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Talk Back with the Publisher

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The Syracuse New Times has served the greater Central New York community for over 45 years. Recently, we've re-designed the newspaper and the website to better serve our readers.



Top 25 Stories of the Year on SyracuseNewTimes.com

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The Most Read Stories from 2014 on SyracuseNewTimes.com

The Syracuse New Times has a long history as the definitive source for provocative journalism, progressive thinking and regional arts and cultural coverage. In the past year, we re-designed our print edition, which you can find on stands every Wednesday at more than 1,500 locations throughout Central New York.



Fowler Graduate Comes Home

As much as he wanted to live out his dream of making it in a large city, Rahim found himself living paycheck to paycheck and seeing his kids only on weekends.

If you believe that people vote with their feet, then Emad Rahim and his family just voted for Syracuse.



Fracking Decision: Activist Victory, Political BS, or Both?

Tears of joy and distortion mark New York State’s ban on fracking

Emily Bishop says she cried when she heard the news from Albany that New York was banning hydrofracking. As she watched the live stream of the governor’s cabinet meeting on Dec. 17, she and friends in the movement traded messages back and forth tracking the discussion.



Baby Boomers Basketball Back in the Hood

After a season in exile, the Baby Boomers (over 40) Basketball League returns

After a season in exile from its home turf, the Baby Boomers (over 40) Basketball League has returned to the Southwest Community Center court.



Perform at the New York State Fair

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 New York State Fair

Applications are now being accepted to perform at the 2015 New York State Fair, according to Troy Waffner, Acting Director of the Fair.



Albany’s Role as Oil Hub May Affect Syracuse Rail Traffic

Albany has become a hub for transshipment of Bakken crude oil over the past two years.

While environmentalists and gas companies alike await Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision about hydrofracking the Marcellus Shale, there are other decisions pending that will also have a big impact on determining what role New York plays in the evolution of the oil and gas industry.



Planned Parenthood Marks 90 Years of Service to Community

History favors change, abortion-rights advocate says

When Margaret Sanger, founder of the American Birth Control League, planned to meet in Syracuse in 1925, the city council banned her from speaking. Last week, Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and two city councilors attended a cocktail party celebrating Planned Parenthood’s 90th anniversary serving in the city.



Dormant Plans for City Markets Show Signs of Life

Affordable, high quality options

It was a year ago that the Eat to Live Food Cooperative on South Salina Street crashed and burned on takeoff, and it’s been nearly five years since Jubilee Homes promised to bring a supermarket to South Avenue.