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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LEGISLATION CLARIFYING PROVISIONS PROHIBITING WAGE THEFT

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Legislation Provides That There Are No Exceptions to Liability for Failure to Pay Wages Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation (S.858/A.1893) which relates to strengthening laws prohibiting wage theft and closes a loophole created...

150 CNY Residents Protest Violent Charlottesville White Supremacist March

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Utica, New York – One hundred fifty local residents converged on the Oneida Square Roundabout Sunday afternoon to denounce a white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Va., that spiraled into deadly violence, one of many...

My Father’s Battle with Housing Discrimination in the early 1950’s

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By Cassandra Harris Lockwood                                   Photo by Vernon J. Harris, Jr. Vernon J. Harris, Jr. graduated from Catholic University in...

THE THIRD MRS. GALWAY” CHRONICLES THE ANTI-SLAVERY MOVEMENT IN UPSTATE NEW YORK IN RIVETING...

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“THE THIRD MRS. GALWAY” CHRONICLES THE ANTI-SLAVERY MOVEMENT IN UPSTATE NEW YORK IN RIVETING DETAIL --New Historical Novel Brings to Life Events of Anti-slavery Agitation Through the Lens of an Enslaved Family’s Quest for Freedom-- August 11, 2021,...

Activists Hold Three Day Long Protests

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By Phoenix Staff A local Black Rights activist, Kim Jones, hosted a march on UPD Station Saturday the 12th that would lead to another two days of protests. Kim Jones collaborated with a local activist...

The Ukraine: Abandoned Again

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By George Kuchma Long before the “Art of the deal” was popularized, American fingerprints had smeared many a broken treaty, congressional doublespeak gained acceptance, and the professional BS artist became a job title. At the...

A Year From Now

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By Matt DeCristo You’ll wish you had started today. It’s a great ethos to take with you in your life travels, and while the specific formula of dates can be altered or adjusted as needed,...

Senator Griffo writes letter to Justice Center, OPWDD following maggot infestation at group home

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In letter, Senator Griffo urges agencies to improve efforts to protect most vulnerable members of society  ROME – State Senator Joseph Griffo on Friday sent a letter to officials at the New York State Office for...

Black Lives Matter

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Story and Photos by Eamon Handzel Utica, NY - On August 7th, Utica locals of all races and ethnicities rallied together at Oneida Square in the city center to show their solidarity with the Black...

Governor Cuomo Announces Bail Reform

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 "New York has long stood as a prominent symbol of justice for this nation and we saw this on display once again yesterday when State Supreme Court Justice Maria Rosa issued a groundbreaking ruling...