Khalid Bey http://wrvo.org en Syracuse lawmakers to vote on smoking ban in city parks and other gathering places http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-lawmakers-vote-smoking-ban-city-parks-and-other-gathering-places <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The Syracuse Common Council will vote Monday on a proposal to ban smoking in city parks and other areas. </span></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 11:54:07 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57018 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse lawmakers to vote on smoking ban in city parks and other gathering places Syracuse Common Council revises disorderly houses ordinance http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-common-council-revises-disorderly-houses-ordinance <p></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:01:50 +0000 Ellen Abbott 49895 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse Common Council revises disorderly houses ordinance Proposed law would give police new tool to deal with 'disorderly houses' http://wrvo.org/post/proposed-law-would-give-police-new-tool-deal-disorderly-houses <p> Syracuse lawmakers are trying to work out concerns over a proposed law that would allow police to crack down on problem houses in city neighborhoods.<br /><br />It's a case where constitutional rights collide with neighborhood concerns. Councilor Khalid Bey wants to use a 100-year-old law, which was once used to crack down on brothels, as a way to rid neighborhoods of houses that have become hangouts for drug dealers and other criminals.<br /> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:06:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 46352 at http://wrvo.org Proposed law would give police new tool to deal with 'disorderly houses'