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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 […]

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$16 Billion in Lost Money

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

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2019 State Legislative Session

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 Yorkers to win

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Peacemaker Awards

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 Naismith

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Privatization of the Sewage Treatment Plant?

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 have now of

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One Answer to Abortion Bans

*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

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Six-Week Abortion Ban Blocked by Federal Court in Mississippi

Federal judge grants preliminary injunction, blocking a near total abortion ban from taking effect in Mississippi 5.24.19 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, a federal district court in Mississippi temporarily blocked a state law passed in March that would ban abortion after six weeks of pregnancy. The law was set to take effect July 1, but will

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