October 17, 2014
George W. Fowler High School

The Syracuse City School District and Onondaga County are jointly sponsoring the Syracuse Community Summit: Keeping Kids in School on Saturday, October 25, from 9:30...


City of Syracuse Roadwork Schedule For October 20—October 26

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The City of Syracuse today released its schedule of roadwork projects for the week of October 20 through October 26. For more information, including detailed maps of detours, residents are invited to visit the City of Syracuse roadwork webpage at www.syrgov.net/roadwork. Erie Blvd. West Bridge over Onondaga Creek. This City project will More »

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August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning Masterpiece The Piano Lesson Starts October 22

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“A play of magnificent confrontations.”—NEW YORK POST “Haunting as well as haunted.”—NEW YORK NEWSDAY (Syracuse, NY)—In August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece The Piano Lesson, the past threatens to pull apart brother and sister. Bernice treasures a one-of-a-kind piano, an heirloom with carved figures of their enslaved ancestors. Boy Willie suddenly arrives from the South determined More »

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Dunbar Center “The Progressive Core of Our Community!” Hosts Community Meeting “Tonight” Oct. 21, 2014

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Dunbar Center; has served generations of Syracuse residents from its humble beginnings as a “Settlement House” for new arrivals helping people with basic needs including social activities. Speak with anyone who’s been in Syracuse during Dunbar Center’s decades of service, they’ll recall good times and the recognition that most African-Americans received their introduction to Syracuse More »

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WANTED: Mercury Thermostats and Thermometers (reward for turning in mercury containing items)

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OCRRA and Covanta celebrate environmental milestone with $10 (Home Depot gift card) reward for residents who turn in mercury containing items     SYRACUSE, N.Y. (October 10, 2014) ‒ Mercury is a potent neurotoxin that can harm humans and wildlife if improperly handled. For many years, OCRRA and Covanta, the operator of the local Waste-to-Energy More »

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City of Syracuse Releases Roadwork Schedule for October 13—October 19

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The City of Syracuse today released its schedule of roadwork projects for the week of October 13 through October 19. For more information, including detailed maps of detours, residents are invited to visit the City of Syracuse roadwork webpage at www.syrgov.net/roadwork. Erie Blvd. West Bridge over Onondaga Creek. This City project will More »

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Miner, Valesky, Magnarelli Reopen Meachem Ice Rink

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After Four Months of Work, Construction of an Ice Mat Was Completed In Time for Hockey Season to Begin SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner, Senator David J. Valesky, and Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli today stood at Meachem Ice Rink to formally reopen it after four months of reconstruction made possible by state funding. As 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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Interstate 81 in Syracuse: What Are the Options?

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This information is from a summary produced by agencies studying how to proceed with the Interstate 81 Project, included are links to various reports issued by agencies whose responsibility it is to implement the many steps that must be followed prior to undertaking a project of this size and scope. Contrary to the original plan More »

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CEO Focus: Agriculture – The Resurgence of One of Our Oldest Industries

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Agriculture. It’s one of our region’s oldest and undeniably most important economic sectors. In 2012, agricultural production was worth more than $5.7 billion in New York State.  Of the state’s total land area 23 percent or 7 million acres are being used by 36,000 farms to produce a very diverse array of food products. Today, More »

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Department of Labor and Empire State Development Partner with Sutherland Global to Fill 200 New Positions in Syracuse

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Sutherland Global Services, a business process and technology management services provider based in Rochester, is partnering with the New York State Department of Labor and Empire State Development to hire for 200 new positions in Syracuse. Join hundreds of job seekers and representatives from Sutherland Global Services, the Department of Labor and Empire State Development. More »

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Sprinkler Fitters Recruit Apprentices

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Syracuse, NY (October 2, 2014) – The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Sprinkler Fitters, Local Union #669 (Central Region), will conduct a recruitment from November 3, 2014 through October 30, 2015 for five sprinkler fitter apprentices, State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera announced today. Applications may be obtained from the following locations from 8:00 More »

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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield fact sheet points to low vaccination rates and higher incidence of certain vaccine-preventable diseases in upstate New York

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  Upstate New York residents are more likely to contract certain vaccine-preventable illnesses and also develop the flu at twice the rate of other state residents, according to a new Excellus BlueCross BlueShield fact sheet. Of all upstate New York regions studied in the report, Central New York had the highest number of reported vaccine-preventable More »

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St. Joseph’s Provides Free Community Service

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SYRACUSE – Safe disposal of “sharps,” also known as needles, syringes and lancets, is a concern to all members of the Syracuse community.  St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center provides a convenient site for the safe disposal of sharps for people with medical conditions that require at-home, self-injections, through the free Residential Sharps Collection Program.  The More »

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October 2014 ArtRage Events

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Gifford “What If…” film – I Learn America Tuesday, October 7, 2014    6:30 – 8:30 pm doors open at 6:00 for light snacks Free to the Public   Gifford “What If…” film – I Learn America Directed by Jean-Michel Dissard & Gitte Peng(52min) ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Avenue @ N. Crouse, Syracuse   315-218-5711   www.artragegallery.org  The children More »

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State Reminds SSI Recipients of Changes Taking Effect October 1

Most Recipients to Begin Receiving Two Monthly Payments Instead of One The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) today reminded Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients that most will see a change in how they receive their monthly benefits beginning October 1, 2014. SSI provides financial support to eligible aged, blind or More »

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Mended Hearts Launches New Education Initiative on Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

Mended Hearts is pleased to announce a new patient education initiative on atrial fibrillation (AFib) and stroke.  This joint initiative between Mended Hearts and HeartCaring, a cardiovascular outreach program in local hospitals, will increase awareness and inspire action as consumers learn about atrial fibrillation and the resulting increased risk of AFib related stroke. Mended Hearts More »

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Laborers Recruit Apprentices

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East Syracuse, NY (September 16, 2014) – The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Construction and General Laborers, Local Union #633, will conduct a limited recruitment from October 15, 2014 through September 16, 2015 for 10 skilled construction craft laborer apprentices, State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera announced today. Applications may be obtained from Local More »

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Light Work Fall 2014 Exhibitions Reception

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      Join Light Work on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 5-7pm for a reception celebrating their Fall 2014 Exhibitions: Revive, featuring the work of Alison Rossiter, and the 2014 Light Work Grants in Photography,  featuring the work of Trevor Clement, Sebastian Collett, Dan Wetmore. Alison Rossiter will deliver a gallery talk at 6pm. The reception and gallery More »

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