BINGHAMTON—Community members brought Binghamton’s annual Columbus Day Parade to a halt Monday, to protest the inhumane and deadly conditions of the Broome County Jail. The jail, which also serves as an ICE detention center, is responsible for at least 10 inmate deaths since 2011—a rate over 4 times the state average. A total of 4 protesters were arrested … [Read more...] about Protesters Disrupt Binghamton’s Columbus Day Parade
Canal Plaza Furthers Revitalization of the North Side - Delivers Affordable Homes and Commercial Space, and Supportive Services to Vulnerable New Yorkers Investment Complements "Southern Tier Soaring" — the Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today … [Read more...] about North Side Canal Plaza and Grocery July 2020
Magic Friends, get out your tiny rakes and trowels… find some moss and magic… and make a Fairy Garden! Anyone, anywhere, can enter. The winners will be chosen from different categories so everyone has a chance to be a winner… from the very youngest to the oldest granny - just keep in mind that should you be chosen as a Fan Favorite, you will need to be … [Read more...] about Wee Folk Mini Garden Contest 2020
Truth Pharm is thrilled to announce they have received a $20,000 grant from the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) to assist with their efforts for policy change in the Southern Tier and New York State. The DPA is the world’s leading drug policy reform organization, and their mission focuses on advancing policies that reduce the harm of drug use and drug … [Read more...] about Truth Pharm receives $20,000 grant from the Drug Policy Alliance
It has come to our attention that there is a plan before the Planning Commission that the Davidge Mansion be sold to a developer who plans to turn it into student housing!! It is not enough to preserve the historical outside of the mansion; we need to preserve the inside from the kind of destruction that housing students entails. Omg need only go into … [Read more...] about Save the Davidge Mansion!
This excellent article on the controversy about mass shootings and the political realities for various solutions. It was the lead article in Access/Ability, a publication of Southern Tier Independence Center.--ed by Ken Dibble In the wake of the most recent mass shootings and the ongoing drama of people on the far right and the far left baiting each … [Read more...] about Mass Shooting and Mental Health: The Real Story
Broome County Inmate Hospitalized with Life-Threatening Burns Following Medical Negligence A Local Man Is the Latest to Sustain Serious Injuries Related to Medical Malpractice at Broome County Jail Release from Binghamton PLOT Sep 16 A man being held in Broome County Jail was rushed to the Clark Burn Center of Upstate University Hospital (UUH) in … [Read more...] about Broome County Inmate Hospitalized
Editor: Jack Norton with the Vera Institute of Justice just published a piece about anti-mass incarceration activism in Binghamton. He highlights the groups like JUST, Truth Pharm, and PLOT that are putting in the work to dismantle mass incarceration. It's a piece that's very sensitive and respectful of the challenges our community faces and the type of work … [Read more...] about Mass Incarceration Opposition Locally
by Rick Sprout For many years the Binghamton-Johnson City Sewage Waste Water plant has been operating with a physical facility that does not meet the State & Federal requirements for the treatment of waste water. Workers at the plant struggle daily to overcome the plant’s shortcomings in order to maintain the very basic minimal necessary … [Read more...] about Opinion on Sewage Treatment Plant Proposal
The 5th Annual Mural Fest was held on August 24th at Cheri Lindsey Park on Binghamton's Northside. Seven eye-popping mural panels painted at Mural Fest will be donated to Theodore Roosevelt School. The Dept of Public Art sponsored master artists and recruited volunteer artists to complete the murals in one afternoon. The theme of the murals is "Kindness" as … [Read more...] about Mural Fest Successful!