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Rep. Katko Introduces Legislation to Renew Federal Funding for Central New York Police Departments

Washington – U.S. Rep. John Katko (R, NY-24) today introduced the COPS on the Beat Grant Program Reauthorization and Parity Act. This bipartisan legislation reauthorizes and updates the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program to ensure local police departments have the necessary resources to keep Central New Yorkers safe. Rep. Katko introduced this bill alongside More »


Onondaga County Legislator Charles Garland Leads Charge Against “New” 16th District Map – Legal Battle Looms


Garland seeding Not-For-Profit organization with $10,000 of his personal funds: The 16th District Development and Advisory Board and the Save The 16th District Fund The elongated Legislative District runs from Erie Blvd. East to Seneca Turnpike Newly- Elected Legislator set to engage in Democratic Party’s legal battle against Onondaga County Newly- elected Onondaga County Legislator More »


Neighborhood Preservation (Homeless & Housing Vulnerable) Committee Meeting on January 18th 2022

There will be a meeting of the Neighborhood Preservation (Homeless & Housing Vulnerable) Committee on Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 at 10 a.m. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the City’s Choice Neighborhood Implementation application to HUD. (Please check in advance due to COVID variant some meetings have been migrated to WebEx.) The meeting More »



SCSD Closed Due to Extremely Cold Weather

Please be advised that the schools in the district will be closed Tuesday, January 11th due to inclement weather. Weather forecast calls for overnight Lake Effect snow with temperatures of 6 degrees, winds at 13 mph which increases the chances of frostbite.


County Executive McMahon Announces Booster Clinic at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church Tuesday January 11thy from 9AM – 3PM (Registration is required)

Syracuse, N.Y. – Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon announced that a Pfizer and Moderna Booster Clinic will take place at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church Tuesday, January 11th from 9AM – 3PM. Approximately 150 appointments are available and registration is required. Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon said, “Onondaga County is proud to partner with Tucker Missionary More »


Fire in Vacant House on Merriman Avenue

Syracuse, N.Y. – At 9:07 P.M. Saturday January, 8th the Syracuse Fire Department was called to 418 Merriman Avenue, between Barrett Street and South Geddes Street for a house fire.  The Onondaga County 911 Center had received calls reporting a fire in an abandoned two-family home, and it was believed that someone might be trapped More »


Excellus BCBS appoints Cindy Langston as its first female Chief Information Officer

Syracuse, NY – Cindy Langston has been appointed as senior vice president and chief information officer at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, the largest nonprofit health insurer in upstate New York. Langston is the company’s first female chief information officer in its 87-year history. “Cindy is an experienced and strategic leader with a proven track record of More »


Governor Hochul Announces New Guidance On COVID-19 Booster Doses

Booster Shots Now Recommended for 12-15 Year-Olds, Along with Previously Authorized 16+ Age Group Announces Plan to Require Health Care Workers Receive COVID-19 Booster Dose Within Two Weeks of Becoming Eligible New Nursing Home Visitation Rules to Protect Vulnerable New Yorkers – Negative Tests and Surgical Masks Required Governor Kathy Hochul on Friday Jan. 7th, announced new guidance recommending booster More »


The Syracuse Fire Department is Hiring

Syracuse, N.Y. – Less than one percent of all fire departments in the United States have been able to attain an ISO class 1 rating.  The Syracuse Fire Department is one of them.  Only 24 fire departments in the entire world have earned the Seal of Excellence Award from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.  The More »