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State: Nearly 200,000 Registered to Vote Using DMV Website

By Staff   Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s  office has announced that more than 195,000 New Yorkers, more than 53,000 of which were...

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At CBCF Phoenix Awards Dinner, President Obama Shifts Focus to Black Women

By Hazel Trice Edney   (TriceEdneyWire.com) – With a backdrop of “My Brother’s Keeper” and nearly two years of focus on issues...

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Syracuse City School District to Receive $3.3 Million for Pre-K Expansion

By Staff   Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced $30 million will be awarded to 34 high-need school districts, in order to increase access...

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SCSD Implements “Food Court” Concept in School Cafeterias

By Staff   At Fowler High School, Syracuse City School District Officials said students noticed a visible change upon entering the...

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Racial Gap Persists in ACT College Admission Test Scores

By Zenitha Prince   (Trice Edney Wire) – A stubborn racial gap continues to persist in scores on the The American College...

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GENIUS NY Startup Competition in CNY Receives $5 Million in Funding, With $1M Grand Prize

Startups in Central New York are getting another big boost — to the tune of $5 million — with a new competition sponsored by...

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Black-White Views of Katrina Recovery Differ Sharply, Poll Finds

(Trice Edney Wire) – Despite declarations of a “new” New Orleans and a reinvented, world-class city that has moved beyond race, a new...

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Primary Day Election Results for Syracuse and Onondaga County

By Staff   According to unofficial election results in Thursday’s primary races, Democrat Toby Shelley won a Conservative Party...

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SCSD, Staff Unions Ratify New Contracts

By staff   The Syracuse City School District, and members of SCSD Bargaining Units 2 and 11, ratified new union contracts Wednesday,...

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63 Students in Buffalo and Rochester Named as Semifinalists for National Merit Scholarship

As yet another school year begins, 63 high school students in the Buffalo and Rochester area have started out exceptionally well, being...