A very short video promoting the video competition entitled: "Really...?! Abortion Stigma Busting Video Competiton, deadline Jan. 6, 2014. … [Read more...] about Really…?! Channeling Outrage about Assault on Reproductive Rights
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?
Funding for Lights Made Possible By New York State Community Capital Grant Secured By Assemblywoman Lupardo Mayor Ryan: Walnut Street Park Represents What We Can Achieve When Community Partners Come Together For the Common Good BINGHAMTON, NY—Today, Mayor Ryan, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, City Council President Teri Rennia, and community … [Read more...] about Lights at Walnut Park Improve Safety
Really…?! Abortion Stigma Busting Video Competition Push back against anti-abortion extremism with your video! The Abortion Care Network is sponsoring the first-ever video competition to show the world how people feel about the current climate of extreme anti-abortion legislation and societal stigma against abortion. “We are looking for all kinds … [Read more...] about Abortion Stigma Busting Video Competition
DE-PROFESSIONALIZATION OF CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS In the first wave of incendiary downsizing in 2010 Broome County clinical social workers were encouraged to take a $10,000 pay cut and go work for a private non-profit agency who had just been anointed as a certified OMH outpatient clinic. Our local senator approved of this as two clinicians would also … [Read more...] about DE-PROFESSIONALIZATION OF CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS
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
Strategies and Ideas, Guided By Public Input, To Be Displayed At First Friday BINGHAMTON, NY– Today, city officials announce that over the last five months, more than 4,000 city residents have been engaged through Blueprint Binghamton and provided critical feedback and thoughtful input into the city's future. The successful citizen participation campaign … [Read more...] about CITY’S MAJOR PLANNING INITIATIVE, BLUEPRINT BINGHAMTON, REACHES MILESTONE AND SHIFTS TO NEW PHASE
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