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In 2021 State of the City address, Mayor recaps City’s challenges and continued momentum during pandemic

Walsh announces new career programs for youth in fire and policing and pledges to “keep positive change happening” on police reform Mayor unveils “SyracuseServes” program for veterans and their families in association with Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families Syracuse Mayor’s Office Provides the following assessment as Mayor Walsh recaps City’s challenges and More »

Meetings Scheduled in The Common Council Chambers January 18th up to and Including January 22nd

Please note all meetings originally scheduled to be held in the Common Council Chambers will now be held via WebEx. Please visit to access meeting links. Monday, January 18th City Hall Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tuesday, January 19th No Meetings Scheduled Wednesday, January 20th 1:00 p.m. Study Session WebEx More »

Crews Quickly Extinguish Fire in Vacant Structure on Syracuse’s North Side

Syracuse, N.Y. – At 3:57 P.M. crews were called to 638 East Division Street, between Lodi Street and Park Street, for a reported fire in a vacant structure.  Neighbors had called 911 after noticing smoke issuing from the single-story house. The house was in very poor condition, and crews spent several minutes removing boards from More »

New York State Announces Six-Month Increase in Food Benefits for New Yorkers

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Recipients Receive a 15-percent Boost in Benefits More Than $100 Million in Emergency Benefits Will Also Be Distributed This Month The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance today announced that New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive a 15-percent increase to their monthly More »

Town of DeWitt Man Arrested on Rape Charges

Town of DeWitt, New York – On January 11th, 2020, Detectives assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Abused Persons Unit assisted members of the DeWitt Police Department with a sex offense investigation that occurred at the Springfield Garden Apartment Complex. Detectives arrested Cornell Robinson, (59) of Caton Drive, DeWitt for Rape in the 1st degree, a More »

Attorney General James Files Lawsuit Against the NYPD for Excessive Use of Force

Landmark Lawsuit Outlines NYPD’s Use of Brutal Force Against Protesters and Pattern of False Arrests AG James Seeks Systemic Reforms at NYPD, Implementation of External Monitor to Oversee Changes New York – New York Attorney General Letitia James today filed a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and its leadership to end More »

Onondaga County January 13, 2021 COVID-19 Update Local Emergency Orders Extended

The information provided below is an update to the COVID-19 pandemic in Syracuse and Onondaga County. As required by law, Local Emergency Orders must be renewed by the County Executive. This action is preceded by an assessment of data as presented by county and regional health departments. Rates such as percentage within a given county More »