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Mayor David Already Exhausts All $23 Million of Recovery Funds On Outrageous, Slap-In-The-Face Priorities Without Any Public Input

Binghamton received the first half of the unprecedented federal recovery award, $23 of $46 million, this summer. According to the 8/16 City Council Work Session Packet, Mayor David has already programmed every penny. And aside from a last-minute, face-saving announcement of $6 million for affordable housing, not a single penny is being allocated to help […]

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In Loco Parentis?

When Judy heard the loud pops outside she assumed it was fireworks so popular at end of term parties. When she looked out from her State St. apartment a very different scene materialized. Presumably drunken students had scattered recycling all over the street and the popping noise was cars running over bottles and cans. The

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Citizen Action Condemns Anti-Semitic Violence

Citizen Action Condemns Anti-Semitic Violence, Shows Solidarity with Jewish Communities  Albany, NY— In response to the rise of anti-Semitic attacks in New York, Ivette Alfonso, president at Citizen Action of New York, released the following statement: “We condemn the recent rash of anti-Semitic violence in New York and across the country. This has been a

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Transformations:  The Visionary Art of Jerome Weinberger

Transformations:  The Visionary Art of Jerome Weinberger will be at the Cooperative Gallery for the month of June.  The special guest exhibit will feature some 30 selected works by Jerome Weinberger from the Museum of the Transformed Object. “Jerome Weinberger created wonderfully thought provoking sculptures from found objects.  They’re intriguing, as well as a delight

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Bill for Survivors of Human Trafficking Passes

ALBANY, NY (May 6, 2021) – Yesterday, the New York State Assembly passed the Survivors of Trafficking Attaining Relief Together (START) Act, S.674 (Ramos)/A.459 (Gottfried), a critical bill that would help survivors of labor and sex trafficking move forward with their lives. This will allow trafficking survivors to overcome previously insurmountable barriers to securing stable

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Sierra Club Awards Adam Flint

Join us Tuesday September 19 at 7:30 PM for a Zoom meeting where we will present the Lynda Spickard Environmental Award to Adam Flint, Clean Energy Programs Director of Network for a Sustainable Tomorrow. Adam’s bio can be seen here – https://www.nynest.org/about/ The award is a recognition of people in our area who have contributed

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Mutual Aid in 2020

 by Andy Piascik               Mutual aid has been around a long time. For many people who practice mutual aid, it is not known by that name. Rather, it is simply a common sense activity essential to the survival of human communities. When you see members of your village or tribe or city or even

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Bring Them Home for the Holidays

Community Activists Rally on COVID in the BC Jail The dire predictions of activists and health experts have come true. The Broome County Jail, for the second time this year, is a COVID-19 hotspot. This was anticipated. Yet county officials did little to prevent or mitigate outbreaks. After initially denying the outbreak’s significance, county leaders

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