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1 — Despite thrown shoes, hip-hop star gives powerful talk on new Ithaca Commons
On Commons, Kweli delivers Black Lives Matter message despite interruption – “You can’t separate the art from the struggle. You can never do that.” Ithaca Voice
2 — A look at why so many families choose to raise their families outside of Ithaca
Just how expensive is it to raise a family in Ithaca? – Even when Ithaca gets compared to other well known progressive communities and college towns, it consistently comes out on top as the most expensive place for families to live. Ithaca Voice
3 — How can CNY, Tompkins successfully combat homelessness among veterans? An in-depth look
Home and Homeless: how veterans end up living on the streets – “I was living on the streets. After two years wandering aimlessly from dumpster to dumpster, I was arrested for vagrancy.” Ithaca Voice
4 — Local cop indicted on series of serious felony offenses
Tompkins deputy indicted on 5 felonies, 11 misdemeanors – Jeremy Vann is accused of attacking a woman, hitting her dog, pinning the woman to the floor repeatedly, trying to prevent her from calling 911, and concealing evidence of the crime.
5 — Families move into affordable housing homes in Ithaca after years of debate, months of construction
What fiercely debated housing project means to 1 Ithaca family – “Keeping people out of our community — it robs not just them but all future generations of their family the opportunity to enjoy things like the Commons, the playground, the economic vitality that surrounds our downtown.” Ithaca Voice
6 — Another lawsuit stemming from June 2014 fatal crash at Simeon’s in Ithaca
New lawsuit: Ithaca art gallery lost ‘irreplaceable’ art in Simeon’s crash – The owners of an art gallery on the Ithaca Commons have filed a lawsuit against the driver and trucking company involved in the the Simeon’s crash of June 2014. Ithaca Voice
7 — No charges/tickets for deputy in crash — a decision independent experts say is the right call
Deputy involved in Lansing crash will not be ticketed – A Tompkins County sheriff’s deputy at fault in a Lansing crash a few weeks ago will not be ticketed. Ithaca Voice
8 — In Ithaca, two jailed after missing small cab fare
Ithaca pair jailed after missing $11 cab fare – An $11 cab ride landed a pair of people in handcuffs last week after they were unable to pay the fare. Ithaca Voice
9 — If you want a home in Fall Creek, you should probably act fast
‘Bidding wars’ underway over homes in Ithaca neighborhood – Would-be homeowners are in “bidding wars” over increasingly valuable property in Ithaca’s Fall Creek neighborhood, according to county officials. Ithaca Voice
10 — New 11-story building for Ithaca Commons is still coming — construction date announced
11-story ‘Harold’s Square’ project to begin on Commons in 2016 – While all the talk lately has been focused on State Street Triangle, another project — first approved two years ago and re-approved at a meeting last month — is likely to begin construction in a few months. Ithaca Voice
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