West Side Senior & Community Center Hosts Community Barbeque

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Delicious Half-Chicken BBQ, 11am to 1pm, Tuesday, June 17. West Side Senior & Community Center, 717 Court Street. The menu will also feature potato salad, baked beans, watermelon, and coffee. The very affordable price is only $7....

City of Utica Green Waste Pick-up Starts Today!

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The City of Utica’s Department of Public Works announces that the Annual Spring Green Waste Pick-Up will officially begin on April 16th. Starting Monday, April 16th, residents can place containerized green waste out for collection.  Containers must...

95.5 FM the Heat Identifies Urban Market Finally Recognized

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There is a new radio station in Central New York. It is Phoenix Radio at WUSP 1550 AM and 95.5FM the Heat. It is the first and only Black-owned and operated-radio station in Central...

Exclusive!! State Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Downtown Hospital Lawsuit

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by Peter Bianco On Halloween, the State Supreme Court in Albany heard oral arguments in No Hospital Downtown’s ongoing lawsuit. This appearance was the return date of the motions to dismiss made by Mohawk Valley Health Systems (MVHS), the City...

A Prison of My Own Making

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By Dave Roberts I have danced with grief and loss since I was 5 years old. Each loss that I experience carries the same weight of sadness and longing, as previous ones. Each loss compels...

Letter to the Editor

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Dear Editor: As a student of public health, one of the facts that sticks in my mind is that the Australian Parliament banned the continued use of lead as a base in paints at the...

A Refrigerator For The Community

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Poverty and desperation have become all too familiar to Utica over the years, and unfortunately the Pandemic has only exasperated the crisis.   While the stimulus money of $600 gifted to the lower castes will surely...

OK, let’s get this straight.

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Dear Editor: MVHS is planning to build a new, state of the art hospital downtown on land they don’t own, that will displace scores of long-time businesses, offering them far below what they need or...

One Hospital = Economic Development Fail

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By Cassandra Harris-Lockwood The March edition of the Utica Phoenix carried a story entitled “A History of Hospitals in Utica.” It explained in a very historically accurate manner, the development of Utica’s hospitals. It was recently...

Press and Planning Advisory

Who: King Vincent Tchoua Kemajou of Bazou Cameroon What: Reception and Presentation Where: Linwood Place Community Garden (under tent) When: July 28, 2017 @ 2P.M. Sponsored by For The Good, Inc. For further information contact: Susan Woods 315-525-9792  wowa@gmail.com In...