The Dept of Public Art and CARES (Community Advocates Restoring Educational Standards) are partnering this year to sponsor a day of fun for Binghamton's Northside Neighborhood. CARES is offering a Backpack Giveaway, courtesy of the City of Binghamton, and free ice cream at the event from 2-4. DPA will present live bands playing music from 12-4, a Box City … [Read more...] about Mural Fest: Artists Wanted
The horror that most people experience in learning about the Trump Administration's treatment of people trying to seek asylum in the US--inhumane detention in inadequate facilities, separating children from their parents, virtual concentration camp conditions-- has boiled over into massive protests across the country. A Friday night vigil in Binghamton drew … [Read more...] about Protesting Treatment of People Seeking Asylum
Are you a local artist? want to be part of LUMA? Mural mapping: local artists' work projections What is a mural mapping? It’s a virtual mural that’s projected onto a building that is perfectly shaped to the building’s structure. We need you to create one. But don’t worry: you don’t have to know how to work a projector or have any fancy technical skills … [Read more...] about LUMA News
Lost Money? Yours? State Comptroller DiNapoli is working hard to put lost money back into the hands of New Yorkers. There's $16 billion waiting to be claimed and the Office of the State Comptroller returns over $1.5 million a day—and we want to do more. It's easier than ever to see if there are any unclaimed funds in your name. Simply visit our website … [Read more...] about $16 Billion in Lost Money
There are several primaries locally on Tues June 26th. For the Democrats Angela Riley vs Shawn Atkinson in the 3rd Council district. Binghamton Joe Burns vs Richard Jannaccio in the 5th district. For Broome Co. DA the Republicans will chose between Michael Korchak or PAul Battisti, the winner to run against Debra Gelson In Vestal's Clerk race, … [Read more...] about Primary on Tuesday: Don’t forget to VOTE!
Citizen Action Statement on the End of the 2019 State Legislative Session Albany, NY—In response to the end of the 2019 state legislative session, Jessica Wisneski, Co-Executive Director of Citizen Action of New York, has issued the following statement: “This state legislative session demonstrated the extraordinary power and potential of everyday New … [Read more...] about 2019 State Legislative Session
Recycle Help: Here is a list of JUNK that our guys and gals in DPW are finding in Recycle Bins. The following makes a Recycle Bin contaminated: Diapers; Any and all milk cartons, unless plastic; Any and all ice creme containers, unless plastic; Venetian blinds! Recycles 'not' washed is junk; No watering hoses, Plastic nor flexible; No plastic clocks, LCD … [Read more...] about What Contaminated Products DPW is Finding in Recycle Bins
Veterans for Peace and the Binghamton Community Friends Meeting (Quaker) presented $350 Stu Naismith Peacemaker Awards to four graduating high school seniors, two at Chenango Valley and two at Chenango Forks High Schools. Kayla Ferris, Breanen Rought, Lindsey Russell, and Samuel Forker received the awards, which have been given annually in memory of Stu … [Read more...] about Peacemaker Awards
Mayor David is proposing to privatize the management of the Binghamton/JC Treatment Plant. Here are some questions. (The Bridge invites more comments and opinions.) The contractor that is overdue and a year late in fulfilling its obligations--should that company be awarded the contract? Will privatization provide better management than the system we … [Read more...] about Privatization of the Sewage Treatment Plant?
*The Women’s Health Protection Act was reintroduced in both the House and Senate on May 23rd. We are now at 177 cosponsors in the House (173 original) and 42 cosponsors in the Senate. The Women’s Health Protection Act would create a national safeguard to preserve equal access to abortion everywhere. 05.23.19– (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for … [Read more...] about One Answer to Abortion Bans