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1 — Despite thrown shoes, hip-hop star gives powerful talk on new Ithaca Commons

Kweli on the Commons Thursday night. Jeff Lower/Ithaca Voice

2 — A look at why so many families choose to raise their families outside of Ithaca

Stock photo of the city of Ithaca’s neighborhoods
Stock photo of the city of Ithaca’s neighborhoods

3 — How can CNY, Tompkins successfully combat homelessness among veterans? An in-depth look

4 — Local cop indicted on series of serious felony offenses

5 — Families move into affordable housing homes in Ithaca after years of debate, months of construction

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick

6 — Another lawsuit stemming from June 2014 fatal crash at Simeon’s in Ithaca

7 — No charges/tickets for deputy in crash — a decision independent experts say is the right call

8 — In Ithaca, two jailed after missing small cab fare

9 — If you want a home in Fall Creek, you should probably act fast

Photo posted on the Fall Creek Neighborhood Association Facebook page

10 — New 11-story building for Ithaca Commons is still coming — construction date announced

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.