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  • Islam and Jesus, Son of Mary

    05/01/2014 1:00:46 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 20 replies
    The Catholic World Report ^ | 5/1/14 | William Kilpatrick
    Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Syracuse, New York, was sold in December to a Muslim group and will be turned into a mosque. The Muslim organization requested that six stone crosses be removed from the top of the century-old historic church, and the Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board has complied. However, as Syracuse.com explains in an April 6, 2014 article, “Plans to turn a church into a mosque bring pain and hope to changing neighborhood,” everything evens out because the mosque will be named the Mosque of Jesus, Son of Mary “to build a bridge between the old and the new.”...
  • New York-based Muslim extremist group demands court halt publication of book

    03/15/2013 5:59:51 PM PDT · by wesagain · 25 replies
    Act for America.com ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | Brigette Gabriel
    The Muslims of America based in Hancock, Delaware County, is suing Martin Mawyer and his Christian Action Network for $3 million in federal court in Syracuse, seeking to halt the continued publication of his book, ‘Twilight in America’ – the Untold Story of Islamic Training Camps in America.” Syracuse.com (h/t Andrea K) The book takes aim at Muslims of America with false claims that have put the group’s members in fear of violent attacks from Mawyer’s followers, the lawsuit said. The co-author of the book, Patti Pierucci, is also named as a defendant. The Christian Action Network isn’t the only...
  • Andrew P. Bakaj, the Whistleblower’s Lawyer: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    09/28/2019 10:54:34 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 21 replies
    HEAVY ^ | Sep 25, 2019 | Emily Bicks
    Andrew P. Bakaj is the lawyer representing the whistleblower who came forward with information about President Donald Trump and his conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky about an investigation into 2020 democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. The whistleblower’s intel, which has now been turned over to Congress confidentially, pushed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to announce a formal impeachment inquiry against Trump on September 24, 2019. Lead counsel on this high-profile case is the 36-year-old Bakaj, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer, who now works as the founding & managing partner of Compass Rose Legal...
  • The Highway Was Supposed to Save This City. Can Tearing It Down Fix the Sins of the Past?

    08/07/2019 9:20:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | July 30, 2019 | Aaron Gordon
    Helen Hudson will tell you what the 15th Ward was like when she was a girl. In the 1950s and early ’60s, the Syracuse neighborhood was home to thousands of predominantly black residents who had settled in the growing upstate New York city during and after the Great Migration. Those who remember it, like Hudson, describe it as thriving, self-sufficient community they were proud to call home. “Oh my god, the things we had,” she said recently, her voice softening with the distinct twang of nostalgia. “We had two bowling alleys. We had meat markets.” Charlie Pierce-El will tell you...
  • Some construction projects in Syracuse overwhelmingly white, male, report finds

    03/28/2019 10:04:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    WRVO ^ | March 18, 2019 | Tom Magnarelli
    White, suburban men are reaping the benefits of public construction projects in the Syracuse area, despite the city's demographics, according to a new report. Advocacy groups are sounding the alarm, before a decision is made regarding the future of the Interstate-81 viaduct in Syracuse. The I-81 project is expected to be a massive undertaking with the potential to create lots of jobs for local residents. Andrew Croom, staff attorney with Legal Services of Central New York, which issued the report with the Urban Jobs Task Force, said they reviewed the payroll records for five construction projects in the Syracuse area,...
  • Syracuse restaurant slammed for ‘Robert Kraft’ sandwich: report

    02/26/2019 4:59:12 AM PST · by DFG · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/26/2019 | Bradford Betz
    “Dinosaur Bar-B-Que” is facing backlash over a sandwich named after Robert Kraft, the New England Patriots owner who was arrested Friday in connection with a prostitution and human trafficking sting at a Florida massage parlor. The Syracuse-based chain posted an image on its Facebook and Twitter page of a pulled pork sandwich, which was named after the 77-year-old. “This week ONLY stop into the Syracuse Dinosaur to get a ‘Robert Kraft’ aka the Jerked and Pulled Chicken Sandwich,” the caption read.
  • Wake up, alumni: Another university under siege

    02/22/2019 7:13:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/22/2019 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    The latest chapter in college insanity comes from Syracuse University.  Based on reports, the U.S. Constitution may be offensive to foreign students, or something like that: Syracuse University denied an application for Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) to become a Registered Student Organization (RSO), stating, as one of its reasons for doing so, that requiring students to believe in the U.S. Constitution is "exclusionary to international students." The story gets sillier after more reading: Of the Syracuse University registered student organizations that appear political in nature, Campus Reform identified six of them as left-leaning while just one is conservative.  This is insane....
  • Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim fatally strikes man on interstate with his car

    02/21/2019 8:44:29 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 21, 2019 | David K. Li
    A car driven by Syracuse University men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man on an interstate in central New York late Wednesday night, police said. Jorge Jimenez, 51, was in a car with three others when the vehicle crashed into a guardrail on Interstate 690 near Thompson Road around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Syracuse police said. Jimenez got out of his car and Boeheim, trying to avoid the damaged car, fatally struck Jimenez, who was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said. Boeheim, 74, is cooperating with investigators and passed field sobriety tests, officials said.
  • NY Bookstore Stands Against New Abortion Law, Closes Store To Mourn ‘Thousands of Babies That Will..

    01/26/2019 8:04:28 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    Western Journal ^ | January 23, 2019 at 2:57pm | Steven Beyer
    A New York bookstore is taking a stand against a law that was signed in the Empire State on Tuesday legalizing late-term abortions.On Wednesday, Jon Speed, owner of the Jon Speed: The Book Scout in Syracuse, closed the doors of his business for one day in protest of a law that pro-abortion liberals literally celebrated.In a Facebook post, Speed wrote: “The book store is closed today. It is a day of mourning in New York. In honor of the thousands of babies that will die in the years to come, we shall not be collecting sales tax for this tyrannical...
  • Paris riots show difficulty of fighting climate change with taxes

    12/06/2018 10:09:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | December 6, 2018 | by AP
    PARIS -- The "yellow vests" in France are worrying greens around the world. The worst riots in Paris in decades were sparked by higher fuel taxes, and French President Emmanuel Macron responded by scrapping them Wednesday. But taxes on fossil fuels are just what international climate negotiators, meeting in Poland this week, say are desperately needed to help wean the world off of fossil fuels and slow climate change. Macron said the higher tax was his way of trying to prevent the end of the world. But the yellow vest protesters turned that around with the slogan: "it's hard to...
  • If 'community grid' replaces Interstate 81 in Syracuse, what will happen to the land?

    11/21/2018 8:29:54 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | November 12, 2018 | Patrick Lohmann
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- If a "community grid" is chosen to replace Interstate 81 in downtown Syracuse, what will happen to the land that's now under the aging viaduct's shadow? Whether it will be turned into green space or developed commercially is still an open question, according to city and state officials. A group of local architects is hoping to force the issue. The local chapter of the American Institute of Architects estimated in a recent paper that 18.6 acres of land will be made available if the 1.4-mile elevated highway is taken down. Taking the viaduct down and beefing up...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand: Interstate 81 grid would help revitalize Syracuse

    11/16/2018 11:56:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | October 22, 2018 | Mark Weiner
    U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Monday said she will support the construction of a street-level community grid to replace the elevated portion of Interstate 81 in Syracuse.Until now, Gillibrand declined to take a position on the issue, saying it was up to Central New Yorkers to choose the best option for replacing the 1.4-mile viaduct that cuts through the heart of Syracuse.Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said during a visit to Syracuse on Monday that she decided to speak out after discussions with community stakeholders who favor the grid over a tunnel or new elevated highway."Given where the stakeholders are -- and given what...
  • Where New York stands on 5 big transportation projects

    05/09/2018 7:55:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    City & State ^ | April 29, 2018 | Rebecca C. Lewis
    Getting from point A to point B should, theoretically, be a relatively simple task. But in order to travel, the transportation infrastructure needs to be in place and up to par. Across the state, major projects are underway to repair and update that infrastructure so that New Yorkers can get where they need to go – whether that’s through the air, over land or over water. Though some may be on track to be completed while others wallow in planning, here are five major projects underway that should make it easier for New Yorkers to get around.Gov. Mario M. Cuomo...
  • Police: How Syracuse University student was stopped while planning mass shooting

    04/06/2018 6:29:47 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 29 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | 4/5/18 | Douglass Dowty
    Syracuse, NY -- A Syracuse University student, who had stockpiled ammunition and gun accessories in his downtown apartment, was stopped before carrying out threats of a mass shooting, city police revealed today. Xiaoteng Zhan, 22, was deported back to China by federal agents March 20 as he returned to Syracuse from spring break in Mexico, Syracuse Deputy Police Chief Derek McGork said. Zhan told a friend that the "dark side" had pushed him to buy a gun, bulletproof vest and other items, McGork said, reading from an English translation of their messages. "I might use the gun to cause trouble,"...
  • Cynthia Nixon, in public radio interview, says Hillary's loss inspired her run

    04/05/2018 12:31:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    WXXI News - PBS Local ^ | April 5, 2018 | By KAREN DEWITT
    Cynthia Nixon is spending the day traveling the New York State Thruway from Syracuse to Rochester as part of her upstate campaign swing. We caught up with her in between stops, where the actor and underdog candidate talked about how the loss of Hillary Clinton for President in 2016 helped inspire her to run for governor and why she thinks Andrew Cuomo is not doing enough to help the state. Nixon says in addition to running in the Democratic Party primary she’s also actively seeking the nomination of the Working Families Party, a group that gave Cuomo the nomination four...
  • Syracuse TV anchor breaks silence on Sinclair controversy: 'I was never threatened'

    04/05/2018 7:48:09 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 04/05/18 | By Geoff Herbert
    Syracuse TV anchor Michael Benny has broken his silence on the controversy surrounding a script he read on CNY Central for station owner Sinclair Broadcast Group. Benny and Allison Bybee appear in a video compilation showing TV anchors at Sinclair-owned stations across the country in a promo echoing President Donald Trump's constant attacks on "fake news" media. Critics say it reflects the company's right-wing agenda without disclosing a political bias.... For days, CNY Central declined to comment, but Benny finally spoke out in a lengthy Facebook post on Wednesday night. "Recently, my boss came to me with a script for...
  • A visit with the man who has digitized more newspaper pages than the Library of Congress.

    04/03/2018 7:04:13 AM PDT · by RubyR · 13 replies
    Harper's Magazine ^ | September 13, 2017 | Jesse Coburn
    Tom Tryniski isn’t trained as an archivist. Nor does he have ties to any institution or receive much compensation for the many hours he’s spent scanning the microform of local newspapers he orders from libraries. Still, he is devoted to the endeavor. Since his retirement in 1999, he has digitized some forty million newspaper pages and posted them to his website, fultonhistory.com. His collection, at three times the size of the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America archive, is in all likelihood the largest free repository of its kind. But there is more work to be done, Tryniski says. “Do you...
  • Upstate NY gun dealer says his phone is 'ringing off the hook'

    03/02/2018 7:44:31 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies
    Gun retailers in the Capital Region have seen an uptick in firearm sales and interest in gun safety courses recently -- a common occurrence after mass shootings or alarm over gun control measures, they said. The phone at Upstate Guns and Ammo in Schenectady has been "ringing off the hook" with callers asking about the store's training classes, which include pistol and handgun safety courses required for permits, said owner Craig Serafini. They want to be prepared to protect themselves and others around them should anything happen, Serafini said. Class participants include a mix of men and women and range...
  • Trump budget would cut roads fund that would pay for I-81 in Syracuse, Schumer says

    02/15/2018 1:07:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | February 13, 2018 | Mark Weiner
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's $4.4 trillion budget plan would slash funding for interstate highways, jeopardizing New York's plan to transform a stretch of Interstate 81 in Syracuse in the next decade, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday. The plan unveiled Monday by the White House would cut the federal Highway Trust Fund by $122 billion over 10 years, drying up the main source of federal aid to the states for road projects and mass transit. Schumer said such a deep cut would make it more difficult for New York state to compete for federal money to demolish the elevated...
  • NY state, foundations poured money into Syracuse grocery that has closed. Again.

    01/10/2018 6:58:03 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 23 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | 01.10.18 | By Teri Weaver
    Eat to Live, the food cooperative on the city's South Side, has closed again. It's the second time in about four years the member grocery store - which was built with more than $1 million dollars in donations from Syracuse University and other area foundations - has shut its doors. The Dec. 31 closure comes after New York state also invested more than $400,000 into the project, money meant to jumpstart the store's operations and create enough work for four full-time employees.... troubles plagued the market from the beginning. Within a couple of weeks of opening, the general manager at...