If you've lived long enough in Central New York to remember Channel 3's "Monster Movie Matinee," you've seen the production work of Joe Turrisi. The former Production Manager and Floor Director died recently at the age of 81. He built the sets for the show and is featured in a recently completed documentary about it.
Walking through downtown Syracuse, you see construction sites everywhere. A new hotel in Armory Square, office buildings being converted to apartments, and new medical facilities are just a few of the pricey developments that could put people to work.
But the Urban Jobs Task Force says developers of these sites are hiring few, if any, local workers. At a press conference Wednesday, Task Force member Aggie Lane says she is frustrated that those developers are not being held responsible for giving back to the community they’re building in.