When President Bill Clinton vowed to put 100,000 more cops on the streets, it was a very popular program. But did it result in safer streets and towns? Not according to at least one study that looked at the issue: "Some criminologists find no evidence that the new cops did anything to lower the level of mayhem. A study by John Worrall and Tomislav … [Read more...] about Do more police really mean less crime?
About Us: Triple Cities Makerspace, Inc. is a collective work and collaboration space that aims to bring together hackers, makers, artists, creatives, geeks, and technology enthusiasts. We have a space and are holding weekly meetings. Please feel free to stop by a meeting and check it out; we are looking for new members. If you are a creative … [Read more...] about TC Maker’s Space Open
Seems like everyone wants our opinion about Binghamton and Broome Co. Notably, blueprint binghamton have been surveying residents for a new 10 year strategic plan. Broome County is also looking to revise its Comprehensive Plan, although they have not yet tried to engage citizens. But there is a homegrown effort that has sprung up in a few places … [Read more...] about I still want ______ in Binghamton!
The Happiness Project has issued two new images in the series of vintage photos posted on vacant buildings. The life-sized black and white images are of people who appear to be spontaneously "happy." One is of "Maggie and Aggie" Long and shows an older woman leaning into her beloved granddaughter who is holding a doll. The other new poster is of a suffrage … [Read more...] about Happiness Project Strikes Again!
An urban planning device that was created by a young planner in New Orleans and shared by a group called Neighborland has come to Binghamton. Stickers that say "I want ____in my neighborhood." and Chalkboards that say, "What do you want to see here?" are on four boarded up buildings in Binghamton NY. (Eldredge St., Upper Chenango St., Court and Carroll Sts, … [Read more...] about I want _______in Binghamton
The Cooperative Gallery 213 and the Two Rivers Photography Club are sponsoring the 2nd Bob Johnston Photo Show and Competition January 4 - 26th, 2013. This Memorial Exhibit is a tribute to the art embodied in the photography of Bob Johnston, a founding member of the gallery who died in 2010. Thirty one photographers entered the Competition in either Color … [Read more...] about Bob Johnston Photo Competition Winners Announced
A small group of artists has posted a 1940’s picture of a young couple on abandoned structures around Binghamton in an effort to replace the depressing blight with visually interesting images. “We are calling this “The Happiness Project,” said one of the artists, who prefers to remain anonymous, “because the image is so fresh and joyous. We believe that … [Read more...] about The Happiness Project
101 Reasons that High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing (HVHF) Needs to be Banned in New York State EACH OF THE FOLLOWING 101 REASONS, IF TAKEN ALONE, IS SUFFICIENT TO BAN HVHF. TOGETHER THEY INDICATE UNBRIDLED GREED AND APATHY TOWARD LIFE … GOVERNMENT-APPROVED CORPORATE HOMOCIDE. WHO IS STANDING ON THE SIDE OF LIFE, TAKING THE ROLE OF PROTECTING AND … [Read more...] about 101 Reasons to Ban Fracking
Elections all over the country rewarded a progressive agenda. There was a big win for collective bargaining in Ohio. In Buffalo, Democrats unexpectedly won several local seats. The state of Maine repealed a Republican effort to deprive voters rights. Yet, in Binghamton NY Republicans won the County Executive seat and two Council seats. Regrettably, among … [Read more...] about Local Politics: Sean Massey
Susquehanna River has a History of Flooding by The Associated Press An aerial photo shows the flood waters around West Branch of the Susquehanna River and Susquehanna River merging into one in Sunbury, Pa. Nearly 100,000 people from New York to Maryland were ordered to flee the rising Susquehanna River as the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee dumped more … [Read more...] about Susquehanna River has a History of Flooding