May 3, 2021

Syracuse, NY (April 29, 2021) – The Syracuse Cooperative Market has opened its second location, which will be downtown Syracuse’s only full-service grocery store....


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April 29, 2021

Albany, NY – Eva Williams, principal of Van Duyn Elementary School (VDES) in the Syracuse City School District (SCSD), has been selected as the 2021 New York State...



Syracuse Mayor Walsh, Wegmans and Destiny USA Teamed Up for Pop-Up Vaccination Site


Pop Up Site had special incentives for Destiny shoppers, designed to bring awareness to getting the Covid-19 Vaccine In the spacious Canyon area of Destiny USA made a special announcement in support of vaccines to fight COVID-19. To make vaccines more accessible to the community, Destiny USA partnered with New York State and Wegmans Pharmacy More »



Mayor Walsh Welcomes Children’s Book Author Anne Sibley O’brien to Syracuse Citywide Book Club Reading

Syracuse, N.Y. – Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh today welcomed children’s book author Anne Sibley O’Brien, the author of “I’m New Here,” as a guest of the 2021 Citywide Book Club. In the pre-recorded segment, Mayor Walsh introduces the author ahead of the reading with community reader Brent Sears of 41 Prospects. The segment will stream More »


Syracuse Firefighters Rescue Family Dog from House Fire


Syracuse, N.Y. – At 12:30 Tuesday afternoon May 4th, the Syracuse Fire Department was called to 309 Sand Street, between Marquette Street and Spencer Street, for a reported structure fire.  The first units were on scene in less than two minutes, and found thick black smoke issuing from the single story home.  Crews immediately forced More »



Governor Cuomo, Governor Murphy and Governor Lamont Announce Significant Easing of COVID-19 Pandemic Restrictions on Businesses, Gatherings and Venues


New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to Lift Most Industry Capacity Restrictions Beginning May 19 Given Vaccination Progress and COVID-19 Case Decline Business Capacity Limits to Be Replaced with Space Available to Maintain Six Feet of Social Distancing on May 19 in New York and New Jersey  Outdoor Social Gathering Limit Increases to 500 on More »




Office of Mental Health Vaccination Program in partnership with the Office of Addiction Services and Supports Has Administered 70,000 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to Clients and Staff

A significant milestone in the effort to remove barriers and vaccinate vulnerable New Yorkers A vaccination program developed and managed by the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) in partnership with the Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), has administered more than 70,000 COVID-19 vaccines to clients and staff of the two agencies, as More »


Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Expanded Use Authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

“Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to include people ages 12 to 15. This is an encouraging step in the ongoing battle against this global pandemic. “As we have with the authorization of each COVID-19 vaccine and subsequent changes, we will use science and data to More »


Senator May’s Bill to Create Public Eviction Database Passes Senate

Syracuse, NY – Today, Senator Rachel May (D-Onondaga, Madison, Oneida) is pleased to announce that her bill (S.6170) requiring the office of the inspector general to establish a publicly searchable database on eviction proceedings in the state has passed the Senate. The database shall include (but is not limited to) the following: the court index More »


Electricians Recruit Apprentices

Clay, NY (April 27, 2021) – The Central New York Electrical Training Alliance will conduct a recruitment from June 10, 2021 through June 9, 2022 for 40 Electrician apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today. Please note that the 40 openings listed for apprentices represent the total number for the Central, Finger More »


Alzheimer’s Association Education Programs Intended for Caregivers and Individuals Living with Dementia

Spring 2021 Caregiver Education Series – Alzheimer’s Association Central NY Chapter partnered with their sister chapters in New York to present a series of education programs and conferences, featuring expert speakers and engaging topics to education and empower caregivers. Learn more and register today. Call 800.272.3900 or click the program link to register and receive More »




Police Report Suspicious Death, Respond to Stabbing at Family Feud

Police Respond to Stabbing of Family Member During Dispute – On Saturday, May 8th, 2021, at around 11:06 P.M., Officers responded to the 100 block of Washington Square for a stabbing call. Upon arrival, Officers located Straughter Hosea, 40, male, who was stabbed in the arm and chest.  Hosea was transported to Upstate Hospital, where he is expected to survive. The investigation More »


urbancny.com Provides a Link to Onondaga County Employment Opportunities. See banner in Opportunity Section.

Urban CNY maintains a banner link above to Onondaga County Personnel section of the county’s website where employment opportunities are now posted on a regular basis. The link above will take you to the site where you can search for current listings. The following positions have been recently added to the database of Employment Opportunities More »


Senator Mannion Announces New Jobs Program to Bolster Professional Workforce that Cares for Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled New Yorkers

Senator Mannion secures $100K for AccessCNY and Onondaga County Community College pilot program to recruit and retain Direct Service Professionals (DSPs) NYS funding will support tuition credits, better salaries, mentoring, and paid internships Syracuse, NY – Senator John W. Mannion (D-Geddes) today announced a new jobs program that will bolster the professional workforce that cares More »


Governor Cuomo Provides May 9, 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Drops to 1.45%—Lowest Since October 28; 34 Straight Days of Decline Hospitalizations Drop to 2,024—Lowest Since November 15; Down 511 Over Past Week 7-Day Average Hospitalizations Drop to 2,339—Lowest Since November 21; 38 Straight Days of Decline ICU Patients Drop to 511—Lowest Since November 21 Intubations Drop to 317—Lowest Since More »


CenterState CEO: ‘Help Ignite Juneteenth in Syracuse and Celebrate Black-owned Businesses’

A new initiative launched by Syracuse Juneteenth and the City of Syracuse, with support from AT&T, will celebrate Black-owned entrepreneurs between now and Juneteenth. Juneteenth commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States, and each year, Syracuse hosts one of the largest Juneteenth festivals in the country. The celebration is our community’s way to More »