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Syracuse Common Councilors Approve Pandemic Relief Funds For Urban Forestry, Land Bank Initiatives; Voting Delayed On Other Proposals
August 2, 2021, 10:22 pm | Source
As expected, Syracuse common councilors Monday postponed voting on a number of proposed pandemic relief spending items, with two exceptions. One of them was allocating $2 million for the planting thousands of trees in city parks and along city streets
New York Invests Over $1 Billion Into Its Childcare Industry
August 2, 2021, 8:24 pm | Source
New York State is directing more than $1 billion to childcare centers to help stabilize the industry, and help parents get back to work. The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan and will help subsidize childcare worker’s salaries, expand programming, and increase capacities
Central Square School District Plans To Combat Pandemic Learning Loss This School Year
August 1, 2021, 11:00 am | Source
Central Square has the largest geographic school district in the state. Like many other districts, they are awaiting guidance from the CDC and state officials as to how they may be required to comply with any COVID-19 precautions for the new school year
The Best Way To Protect CNY, Yourself Against Delta Variant? Vaccination
July 30, 2021, 8:51 pm | Source
New COVID-19 infections in New York State have risen each day since July 12, more than tripling in that time, with most due to the Delta Variant. Numbers are currently lower than we saw at the height of the pandemic, but local medical experts say this variant can cause more concerns than before.
Councilors-At-Large Don't Plan To Advance All Of Mayor's ARPA Funding Proposals
July 30, 2021, 3:47 pm | Source
Two members of Syracuse’s Common Council say the full council will likely pass only a few of the long list of remaining items in Mayor Ben Walsh’s $123 million American Rescue Plan Act spending plan.
New SUNY Upstate Program Designed To Help Adolescents With Complex Health Needs
July 29, 2021, 9:39 pm | Source
SUNY Upstate Medical University will be working with the State Office of Mental Health to expand in-patient care for youth who have developmental disability and behavioral health needs.
National Women's Hall of Fame Introduces New Executive Director
July 29, 2021, 3:11 pm | Source
The National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls welcomed its new leader Wednesday, who has set out a goal to bring more attention to the organization and its impacts.
Two CNY Laboratories Selected To Help Track COVID-19 Variants
July 27, 2021, 8:46 pm | Source
Two Central New York laboratories were selected by the State to help identify and monitor COVID-19 variants.
Accessing Emergency Rental Assistance Gets Easier For New Yorkers
July 27, 2021, 7:48 pm | Source
New York is making it easier for tenants and landlords to get some of the billions of dollars in federal rent relief that came to the state. And it’s happening just in time, as the money could get reclaimed by Washington if it doesn’t get in the hands of those who need it.
CBPP: Getting Off Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist Takes Years In Syracuse, Nationwide
July 23, 2021, 9:25 pm | Source
Families struggling to afford rent in Syracuse wait an average of six and a half years on the waitlist for Housing Choice Vouchers. Statewide, the average is over two and a half years.
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