Politics & Government

THE DEATH OF NELSON MANDELA
5:45 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Mandela Remembered for His Legacy

Nelson Mandela spent nearly 30 years in prison because of his opposition to Apartheid.
Credit ©2007 Associated Press

Around the world, people are mourning the passing of former South African president, Nelson Mandela. He is remembered as a revolutionary against Apartheid and as a world leader. 

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CRIME AND SAFETY
6:21 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Burglar Alarm Legislation Delayed...Again

Syracuse City Hall

Unanswered questions and lack of support delayed a planned vote by Syracuse Common councilors Monday to impose a $30 annual fee on burglar alarm owners.  The measure has been discussed since March as a way to recover the cost of police responding to numerous false alarms.  

 

City officials say there were more than 9,800 alarms last year, and all but 14% were false.  The yearly assessment for the more than 13,000 households and businesses with alarms would raise about $360,000 dollars a year.  Business groups have been opposed to the measure from the beginning.  

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Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week
7:04 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Former Legislators Honored for Work with the Homeless

A soup stand was set up in front of City Hall, run by In My Father’s Kitchen
Credit Brett Samuels / WAER

Former Congressman James Walsh and former Common Councilor Teresa McCarthy-Brusa began doing work to help the homeless about 27 years ago. Wednesday afternoon, they both were recognized for their efforts in front of City Hall as part of Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
6:53 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

CenterState Region Releases Business Plan

The CenterState CEO releases its Metropolitan Business Plan
Credit John Smith / WAER

The CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity (CenterState CEO) released its Agenda for Economic Opportunity Thursday, detailing a plan for future development initiatives Thursday that was two years in the making.  After intensive research, planning, and development in partnership with the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program, the CEO released five key findings for shifting Central New York's economic profile in a more positive direction:

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Economic Redevelopment
8:04 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Regional Economic Council Releases Progress Report

A slide in Wednesday’s presentation devoted to Stickley, Inc. of Manlius
Credit John Smith / WAER

The Central new York Regional Economic Development Council (CNYREDC) held a presentation at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Wednesday detailing the progress it has made in creating jobs and ensuring economic development in the area. The presentation was held in preparation for a request of $31 million in funding, the Council's third round of sponsorship from the state government.

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