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NY Lawmakers Unresponsive to Syracuse’s Plea for Water Main Fixes and Infrastructure Funding

The city of Syracuse still needs money from New York State, but Mayor Stephanie Miner isn’t backing down. Miner has been asking Gov....

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After Living in Obscurity Since Attempt on Martin Luther King’s Life, Izola Ware Curry Dies at Age 98

Izola Ware Curry, the “demented black woman” who attempted to kill Dr. Martin Luther King in 1958, has passed away, according...

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Miner Meets with Katko to Discuss Syracuse Infrastructure

By Staff   Mayor Stephanie Miner met with U.S. Rep. John Katko, R-Camillus, in Washington, D.C., March 17 to discuss the importance of...

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Miner names SOCPA Official as Director of Office of Innovation

Mayor Stephanie Miner has named Andrew Maxwell as director of policy and innovation in the city’s newly-created Office of Innovation,...

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Community Leaders, Jury Recommend Design Firm !melk to Create New Downtown Urban Space

A jury appointed by Mayor Stephanie Miner has selected the landscape architecture firm !melk to redesign Syracuse’s former Common Center...

Onondaga County Executive, Joanie Mahoney

County Exec Proposes Major Transformation of New York State Fair

Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney said a revitalization of economic activity, not sales tax, will give the county budget the boost...

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New College Program Hopes to Help Minority Talent Break Into Real Estate Industry

In order to help minority students break into the commercial real estate industry, Texas Southern University has started offering a new...

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Rich Funke proposes Legislation for Local Control of Sex Offenders

By Staff   New York State Senator Rich Funke (R-Pittsford) has co-sponsored legislation which would allow municipalities to have local...

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NY State Senators: State Will Receive Additional $33 Million in Home Heating Funds

The Empire State is set to receive $33,337,670 in additional heating assistance funding allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and...

Top (Left to Right): Albany City School District, Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard; Brockport Superintendent, Lesli Myers; North Syracuse Central School District Superintendent, Kim Dyce-Faucette. Bottom (Left to Right): Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent, Pamela Brown; Auburn Enlarged City School District Superintendent, Constance Evelyn; Syracuse City School District Superintendent, Sharon Contreras

Black Women are Increasingly in Charge of Upstate School Districts

By Lisa Dumas Although the position of superintendent has traditionally been held by males, recently there has been an increase in the...