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Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments uses damaged city property to create food-producing garden

On Tudor Street in Downtown Binghamton, a garden is starting to take shape. The garden belongs to an organization known as Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments (VINES), which is using damaged property to...


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As Broome County sees high number of opioid deaths, experts stress caution

On March 27, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar declared a state of emergency in response to the high number of drug-related deaths in the month of March, with six fatalities occurring within...


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Students, alumni volunteer at nine local sites for Global Day of Service

As part of the Global Day of Service, students, alumni, staff and residents of the Binghamton community demonstrated the collective power of volunteerism in more than 70 projects in three countries. The...


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Students rally to empower women, spread awareness of domestic violence

Leading more than 50 people on a march through Downtown Binghamton on Friday night, the Women’s Student Union (WSU) held their seventh-annual “Take Back the Night” rally at Atomic Tom’s. “Take Back...


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Binghamton mayor sees tax assessment decrease by $47,700

Binghamton Mayor Rich David saw his property tax assessment for his personal residence at 45 Court St. drop by $47,700 for 2018. The change reduced David’s assessment from $179,000 to $131,300. According...


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Following open letter, University releases statement on Johnson City shooting

Binghamton University released a B-Alert on Friday regarding the shooting of Shakeel Khan in Johnson City, following pressure from multiple student groups to address the incident. In an emergency meeting on Wednesday...


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Decol A hosts emergency solidarity meeting following shooting

After Shakeel Khan, 50, was shot in Johnson City on Saturday night, multicultural student groups came together to host an emergency meeting. At least 70 students from various organizations, including Decol A,...


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Vietnam veteran stops at Binghamton High School during statewide walk

Every day, about 22 U.S. veterans commit suicide, which does not include the number of veterans slowly dying from drug and alcohol addiction, according to Frank Romeo, activist and Vietnam War veteran....


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American Civic Association commemorates tenth anniversary of mass shooting

On April 3, 2009, Jeffrey King’s life changed forever when his mother, Roberta King, was one of 13 killed in New York’s deadliest mass shooting at the American Civic Association (ACA) in...


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Binghamton University Forum hosts luncheon on New York's agriculture and food systems

Agriculture, food systems and economics were hot topics at the Binghamton University Forum’s luncheon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Downtown Binghamton on Tuesday afternoon. The luncheon, which featured a talk...