Boston University Professor Virginia Greiman shares her experiences as a consultant on Boston's Big Dig road project tonight at a presentation and Q & A session in the Onondaga County Civic Center. It's meant to provide some insight into the process Syracuse is going through with the necessary replacement for Interstate 81'S elevated portion.
Onondaga County and its largest union have reached an impasse in contract negotiations after more than a year of meetings on the subject. Talks broke down Thursday during the twelfth session of talks between the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 834 and the county.
President Kathy Zabinski says considering the way the talks have gone so far, the county worker isn't being valued. She says the union members aren’t asking for too much:
Governor Andrew Cuomo joined local officials Wednesday in Solvay to unveil details of a plan to revitalize the western side of Onondaga Lake.
The $100 million project will include a 75-hundred seat lakefront concert pavilion across from the state fairgrounds. Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney says it fits into the larger picture of the lake’s rebirth.
The announcement of the project is part of Governor Cuomo's proposed budget, and comes after a plan to build a sports stadium in Downtown Syracuse fell through due to concerns from Mayor Stephanie Miner.
Retired Onondaga County Sheriff's Supervisor Toby Shelley wants to be the first new face in the job in 20 years. He made the announcement Monday that he'll run for Sheriff in 2014, after an unsuccessful bid in 2010. That's when Kevin Walsh won his 5th term in the post. Walsh previously said he'll make a decision on running for reelection in January or February.