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— Jeff Stein
1 — Parents respond to Ithaca police statement on incident with unarmed teens
At packed, tearful forum, Ithaca mothers lament chase in the dark of their teenage boys – “I teach my kids stranger, danger — run, obviously. If you don’t know that person, don’t talk.” The Ithaca Voice
2 — We wrote an editorial, and welcomed dissenting views, on the mayor’s proposed police reforms
Editorial: Mayor Myrick’s proposed police reforms are bold, innovative and meaningful – They could make a meaningful difference in the everyday lives of some of Ithaca’s most disadvantaged citizens. The Ithaca Voice
3 — A very nice piece of reporting from The Journal’s David Hill on the Harold Square development
Harold’s Square still on for Ithaca, with changes – The office market in downtown Ithaca looked pretty good to David Lubin two years ago. The Ithaca Journal
4 — We covered a well-attended local judges’ forum
3 Ithaca judge candidates make their case – The three Ithaca City Court judge candidates answered questions Tuesday evening at a forum organized by Community Leaders of Color. The Ithaca Voice
5 — And a similarly packed meeting about a local development
Ithaca board approves controversial Spencer Road apartment complex – Residents of the area in the audience had punctuated the discussion with disgusted sighs. The Ithaca Voice
6 — Now you can go to Gimme! on Cornell’s campus, too
Gimme! Coffee opens new location at Cornell’s Gates Hall – Gimme! Coffee has opened a new location in Cornell’s recently opened Gates Hall. The Ithaca Voice
7 — A development expert explained the importance of a natural gas pipeline
Official: Natural gas pipeline is ‘absolutely crucial’ for several Ithaca area businesses – “NYSEG’s natural gas distribution system in the Ithaca area is at its capacity and needs to be upgraded.” The Ithaca Voice
8 — We took the city’s pulse on one of the mayor’s proposed police reforms
Should Ithaca police officers be required to live in the city? (Poll) – Residency requirements for police officers have become a new topic of debate in other cities across the country. The Ithaca Voice
9 — And learned that someone’s going to fund another
Report: Anonymous donor to pay for 15-20 body cameras for Ithaca police – An anonymous donor has agreed to pay for 15 to 20 body cameras for Ithaca police officers, Mayor Svante Myrick has told CNY Central. The Ithaca Voice
10 — Ithaca ranking hits the nail on the head.
Travel & Leisure magazine names Ithaca third most ‘quirky’ town in America – The national magazine Travel & Leisure named Ithaca the third “quirkiest town” in America in a new ranking for its September 2014 issue. The Ithaca Voice