Community

Town-Gown Advisory Board meets for second time this year, but lacks details on proposal progress

Coming together for the second Town-Gown Advisory Board (TGAB) meeting of the year, city officials, community members, professors and students were met with a presentation on Binghamton University’s plans to revitalize areas...


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Local politicians urge Amazon to consider Binghamton for headquarters

Ten days ago, Amazon canceled its plans for a headquarters in New York City amid local opposition and outrage. Now, local politicians are trying to bring Amazon to central New York. Following...


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Students voice opposition to blue bag system in Binghamton

Binghamton averages 170 tons of garbage a week, all of which must be placed in city-mandated blue bags. But the policy, which started in 1991 as a way to encourage residents to...


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Speakers talk fair elections, state budget at Binghamton forum

Southern Tier residents gathered on Wednesday night to learn more about the upcoming New York state budget and the effect it may have on their communities. The forum, hosted by Citizen Action...


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Community activists talk tenants rights, renters' issues

Students and local residents throughout Binghamton are searching for safe and affordable housing as the city adjusts to a changing real estate market and economic environment. On Thursday night, a group organizing...


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Debate team director travels to Dominican Republic to instruct high school students

Following a suggestion from a Binghamton University parent, a faculty member traveled to the Dominican Republic last week to teach debate and public speaking to high schoolers. Joseph Leeson-Schatz, director of debate...


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Broome County sees uptick in opioid overdoses

Since the start of the new year, there has been an uptick in overdoses in Broome County linked to fentanyl-laced drugs. Although government departments have yet to release information on how many...


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PLOT organizes rally outside of East Middle School to protest alleged strip search

Holding up signs that read “#BelieveBlackGirls” and chanting “protect our children,” more than 100 students, families and concerned community members rallied outside of East Middle School on Tuesday afternoon in the cold...


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Alleged strip search of four middle schoolers leads to community outcry

Four female middle school students were allegedly strip-searched at East Middle School on Jan. 15 for suspicion of possessing drugs, prompting protests and outcry from Binghamton community members and organizations. According to...


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Decker School of Nursing, Lourdes Hospital to renovate Ford Family Wellness Center

A new clinic, the Ford Family Wellness Center, will be coming to Johnson City this semester as the Decker School of Nursing works to renovate a building in its new heath sciences...