Community

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...


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Broome County Land Bank funding unsustainable

Just two years ago, 50 Front St. was one of the largest blighted properties in the city of Binghamton’s landscape. Once a hotel and nursing home, the building was abandoned in 2011,...


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Documentary screening highlights opioid addiction in young adults

The prevalence of nonmedical opioid use among the college-age population is between seven and 12 percent, according to the American College Health Association Task Force for Opioid Prescribing. As part of its...


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Broome County Farmer's Market hosts discussion on agricultural industry

Regulations and dwindling involvement from younger generations are posing challenges to New York state’s agricultural industry, a local panel of experts have said. The Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce hosted a panel...


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Screening highlights health care in undocumented communities

Access to social services like health insurance can be limited for undocumented immigrants. To highlight this issue, the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) and the Science and Technology Entry Program at BU hosted...


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Binghamton Women's March draws over 1,000 people

Raising signs and shouting chants, residents of the Binghamton area joined people of cities throughout the country to protest President Donald Trump’s administration at the 2018 Women’s March on Binghamton this Saturday....


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Graduate student open dialogue on criminal justice and opioid epidemic

Nearly 40 attendees gathered on Monday night in Downtown Binghamton to discuss the intersection of criminal justice and the opioid epidemic. The conversation was part of a monthly discussion group, Garden of...


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Volunteers partner with local organizations for MLK Day of Service

In 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Fifty years later, his legacy has inspired a national day of volunteer work in his honor, and on Jan. 15, 45...


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Students scramble to find spring sublets

Carly Alsofrom is ready for her study abroad experience in Florence this semester. She’s been planning her trip to the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region since early last year. But one problem...