In Syracuse, gay fans have to endure taunts of religious bigots exercising their First Amendment rights to get to the Carrier Dome.
It seems that each time we trudge up the hill to a Syracuse University basketball game at the Carrier Dome, there is more than one nasty wind blowing. I don’t mean the usual winter wind that slices at your face and turns the crowd into a huddled mass moving like hunting dogs with our faces pointed at the ground. That’s a familiar force of nature; we just pull our hoods tighter and keep on climbing.
It isn’t always endearing when Jim Boeheim has a temper tantrum.
It’s a weird feeling to watch a grown man shrieking and hollering and swearing in front of millions of people, especially when you realize it’s all about a game. And it’s an even weirder feeling to be surrounded by thousands of adults enjoying the old man’s tantrum.
Authority did not question airport concessionaire’s labor practices.
Soon, there may be some new faces to greet you if you stop for a cup of coffee or a sandwich on your way to catch a flight out of Hancock Airport.
The city’s mayor has her say on the Destiny hotel, but Congel might get a tax break from the county, instead
Mayor Stephanie Miner finds herself once again at the center of a dispute over tax breaks for a Bob Congel-related building project, this time in the form of a proposed 252-room hotel adjacent to the expanded Destiny USA mall. But in this case, there is little the mayor can do to prevent the tax deal from going through.
The pieces fit together like an Olympic jigsaw puzzle
The sheer genius of it all. How could we have missed it?
Samaritan Center is close to picking former St. John the Evangelist church
The Samaritan Center is considering moving its humanitarian work of feeding the poor to the former St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, on the near North Side.
It’s hard to stomach a farm bill that also trims food stamp benefits.
This week, some good-hearted local folks will go through an annual and eye-opening exercise of trying to live for seven days on food stamps. Among the lessons that participants in what is called the “SNAP challenge” reliably learn is this: You can’t live on food stamps.
Labor agreements are in the unions’ plans for the proposed Destiny inn
Destiny USA announced plans for a hotel in the parking lot just south of its expanded shopping center, and County Executive Joanie Mahoney and Mayor Stephanie Miner caucused to consider what, if any, taxpayer support they might offer to the venture.
Poll Vault: Save 81 jumps around questions about survey
On one of the coldest nights of a chilly January, Mayor Stephanie Miner warmed up the crowd in the gymnasium at the renovated St. Patrick’s School on Tipperary Hill with a story about a question asked by a young boy she met in a kindergarten class at Blodgett School. “Can boys be mayors, too?” the pupil asked Miner, the first woman to run City Hall in Syracuse. Yes, she assured him, boys can do anything that girls can do.
The governor pushes millions toward needless stadiums and amphitheaters, instead of making education a priority.
Just one of the many maddening things about the ongoing drama over which corner of Onondaga County will be showered with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s benevolence is the very notion that the governor is the one doing the giving. We should remember that the chief executive is not giving us anything: It’s our tax money, bonded money or both that has been in play all along, whether we are talking about a stadium at Kennedy Square or an amphitheater along the western shore of Onondaga Lake.