Community

Green roof project completed at Binghamton City Hall

A new green patch has recently been planted in Downtown Binghamton, only it’s not on the ground. It’s on the roof of Binghamton City Hall and the City Council Chambers. The completed...


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BU students organize virtual Women's March

As demonstrators across the country participated in the second Women’s March of 2020, a group of Binghamton University students organized a virtual version of the march. ”Sister March for Binghamton Students” was...


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COVID-19 testing centers for students to access

Below is a list of testing locations that Binghamton University students can visit in order to get tested for COVID-19. This list was updated on Oct. 27. Decker Student Health Services Center...


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Public hearing, protest held on proposed 2021 Broome County Budget

Broome County’s proposed budget for 2021 has come under fire by local activists who highlight the lack of divestment from police to be reinvested in communities, a campaign that has been supported...


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BU Food Pantry to accept online donations

The Binghamton University Food Pantry, which provides food and personal care items to students struggling with food insecurity, is currently collecting online donations for its Food Drive from now until Oct. 14....


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JUST testifies in front of State Senate

There is a portion of the community whose struggles during the coronavirus pandemic remain hidden from view — incarcerated people. On Sept. 22, Justice and Unity for the Southern Tier (JUST) gave...


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BU begins wastewater testing

A new kind of testing is happening at Binghamton University, and it’s not an exam. BU has taken an approach to keeping the campus community safe through the use of wastewater testing,...


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Local organizations propose divestment from BPD

After a summer of demonstrations against racial injustice, Binghamton community members are focusing on how to bring change to the Southern Tier. On Sunday, Sept. 27, 30 community members and Binghamton University...


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COVID-19 on the rise in Broome County, Binghamton

Coronavirus cases are on the rise in Broome County as students and residents go to local restaurants and bars while ignoring social distancing guidelines. As of Sept. 30, there are 193 active...


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SUNY Chancellor's emergency directive to place penalties on students who break COVID-19 guidelines

Starting Oct. 1 at 8 a.m., SUNY students face new penalties if they break institution or statewide coronavirus regulations. The “emergency directive” was sent to all SUNY presidents on Sept. 25 by...