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
The primary revenue source for the City of Binghamton--as with most local governments--comes from local property taxes. For example, in 2019, the City collected $35 million in local property taxes, which alone covered more than half of the $64.5 million general fund operating budget. [Yes. Worst intro ever. I know. But trust me: the research and graphics … [Read more...] about Binghamton’s Assessment is Broken and Inequitable; but Working Just Fine for Landlords of Student Rentals and Wealthy Downtown Developers
Broome County Inmate Hospitalized with Life-Threatening Burns Following Medical Negligence A Local Man Is the Latest to Sustain Serious Injuries Related to Medical Malpractice at Broome County Jail Release from Binghamton PLOT Sep 16 A man being held in Broome County Jail was rushed to the Clark Burn Center of Upstate University Hospital (UUH) in … [Read more...] about Broome County Inmate Hospitalized
- Come next summer, the sewer rates will be 35% higher than in January 2017, thanks to Mayor David - According to his own statements and as reported by multiple local media outlets--including WNBF radio, the Press and Sun newspaper, and WBNG--Mayor Rich David promised no increases to the sewer rates. But a simple review of the 2020 proposed budget shows … [Read more...] about Mayor David Promises No Sewer Rate Increase, but Quietly Proposes (Another) Sewer Rate Increase
Editor: Jack Norton with the Vera Institute of Justice just published a piece about anti-mass incarceration activism in Binghamton. He highlights the groups like JUST, Truth Pharm, and PLOT that are putting in the work to dismantle mass incarceration. It's a piece that's very sensitive and respectful of the challenges our community faces and the type of work … [Read more...] about Mass Incarceration Opposition Locally
by Rick Sprout For many years the Binghamton-Johnson City Sewage Waste Water plant has been operating with a physical facility that does not meet the State & Federal requirements for the treatment of waste water. Workers at the plant struggle daily to overcome the plant’s shortcomings in order to maintain the very basic minimal necessary … [Read more...] about Opinion on Sewage Treatment Plant Proposal
The 5th Annual Mural Fest was held on August 24th at Cheri Lindsey Park on Binghamton's Northside. Seven eye-popping mural panels painted at Mural Fest will be donated to Theodore Roosevelt School. The Dept of Public Art sponsored master artists and recruited volunteer artists to complete the murals in one afternoon. The theme of the murals is "Kindness" as … [Read more...] about Mural Fest Successful!
Do you have a child, grandchild, niece or nephew who seems more concerned about right rather than might? Do they live and learn in Broome County? If so, a recent collaboration between Broome County Peace Action and TeachPeaceNow.com might be of interest to you. If one of their teachers and their principal support your child’s concerns for peace and … [Read more...] about Teach Peace & Justice Research Grant Program
Local author to premiere full and unique audiobook on WBDY radio Mixing a traditional audiobook with the ambience and effects of a radio dramatization, Awake: A Vampire Tale is a coming-of-age story by AmarA*jk Binghamton, NY - August 25, 2019 - Locally based artist and theatrical designer AmarA*jk is bringing a new experience to the air-waves of … [Read more...] about Only in Binghamton