Mayor Stephanie Miner http://waer.org en Syracuse Mayor, Bishop Offer Refuge for Migrant Children http://waer.org/post/syracuse-mayor-bishop-offer-refuge-migrant-children <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Syracuse &nbsp;Mayor Stephanie Miner today sent a letter to President Barack Obama formally extending her offer to use the City of Syracuse as a site for relocating Latin American children who have crossed the Southern border.</span></font></span></font><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp; In a release, she says t</span></font></span></font><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 1.5;">he City of Syracuse is known for welcoming new immigrants and it currently is home a large population of refugees from across the globe.</span></div><div style="margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin: 0px;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Miner says the City of Syracuse has been visited by representatives from federal agencies seeking to review a site for possible placement of migrant children. &nbsp;She says Federal officials have made it clear that the Department of Health and Human Services will pay for and provide all services for children through its network of grantees. Miner says before the children would be placed in Syracuse, they would undergo a well-child exam, tuberculosis testing, and a mental health screening. &nbsp;The mayor says children stay an average of 35 days while awaiting a hearing before an immigration magistrate and do not attend local schools.&nbsp; More information on this can be found on a page on the City’s website,</span></font><a href="http://syrgov.net/unaccompaniedchildren"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">www.syrgov.net/unaccompaniedchildren</span></font></a><a href="http://syrgov.net/unaccompaniedchildren" style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">.&nbsp;</span></font></a></div> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 03:50:55 +0000 Scott Willis 21277 at http://waer.org Syracuse Mayor, Bishop Offer Refuge for Migrant Children Hotel Syracuse Takes Big Step Toward Renovation, Reopening http://waer.org/post/hotel-syracuse-takes-big-step-toward-renovation-reopening <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Hotel Syracuse is now in the hands of a developer who plans to reopen it. &nbsp;No&nbsp;one has rented a room there in more than a decade…but city leaders are optimistic that will change, after the Syracuse Industrial Development Agency took possession, then transferred it over.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:18:54 +0000 Chris Bolt 20574 at http://waer.org Hotel Syracuse Takes Big Step Toward Renovation, Reopening Could Senator Schumer Help Bring a Grocery Store to Downtown Syracuse? http://waer.org/post/could-senator-schumer-help-bring-grocery-store-downtown-syracuse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Downtown Syracuse is in the midst of a renaissance. The number of people living downtown continues to grow by double digits each year. But the city is still missing one thing… a full service supermarket.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:57:29 +0000 Chris Bolt & Sarah Brechbill 20505 at http://waer.org Could Senator Schumer Help Bring a Grocery Store to Downtown Syracuse? Juneteenth Headed Back to the South Side this Year: Kickoff Friday, Parade and Celebration Saturday http://waer.org/post/juneteenth-headed-back-south-side-year-kickoff-friday-parade-and-celebration-saturday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>African Americans in and around Syracuse will once again recall the time when the last of the slaves finally found out about their freedom after the civil war.&nbsp; The City’s celebration of <strong>Juneteenth</strong> got underway Friday.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:15:22 +0000 Chris Bolt 19599 at http://waer.org Juneteenth Headed Back to the South Side this Year: Kickoff Friday, Parade and Celebration Saturday Middle School Authors Get to Hold Book Signing in Say Yes to Education Program http://waer.org/post/middle-school-authors-get-hold-book-signing-say-yes-education-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Students, parents, teachers and administrators gathered at Edward Smith School to celebrate one of the successes of <a href="http://www.sayyessyracuse.org/">Say Yes to Education</a>. &nbsp;The Young Authors program held a book signing Thursday for the students that participated this year. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:21:50 +0000 Chris Bolt 19544 at http://waer.org Middle School Authors Get to Hold Book Signing in Say Yes to Education Program