Oswego, NY – Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove discusses the harmful legacies of urban renewal, and in particular its effects on Syracuse. She also describes the challenges faced by Syracuse's Downtown and what might be done to enrich that space, as well as how "place" profoundly affects our lives and our health, regardless of where we live.
Albany, NY – Governor David Paterson says he's recommending that the state legislature approve one day a week furloughs for state workers until the state budget, now nearly one month late, is completed.
Oswego, NY – Some landowners in Onondaga Country would be required to buy flood insurance as a result of new federal floodplain maps.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA, is Planning to release the new maps in June. The maps would place almost 2,400 new parcels of land in the county in zones considered at the risk of flooding, while more than 2,600 parcels in the country would be taken off the list. In the city of Syracuse there would be a net gain of about 750 Parcels.