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Mayor Walsh Proposes Pandemic Relief for ShotSpotter Expansion and Taser/De-Escalation Program

Mayor asks Common Council to consider $725,000 on investments in public safety Provide training that emphasizes de-escalation techniques and effective responses to people with a range of mental health and disability conditions ARPA funds to outfit Syracuse police officers with tasers Syracuse, N.Y. – Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh is proposing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) More »

Mayor Ben Walsh, Syracuse Police, Syracuse PAL, and Visit Syracuse to Host US Conference of Mayors Baseball/Softball Clinic

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner, Syracuse Police Director of Community Engagement Jimmy Oliver, and Danny Liedka of Visit Syracuse will host a baseball/softball clinic as part of the US Conference of Mayor’s #PlayBall Initiative. The clinic will be run by Syracuse Police Athletic/Activities League’s and community volunteers for children ages 6 More »

Crime Blotter: September 12th Busy Day for Syracuse Police Department Multiple calls within Hours of Each other

Stabbing Call on Erie Blvd East – Sunday, September 12th, 2021, at around 5:28 A.M., Officers responded to the 400 block of Erie Boulevard East for a stabbing call. Upon arrival, Officers located a 22-year-old male who was stabbed in the midsection.  The victim was transported to Upstate Hospital, where he is expected to survive. More »

The Syracuse Poster Project marks its third decade with “Seven Syracuse Spirits”

With this year’s call, The Syracuse Poster Project introduced two new elements: a new theme and an expanded form of poetry The Syracuse Poster Project marks its third decade with an expanded call for poetry and art. The group now solicits poetry on a new theme “Seven Syracuse Spirits” and welcomes broader forms of poetry. More »

A Bridge Too Far: Using Harriet Tubman’s Legacy to Sell a Bridge to the Black Community

By Vernon Williams, Jr. As the current County Legislator for the 16th district, I understand what it means to listen to the concerns of constituents impacted most by the disastrous policies of the past. On I-81, my stance has always been clear because my constituents have always been clear. Removing the viaduct is the first More »

Mayor Ben Walsh and Chief Ken Buckner Joined Assemblywoman Pam Hunter to Receive State Assembly Funding for Syracuse PAL

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner, and Syracuse Police Director of Community Engagement Jimmy Oliver joined Assemblywoman Pam Hunter on the second level of Destiny USA at On the One DJ Studio for a check presentation to the Syracuse Police Athletic/Activities League from the New York State Assembly. On the One is More »

Small Business Assistance, Homeowner and Homebuyer Support, Water Infrastructure, and Fire Safety: Mayor Walsh Welcomes Common Council Action on Federal Pandemic Relief

Statement by Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh on Common Council approval Aug. 23 on approximately $23 million in American Rescue Plan Act expenditures “With action by the Common Council today, more help in responding to COVID-19 is on the way to Syracuse residents. My Administration will move forward on implementation of the third round of American More »

Jackie Warren-Moore: Losing A Local Cultural Icon

Jackie Warren-Moore, a poet, playwright, theatrical director and freelance writer, died August 20, 2021. You can’t pin just one label on her work, because she did so many things.  Warren-Moore was a Syracuse African-American cultural icon who with her work inspired many through her poetry, plays and activism. Jackie also was a contributing writer to More »