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1 — Lawmakers, ignoring vocal public, choose development for future of downtown Ithaca building
After months of debate, county breaks deadlock on Ithaca development – A development is finally chosen for the “Old Library” site. Ithaca Voice
2 — What is Rep. Reed’s position on Planned Parenthood funding?
Tracking Ithaca Congressman’s shifting views on Planned Parenthood funding – Over the last three months, Rep. Tom Reed has held three positions on the issue of federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Ithaca Voice
3 — A crucial step forward for Mayor Myrick’s major proposal for drug policing reform: The chief’s support
Ithaca PD Chief: Dramatic policing reform is worth exploring – “We want to try a better way.” Ithaca Voice
4 — Beloved bar on Ithaca’s West Side is closing its doors
Felicia’s Atomic Lounge and Cupcakery in Ithaca closing its doors – After nearly 11 years in business, Felicia’s Atomic Lounge and Cupcakery is closing its doors for good on the last Friday of the month. Ithaca Voice
5 — U.S. Senator, Cornell president, Ithaca mayor gather to talk about restoring hardware/manufacturing to CNY
Hardware innovation focus of Ithaca talk with US Senator, Cornell pres. – On Monday, an array of prominent officials — including U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Mayor Svante Myrick and Cornell President Elizabeth Garrett — gathered at a business incubator in downtown Ithaca. Ithaca Voice
6 — Lack of disability access on new Ithaca Commons playgrounds lamented
New Commons playground should be better for disabled children, city says – After reading that the Commons playground was advertised as accessible for the handicapped, Chelsea Hill was eager to bring her 3-year-old daughter to the new space. Ithaca Voice
7 — What has the Commons looked like through the decades? (Hint: It wasn’t always “The Commons”)
How we got to today’s Ithaca Commons: A look through (photographic) history – The recent completion of the Ithaca Commons construction project spurred us to take a look back through the history books. Ithaca Voice
8 — City cop shot pursuing suspect given unique healthcare, retirement package
Ithaca unanimously approves package for cop shot in 2012 – “You’re a good man, and I’m glad you’re a part of this community.” Ithaca Voice
9 — Raising the bar
Ithaca man headed to national weightlifting competition – An Ithaca man is headed to the USA Weightlifting National Championship next week after training in Olympic weightlifting for less than five months. Ithaca Voice
10 — And a new BBQ joint is now open downtown (We recommend the pulled pork)
New BBQ restaurant opens in downtown Ithaca – A longtime chef has opened a new barbecue restaurant in downtown Ithaca that will deliver the grub to your door. Ithaca Voice
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