senior center en Seniors are hopeful for a new downtown center <p>Some seniors are optimistic that a new senior center will rise in downtown Syracuse to replace the Ida Benderson Center that closed last fall due to budget cuts.</p><p>They&#39;re taking time to thank those who have helped them so far. Specifically, by serenading Syracuse common councilors.</p><p> Tue, 22 May 2012 13:50:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 19667 at Seniors are hopeful for a new downtown center More sales tax revenue could mean more investment in Syracuse <p>More &nbsp;projected sales tax revenue for the City of Syracuse could mean some new programs, including seed money for a new downtown senior center.&nbsp; Lawmakers say they want &nbsp;the extra spending to be an investment in the city.</p><p> Mon, 07 May 2012 14:00:54 +0000 Ellen Abbott 18818 at Young and old share opinions on Syracuse budget <p>The very young and the very old were the focus of the Syracuse City Budget public hearing Wednesday night. Citizens had the opportunity to tell lawmakers what they think of Mayor Stephanie Miner&#39;s proposed $662 million spending plan.</p><p> Thu, 03 May 2012 14:38:32 +0000 Ellen Abbott 18641 at