Category: Local News

Interstate 690 to Close Friday For 13 Days

Syracuse’s Interstate 690 will close Friday at 9 a.m. for a construction project expected to last at least 13 days, officials stated....

Sixty Years after Brown v. Board of Education, Schools Still Face Inequity

Op/ed by Rosemary Rivera Story Detail Organizing Director Citizen Action of New York Last week marked 60 years since the controversial...

University: Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

By HILLEL ITALIE NEW YORK (AP) – Maya Angelou was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune. “I’m not...

Mayor announces new smartphone app to allow motorists to pay for parking in downtown Syracuse

Mayor Stephanie Miner has announced that motorists looking to park in downtown Syracuse will have a new, high-tech option to pay for...

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center warns after e-cigarette fire, injury

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York hospital is reinforcing its ban on electronic cigarettes after a patient on oxygen was burned by a fire...

Responders Getting Training to Administer Heroin Overdose Prevention Drug

Story Detail Thirty-four staff and peer educators from ACR’s nine-county region took part in the training session facilitated by Dr....

4-H Teens and UnitedHealthcare Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living at Teen Conference

Story Detail Nigel Davidson, of Rochester, pedals a bike to create energy to run a smoothie blender as Dan Wrenn, of Poestenkill, looks on...

Restorative Justice and Schools: Putting Faith Back into Our Youth

Op/Ed by Lekia Hil Story Detail Lekia Hill lhill@citizenactionny.org 315.435.2480 When it comes to disruptive kids in school, the easiest...

Syracuse City School District Addresses Discipline Issues With New Restorative Justice Approach

By Staff Reporter The Syracuse City School District has held several meetings this month and last in order to discuss the difficult issue...

NY expands youth employment program

ALBANY, N.Y. – (AP) — New York state is expanding a program that offers businesses tax credits in exchange for hiring at-risk...