September 25, 2021

After canceling the fair in 2020,  the Westcott Street Cultural Fair (WSCF) will take place on Sunday, September 26, 2021, from Noon-6:30 p.m., along the 500 block...

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September 19, 2021

An Interview with Say Yes to Education Executive Director, Ahmeed Turner The 2020 graduation rate of Black, Latino and Asian students in the Syracuse City School...

In Preparation for Monday Vaccination Deadline, Governor Hochul Releases Comprehensive Plan to Address Preventable Health Care Staffing Shortage

Plan Includes Preparation of State of Emergency Declaration to Supplement Workforce Supply at Health Care Facilities Would Enable Qualified Health Care Professionals Licensed in Other States or Countries, Recent Graduates, Retired and Formerly Practicing Health Care Professionals to Practice in New York Other Options Include Deployment of Medically-Trained National Guard, Requesting Federal Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMATs), Working More »

Attorney General James Voices Concern to President Biden Over Treatment of Haitian Refugees at the Texas Border

Coalition of Attorneys General Call for Fair, Compassionate Treatment of Haitian Refugees Fleeing Crisis New York – New York Attorney General Letitia James joined a coalition of 17 attorneys general in sending a letter to President Joe Biden and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas expressing concern over the treatment of thousands of Haitian More »

Sports Complex- An Idea that Leverages our Location, but is it Proper Use of American Rescue Plan Funds?

The first thing heard when the sports complex was announced by Onondaga County Executive J. Ryan McMahon was, “This is a gift to the hotels north of the city”. Rapid assessments like this fail to include the reasoning for this approach to regional economic development. When I interviewed the County Executive months ago, he was More »

Governor Hochul Announces New Yorkers and Visitors Can Fish for Free on Saturday, Sept. 25

Anglers of All Abilities Encouraged to Cast a Line, Experience Benefits of Fishing on Annual Free Fishing Day Governor Kathy Hochul today announced New York’s fifth Free Fishing Day of the year is on Saturday, Sept. 25, coinciding with National Hunting and Fishing Day, which is celebrated annually to promote outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, More »

Syracuse University and The MEAC Sign Alliance Agreement

Contracts have already been signed between Syracuse and Morgan State in football (scheduled for 2029) and between Syracuse and Morgan State in women’s basketball (Nov. 17, 2021). Syracuse University and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) today announced they have signed a first-of-its-kind agreement, creating an alliance designed to connect institutions, students-athletes, staff and alumni. The More »

Democrats Outnumber Republicans 12-1 in CSEA Endorsements for County Legislature

Syracuse, NY-  Wednesday CSEA, the county employee union, announced their endorsements for the 2021 election which included seven of the Democratic challengers for County Legislature and four incumbents. Compared to 2019, three endorsements have flipped from Republican to Democratic challengers totaling 12 Democrats endorsed by the union and only one Republican. CSEA is one of More »

Senator May and Senator Mannion Send Letters to Governor Hochul and Van Duyn Administrators

Syracuse, NY – Yesterday, Senator Rachel May (D-Onondaga, Madison, Oneida) and Senator John W. Mannion (D-Onondaga, Cayuga) submitted letters to both Governor Kathy Hochul and the administrators of Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Syracuse. The letter to Governor Hochul requests her administration to take decisive action to address this ongoing crisis. The More »

Governor Hochul Announces Availability of $19 Million in Funding to Assist Addiction Support Workforce in New York State

Funding Was Awarded to NYS Through the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Governor Kathy Hochul on Friday September 24th, announced that New York State has secured $19 million in federal funding through the SAPT Block Grant program to support the addiction workforce in New York State. Prevention, treatment, and recovery providers certified by More »

Governor Hochul Provides September 24, 2021 Update to New Yorkers On State’s Progress Combating COVID-19

54,183 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours 27 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Thursday Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combating COVID-19. “We are continuing to closely watch the numbers in every corner of the state and are prepared to dispatch all necessary resources wherever we see a spike of new infections,” Governor More »

Governor Hochul Urges Parents to Make Sure Child Seats Are Secured During Passenger Safety Week

Announces Free Car Seat Checks Available During Child Passenger Safety Week Free Car Seat Fittings Offered at Nearly Two Dozen Locations Statewide to Help Ensure Safety Seats Fit Correctly and Are Installed Properly Free Fittings Offered by Appointment Year-Round Governor Kathy Hochul and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee today announced that free child car seat More »

JMA Wireless Teams Up with Syracuse EOC “Your Career Starts Today” Sept. 21,22 & 24

Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center will host a job fair, for individuals interested in applying for employment with JMA Wireless, on September 20, 21 and 24th 2021, at the SUNY Educational Opportunity Center. A disruptive force in the wireless industry, JMA is restoring U.S. leadership in wireless technology at a critical time in the transition to More »

Voices: Neighbors and Local Leaders Express Concern Regarding Proposed $25 Million Salina Sports Complex

“The ARF monies should be focused on recovering from this pandemic. There are people out there who need our help, and a sports complex is not going to provide any assistance.” Salina, NY — Onondaga County Legislature, District 5 candidate, Jana Rogers is a neighbor to the proposed $25 Million sports complex. After reviewing the More »

Governor Hochul Provides September 18, 2021 Update to New Yorkers On State’s Progress Combating COVID-19

58,712 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours  27 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Friday Governor Kathy Hochul updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combating COVID-19. “We are continuing to partner with localities and health providers to make sure the vaccine is accessible in every part of the state,” Governor Hochul said. “We know the vaccine works, and we know that by not More »

Rep. Katko Introduces Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Developers of the COVID-19 Vaccines, Including Researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University

Washington— U.S. Rep. John Katko (R, NY-24) today introduced the COVID-19 Vaccine Developers Gold Medal Act, bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would award the Congressional Gold Medal to the developers of the COVID-19 vaccines, including researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Rep. Katko introduced the bill alongside U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D, IL- 01). Companion legislation More »