February 20, 2021

Weeklong event raises critical issues regarding racial equity and its impact on Black individuals Feb. 16, 2021—Syracuse University will hold its inaugural...

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February 17, 2021

Washington, DC, Feb. 16, 2021-- NeighborWorks America recognizes the ‘unsung heroes’ who help communities rise above challenges and map a new way forward. On Feb....

Gun Violence Suppression Detail of the Syracuse Police Find “Ghost Gun” during Traffic Stop

On Thursday, February 26th, 2021, at around 9:40 P.M., Officers Bebernitz and Nellis, of the Gun Violence Suppression Detail conducted a traffic stop of a Nissan Maxima in the 2300 block of Midland Ave. The vehicle was occupied by three males.  According to Syracuse Police during the traffic stop, Officers observed evidence of drugs inside More »

Virtual Public Hearing: 2021-2022 (Year 47) City of Syracuse Second Annual Action Plan Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 at 5PM

In accordance with the City of Syracuse Department of Neighborhood & Business Development (NBD) Citizen Participation Plan developed under requirements of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, the Department of NBD will host a public hearing  to vote on the submission of the 2021-2022 DRAFT Second Annual Action Plan to the Department of More »

Assemblywoman Hunter: Anniversary of Ahmaud Arbery’s tragic death highlights need to ban citizen’s arrests

Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter (D-Syracuse) joined activists and communities across the nation in commemorating the one-year anniversary of Ahmaud Arbery’s death at the hands of white perpetrators motivated by racial bias who claimed to be conducting a citizen’s arrest. Assemblywoman Hunter and Sen. Michael Gianaris will soon introduce legislation to ban the citizen’s arrests in New More »

Statement from Senator John W. Mannion regarding Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) Ending The 20 Percent Funding Withhold

Geddes – Senator John W. Mannion (D-Geddes) today released the following statement on OPWDD ending its 20 percent funding withhold: This is the outcome I have been working towards every day since taking office. As the Chairman of the Disabilities Committee, I will continue to speak out to protect and fund services for individuals with More »

Iroquois Healthcare Association Workforce Investment Organization to host its first-ever Caring Gene® Career Fair

Central New York Virtual Event Scheduled for Monday, March 9 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The Caring Industry Virtual Recruitment and Training Expo is designed to connect caring industry organizations to qualified candidates  Albany, NY – February 23, 2021 – The Iroquois Healthcare Association Workforce Investment Organization (IHA WIO) will host a Caring Gene® Career More »

12 Community-Based Pop-Up Vaccination Sites Coming Online This Week to Vaccinate More Than 3,700 New Yorkers

Sites Will Vaccinate More Than 3,700 People This Week and Bolster State’s Commitment to Ensuring Fairness and Equity in Vaccine Distribution Process In Syracuse (Central New York) Boys & Girls Club – East Community-Based ‘Pop Up’ Vaccination Sites Have Enabled Over 46,000 New Yorkers to Receive First Dosage of Vaccine Host Sites and Partner Providers More »

Statement by Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh on Drug Trafficking Arrests and Indictment:

“The arrests and federal drug indictment announced today mean Syracuse is a safer place. I commend the members of the Syracuse Police Department’s Special Investigations Division Narcotics and Gang Violence Task Force Sections for their outstanding work. I also thank the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and More »

County Executive McMahon Announces Approximately 100 More Vaccine Appointments Available for Thursday, February 25th Individuals in eligible categories can sign-up beginning at 4PM

Syracuse, N.Y. – Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon announced that approximately one hundred more vaccine appointments will be made available beginning at 4PM for eligible individuals. The appointments will be for the clinic on Thursday, February 25th, 2021 at the OnCenter. Eligible individuals can register at https://covid19.ongov.net/vaccine/1st-dose-screening-form/ To find out if you are eligible, individuals More »

Onondaga County Office for Aging – Call for NOMINATIONS Due 2/26 – Older Americans Month 2021

May is Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is “Communities of Strength.” Our Onondaga County seniors have built strength and resilience over their lives and especially during this past year. This May we celebrate them, and those that serve them, with special emphasis on the power of building a strong community through engagement and connection. More »

Free public streaming performance Bank of America Children’s Tour: Danny, King of the Basement

Meet Danny and explore his amazing imaginary world. Free public streaming performance. February 26-28 Danny, King of the Basement tells the story of 10-year-old Danny “Delco” Carter. Danny is the “king of moving.” In two years, he and his mother, who is dealing with unemployment, have moved more times than most kids lose teeth. But far More »

Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter: Virtual Program Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia (2/25 and 3/1)

Currently, 410,000 New Yorkers are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and more than 1 million family and friends are providing care. Serving the cities of Binghamton, Ithaca, Syracuse, Utica and Watertown and their surrounding counties, the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter is here to help. They provide education and support to all those facing Alzheimer’s More »

Mother Cabrini Health Foundation Awards $125,000 to Crouse Health for Addiction Treatment Services

Grant to help expand treatment services to individuals with substance use disorder to support recovery journey Syracuse, NY – Crouse Health has been awarded a $125,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to help support and expand services for individuals in treatment for substance use disorders. The grant will expand access to Certified Recovery More »

Le Moyne Announces Dates for Commencement Ceremonies

Ceremonies are for both the Class of 2021 and 2020 Following widespread consultation with Academic Affairs, Student Development, the Registrar’s Office and others on campus, Le Moyne College has made a decision on the dates for the commencement ceremonies, both for the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020, whose ceremony was postponed due to More »

Governor Cuomo Announces the New York State Department of Health’s Cannabinoid Hemp Program Now Accepting License Applications

Cannabinoid Hemp Processors, Retailers and Distributors Can Apply Here Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Department of Health is now accepting applications from businesses seeking to operate as cannabinoid hemp processors, retailers or distributors. The applications are available on the Cannabinoid Hemp Program’s webpage here. In October, Governor Cuomo announced that the Department More »

Governor Cuomo Announces Expanded Guidelines for Nursing Home Visitations

Visitations Under Expanded Guidance Can Begin on February 26 In Accordance with CMS and CDC Guidelines Department of Health Strongly Recommends Nursing Home Visitors Take a Rapid Test Before Entry; DOH Will Provide Rapid Tests to Nursing Homes at No Cost to Visitors Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new, expanded guidelines for visitation of residents More »

Gillibrand and Colleagues Introduce Justice for Black Farmers Act; Legislation would Address Systemic Discrimination in Federal Aid to Black Farmers

Washington, D.C. — U. S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, alongside U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA), introduced legislation to address systemic discrimination within U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) federal agriculture policy. Due to a history of discrimination, Black farmers have been systemically stripped of millions of More »

Governor Cuomo provides February 27, 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

5,445 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide – Lowest Since December 12 1,121 Patients in the ICU; 753 Intubated Statewide Daily Positivity Rate is 2.85% Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate is 3.18% – Lowest Since November 26 85 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during More »

Governor Cuomo provides Feb. 25th Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During Covid-19 Pandemic

5,703 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide 1,124 Patients in the ICU; 774 Intubated Statewide Positivity Rate is 3.14% 7-Day Average Positivity – 3.34% – Lowest Since November 27 89 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re continuing to see More »

Mayor Walsh Announces Another $350,000 in COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grants to City Small Businesses

With focused outreach by City of Syracuse, nearly two thirds of businesses are minority- and women-owned  During the past year, the City has made more than $1.3 million available to Syracuse small businesses and organizations  Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced the Syracuse Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) awarded COVID-19 relief grants totaling $350,000 More »

Department of Labor Announces Launch of New ID Verification Tool to Fight Unemployment Fraud, Speed Processing of Claims

State Department of Labor will Use ID.me to Stop Identity Theft-Based Fraud and Release Unemployment Benefits to Verified New Yorkers More Efficiently New Web Resource Provides Guide to Help New Yorkers Protect Their Identity and Fight Fraud Since the Start of the Pandemic, New York State has Prevented More Than $6.4 Billion in Fraudulent Unemployment More »

Former Secretary Governor Cuomo, Steven M. Cohen Addressing the New York State Nursing Home Controversy

Later today, there is a budget hearing for the Department of Health (“DoH”). The hearing will concern important financial decisions and the Administration’s intention is to focus on those budget issues. To facilitate a productive hearing, I have been asked to clarify certain issues related to the ongoing nursing home discussion. There is no doubt More »

Governor Cuomo Provides February 25th Update to New Yorkers on State Vaccination Program

More Than 2.5 Million – or 12.8% of – New Yorkers Have Received First Dose More Than 7% of New Yorkers Fully Vaccinated  As of 11 AM today, New York’s Providers Have Administered 91% of First Doses   Vaccine Dashboard Will Update Daily to Provide Updates on the State’s Vaccine Program; Go to https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/covid-19-vaccine-tracker#_blank; Dashboard Now Includes Demographic Data   Governor Andrew More »

Police respond to Upstate Hospital for Stabbing Investigation

On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021, at around 7:05 P.M., Officers responded to Upstate Hospital for a stabbing investigation. Upon arrival, Officers met with a 47-year-old male who was stabbed in the back. The victim is expected to survive. The incident location is still under investigation. The investigation is active and ongoing; anyone with information is More »

Governor Cuomo Announces Lowest Single-Day COVID-19 Positivity Rate Since November 21 (Onondaga County Positivity Rate is 1.08%)

Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.85%  Onondaga County Positivity Rate is 1.08%, only 37 New cases in Onondaga County  5,876 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide 1,154 Patients in the ICU; 800 Intubated 99 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the COVID-19 positivity rate was 2.85 percent yesterday, the lowest since More »

This Week’s TMR: The Evolution of the United Way of CNY

Syracuse, N.Y. – Nancy Kern Eaton, president of the United Way of Central New York, will discuss the agency’s long history in the community and how it’s adapting to the changing times during a Zoom public forum from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday hosted by Syracuse University’s Thursday Morning Roundtable. Eaton, who succeeded Frank Lazarski More »