WAER News Round Up: March 20-24
Syracuse tenants of neglected properties have some hope for the future following a judge's order. Meanwhile at the state level, the disagreement over more changes to New York's bail reform law are threatening to make this year's budget late. Also, we learned a new school, which will be accessible to all students regardless of district, and emphasizes science, technology and the arts, is expected to open in late 2025. Catch up on more of the week's news below.
The ruling also places Vincent Apartments in receivership for three months. The City of Syracuse brought the lawsuit in an effort to improve living conditions for tenants at the neglected properties.
The city of Syracuse plans to offer CBN Geneva a $3.5 million deal to set up a broadband network in the 10 census tracts that are experiencing the greatest digital divide.
As predicted, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates this week, which may result in decreased purchasing power for first-time homebuyers in Central New York.
There are various matters of disagreement between Governor Kathy Hochul and the legislature. However, the most significant point of contention is expected to be the reform of the bail system.
A group of Central New Yorkers was spending the first day of spring in Florida not for vacation, but to lend a hand to a city hit hard by a hurricane last fall.
A CNY new joint high school, which will emphasize science and technology as well as the arts, is scheduled to launch in late 2025.
A plan to tackle significant staffing problems related to essential health and public safety roles was reviewed by Onondaga County lawmakers during a meeting this week.