OCL Announces Next Study Topic

As the Onondaga Citizens League wraps up the 2015 study, “How CNY Moves,” the board has announced the focus of its 2016 study. “Wage Disparities and Economic Performance” will look at the many issues surrounding poverty including: policies and practices, the rapid increase of concentrated poverty in Syracuse, the high public cost of low wages, and employee retention. How will

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Education is the Best Anti-Poverty Initiative

Syracuse has the highest rate of extreme concentrated poverty among blacks and Hispanics out of the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas according to a September 06, 2015 article in Syracuse.com. This week at TMR, Superintendent Sharon Contreras, Ph.D., will talk about how “Education is the Best Anti-poverty Initiative: SCSD progress.” Be our guest at this week’s TMR, March 3. TMR runs from

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Ethics in Media – at this week’s TMR

  FROM:           Eileen Jevis, 443-3527, ejevis@uc.syr.edu   RE:                 Ethics in the Media   WHEN:          Thursday, February 25, 2016                         8:15 a.m.   WHERE:        Drumlins                        800 Nottingham Road                       Syracuse, NY   WHY:             Chris Bolt, WAER Radio; Dan Cummings, News Channel 9; Stephen Cvengros, Syracuse Media Group; Rae Fulkerson, CNY Central; and Iris St. Meran, Time Warner

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Onondaga Citizens League Announces 2015 Award Winners

Mike Stanton of the Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) will receive the Levi L. Smith Civic Education Award at the Onondaga Citizens League’s (OCL) annual luncheon meeting at Drumlins on Wednesday, June 10. PACNY is a volunteer organization that not only advocates for the preservation of various buildings, but has served to consistently educate the broader community

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‘Protecting Our Democracy: Fair Elections and Redistricting Reform’ at Oct. 16 Session of IRP

The Oct. 16 session of the Institute for Retired People (IRP) will feature Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York. Lerner will explain why Common Cause believes elections are not working for New York voters. “The outsize role of money in politics has our elected officials answering to special interests over regular voters. New York needs comprehensive

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