PandemicWhat if you thought of itas the Jews consider the Sabbath—the most sacred of times?Cease from travel.Cease from buying and selling.Give up, just for now,on trying to make the worlddifferent than it is.Sing. Pray. Touch only thoseto whom you commit your life.Center down.And when your body has become still,reach out with your heart.Know that we are … [Read more...] about Pandemic (poem)
Mayor David Suspends Use of Blue City Garbage Bags, Parking Meter Enforcement And Code Enforcement Violations In Non-Emergency Situations Through May 1 — Measures To Provide Financial Relief To Residents Impacted By COVID-19 — (BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) — Mayor Richard C. David on Monday announced a suspension of the City’s blue bag refuse collection … [Read more...] about Binghamton Suspends Blue Bags, Parking Meters
The Cooperative Gallery 213 has chosen to be socially responsible by closing its doors while officials are trying to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus. We want to play our part in this community effort and join other arts and educational organizations who are suspending public events. We plan to monitor the situation closely and re-evaluate by mid … [Read more...] about Cooperative Gallery Statement
Dear County Executive Jason Garner, District Attorney Michael Korchak, and Broome and Binghamton City Judges, We write deeply concerned about the impact of the Coronavirus upon the county’s residents entangled in our criminal justice system. Many of the most vulnerable members of our community are in the local jail; many more are required by probation, … [Read more...] about Open Letter from JUST
There is little doubt now that the coronavirus, COVID- 19, will come to Broome County, if it isn’t here already. Are we ready? It will be a challenge. Broome County ranks 57th in health outcomes among the state’s 62 counties. The County Health division tasked with the surveillance and prevention of communicable diseases has seen its staff cut by 20% and … [Read more...] about How will county jail handle coronavirus?
Citizen Action calls for drug treatment and health resources, not more jail deaths in Broome County Binghamton, NY – In response to Republican Party Chairman Nick Langworthy and State Senator Fred Akshar today calling for a repeal of the state’s new bail and discovery laws, Mary Clark, Regional Director for Citizen Action of New York in Broome County, … [Read more...] about Citizen Action calls for drug treatment and health resources
INDIVISIBLE BINGHAMTON & MOVEON.ORG Nationwide Event OUR EVENT is THURSDAY JANUARY 9 @ NOON ON THE SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF THE VERIZON & FEDEX PLAZA 3951 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850 We must send a big message that we DO NOT WANT A WAR WITH IRAN! Join us as we gather to publicly show WE WANT PEACE. On the sidewalk in front of the VERIZON & … [Read more...] about Demo: No War With Iran
December 28, 2019 Make no mistake about it: they are afraid. Very afraid. For the state’s new bail reform bill threatens to undermine what our bloated elected officials have spent decades constructing: the machinery of mass incarceration that siphons funds for health and social services into policing and jailing innocent persons. The new bail bill is … [Read more...] about Fear and Loathing among Mass Incarcerators
The Democratic majority in Albany finally passed Early Voting for New York. The first phase is all county voting, so you can vote at any polling place in early voting no matter in what district you live. Early voting happens at 3 locations: The Broome Co. Library, The Oakdale Mall (near former Sears store) and the Endicott Library. Starting Oct. 26th through … [Read more...] about Early Voting Has Arrived!
from Justice and Unity for the Southern Tier, October 16, 2019 The Sheriff has done it again. Whenever he is faced by protests over medical abuse and a record-setting number of deaths, he has one ready response: don’t worry, everything’s good at the jail. Yesterday, in response to the protest during the Columbus Day parade, he did it again, shamefully … [Read more...] about County Jail is a Documented Center of Medical Abuse and Death