South Side Job Training Classes Attend Green Infrastructure Workshop

This past St Patrick’s Day students from a number of local job training programs, including Jubilee Home’s Youth Build Program and Matawon Development Group from the South Side, attended a day long workshop about green infrastructure, green jobs and green funding. Read More »

Church Crumbling

Severe winters and mounting budget problems force a congregation to leave its home The former home of the New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ was victim to two typical Central New York realities — brutal weather and even harsher budgets. The old building at 1641 S. Salina St. is dusted with fluffy snow, decorating a steeple that’s been looking ... Read More »

Bag Your Bottles

A one-man recycling operation picks up recyclables from residents A year ago, Tyrone Cannon sat in his living room joking around with friends, drinking a few beers. “Save your bottles,” he told them. “One of these days I’m going to start a bottle return business.” Today, he runs Cannon Street Recycling, a door-to-door pickup service for can and bottle returns. Read More »

Creek Rats get dirty to make Onondaga Creek clean again

Dedicated volunteers spend hours collecting trash and cleaning up Onondaga Creek As they walked down toward Onondaga Creek in dry shoes, a little after 8 a.m. on a sunny September Saturday, Bob Graham and Steve Seleway remembered what the water had looked like when they began hauling trash out of the polluted channel. Read More »