Community

Debate prompts discussion on sanctuary cities

On Wednesday night, four Binghamton University students debated a controversial topic — whether or not Binghamton should become a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants. The debate took place in Lecture Hall as...


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Local conversation on gun control continues at Town Hall for Our Lives

Two weeks ago, 2,000 community members took to the streets of Downtown Binghamton, joining the national March for Our Lives movement. On Saturday, inside the United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton on Chenango...


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Community rallies to demand stricter gun laws at Binghamton's March For Our Lives

Hundreds of Broome County high school students and their supporters gathered at the March for Our Lives protest in the City of Binghamton on Saturday to demand stricter gun-control laws. The march...


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Citizen Action hosts first "Mass Mobilization" meeting

Sixteen people met in United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton on Wednesday night to discuss community outreach, fostering relationships and taking Citizen Action of the New York’s Southern Tier chapter in a new...


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Midterm elections begin as Tenney kicks off re-election campaign

Midterm season has begun in New York’s 22nd Congressional District. Representative Claudia Tenney launched her re-election campaign to represent the district at the Holiday Inn in Downtown Binghamton on Sunday afternoon. Her...


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Town Gown Advisory Board talks surveys, police increase

On Tuesday night, Binghamton city officials, students, faculty and community members gathered in the Binghamton University Downtown Center for the second meeting of the Town-Gown Advisory Board. The board, which formed last...


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Community solar project creates clean energy accessibility

The world is going more green, and Binghamton is a prime market for solar energy. In an information session held at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator on Tuesday, BlueRock Solar representatives discussed...


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Litigation halts house renovation on corner of Seminary and Chapin

After nearly a decade of litigation halting progress on repairing and maintaining 26 Seminary Ave., the residence has become dilapidated and covered in graffiti, with no solution in sight. Although residents on...


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Citizen Action lecture series examines race, oppression

Shanel Boyce is starting a conversation about the power and mechanics behind oppression in the United States. For Boyce, the community organizer for the Souther Tier chapter of Citizen Action of New...


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Senate task force hears testimonies on Binghamton opioid and heroin crisis

In 2017, there were 479 opioid-related overdoses in Broome County, according to Binghamton Police Chief Joe Zikuski. On Tuesday, community members explored potential solutions to the opioid crisis with New York state...