Community Foundation Turns Back on Poor

It will soon be two years ago that Alicia Fernandez Dicks, CEO of the Community Foundation, last sat in the office of For The Good, Inc. While she was there I explained the need for...

Prostate Cancer is the #1 Most Deadly Disease for Black Males — 10th Annual...

Nationwide — How far would you go to protect yourself and your family? What if it was a matter of life and death? And what if the answer was a simple exam? Like many, Kevin Byrd...

Feel like you have the flu? Here’s what you should do

UTICA, NY – As the number of local flu cases increases so too is the concern about what to do if you think you’re getting the flu. “Flu is easily spread and with this particularly...

Community Development Please

By Cassandra Harris-Lockwood In a community where at least 40% of the population lives in, at or near the poverty line, no amount of nano or economic development is going to change the populace or...

Local Organizations Host Utica Women’s March

Local nonprofit organizations and activist groups are hosting a Women’s March on Saturday, January 20th in Utica, New York. Women-led marches and rallies will be held on this day in cities across the world. The...

A Case Against Building the Hospital Downtown

Architect and Civic Leader Mike Bosak Makes "The Case Against Building the Hospital Downtown" Michael Bosak is a long-time resident and has been a lifelong advocate for the City of Utica. Bosak has worked in...

Stop Tax Giveaways to the 1% at Expense of the Middle Class

By John Furman Central New York Citizens in Action, Inc The House passed its tax bill last week which will effectively raise taxes on poor and middle-class New Yorkers to pay for a tax cut for...

Utica Future Depends on Citizens, Not Grand Over-Budget Mega Projects

Utica is beautiful and unique. It has been overlooked for so long as another small rust belt city that has been all but abandoned.  Now, times have changed as America enters a phase when urban cores are...

Community input needed for AIDS Memorial Quilt presentation at MVCC

Sections of the internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt — the 54-ton, handmade tapestry that stands as a memorial to more than 94,000 individuals lost to AIDS — will be on display this December at...

Dear Mr. Phillips’ regarding “Counterpoint”

Mr. Phillips' "Counterpoint" claim that opposition to placing a new hospital in Downtown Utica is based on a notion that "Utica isn't good enough" easily avoids important matters that Uticans should think about. It...
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