April 13, 2015
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo highlighted the major investments for Upstate New York included in the 2015-16 Budget Agreement: “With this budget, we are making the...

Onondaga County Office for Aging offering May 2015 FREE Classes – Institute for Caregivers (ICare)

Lisa D. Alford, Executive Director Onondaga County Office for Aging announced the May 2015 FREE (Open to the Public) Class List for those who care for older or disabled persons: Changes As We Age May 7       5:30 – 7:00 pm Manlius Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Avenue, Manlius. Where Else Can You Live More »

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Jubilee Homes Entrepreneur Workshop Series Kick off- 1st workshop -Is it time to start a business?

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On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015, Jubilee Homes will kick off its Entrepreneur Workshop series with its first workshop, Is it time to start a business? This two day workshop will help individuals to determine if they are ready to start a business and what they need to have a chance at operating a successful business.     More »

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Other Desert Cities

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“Smart, juicy, gorgeously written.”—Newsday “Richly enjoyable new play for grown-ups.”—The New York Times Set in Palm Springs over Christmas weekend, Other Desert Cities centers on the powerful Wyeth family. Patriarch Lyman, an actor-turned-ambassador during the Reagan administration, and matriarch Polly, a former screenwriter, are set to celebrate the holidays with their adult children. Without informing More »

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Onondaga Community College Named a “Green College” by the Princeton Review

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The prestigious Princeton Review has awarded Onondaga Community College “Green College” status for its commitment to environmental responsibility. A total of 861 colleges applied for the classification. OCC was one of only 353 selected. While reviewing and evaluating OCC’s dedication to sustainability it highlighted the following “green facts:”   Available transportation alternatives. 100% new construction More »

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Miner Endorses Hillary Clinton for President of the United States

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Miner: Hillary Clinton is the Best Candidate to be President of the United States SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner announced today her endorsement of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for President of the United States. “From canvassing for the Children’s Defense Fund to creating the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Hillary Clinton has spent her life More »

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HESC’s College Financial Aid Award Letter Comparison Tool Gets Students, Families to the Bottom Line Costs

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Students receiving their college financial aid award letters can compare differences, calculate net costs and estimate total cost of college education, including student loan repayment scenarios College acceptance letters are arriving to excited college-bound students almost daily and financial aid award letters follow right behind. The award letter contains important information about the financial aid More »

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Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 115,000 Positions Available on Jobs Express Website

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that more than 115,000 available jobs, a new record high, are now listed on the Jobs Express website (www.jobs.ny.gov). The site sorts thousands of jobs by region and occupation, and also allows users to search jobs based on zip code and travel distance. There is also a one-stop-shop website that More »

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10th Annual Cora A. Thomas, Gospel Extravaganza Rescheduled for April 19th

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National Recording Artist Fred Hammond will be in a spectacular gospel extravaganza with Syracuse University’s Office  of Multicultural Affairs, 10th Annual Cora A. Thomas Gospel Extravaganza on Sunday, April 19th  at Bethany Baptist Church 4:30pm for OMA’s Black History Month. The event had been postponed in February, due to Weather. (Click on poster below to More »

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Miner Releases City Budget for 2015-2016

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Savings Now Being Realized Because of Miner’s Choice Not to Participate In NYS Pension Rate Stabilization Program Miner’s Budget Will Not Include Increases in Taxes, Water or Sewer Rates Miner: This budget makes responsible decisions and prioritizes innovation to ensure we are a twenty first century city on the move SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie More »

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Katko, Magnarelli Partner to Strengthen Pediatric Mental Health Care in Central New York

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Federal and State Partnership Seeks to Increase Awareness, Provide Greater Access to Care   SYRACUSE, NY – U.S. Congressman John Katko (NY-24) and New York State Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli (129th District) today announced the creation of a six-month task force to address gaps in pediatric mental health care in Central New York. Central New More »

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Syracuse Stage Announces 2015/16 Season

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(Syracuse, NY)—The 2015/16 Season at Syracuse Stage is bookended with comedies. Opening the season in October is Steve Martin’s farcical romp The Underpants. The season will close in May 2016 with a brand new madcap comedy spoof of Sherlock Holmes’ most famous case in Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: a Sherlock Holmes Mystery. For the holidays there More »

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Snow, Trash, Jobs and Raising Test Scores

This winter was particularly harsh. Cold temperatures, snow piled up on our streets as the Department of Public Works had to struggle with wind chill and multiple snow events. Our sidewalks virtually disappeared for months. Chatter online was focused on our commercial neighborhood centers and the responsibility of property owners to clean their sidewalks. Unfortunately, More »

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Highlights of 2015-16 Budget Agreement for Upstate New York Communities

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo highlighted the major investments for Upstate New York included in the 2015-16 Budget Agreement: “With this budget, we are making the single largest investment in Upstate New York in a generation,” Governor Cuomo said. “From creating jobs and strengthening our infrastructure to investing in farms, hospitals and broadband access, this budget More »

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Institute for Caregivers (ICare) – April 2015 FREE Classes


Onondaga County Executive Joanne M. Mahoney and Lisa D. Alford, Executive Director Onondaga County Office for Aging announce the April 2015 FREE Class List for Caregivers:        April 2015(ICare) FREE Class Schedule Fall Prevention. Why Should You Care? April 2                                                                                   5:30-7:00 pm Manlius Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Avenue, Manlius 13104This class provides More »

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Syracuse Press Club’s 37th annual Scholarship and Professional Recognition Awards “Finalists” Announced

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The Syracuse Press Club will honor contest winners and local journalists receiving special club awards for Best Newcomer, Professional Standards, and Best News Source. SPC will also be adding a well-deserving journalist to their Wall of Distinction. Those winners will be announced soon. The Syracuse Press Club’s 37th annual Scholarship and Professional Recognition Awards Dinner will be held May More »

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NYS Economy Adds 16,400 Private Sector Jobs in February 2015, Reaches All-Time Employment High of 7.75 Million

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In February 2015, New York State’s private sector job count increased by 16,400, or 0.2 percent, to 7,751,400, reaching a new all-time high. Since the beginning of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration, the state’s economy has added 641,100 private sector jobs and experienced employment growth in 44 of the past 50 months. The statewide unemployment More »

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