September 23, 2014
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Our story begins in 1948 with the passage of the Federal Highway Act which eventually would become our Interstate Highway system.  The Central New York region would...

Light Work Fall 2014 Exhibitions Reception


      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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Mayor Vetoes Tax Trust Legislation with Landlord Loophole

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Miner Vetoes Council Legislation alleging It “Reopens The Door For Absentee Landlords To Continue Flipping Properties To Avoid Paying Full Taxes” SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner announced that she vetoed legislation passed last week by the Common Council that would reopen a loophole used by absentee landlords to get into long term payment More »

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City of Syracuse Releases Roadwork Schedule for September 22 – September 28


SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The City of Syracuse today released its schedule of roadwork projects for the week of September 22 through September 28. For more information, including detailed maps of detours, residents are invited to visit the City of Syracuse roadwork webpage at Erie Blvd. West Bridge over Onondaga Creek. This City project will More »

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New Yorkers Receiving SNAP and Temporary Assistance Are Urged to Plan Ahead This Weekend as Benefits Will Be Unavailable for a Short Period

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Benefits Will Be Unavailable for a Short Period All efforts being made to minimize impact to recipients  (Note: The system went back online at 3:30 p.m. September 22nd ahead of their announced 5:00 p.m. deadline) The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) has alerted Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients and More »

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Syracuse City School District Begins Classes for 2014/15

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All over the city you could hear the sounds of children returning to school.  This year the Syracuse City School District is embarking on several initiatives designed to comply with mandated changes. Schools are being re-branded and re-staffed as Syracuse struggles with several schools being cited by New York State as under performing. As a result changes are taking place at many SCSD facilities. There is no more Fowler High School it is now,” Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler”  other changes include the new Syracuse Latin School that shares space with Hughes Elementary. Superintendent Contreras, Mayor Miner and Board of Education President Mignano opened the 2014-15 school year by visiting Hughes Elementary and The Syracuse Latin School.

Syracuse Latin is one of three new schools opening this year in the Syracuse City School District. It is a gifted and talented school that offers high quality options for students through accelerated instructional programs and a challenging liberal arts program. Delaware Primary and the Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler are the other two new schools opening in 2014-15.


Syracuse City School District Superintendent Sharon Contreras, center, taken on a tour of the on the first day of classes ever held at the Syracuse Latin School. Tazhere Lawson, left, and Orendez Walls were shown examples of Arabic writing by Arabic language teacher Abdulilah M Al Dubai, right. Photo by John Berry




Syracuse City School District Superintendent Sharon Contreras visited a kindergarten class at the Syracuse Latin School at the end of breakfast on the first day of classes for the program that shares space with the Hughes Elementary School.  Photo by John Berry



“Hughes Elementary School First Day of School”

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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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The New York Bar Foundation Seeks Grant Applications

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ALBANY, NY (09/11/2014)(readMedia)– The New York Bar Foundation is currently accepting applications for its upcoming grant cycle. The Foundation’s grant program assists non-profit organizations with law-related projects that: facilitate the delivery of legal services to those in need; improve the justice system and the law; enhance professional competence and ethics; and increase public understanding of More »

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Miner Submits Public Comment to NYSDOT about Future of Route 81

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Miner Submits Letter to NYSDOT on Final Day of Public Comment Period, Urging NYSDOT to Focus on Livability and Directives from Syracuse Comprehensive Plan Miner Also Supports Removing Stacked Viaduct, Tunnel, Depressed Highway, and Rehabilitation Options from Consideration  SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner submitted a letter September 2, 2014 to the New York More »

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A.G. Schneiderman Statement on CVS’ Decision to Stop Selling Tobacco Products


Attorney General Renews Calls for Other Major Pharmacies to Pull Tobacco Products from Shelves Schneiderman: As Pharmacies Increasingly Market Themselves as a Source for Community Health Care, They Send a Mixed Message by Continuing To Sell Deadly Tobacco Products NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released the following statement on the decision by CVS More »

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ArtRage Gallery September Events

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505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse, New York    315-218-5711 Hours: W, Th, F 2-7pm & Sat. 12-4pm  ArtRageous art for peace & social justice ArtRage is handicapped accessible Off street parking at 408 & 414 Lodi Street Saturday, September 6, 2014    2 – 4pm    Free to the Public Artist Talk with Mollie Kellogg and Steven D. More »

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Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Has Region-wide Impact


by Robert M. Simpson CenterState CEO President & CEO This week, joined by our partners at the Preservation League of New York State, Hotel Syracuse developer Ed Riley, and Congressman Daniel Maffei, we highlighted one of our region’s most effective economic development incentives – the federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit. This tax credit is the More »

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