Category: Local News

Central NY city mulls smoking ban in public housing complexes, joining growing national trend

AUBURN, New York (AP)— The city of Auburn in central New York is considering a ban on smoking in public housing complexes, joining a...

NY’s Attorney General Announces New State Mortgage Assistance Program That Will Help Families Keep Their Homes

Staff Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has officially announced a new New York state mortgage assistance program, known as NYS MAP ....

Former Pompey Group Home Being Auctioned

Staff New York State is auctioning off a former group home for a fraction of its estimated value . Though the minimum bid is $55,000,...

Syracuse students participate in rocket challenge

Story Detail Teams of students from Ed Smith Pre-K-8 School and schools from throughout central New York participated in the M.O.S.T....

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....