August 27, 2015
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This year’s edition of The Great New York State Fair offers something for everyone especially in 2015. After years of acts that appealed to an older demographic,...


Book Bag Drive Hosted By The Syracuse Student African American Society & Kappa Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

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Syracuse, NY– The Syracuse Chapter of the Student African American Society in conjunction with the Kappa Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. are hosting their first annual Back-to-School Book Bag Drive. The student-run organizations, headed by David L. Jackson, have jointly acquired 144 book bags and have been canvassing the Syracuse University community for More »

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

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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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City of Syracuse Announces Labor Day Observance

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SYRACUSE, N.Y.—The City of Syracuse announced today that all administrative buildings, including City Hall and City Commons will be closed Monday, September 7, 2015 in observance of Labor Day. Trash pickup will be one day late following Labor Day.  Metered parking will be free on Monday, September 7. Share it now!

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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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New Mobile App and Refreshed Website Launched for The Great New York State Fair

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a brand new mobile app and updated website for the Great New York State Fair, which runs daily through September 7. These new tools will allow users to purchase tickets online, create a custom schedule with reminders for events throughout the day, and features a GPS-enabled map that allows visitors More »

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New York State Fair “2015 Pan-African Village Stage” Schedule

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Located between the Center of Progress Building and the Art and Home Center, you can come of the Pan African Village to learn about New York’s African-American history while you listen to music with African roots, taste African and Caribbean inspired food in the food court sponsored by Total Care, sip southern-style lemonade and browse More »

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FREE September Classes – Institute for Caregivers (I Care) Onondaga County Department of Adult & Long Term Care

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Through education and training, the Institute for Caregivers (I Care) supports and empowers individuals caring for older persons. This mission is met by providing these persons with the information and skills they need to make wise decisions regarding their own needs and the ever-changing needs of the older person. The Institute provides education and training More »

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Public Hearings Announced for SCSD Schools Entering Receivership

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Eighteen schools in the Syracuse City School District have been placed in “receivership” status by the New York State Department of Education. This designation means that for these schools, the 2015-2016 school year will include changes in school operations and other efforts to improve school performance. To ensure that parents are fully informed about the More »

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City Announces Charges Filed Against Rochester Woman Dumping Televisions on Steuben Street

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Miner Administration Cracks Down on Illegal Dumping—A Serious Quality of Life Concern in Neighborhoods Across the City of Syracuse Miner: We Need to Send a Strong message to those who are leaving garbage on our streets: it will not Be tolerated in the City of Syracuse SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner announced today 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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Small Business Development Center at Onondaga Community College New Fall classes

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The SBDC provides free and confidential advisement to start-up and existing businesses. Introduction to Small Business Start-up will now be a “Lunch & Learn”. Feel free to bring a bag lunch and learn what it takes to start your small business. The class covers legalities, business planning, financing, marketing and the realities of small business 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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Gospel Music Workshop (GMWA) 2015 “Rocked”

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The 47th Annual National Convention was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 25-August 1, 2015. Thousands were in attendance attending workshops, nightly musicals, classes galore, showcases and networking with the gospel music industry.  The GMWA was founded by the late Rev. James Cleveland.  His vision and mission was to provide ha a platform where fledgling More »

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Greater Syracuse Labor Council, AFL-CIO Endorsements

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The following candidates have been endorsed by the Greater Syracuse Labor Council, AFL-CIO       Helen Hudson, Syracuse Common Council At Large Marty Masterpole, Syracuse City Auditor Chad Ryan, Common Council District 2 Susan Boyle, Common Council District 3 Ed Szczesniak, County Leg District 3 Pat Foster, County Leg District 4 Susan Scheuerman, County More »

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Governor Cuomo Announces End-of-Summer “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Crackdown on Impaired Driving

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Average blood-alcohol content of motorists caught driving while impaired statewide more than .14—nearly twice the legal limit Governor Andrew M. Cuomo directed New York State Police to ramp up enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on impaired driving. The 20-day campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from Aug. 21 to Sept. More »

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Miner Joins Building America’s Future, Coalition of Elected Officials Advocating for New Infrastrcutre Investment

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Building America’s Future, Chaired by Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, and Former P.A. Governor Ed Rendell, is Made Up of a Bi-Partisan Group of Elected Officials Across the Nation   Miner: I’m Pleased to Join Over 150 Officials Who Know The Foundation to Economic Growth and a High Quality of More »

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Governor Cuomo Announces $2.5 Million for Legal Support Services for Individuals and Families Living with HIV

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo  announced support and protections for HIV-positive individuals and their families through $2.5 million in grants awarded to 11 organizations across the state which provide these individuals with access to various legal services. “Our administration is committed to ending the AIDS epidemic in New York – and today, we are continuing to More »

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How Voting is Like Going to Sears or Kmart

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We’re rightfully hand wringing over low voter turnout numbers in New York State. Regardless of our fixation on national politics, nothing has greater impact on our daily lives than the local voting machine. Garbage collection, street repair, funding of our failing schools, economic development policy, and this list goes on and on. But many people, More »

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SUM ART: Summer Pop Up Gallery

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Don’t miss the reception for “SUM ART: Summer Pop Up Gallery” next Thursday from 6-9pm. A collaboration of 40 Below’s Public Art Task Force and Point of Contact Gallery, “SUM ART” features work from 30 local CNY artists. The reception will be held on August 20th from 6-9pm at Point of Contact Gallery located at 350 West Fayette Street. Free More »

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