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Governor Cuomo Announces State will Withhold Funds for Localities and Schools in COVID-19 Cluster Zones that Fail to Enforce Public Health Law

Sends Letter Warning Local Governments in Cluster Zones That They Will Lose State Funding If They Fail to Enforce Gathering Limit and School Closure Rules Sends Separate Letter Warning Public and Private Schools in Cluster Zones That They Will Lose State Funding If They Do Not Comply with Closure and Testing Rules Positive Testing Rate More »

Syracuse University Native American, Indigenous Studies program director comments on planned Columbus statue removal

Today, Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced the Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Circle will be removed and relocated to a private site. Mayor Walsh says the fountain and monument in Columbus Circle will remain as a permanent memorial to Italian Americans. Scott Stevens is the director of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program and More »

“Columbus statue will be moved” Mayor Walsh Announces Path Forward for Columbus Circle

Walsh says fountain and monument will be used for permanent memorial to Italian Americans; Columbus statue will be moved to a private site to be determined Year-round education and learning site will address the consequences of colonialism while celebrating the contributions of the Onondagas, Black and Brown Americans, immigrants to America and New Americans Syracuse, More »

Roland Grimes Has Passed Away: Syracuse Loses a True Friend

Saddened to report the news of the passing of Roland Grimes, former Syracuse University Football player and a friend to the Syracuse Community. Most recently hosting, The Roland Grimes Sports & Entertainment Show online. Condolences to his family and many friends who will miss him sorely. His commitment to social justice was always front and More »

Customers to Oppose National Grid’s Rate Hikes and Climate Destruction at Public Hearing Wednesday

New data shows one in four households in the U.S. do not have enough food to eat, and utility customers in upstate New York are falling further behind on their energy bills. Meanwhile, the state’s moratorium on utility shut offs could expire as early as October 4. Nevertheless, the utility giant National Grid seeks to More »

State Assemblymember Pamela Hunter and others ‘Call on Governor to End Suspension of Drivers’ Licenses Over Traffic Fines and Fees’ 4 pm Today-City Hall Atrium

As COVID-19 Pandemic Continues to Create Financial Strain on Syracuse Families, Senator Kennedy, Assemblymember Hunter & NYCLU to Call on Governor to End Suspension of Drivers’ Licenses Over Traffic Fines and Fees Legislation Designed to End Law that Criminalizes Poverty and Unjustly Targets Low-Income and Minority Communities Awaits Governor’s Signature State Senator Tim Kennedy State More »