November 24, 2014
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The City of Syracuse announced the lineup for its annual “Home for the Holidays” celebration. The event, which centers around the Clinton Square tree lighting...

Hit Broadway Musical Hairspray Starts Thanksgiving Weekend at Syracuse Stage


(Syracuse, NY)—Bubbling with joy and 60s era music and dance, Hairspray is the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. Tracy Turnblad is a teen whose life revolves around dancing on the Corny Collins TV show. Who knew that a teenybopper TV show could be a catalyst More »

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Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Thanksgiving

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“Thanksgiving is an opportunity to express appreciation for all that we hold dear – to gather with friends and family and celebrate life’s blessings. It is also an opportunity to recommit ourselves to giving back to those around us. “New Yorkers have always been known for generosity and selflessness in times of need. I saw More »

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City Announces Thanksgiving Closures


SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The City of Syracuse announced today that all administrative buildings, including City Hall and City Hall Commons, will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving. Trash pickup will be delayed one day, with Thursday’s trash being picked up on Friday and Friday’s trash being picked More »

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Hancock Field Air National Guard Base Airman Aid in Buffalo Snow Response

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HANCOCK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, SYRACUSE (11/21/2014)(readMedia)– Thirty Airmen from the 174th Attack Wing are on duty in the Buffalo area as part of the New York National Guard’s response to the heavy snows hitting Erie County. The Airmen from Hancock Field Air National Guard Base are part of a 500- Soldier and Airman More »

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Tobacco Kills Too Many Vulnerable New Yorkers ”The Great American Smokeout”

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Great American Smokeout Spotlights Pressing Need to Help those with Low Income, Less than High School Education or Poor Mental Health SYRACUSE, NY – The American Cancer Society, Great American Smokeout annually reminds us that quitting smoking is essential for good health, but the most at-risk populations in New York haven’t been able to quit More »

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Home for the Holidays, Antique Show and Many More, “Things to Do” in Syracuse and Central New York: November 23-December 31, 2014

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There are so many events that occur in Syracuse and Central New York it’s impossible to track them all. The following information has been submitted and/or gleaned from other published sources. If you have an event please use our online Contact Form to relay that information to Urban CNY. Question Bridge: The Work of Ellen More »

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National Action Network (NAN) Chapters to Meet at Federal Court Houses Across the Country When the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision is Announced

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November 19, 2014 (New York, NY)—In anticipation of the impending grand jury decision in Ferguson, MO, National Action Network (NAN) Chapters are encouraging community members to join them when it is announced. Regardless of what the decision is, NAN chapters in over 25 cities around the country will gather. If the decision is to indict More »

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Veteran’s Day: Honoring World War II Minority Veterans

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Latham and Tarbell Portrait Minority Wall Memorial at OnCenter America’s “Minorities” or people of color have fought and died in wars since our nation’s birth. There are hundreds of thousands who fought in WWII and other conflicts that never were recognized for their service. Therefore, the existence of the World War II Minority Veterans Wall More »

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Miner Announces Ten Syracuse Firefighters Will Deploy to Buffalo

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner announced today that, at the request of the New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES), ten firefighters from the City of Syracuse Department of Fire will be deployed to aid the ongoing recovery efforts following the recent storms which have dumped over 70 inches More »

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Tax Department’s Year-Round “Amnesty Program” Reaches Half Billion Dollars in Collections

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Voluntary Disclosure Program helps nearly 9,000 taxpayers get out from under the burden of old tax liabilities – while avoiding penalties and criminal prosecution The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance said today that a unique program aimed at helping delinquent taxpayers put their liabilities behind them has collected for the State $530 More »

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Hispanic Federation Statement on President Obama’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions

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President’s Action Break Status Quo, Provides Millions Relief of Deportation NEW YORK, NY – José Calderón, President of Hispanic Federation, released the following statement today after President Obama announced his plan for executive action on immigration. The President is expected to provide more details about Administrative Relief during a speech on Friday in Las Vegas, NV. More »

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Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner Announces Support for Executive Order on Immigration

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner announced today her support of President Barack Obama’s newly announced executive order to address the needs of millions of undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. “Last night we heard President Obama detail a plan which will make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans,” More »

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The Harvest Christian Center Opens November 15th

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Dear friends, We’re excited to announce that beginning November 15th we will move to our new facility located at 1640 South Ave in the beautiful Elmwood community of Syracuse New York’s South Side.  We are so grateful for the journey that we have embarked on over the last year.  God has proved himself faithful every step of the way! With our More »

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Talking Loud and Sayin’ Nothing

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 “Like a dull knife Just ain’t cutting Just talking loud Then saying nothing Just saying nothing Just saying nothing” – James Brown Suppose they held an election and nobody came? That’s what just happened, the election is over the votes are all tallied. Nationally, we had the lowest voter turnout since 1942. Prognosticators, pundits and More »

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City of Syracuse Announces Veterans Day Observance


SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The City of Syracuse announced that all administrative offices, including City Hall and City Hall Commons will be closed for Veterans Day.  Trash pickup will be on schedule. Parking pay stations and meters will be free. Share it now!

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Syracuse University Building Occupied by a Campus Group called “THE General Body”

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Protesters demands detailed in 43 Page Document. Former Syracuse Common Council President Bea Gonzales, is the Liaison between Students and the University. (For the latest News about THE General Body at Syracuse University and their protest click on links below) In case you haven’t noticed there are rumblings from the Syracuse University Hill and they More »

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