What would you do if someone gave you an unexpected $37 million? A once-in-a-lifetime bonanza? That was the delicious dilemma faced by the Broome County Executive and Legislators when the Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was passed in March 2021. ARPA allocated $350 billion to municipal, county, state, and tribal governments to assist in COVID … [Read more...] about Broome County’s ARPA Bonanza: Who Captured the $37 million?
BINGHAMTON – A small group of residents, including former public employees and housing justice advocates, launched today a new website that documents and tracks how Binghamton elected officials are spending the City’s $46 million in pandemic recovery funds (often called ARPA funds). “Former Mayor Rich David and current Mayor Jared Kraham … [Read more...] about Residents Launch New Website to Track how Binghamton is Spending $46 million in Pandemic Recovery Funds
Binghamton, New York Location of Action: Court St Binghamton at Martin Luther King statue at the bridge Date and Time of Action: Friday, January 16, 2023, 11:00 am Sponsoring Organization: Peace Action & Veterans for Peace of Binghamton, NY Website: http://bcpeaceaction.org Facebook Page: Contact Name: Jack Gilroy Contact … [Read more...] about ML King Peace Event
Cranberry Coffeehouse presents John Kirk & Trish Miller Saturday, January 14 @ 7:30 PM Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton 183 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, New York 13905 $10 suggested donation @ the door Cranberry Coffeehouse is back with a Saturday, January 14 concert by two … [Read more...] about Cranberry Coffeehouse is Back!
11th Bob Johnston Photo Competition Winners AnnouncedThe Cooperative Gallery 213 and the Two Rivers Photography Club announce the winners ofthe 11th Bob Johnston Photography Show and Competition at the opening on First FridayJanuary 6, 2023. The Show continues through Saturday, January 28, at 3 pm when the People’sChoice prize will be awarded. Kirk and … [Read more...] about 11th Bob Johnston Photo Competition Winners Announced
In the early morning of New Years Day white frat boys jumped a man of color in downtown Binghamton. Police stood by and watched—white students fighting downtown is not uncommon. As the fight escalated, friends and bystanders (people of color) intervened in an attempt to stop the man from being injured. That's when police got involved—attacking Hamail (who is … [Read more...] about UPDATED:#Justice for Hamail: Police incident
Binghamton, NY. Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) and the Artisan Gallery are pleased to announce PURSUIT: A new series of classes and workshops at Artisan Gallery. Registration for classes will begin in January, 2023 and some highlights include: Still Life with Pastels, Still Life with Oils, Creative Writing, Pop-Up Art, Poetry, and The Art of Body … [Read more...] about Workshops at BCAC
An investigative report has been written by Laura Morel in Reveal News about anti-abortion centers or crisis pregnancy centers, called by those trying to convince patients they are medical facilities or even abortion clinics. Locally, the "Women's Life Services" in the same parking lot as Southern Tier Women's Health Services, our local abortion clinic. … [Read more...] about Women’s Life Services, local example of national outrage
BINGHAMTON - This week, Binghamton City Council unanimously approved Mayor Kraham’s proposal to pay police officers a retention incentive using $363,000 of American Rescue Plan funding, federal dollars awarded to Binghamton to help with local recovery efforts following the pandemic. (Councilwoman Aviva Friedman was absent and did not vote). The proposal … [Read more...] about Vacancies in Binghamton Police Department up to 19; Mayor Kraham’s Retention Plan: Incentive Pay, Beards, and Tattoos
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and the Windsor Partners. Inc. is hosting it’s 10th First Knight event after a two year hiatus. The Town and Village of Windsor, most of the local churches and some of the local businesses are opening their doors again to allow the community and surrounding areas to enjoy an alcohol-free, family friendly First Knight … [Read more...] about FIRST KNIGHT IS BACK