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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 »

Teamsters Local 317 Endorses Mayor Ben Walsh for Re-election

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced he has received the endorsement of Teamsters Local 317 for re-election as mayor. Local 317 represents over 5,000 workers in various industries across Central New York, including truck drivers, warehouse workers, package delivery employees, public employees, bus drivers, dairy employees, clerical employees, mechanics and service employees. ”It is an honor to More »

Governor Hochul Announces State Actions to Address School Bus Driver Shortage

State Launching Outreach to More Than 550,000 Commercial Driver’s License Holders in New York State Governor Directs State Agencies to Utilize Creative Approaches to Support Schools Recruitment of Drivers and Expand Commercial Driver’s License Testing Sites Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a multi-agency plan to address the school bus driver shortage affecting schools across the state. The plan includes short-term steps to remove barriers and recruit More »

Voices: Neighbors and Local Leaders Express Concern Regarding Proposed $25 Million Salina Sports Complex

“The ARF monies should be focused on recovering from this pandemic. There are people out there who need our help, and a sports complex is not going to provide any assistance.” Salina, NY — Onondaga County Legislature, District 5 candidate, Jana Rogers is a neighbor to the proposed $25 Million sports complex. After reviewing the More »

Governor Hochul Announces New Yorkers and Visitors Can Fish for Free on Saturday, Sept. 25

Anglers of All Abilities Encouraged to Cast a Line, Experience Benefits of Fishing on Annual Free Fishing Day Governor Kathy Hochul today announced New York’s fifth Free Fishing Day of the year is on Saturday, Sept. 25, coinciding with National Hunting and Fishing Day, which is celebrated annually to promote outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, More »

Governor Hochul Provides September 18, 2021 Update to New Yorkers On State’s Progress Combating COVID-19

58,712 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours  27 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Friday Governor Kathy Hochul updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combating COVID-19. “We are continuing to partner with localities and health providers to make sure the vaccine is accessible in every part of the state,” Governor Hochul said. “We know the vaccine works, and we know that by not More »

Rep. Katko Introduces Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Developers of the COVID-19 Vaccines, Including Researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University

Washington— U.S. Rep. John Katko (R, NY-24) today introduced the COVID-19 Vaccine Developers Gold Medal Act, bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would award the Congressional Gold Medal to the developers of the COVID-19 vaccines, including researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Rep. Katko introduced the bill alongside U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D, IL- 01). Companion legislation More »

Statement from Khalid Bey, Democratic nominee for Mayor, on the situation at Henninger High School

“The violence and unsafe conditions at Henninger High School are beyond unacceptable. Our children need nurturing environments where they can learn, thrive, and be set up for lifelong success. Mayor Walsh claims Syracuse is rising. What’s rising is crime, violence, and anxiety for these students and their families. This is a monumental failure of leadership More »

Senator John W. Mannion Hosts Backpack Giveaway for Syracuse Students with the Healthcare Education Project and ARC of Onondaga County

Backpacks, art therapy kits, food boxes, and milk and eggs are available free of charge – no registration required!  Syracuse, NY – Senator John W. Mannion (D-Geddes) will host a backpack giveaway in partnership with the Healthcare Education Project and ARC of Onondaga County. As a teacher for three decades, Senator Mannion is attuned to More »