Letter to the Editor

  Dear Editor: If I were ever to be caught in doing something slightly over the edge of illegality (mildly) it would be to be found, under the cover of darkness at the Busy Corner with...

What makes Utica So Special?

Dear Editor: I believe I have a unique perspective on the quality of life in Utica. Three years ago, I escaped from 40 years of living in Boulder, Colorado. Arriving in Utica, and experiencing Utica,...

3rd Annual May Day Rally May 1 Celebrated Human and Labor Rights

By John Furman Photos By Sylvia DeSwaan Central New York Citizen Action and other labor and community groups held the Third Annual May Day rally at the DeSales Center to commemorate past human and labor rights...

Open Letter to Governor Cuomo

Dear Governor Cuomo: I   am writing to ask for your intervention in the recent decision to deny For The Good, Inc. State funding from the DEC for an Environmental Justice grant for the second time...

CITIZEN ACTION AND WFP ENDORSES BRINDISI FOR CONGRESS

By John Furman For two long, excruciating years Republicans have controlled both Houses of Congress as well as the Presidency and voted over and over again against the best interests of ordinary  Americans. They have done everything...

Legal Myth and Reality

By Judge Joan Shkane MYTH: A lawyer can ignore the wishes of his client in a criminal case, and do what (s)he thinks is best for the client. REALITY: This is a question unanswered yet by...

Juneteenth Utica 2019

In 1865, enslaved Africans Americans on Galveston Island, Texas had been declared free 2 ½ years earlier but had not been notified. There are conflicting explanations for the delay of the news. Among the...

Woodstock 50th Anniversary Retraction/Update

By Phoenix Staff The 50th Anniversary of Woodstock 1969 coming up this August will be a worldwide celebration. The Utica Phoenix will be your Woodstock Central for information and updates In the May edition of the...

New Radio Voice FCC Approved Utica Phoenix Radio 95.5 FM

Utica area listeners will hear a new kind of radio starting early this summer as Utica Phoenix Radio- also to be known as “The Heat” - goes on the air. Phoenix Radio will be...

Legal Briefs: ‘Legal Myths vs. Reality’

By Judge Joan Shkane This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because an informed citizen is always the most successful citizen: MYTH: All New York State government employees’ retirement information is confidential. REALITY: The...
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