City Dem Chair Rennia Questions Mayor's Calls to Condemn Social Justice Group Civil disobedience is a cornerstone of our democracy. At times, it is divisive, controversial, and inconvenient. As leaders of the local Dem Party, we share PLOTS' commitment to racial justice. Although, we may not always agree with their tactics and social media posts, we will … [Read more...] about Rennia Challenges Mayor on PLOT
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
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
Again, the Press & Sun Bulletin ignored the recent medical neglect at the Broome County Jail. But the Broome County Jail is banking that the crime page is not of interest to you. The average person does not pay attention unless they are personally affected. When you go to your doctor what is one of the first items the nurse asks you, do you have any … [Read more...] about Press and Sun Bulletin Ignores Recent Medical Neglect
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
LUMA Project Arts Festival is partnering with the Cooperative Gallery and the Dept of Public Art to create a Mural Mapping Project on the CVS Building during the Festival September 6 and 7, 2019. Mural Mapping is the term used for a still image, drawn, painted or collaged on the template of a building. When projected, the building will be transformed into a … [Read more...] about LUMA Mural Mapping: Call for Artists
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?