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  • Mayor Walsh Launches Citywide Book Club Focused on Quality of Life

    Syracuse, N.Y. – Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh today announced the Syracuse Citywide Book Club series list for 2021. The Citywide Book Club began as a partnership with community agencies in 2018 to encourage literacy and civic engagement on social and civic issues. The Citywide Book Club begins this month in April and continues through October. More »

    New York State Announces Launch of ‘Excelsior Pass’ to Help Fast-Track Reopening of Businesses ad Entertainment Venues Statewide

    Digital Pass Offers Free, Voluntary Way to Share COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test Status in Accordance with New York State Guidelines Proven, Secure Technology Developed in Partnership with IBM Following Successful Pilot As Part of Initial Launch, Excelsior Pass Can Be Used by Participating New Yorkers at Theaters, Major Stadiums and Arenas, Weddings Receptions, Catered More »

    Mayor Walsh Announces Next Wave of Enforcement Actions Against Owner of Skyline Apartments

    Walsh issues Notice of Nuisance Abatement to address immediate public safety issues; takes action in Supreme Court to enforce code violations; and, declares property unfit to withhold publicly-funded rent payments  City’s actions are structured to prevent tenant disruption at the 365-unit apartment complex  while holding Green National fully accountable Syracuse, N.Y. – Syracuse Mayor Ben More »

    “Syracuse Police Reform & Reinvention Plan” is Approved by the Common Council: Mayor and Police Chief Respond

    Statement by Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh and Chief Kenton Buckner on the Common Council’s approval of the Syracuse Police Reform & Reinvention Plan Commitment by the Syracuse Common Council, Mayor Walsh and the Syracuse Police Department to implement substantive change that is transparent and accountable to the people of Syracuse  The voluminous 261-page report includes More »

    Attorney General James Makes Appointments to Lead Investigation Into Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Governor Cuomo

    Taps Former U.S. Attorney for SDNY Joon H. Kim, Employment Discrimination Attorney Anne L. Clark New York – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced the appointment of former Acting U.S Attorney for the Southern District of New York Joon H. Kim and employment discrimination attorney Anne L. Clark as the two attorneys who More »

    Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh Launches Reelection Campaign with Independence Party Endorsement

    As major party candidates begin petition drives today, Walsh reminds supporters to “save their signatures” for when his independent campaign can begin carrying petitions on April 13 Syracuse, N.Y. – Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh officially launched his campaign for a second term with the announcement of a key endorsement from the Independence Party of New More »

    Attorney General James Calls for Official Referral from Governor Cuomo to Investigate Allegations of Sexual Harassment

    New York – New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement calling for a referral from Governor Andrew Cuomo to investigate allegations of sexual harassment: “Allegations of sexual harassment should always be taken seriously. There must be a truly independent investigation to thoroughly review these troubling allegations against the governor, and I More »

    Syracuse University Holds Inaugural Racial Equity Academic Symposium Feb. 22-27

    Weeklong event raises critical issues regarding racial equity and its impact on Black individuals Feb. 16, 2021—Syracuse University will hold its inaugural Racial Equity Academic Symposium from Feb. 22-27. The symposium will be held virtually and will include a full schedule of events, including student and faculty scholarly research and creative works presentations, performances, events, More »