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JUST holds vigil honoring Rob Card, inmate who died in 2019

It has been two years since Rob Card died after being incarcerated at the Broome County Jail. On Saturday evening, community members gathered at the corner of Upper Front Street and Lt....


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Activists voice concerns over Binghamton police reform

As the Binghamton City Council prepared to vote on their police reform plan, activists attempted to make their demands heard one last time before the rubber stamp. On Monday evening, around 100...


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BU graduates find success in proprietorship of local businesses

As Binghamton University students venture through restaurants and stores around Downtown Binghamton, they may notice many businesses are run by once-students themselves. Among the vast network of alumni-owned businesses in Downtown Binghamton...


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JUST criticizes Broome County police reform plan

After months of protests calling for police reform and racial justice in the Southern Tier, local activists expressed frustration with Broome County’s proposed legislation of addressing these issues. Representatives from Justice and...


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BU professors, local residents examine Binghamton police reform process

The city of Binghamton’s attempts to tackle the issue of police reform have seen mixed responses from local organizations, some of whom recently described the effort as disingenuous. On June 12, 2020,...


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Africana studies department hosts webinar on Black mistrust of COVID-19 vaccine

In honor of Black History Month, the Africana studies department sought to draw attention to racial disparity in the United States health care system, an issue exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. On...


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JPMorgan Chase opens at University Plaza

A new banking option has opened up for Binghamton University students and town residents as the first JPMorgan Chase Bank opened its doors in the New York Southern Tier region on Feb....


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NYS Gov. Andrew Cuomo extends bar, restaurant COVID-19 curfew

New York state residents now have one extra hour to spend at their favorite bars and restaurants. NYS Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that all New York state bars and restaurants can...


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Construction begins on Route 434 Greenway

Following a year of deliberation, Binghamton University students, staff and town residents alike will be able to go to Downtown Binghamton without leaving a carbon footprint. On Feb. 4, New York State...


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BU's Harriet Tubman Center for the Study of Freedom and Equity releases more details about Truth and Reconciliation Commission

During a town hall meeting on racial justice Tuesday evening, Binghamton University’s Harriet Tubman Center for the Study of Freedom and Equity released more details regarding the upcoming Truth and Reconciliation Commission...