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Syracuse closes Meachem Ice Rink until finds $1.5 million for repairs

syracuse.com — SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The city of Syracuse will close Meachem Ice Rink until it can find $1.5 million to fix the coolant system, Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner said Thursday. Miner asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the money during this year's state budget negotiations.

Stephanie Miner resigns as co-chair of NY Dem Party

syracuse.com — SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner today resigned as co-chair of the state's Democratic Party, saying that after two years she enjoyed her time but wanted "to give someone else a chance." Miner, who is in her second term as mayor, said she called Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office today to notify him.

Syracuse area lost 1,500 jobs over past year

syracuse.com — Syracuse, N.Y. - The Syracuse area lost 1,500 jobs in March, compared with the same month last year, the state Department of Labor said Thursday. The drop consisted of 1,200 private-sector jobs and 300 government jobs.
From @RickMoriartyCNY: Hard times. Syracuse area down 1,500 jobs in past year, even as state, nation show gains ... syracuse.com/news/index.ssf…

GOP tries to remove Rep. Dan Maffei from Working Families Party ballot line

syracuse.com — WASHINGTON -- Onondaga County Republican Chairman Tom Dadey has filed a lawsuit in state Supreme Court seeking to have Rep. Dan Maffei thrown off a third-party line in the November election. In court papers, Dadey asked for a judge to invalidate petitions the Maffei campaign submitted to the Board of Elections to secure a spot on the Working Families Party ballot line.
RT @MarkWeinerDC: GOP tries to remove Rep. Dan Maffei from Working Families Party ballot line | syracuse.com http://t.co/bt0xorhM…

Toby Keith's at Destiny USA owes back taxes

syracuse.com — Syracuse, N.Y. - Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill at Destiny USA owes over $189,000 in back taxes, according to the state. The state filed a tax warrant against the business earlier this month. Toby Keith's hasn't been seized and remains open. The Destiny location owes $189,392.17.

U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei on Miner: No reason 'to think she was pushed out'

syracuse.com — SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei said he believes Mayor Stephanie Miner stepped down as co-chair of the state's Democratic Party so she can focus on running Syracuse. "It's great she was able to do it for a couple of years," Maffei, D-Syracuse, said this evening.
U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei on Miner: No reason 'to think she was pushed out' syracuse.com/news/index.ssf…

Aretha Franklin suing website; 'Orange is the New Black' trailer; 'Glee' feud: PM Buzz

syracuse.com — 2007 Syracuse Jazz Fest headliner Aretha Franklin is suing a website for $10 million. The News Nerd, an Onion-like parody site, published a fake story last week claiming Patti LaBelle punched the Queen of Soul at a concert last month.
PM BUZZ: Aretha Franklin suing website for $10M; 'Orange is the New Black' trailer; #Glee feud ow.ly/vUnSh

Albany Molecular's job cuts in Cicero may mean more jobs for state-subsidized lab in Buffalo

syracuse.com — Cicero, N.Y. - The pending closing of Albany Molecular Research Inc.'s lab in suburban Syracuse could mean an additional 10 to 15 jobs at a state-subsidized drug research center to be built in Buffalo.
Albany Molecular's job cuts in Cicero may mean more jobs for state-subsidized lab in Buffalo syracuse.com/news/index.ssf…

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 'Love in the Time of Cholera' author, dies at 87

syracuse.com — MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.

Chelsea Clinton announces she's pregnant

syracuse.com — WASHINGTON -- Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced at a Clinton Foundation event in New York that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are "very excited" to be having their first child later this year.
Chelsea Clinton announces she's pregnant with first child ow.ly/vUlpv

Remarkable Dajuan Coleman photos show significant weight loss for Syracuse 'big' man

syracuse.com — Syracuse, NY -- Syracuse center Dajuan Coleman is shrinking before our eyes. The Orange 'big' man, sidelined for most of last season with a leg injury that ultimately required surgery, has dropped close to 25 pounds. SU assistant coach Mike Hopkins said Coleman weighed about 282 during fall weigh-ins last year; he's now down to about 258.
Remarkable Dajuan Coleman photos show Syracuse 'big' man's lost weight ow.ly/vUkNQ

Former Syracuse quarterback Donovan McNabb reportedly arrested in Arizona

syracuse.com — Former Syracuse quarterback Donovan McNabb was recently arrested in Mesa, Az. according to a report by Arizona radio station KTAR. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office released a mug shot of McNabb, according to the website The Big Lead. Police did not release any other information.
Former Syracuse quarterback Donovan McNabb reportedly arrested in Arizona ow.ly/vUbhp

Rochester, Buffalo named the happiest cities in America

syracuse.com — No one's singing and clapping along to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" more than two cities in upstate New York, according to a new study. CreditDonkey has named Rochester and Buffalo the two happiest cities in America. Rochester topped the top 10 list, citing average wages of $27,310, job opportunities, short commutes and "hots," a popular version of hot dogs.
City of #Buffalo named No. 2 happiest city in the United States. If you disagree, we'll get really angry, really fast ow.ly/vUzTH

Developer says construction to resume soon on Syracuse University bookstore and fitness center

syracuse.com — Syracuse, N.Y. - City officials are getting a little anxious - again - over the lack of progress on the construction of a new Syracuse University bookstore that will receive 30 years of property tax exemptions.

John Katko gains ground with national GOP as he seeks financial support against Rep. Dan Maffei

syracuse.com — WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Republican congressional candidate John Katko reached a key milestone today when the national party added him to a list of 58 candidates in the running to receive GOP support in their election campaigns. The National Republican Congressional Committed added Katko to "On the Radar" status, the first of three tiers for its "Young Guns" program.
RT @MarkWeinerDC: John Katko gains ground with national GOP as he seeks financial support against Rep. Dan Maffei | ow.ly/vU2RP
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