January 20, 2021

Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks provided entertainment for the historic swearing in of a New Administration. Amanda Gorman, America's Poet Laureate...


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December 18, 2020

Two PSLA at Fowler students have become the first in the Syracuse City School District to pass the Part 107 exam, receiving a commercial remote pilot...



On the 11th Anniversary of Citizens United V. FEC, Rep. Katko Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Get Big Money out of Politics

Washington –  U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today joined U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch (D, FL-22), Jim McGovern (D, MA-2), and Jamie Raskin (D, MD-8) in introducing the Democracy for All Amendment, a bipartisan constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics and restore democratic power to the American people. This legislation is being introduced More »


At Destiny USA Now Open: Indoor Dining

Syracuse, NY (January 20, 2021) – Looking to be wined and dined during your visit to New York State’s largest shopping, dining, and entertainment destination? Destiny USA is happy to announce that select restaurants have reopened for indoor dining! While Destiny USA’s hours are Monday – Saturday: 11am – 7pm and Sunday: 11am – 6pm, More »


Statement from Rep. John Katko on Inauguration Day


Washington – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris: “Over the past year, this nation has endured a pandemic, a bitter election fight, and unprecedented tests to our democracy.  Like so many Americans, I’m eager to move forward, together. “Since More »



Governor Cuomo provides January 19th Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

8,868 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide 1,523 Patients in the ICU; 997 Intubated Statewide Positivity Rate is 6.54% 153 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “While we are encouraged as the numbers begin to come back down to pre-holiday surge More »



Meetings Scheduled in The Common Council Chambers January 18th up to and Including January 22nd

Please note all meetings originally scheduled to be held in the Common Council Chambers will now be held via WebEx. Please visit www.syrgov.net to access meeting links. Monday, January 18th City Hall Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tuesday, January 19th No Meetings Scheduled Wednesday, January 20th 1:00 p.m. Study Session WebEx More »


City of Syracuse administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday

City of Syracuse administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday. Refuse and recycling pickup will be delayed by one day for the entire week. Sanitation crews will collect Monday’s trash and recycling on Tuesday, Tuesday’s trash and recycling on Wednesday, Wednesday’s trash and More »


New York State Announces Six-Month Increase in Food Benefits for New Yorkers

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Recipients Receive a 15-percent Boost in Benefits More Than $100 Million in Emergency Benefits Will Also Be Distributed This Month The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance today announced that New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive a 15-percent increase to their monthly More »


‘Yellow Zone Rules now apply to Orange Zone Restaurants’ Statement from Counsel to The Governor Kumiki Gibson on State Supreme Court Decision in Erie County Related to Indoor Dining


“A court decision yesterday temporarily granted a select few restaurants located within an Orange Zone in Erie County the ability to resume indoor dining under the rules governing Yellow Zones. We are reviewing the decision. While that process is ongoing, to ensure uniformity and fairness, all restaurants operating in Orange Zones can now operate under More »



The Syracuse Land Bank has houses available for purchase and renovation: 2322 Midland Ave and 331 Wilson St


The Syracuse Land Bank has houses available for purchase and renovation. The following are just a sampling of the houses that are available. for additional purchase opportunities see the Land Bank available property link below. Follow the instructions in the listing notes to view Land Bank properties and be sure to include all required attachments More »


Governor Cuomo Announces State Vaccination Sites to Begin Opening January 13th


Vaccination Sites at Jacob K. Javits Center, Westchester County Center, and New York State Fair Expo Center Open January 13, With Jones Beach Opening on January 14 and SUNY Albany Opening on January 15 Appointments Could Take Up to 14 Weeks Due to Limited Federal Allocation All Vaccines Are By Appointment Only Click Here to Determine Eligibility More »


Syracuse University Welcomes Ruby Bridges for the 2021 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Ruby Bridges, a civil rights icon, activist, author and speaker, will serve as keynote speaker for the 36th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Syracuse University. The event, known as the largest of its kind on any college campus, will take place online on Sunday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. ET. Registration More »


Syracuse Common Council Democrats Call for The Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump

The Syracuse Common Council respectfully urges the House of Representatives and the United States Senate to impeach and remove President Donald Trump from office immediately. Yesterday, the President spoke at a rally, inciting thousands of his followers by utilizing false rhetoric and misinformation, ultimately leading them to riot and invade the United States Capitol Building. More »


A Statement from Onondaga County Republican Chairwoman Benedicte Doran Regarding the Situation Taking Place at Our Capitol

“The actions and events taking place at the Capitol are disgusting, unacceptable and reprehensible. We are a country that prides itself on the peaceful transfer of power. The words and actions by President Trump have continued to inappropriately sow unfounded doubts in the election. The Republican Party is bigger than just one person. Let me More »


Governor Cuomo Announces Investigations into Prescription Drug Price Spikes Connected to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Department of Financial Services is Committed to Holding Companies Accountable for Unjustified, Exorbitant Increases in Prescription Drug Prices The New Office of Pharmacy Benefits’ First Round of Investigations Will Focus on Drug Price Spikes Connected to the COVID-19 Pandemic Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced the Department of Financial Services’ newly formed Office of Pharmacy Benefits today announced it has More »



Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State Vaccination Program – 79% of First Doses Delivered have been Administered

New York’s Health Care Distribution Sites Have Administered 79% of First Doses Received from Federal Government  Vaccine Dashboard Will Update Daily to Provide Updates on the State’s Vaccine Program; Go to ny.gov/vaccinetracker Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on January 19th updated New Yorkers on the state’s vaccination program. To date, New York’s health care distribution sites have administered 79 percent of More »



Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal to Expand Home Ownership in Historically Redlined Communities to Bridge the Racial Wealth Gap as Part of the 2021 State of the State


Package of Reforms to Increase Access to Mortgages Loans for Low- and Moderate-Income Borrowers in Underserved Communities Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a targeted package of reforms aimed at increasing homeownership rates in communities that have been adversely impacted by redlining as part of the 2021 State of the State. The package will enable More »


Governor Cuomo Issues Letter to Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla asking to Directly Purchase COVID-19 Vaccines for New York State

Vaccine Demand Dramatically Outpaces Supply from Federal Government CDC Dramatically Expanded Eligibility for the Vaccine; More Than 7 Million New Yorkers Are Now Eligible for Small Number of Available Vaccines Click Here to View the Letter Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued a letter to Pfizer Chairman and CEO Dr. Albert Bourla asking for the More »


Governor Cuomo Provides January 17th Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

Additional Case of UK Variant in Westchester County Brings Total Cases to 18 8,771 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide 1,550 Patients in the ICU; 1,004 Intubated Statewide Positivity Rate is 5.61% 172 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. An More »


Town of DeWitt Man Arrested on Rape Charges

Town of DeWitt, New York – On January 11th, 2020, Detectives assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Abused Persons Unit assisted members of the DeWitt Police Department with a sex offense investigation that occurred at the Springfield Garden Apartment Complex. Detectives arrested Cornell Robinson, (59) of Caton Drive, DeWitt for Rape in the 1st degree, a More »


Governor Cuomo provides January 13th Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

Additional Cases of UK Variant Identified; 15 Total Known Cases Statewide 8,929 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide 1,501 Patients in the ICU; 924 Intubated Statewide Positivity Rate is 7.40% 165 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. Three additional cases More »