December 4, 2021

A brand new Stadium for Public Leadership Academy @ Fowler sits in the middle of this blighted S. Geddes St. Business District One of the city's Neighborhood...


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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...



Syracuse Surge Hosts First Information Session for Training Programs


The City of Syracuse, CenterState CEO, Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center, OCM BOCES and Onondaga Community College invite Syracuse city residents interested in a career in advanced manufacturing to attend the first information session for the Surge Advanced Manufacturing and Electrical Mechanical Technician training programs. The programs are two of several the partners launched in recent More »


Syracuse City School District to Host Community Job Fair on December 9th

The Syracuse City School District, along with community agencies, will host a job fair on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at PSLA at Fowler High School. A variety of SCSD positions are open for employment, including teachers, substitute teaching assistants, substitute clerical, food service helpers, bus attendants, school nurses, school recreation aides, school sentries, clerical and More »



Attorney General James’ Office of Special Investigation Releases Report on the Death of Tyler Green

On Friday December 3rd, New York Attorney General Letitia James’ Office of Special Investigation (OSI) released its report on the death of Tyler Green of Oneonta. Following a thorough and comprehensive investigation, OSI concluded that an officer from the Oneonta Police Department was justified in his use of force to prevent Mr. Green from killing More »



Syracuse Opera presents The Ballad of The Brown King


Syracuse Opera presents The Ballad of The Brown King by Harlem Renaissance composer Margaret Bonds and writer Langston Hughes.  The work tells the story of King Balthazar of the Magi. It first premiered in 1954. Bonds later orchestrated it and dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a performance in 1960. The Sumyracuae Opera performance takes place in Tucker Missionary Baptist More »


Mayor Walsh Announces Expansion of Supplemental Sidewalk Snow Removal Program


City reminds residents: property owners are still responsible for clearing snow from their sidewalks Syracuse, N.Y. – Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced plans for municipal snow removal on approximately 100 miles of city sidewalks this winter. The proposal, which more than doubles the size of the Supplemental Sidewalk Snow Removal Program, was authorized by the More »


Foreclosure Prevention Help for NYS Homeowners

The New York State Homeowner Assistance Fund (NYS HAF) is a federally funded program dedicated to assisting homeowners who are at risk of default, foreclosure, or displacement as result of a financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Homeowners that are behind on their housing bills can receive assistance like negotiating with their bank or More »


The Common Council Schedule December 6th -10th 2021

Meetings Scheduled in The Common Council Chambers December 6th, up to and Including December 10th, 2021 Monday, December 6th 12:00 p.m. Study Session 1:00 p.m. Common Council Session Tuesday, December 7th No Meetings Scheduled Wednesday, December 8th No Meetings Scheduled Thursday, December 9th 11:00 a.m. Standing Committee Meeting/ All Committees 1:00 p.m. Board of Zoning More »


Southside Residents Sankofa Tree Lighting Delivers Fun for All


Sankofa Tree Lighting December 3 at 6:30 PM Southside residents were treated to music & Community Youth dancers entertained a crowd of more than 100, Beauchamp library hosted the event coordinated by Common Councilor Latoya Allen. Common Council member, Chol Majok and family were also in attendance. Tasty snacks were provided by Common Council staff More »


Mayor Walsh Announces $1 Million In Lending Programs to Aid Syracuse City Small Businesses with Funds from The American Rescue Plan Act


Syracuse Economic Development Corporation will accept applications until Dec. 31 Syracuse, N.Y. – Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced the Syracuse Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) will open applications today for a minimum of $1 million as part of the first round of new small business lending programs funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The More »


Syracuse Pond Hockey Classic Returns on Jan. 29, 2022 with more Rinks and Expanded Field


Syracuse, N.Y. — The 2022 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 29. After a successful inaugural tournament in 2020, the tournament will expand this year to 16 teams competing on six rinks. The 2021 event was canceled due to More »


Governor Hochul Announces Three More Confirmed Covid-19 Omicron Variant Cases In New York State for a Total of Eight Cases


Discovery Reinforces Need for New Yorkers to Get Vaccinated, Get Boosted and Wear a Mask Rising Cases Continue to be Traced to Delta Variant (Dec.4) Governor Kathy Hochul announced the detection of three more confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant in New York State, for a total of eight confirmed cases. So far, the More »



Governor Hochul Provides December 5, 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress Combating COVID-19

122,518 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours          40 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Saturday        Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combating COVID-19. “With a new variant circulating in New York, the best way to stay safe this holiday season is by getting vaccinated and boosted,” Governor More »


Attorney General James Seeks Emergency Relief to Protect Rights and Safety of Amazon Workers

AG James Seeks Court-Appointed Monitor to Implement COVID-19 Safety Precautions at Staten Island Facility, Reinstatement of Employee Fired for Raising Safety Concerns to Management   New York – In continuing her efforts to protect workers during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, New York Attorney General Letitia James today filed a motion to seek a preliminary More »


JMA Wireless Job Fair @ Salt City Market

As the fastest growing wireless company, we’re proud to have our global headquarters right here in Central New York, and look forward to opening our brand new, state-of-the-art 5G technology center in downtown Syracuse in the new year. We’d love to again advertise with Urban CNY about the incredible opportunities on our team. We’re hiring More »



CNYRTA/Centro Announcement of Vacant Position Fleet Manager – Second Shift (Syracuse)

DEPARTMENT:  Maintenance, Central New York Regional Transportation Authority SALARY RANGE:  Grade 6 – $ 58,910-72,154 Note:  Starting salary is determined by evaluation of experience and qualifications for the position. JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for supervising personnel involved in diagnosing and correcting mechanical problems for the bus fleet.  Position is non-exempt.  MAJOR DUTIES:  Ensures More »



Statement from Governor Kathy Hochul on New COVID Variant

“We are closely monitoring the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529, also known as the Omicron variant. The Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center Laboratory will continue to actively monitor COVID-19 virus samples selected from throughout New York State to compare sequences and identify circulating and new variants. While we have not yet identified any Omicron cases, we are not surprised that new variants More »