Category: Local News

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...

City Officials Gain More Control Over Corner Stores, Hookah Bars & Other Businesses

Shutting down several stores for violating building codes and surprise inspections based on resident complaints have been a major part of...

2014 Syracuse Fashion Week Returns

Syracuse Style and the Downtown Committee of Syracuse will be bringing in Spring fashions, food, music to the Amory Square for the 2014...