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  • Jubilee Homes to Update Community on Plans for the South Ave. Corridor and Beyond

    Since 2018 Jubilee Homes has envisioned an Economic Development Project that will impact the South and West Sides in our City of Syracuse. The organization worked with the City Industrial Development Agency to complete a feasibility Study of impact.  Jubilee Homes consulted the community, soliciting their opinions on what to do within the area. Previously, More »

    2022 Dream Summit & The Dream Gala: Soledad O’Brien, Jamele Hill, among keynotes heading to Central New York for 2nd Annual Summit (August 27th & 28th)

    Soledad O’Brien, Jamele Hill, among keynotes heading to Central New York for 2nd annual summit to celebrate minority business owners for a weekend of unity, elegance, empowerment, and social consciousness (August 27th & 28th). Syracuse, NY (August 10, 2022) – Hundreds of minority business owners and partners are expected to attend one of the largest More »

    A Review of Onondaga County’s Plan for Spending 89 Million in American Rescue Funds: An Interview with Onondaga County Executive J. Ryan McMahon – Part 2

    Taking a look at Onondaga County’s American Rescue Plan Fund spending. This fund is designed to address concerns of those who demanded more attention to Human Service needs. A Lacrosse themed Sports complex, White Pines land purchases are among the projects Onondaga County has chosen to support with American Rescue Plan dollars. The recent heated More »

    Governor Hochul Marks Completion on First Phase of JMA Wireless’ $100 Million 5G Manufacturing Campus and New Global Headquarters in Syracuse

    Global Leader in Wireless Technology Officially Opens Factory of the Future and Only U.S.-Owned 5G Campus in the United States; Commits to Creating More Than 200 New Jobs Hochul: “I want other companies to see that this is a rebirth of manufacturing, a rebirth of upstate manufacturing. So, this is even bigger than the jobs created here, making More »

    The Interview: Part 1- Onondaga County Executive J. Ryan McMahon and the Inner Harbor Aquarium Proposal

    I took the opportunity to speak with Onondaga County Executive J. Ryan McMahon about the proposed Aquarium at Syracuse’s Inner Harbor. The 84-million-dollar price tag for the project has been a conversation starter, to say the least. The proposal has been controversial from the start as advocates for the poor have stated their opposition to More »

    County Legislator Charles Garland Secures Commitment Supporting Various Southside initiatives from Onondaga County Executive J. Ryan McMahon

    When Onondaga County Legislator Charles Garland 16th District was sworn in, the newly minted Legislator hit the ground running. There are many issues facing the 16th Legislative District which he represents. From the beginning he pledged to work on behalf of the people living in the 16th District. Already, he’s informing his constituents of meetings, More »

    51st Annual AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival Kicks Off, Showcasing the Talents of 130+ Artists, Craftspeople & Entertainers

    This Weekend Around Columbus Circle & Surrounding Streets Friday, July 29: 10 am – 6 pm; Saturday, July 30 & Sunday, July 31: 10 am – 5 pm Syracuse, NY – This weekend, nearly 40,000 visitors are expected to visit Columbus Circle and surrounding streets for the 51st annual AmeriCU Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival, More »

    Onondaga County Legislator Mary Kuhn Hosts “No Aquarium” Protest Event – video

    Onondaga County 7th District Legislator Mary Kuhn, on July 25th at 12 noon, held what was billed as a “No Aquarium” protest and press conference. According to Kuhn,” Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon continues his curiously persistent campaign to lobby politicians for support for his Aquarium. It is expected to be considered at a Legislature More »

    Salt City Market’s Start It: A Twelve Week Business Development Class (An Urban CNY Video)

    Salt City Market has announced their upcoming Start It for Food Businesses. If you’ve dreamed of owning or growing a food business – or even owning a stall in Salt City Market  – this is your chance! Salt City Market’s Start It for Food Businesses, is a twelve-week business development class. Space is limited to More »

    County Executive McMahon Announces Final Executed Contract with OHB Redev to Begin Work on District East

    Residential, Medical, Commercial, Retail, and Mixed-Use Uses Proposed for Former Shoppingtown Site Project Creates New Jobs while Driving Sales Tax Revenue Syracuse N.Y. – Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon today announced that a formal contract has been executed with OHB Redev which will allow for the redevelopment of the former Shoppingtown Mall site to move More »