November 25, 2022

"I live here and I'm sick of people personally, that don't live here, that are making decisions about where I live, and how I live." Tara Harris, a long time SHA...


Urban CNY Excellence
November 14, 2022

For four days a week, Dave Sawyer spends his mornings in the garden he has been carefully cultivating for several years. Then, right on schedule, the teenagers...




Black Artist Collective Hosts Snowmies: Holiday Market


Syracuse, NY — Get Gifting with the Black Artist Collective! The Black Artist Collective (BAC) will host a Snowmies Holiday Market on Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 1-day event features crafters, creatives, and Black-owned businesses and allies with great gifting options for family and friends this holiday season! The More »


Adapt CNY Opens City Flag Redesign Submission Window

Syracuse, N.Y. – Adapt CNY is now accepting submissions from the public for a new city flag design. Members of the public are encouraged to submit designs to the Flag Redesign Committee, which can be done electronically at syracuseflag.com. Paper submission forms will be available at libraries, community centers, and other civic spaces throughout the More »



City of Syracuse Files Motion to Join State Defense of Lawsuit Blocking Interstate 81 Project


Mayor Walsh says focus should be on “proceeding with the project for the benefit of the City and its residents – not impeding progress” Syracuse, N.Y. – Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced the City of Syracuse is seeking to join New York State’s defense of a lawsuit blocking the Interstate 81 viaduct project. City lawyers More »


Mayor Walsh Announces Plans For 2022 “Home For The Holidays” Tree Lighting Celebration


Syracuse, N.Y. – As the assembly of the Clinton Square Christmas tree begins, Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced plans today for the in-person “Home for the Holidays” Tree Lighting celebration on Friday, Nov. 25 at 6:00 p.m. in Clinton Square.  The 42-foot-tall tree in the heart of downtown Syracuse will remain the focal point of More »


Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Allow Collegiate Student Athletes to Receive Compensation for Endorsements and Athletic Participation


Legislation (S.5891-F/A.5115-E) Allows Collegiate Student Athletes to Receive Compensation for Use of Name, Image, or Likeness and To Be Represented by an Attorney or Agent Governor Hochul today signed legislation (S.5891-F/A.5115-E) that allows New York collegiate student athletes to receive compensation for their name, image, or likeness without the risk of forfeiting their scholarships or More »


State Supreme Court Preliminary Injunction on Interstate 81 Viaduct Project, Mayor Walsh Says I-81 Ruling Is “Another Unnecessary Delay to Progress” and “Risks a Setback to Local People Who Need Jobs and Opportunity”


Statement by Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh on State Supreme Court Preliminary Injunction on Interstate 81 Viaduct Project:  “The preliminary injunction is another unnecessary delay to progress on the Interstate 81 project. It risks a setback to local people who need the jobs and opportunity that the $2 billion-plus infrastructure investment will create. The project has More »


November’s Police Crime Blotter

Shots Fired Reported on Glenwood Ave. – Friday, November 18th, 2022, at around 2:09 P.M., Officers responded to 715 Glenwood Avenue for a shots fired call. Upon arrival, officers found evidence of shots fired, and multiple casings were on the scene. A vehicle was also found to be struck by gunfire. No injuries were reported. More »


TSA to hold two-day hiring event to recruit officers to work at Syracuse Hancock International Airport


TSA offering a $1,000 hiring bonus Syracuse, N.Y. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is conducting a two-day hiring event on Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10, for individuals who are interested in becoming TSA officers to work at Syracuse Hancock International Airport. Individuals will be able to start the application process during this More »


Governor Hochul Announces Justice E. Jeannette Ogden Appointed to The New York State Appellate Division, Fourth Department

Governor Kathy Hochul on Wednesday November 30th announced her appointment of Justice E. Jeannette Ogden to the New York State Appellate Division’s Fourth Judicial Department, which serves Central and Western New York. “For nearly 30 years, Justice E. Jeannette Ogden has served as a fair and impartial jurist, upholding the rule of law for the More »


Governor Hochul Announces Launch of Holiday Toy, Coat and School Supply Drive To Benefit New Yorkers In Need


Statewide Drive Begins December 1  Shipped Packages Accepted at Empire State Plaza  Toy Drive Flyer Available Here Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that New York’s annual statewide holiday donation drive to benefit families in need across New York will begin on December 1, 2022. Donations of new unwrapped toys, coats and school supplies are being sought to assist community-based organizations during More »


Statement From Governor Kathy Hochul on Election of Hakeem Jeffries to House Democratic Leadership

“There is no better advocate for our Democratic values than Brooklyn’s own Representative Hakeem Jeffries. From his time in the State Assembly to his current tenure in Congress, Representative Jeffries has been fighting for the people — for our democracy, for public safety, for criminal justice reform, and for the communities he serves. I congratulate More »


New York State Inspector General Report Finds Persistent Racial Disparities in Discipline within New York State Prisons

New York, NY – New York State Inspector General Lucy Lang today published the results of a long-term analysis of the administration of discipline in the State’s Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) – a system which currently incarcerates approximately 30,000 people across the State.  Noting the persistence of disparate treatment of Black and More »


Governor Hochul Issues Proclamation Recognizing World Aids Day On December 1 In New York State

State Landmarks and Bridges Illuminated in Red Honoring World AIDS Day State Department of Health Releases HIV/AIDS Annual Surveillance Report Showing Progress to Reduce HIV Infections; Continued Need for Equitable Care Newly Diagnosed HIV Infections Have Decreased 37 Percent Since 2014 Read Proclamation Here Governor Kathy Hochul issued a proclamation recognizing World AIDS Day in More »


Deputies Identify Victim in Fatal Town of Clay Accident

Town of Clay, New York – The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate an accident involving a vehicle that struck a pedestrian on Oswego Road near Long Branch Road in the Town of Clay. Yesterday evening at approximately 5:18 P.M., Sheriff’s Deputies along with rescue personnel from the Moyers Corners Fire Department and NOVA More »


47th Annual Great NYS Model Train Show Delivers!


The Great NYS Model Train Show filled the Exposition Center with hobbyists of all ages 47th Annual Great NYS Model Train Show. The oldest and largest Model Train show and sale in New York State featuring over 25 operating train layouts, 300+ vendor tables and a miniature children’s train ride! Held at the NYS Fairgrounds More »




Historic Hiawatha Lake to Host Third Syracuse Pond Hockey Classic on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023

Vinny Lobdell and Family support community as presenting sponsor One-day event benefits St. Baldrick’s Foundation/Luke’s Army Pediatric Cancer Research Fund Syracuse, N.Y. — The 2023 Syracuse Pond Hockey Classic, a one-day outdoor hockey tournament on scenic Hiawatha Lake in the City of Syracuse, will take place on Saturday, January 28. The tournament returns for its More »


National Grid Donates $6 Million in Financial Assistance to Support Economically Vulnerable New York Customers


New programs are the first in the state to assist low-to-moderate-income households struggling to pay energy bills and facing food insecurity National Grid is kicking off its annual Season of Giving by donating $6 million to further support New York customers who are struggling to make ends meet this winter. The funds will be used More »