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On the heels of NYS Mandating CPR Instruction as a High School Course Requirement, the City, Downtown Committee, and Heart Association Join Together to Teach Community Members This Important Lifesaving Skill SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner, the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, and the American Heart Association of Central New York will co-sponsor a More »

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Community Folk Art Center Activities September/October

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Beginning September 26th, Creative Arts Academy (CAA) will launch their revised arts program. CAA has been transformed from a pre professional arts academy into a youth enrichment arts exposure program for students in grades 3-7 interested in dance, visual arts and theater. CAA endeavors to empower students from the Syracuse City School District, charter, independent More »

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What it feels like…


So the last time I posted, I was in limbo about my relationship…my how time changes things. That “relationship” or whatever it was…is OVER. What I am struggling with is what I’m supposed to learn from this experience. Yes, I am one of those people. I believe EVERYTHING happens for a reason and therefore is More »

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State Announces Funding to Help Noncustodial Parents Support Themselves and Their Children

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Onondaga, Oswego counties will provide services to assist parents in landing and retaining jobs, which will help them pay child support The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) today announced a total of more than $80,000 in funding awards to Onondaga and Oswego counties to help noncustodial parents find jobs and More »

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City of Syracuse Begins Search for Clinton Square Tree

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation, and Youth Programs announced today that it has begun its annual search for a tree to serve as the centerpiece of the Clinton Square holiday display. The tree will take center stage for the annual Home for the Holidays celebration and tree lighting ceremony More »

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$30 Million in State Funding to Support Pre-K In 34 High-Need Districts

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State Funding Pledged in Governor’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda Will Allow Nearly 3,300 Children to Enroll in High-Quality Pre-K First Significant Expansion of State Pre-K Funding for 3-Year Olds Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $30 million has been awarded to 34 high-need school districts to increase access to high-quality pre-kindergarten for a total of 3,295 More »

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In Their Own Words, Race for the 128th: Candidate John Sharon

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This website, has decided to do something different this campaign season. With the ability to provide video, we can present candidates “in their own words” which gives the voter an opportunity to see and hear what a candidate is proposing. The 128th district is comprised of a patchwork of localities from its northern edge More »

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Governor Cuomo Announces $5.4 Million in Americorps State-wide Funding ($0 for Syracuse)


Grant Will Support the Governor’s Rochester Anti-Poverty Task Force and Other Critically Important Programs Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State has been awarded $5.4 million in AmeriCorps funding from the federal Corporation for National and Community Service. New York will administer this funding to 19 municipalities and non-profit organizations which help More »

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Ready, Set, Grow! 2015 Upstate Power of Connections

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National Grid is holding a free event, Ready, Set, Grow! 2015 Upstate Power of Connections, for those who may be interested in connecting with their procurement team. A One-day business opportunity summit for diversity suppliers. Get ready to take your business to the next level and connect with National Grid’s procurement team, local associates and More »

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Syracuse Festival of Races Seeks Nonprofit Beneficiaries

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Festival Poised to Reach Milestone $200,000 Reinvestment into Community Nonprofits Invited to Contact Festival Now to Become Beneficiary of Oct. 4th Event An acclaimed, long-running local fitness event is looking to partner with nonprofits seeking to raise funds and awareness for their organizations.  The Syracuse Festival of Races (SFoR) invites nonprofit agencies and groups to More »

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College Students: Credit Smarts 101

Now that you are a college student, you’ve most likely received many credit card offers.  Having and using a credit card can be a great tool to build a good credit history, understand; however that falling into the credit card trap is a good way to ruin your credit for a very long time. The More »

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October 2015 FREE Classes – Institute for Caregivers (I Care)

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Lisa D. Alford, Commissioner Onondaga County Department of Adult & Long Term Care Services has announced the October 2015 FREE Class List for Caregivers Class sizes are limited, so registration is required by calling Cynthia at 435-2362 Ext. 4993; email: Catalog is on-line at: These classes are sponsored by Onondaga County, Office for More »

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Advertisement For Bid-Scotch Hill Road Sidewalk Improvements

Sealed bids for the furnishing of all labor and material necessary for the Scotch Hill Road Sidewalk Improvement Project will be received by the Village of Marcellus, 6 Slocombe Avenue, Marcellus, New York  13108 until 10:00 A.M. local time October 7, 2015 at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read aloud. More »

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New York State’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.2%, Reaches Lowest Level in More Than Seven Years

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State Economy Adds 163,000 Private Sector Jobs Over Past Year The statewide unemployment rate decreased from 5.4% to 5.2% in August 2015, reaching its lowest rate since May 2008, according to preliminary figures released today by the New York State Department of Labor. New York City’s unemployment rate also dropped over the month, declining from More »

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Crouse Hospital Provides Support for Winston Gaskin Walk for Wellness and Stroke Prevention

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Get your feet thumping and your heart pumping to improve your health and raise awareness about preventing stroke during the 2015 Winston Gaskin Walk for Wellness and Stroke Prevention on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Upper Onondaga Park in Syracuse. The walk is scheduled for 9-11 a.m., with registration from 8:30-9 a.m., at the park, bounded More »

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La Festa Italiana Traffic Advisory for Sept. 18-20

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation, and Youth Programs issued the following traffic advisory today in advance of the Italian Festival which will be held on the corner of Montgomery and Washington, September 18, Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20. Festival set-up in the lot adjacent to the KeyBank More »

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Syracuse Community Folk Art Center’s Fall 2015 Exhibition Season Opens with RESISTANCE: Work by Najee Dorsey

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Syracuse Community Folk Art Center’s fall 2015 exhibition season has opened with RESISTANCE by artist, collector, (and founder/CEO of Black Art in America Najee Dorsey. His mixed media works features a number of the heroes of the civil rights movements as well as 20th century activists. An essay entitled My Art is my Voice, written More »

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Syracuse City School District Units 2, 11 Ratify Union Contracts


Members of the Syracuse City School District Bargaining Units 2 and 11 will see both salary increases and changes in health benefits in new contracts ratified today, while the district will see significant cost savings in the short and long term. Effective retroactively, the Unit 2 and Unit 11 contracts will cover the periods beginning More »

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Review: The Jackson’s Performance-Heart Break “Motel”

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That rumbling sound you heard Saturday night, September 5th about 8:30 pm wasn’t an earthquake, but the body of Pop icon Michael Jackson spinning in his grave. The Jackson’s took the Chevy Court stage, for a packed house.  The audience, expected an exciting show from one of the most influential groups in pop music. And More »

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