The Syracuse Housing Authority is marking its 75th year, reflecting back as one of the oldest and largest per-capita housing agencies in the nation. SHA Executive Director Bill Simmons hopes to use the event to raise money for educational and vocational opportunities that might help end generational poverty for his residents.
Birdwatchers and local spectators will be able to experience the wildlife of Onondaga Lake in pictures as part of a new exhibit. “Birds of Onondaga Lake” consists of wildlife photography of bald eagles and other birds. But according to Erin Crotty, President of Audubon New York, it also tells a story about a recovering habitat that is becoming a place for bird conservation.
D-W-I arrests in Central New York appear to be on the decline thanks in part to stricter enforcement and a change in social attitudes. In Onondaga and Madison Counties in particular, there was a decrease in D-W-I arrests of just more than 15 percent during 2013.
Partner at the Tully Rinckey law firm Don Kelly says they’ve seen a noticeable reduction in the number of DWI cases coming into their office.
It’s been a long time since anyone has danced in the Grand Ballroom or the Persian Terrace at Hotel Syracuse. A series of various ownership changes and financial problems have long plagued the hotel. Earlier this month though, the Syracuse Industrial Development Agency took the first steps to prepare to use eminent domain to get the hotel foreclosed and sold to a willing buyer. A businessman from Camillus wants to rehabilitate the hotel. If the Hotel Syracuse does re-open, Onondaga County could benefit by booking more conventions at the OnCenter.