Friday Jul 11
Amber Volunteer Fire Department awarded $50,000 federal grant for equipment
One of Onondaga County's smallest fire departments will receive $49,970 in federal aid to help buy new equipment for its volunteer firefighters, Central New York's congressional delegation said today.
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Thu Jul 10, 2014
U.S. Senate establishes Harriet Tubman national park in Auburn, first for African-American woman
The U.S. Senate voted unanimously Wednesday night to establish a national historical park at Harriet Tubman's former home and related properties in Auburn, culminating a six-year effort by Central New York's members of Congress.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
NY Minute: A vote against Common Core could be a vote for Rob Astorino
Good morning. Storm coverage continues : more than 20,000 still without power and Brandon Roth is reporting East Syracuse will decide whether to lift its State of Emergency at 8 a.m. Republican Rob Astorino is collecting signatures to add another line to the gubernatorial race this fall -- the "Stop Common Core" line.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
It's a girl! U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei welcomes first baby
U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei says he received an extra special gift for his birthday this Fourth of July: His first child.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Communications Workers of America
Movement Building Update
Leaders and activists from CWA Local 1123 have helped build a community coalition, the Alliance for Reliable, Competitive High speed internet , to press for the expansion of high speed broadband and policies that support consumers and economic growth in the Syracuse area.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Planned Parenthood: Hobby Lobby decision designates women as second-class citizens
On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a verdict in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that effectively designated women as second-class citizens, placing our health care needs as secondary to the personal beliefs of our bosses.
Crain's New York Business
House Dems to campaign on GOP 'perks'
Voters have grown inured to the gridlock caused by House Republicans in Washington D.C, according to Long Island Rep. Steve Israel, who heads the House Democrats' campaign arm.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
John Katko reports best fundraising quarter in race against Rep. Dan Maffei
Republican congressional candidate John Katko said today he had his best fundraising quarter to date, but Rep. Dan Maffei still has a $1 million fundraising advantage heading into campaign season.
NY Minute: Rick Lazio fundraises for GOP candidate Rob Astorino
It's going to be brutal out there today. Make sure your pets have plenty of water and your Team USA fans have sweat-resistant face paint.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei: Supreme Court made wrong decision in Hobby Lobby case
The U.S. Supreme Court made the wrong decision today when it allowed some corporations to exclude birth control coverage from employee health insurance plans, according to U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei.
Aboard Air Force 2 with VP Joe Biden: Maffei talks about Syracuse, HUD, Tubman Home
For part of an hour Saturday, U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei had the ear of Vice President Joe Biden on a flight to Syracuse aboard Air Force Two.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Feds to Syracuse: Pay $1.5 million by Friday or risk losing city lead program
Federal housing officials this week declared the city's 20-year-old lead program ineligible for funding unless Syracuse repays $1.48 million to make up for mishandling previous grants .
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Maffei: Auburn will hire 6 firefighters with $735,000 federal grant
The Auburn Fire Department will receive a $735,258 federal grant, allowing it to hire six new firefighters, U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei said today.
Sun Jun 22, 2014
Rep. Dan Maffei: Rebuilding infrastructure is the key to revitalizing Central New York
If we want to grow our economy and create jobs, we need to get serious about making smart investments in infrastructure.
Fri Jun 20, 2014
Nursing home workers to discuss short staffing, other problems at town hall meeting
Unionized nursing home workers will hold a public town hall meeting 7:30 p.m. Monday in Syracuse to let elected officials know about challenges they face caring for the elderly.
Wed Jun 18, 2014
With fingers crossed, penalized Syracuse lead program applies for more federal money
City officials plan to apply next week for a $3.5 million federal grant to pay for household lead removal even though Syracuse is currently ineligible for funding after being cited by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for poor management of previous grants.