Keep TruthSayers reporting local news in Tompkins County by making a donation today By Josh Brokaw josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org GreenStar Cooperative Market announced in an email to members sent out Friday morning that there are plans to relocate and expand its flagship West End store. “Our goal is to relocate by the end of 2019, to fit…Continue Reading “GreenStar Expanding, Moving West End Store By 2019”

Keep TruthSayers happening by making a donation today By Josh Brokaw josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org The city of Ithaca plans to sell off the Green Street parking garage property to the developer that knocks the city’s proverbial socks off. The city is asking for a developer to propose a project that includes affordable housing — at least some,…Continue Reading “Make Your Pitch: What Should Ithaca Build on Green Street?”

Three candidates are running for one Common Council seat in the city of Ithaca’s First Ward this year. If you live on West Hill, South Hill, or in parts of the West End, you could be a First Ward voter. Josh Brokaw of TruthSayers News has interviewed all three of your candidates on WRFI Community…Continue Reading “Housing, West Village, the ‘Welfare Security State’ And More with Ithaca 1st Ward Candidates”

By Josh Brokaw ITHACA – At least one developer has expressed serious interest in replacing the Green Street parking garage with a 15-story, two-tower project that includes a re-build and expansion of the parking garage and a 25,000 square foot conference center. Read More: Can Ithaca Handle 15 Stories Downtown? The question that Common Council,…Continue Reading “What Will Replace the Green Street Garage?”

By Josh Brokaw ITHACA — The first draft of plans to build dual 15-story towers along Green Street between City Hall and the new Marriott Hotel were revealed to a Common Council committee on Wednesday night. In the above image, a “bird’s eye” rendering of the view from the north by architecture firm Cooper Carry,…Continue Reading “Can Ithaca Handle 15 Stories Downtown ?”

By Josh Brokaw The future of Ithaca Community Gardens is in question, again, since Cayuga Medical Center announced the purchase this June of the Route 13-facing Carpenter Business Park property that includes an option to buy the property on which the Gardens sit from the city. By spending $10 million to buy Carpenter Business Park…Continue Reading “Ithaca Community Gardens Want to Stay, Cayuga Medical Says Go”

By Josh Brokaw Last week, TruthSayers published a story sharing the feelings of West Village residents about the Officer Next Door program, through which landlords Omni New York LLC has granted free rent to Ithaca Police Department officers at the West Hill housing complex since late 2015. Read More: West Village Residents Question Officer Next…Continue Reading “Was Free Rent for Ithaca Police Officers Intended to Fix West Village Problems?”

By Josh Brokaw Nearly two years after apartments in West Village were first made available rent-free to Ithaca Police Department officers by landlords Omni New York LLC, residents and city officials are questioning the purpose and effectiveness of the “Officer Next Door” program. Currently, two IPD officers live in West Village in apartments provided by…Continue Reading “West Village Residents Question Officer Next Door Program”

Amanda Champion joined Josh Brokaw of TruthSayers News for an interview that originally aired on WRFI News on August 8. Champion is the sole candidate who has announced a run so far for the Tompkins County Legislature District 12 seat that Will Burbank is leaving, which represents southwestern parts of the Town of Ithaca, West…Continue Reading “Listen: County Legislature Candidate Amanda Champion On Affordable Living and More”