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Binghamton Parks Chief Allegedly Stole $108,000

A state audit concludes long-time Binghamton city parks and recreation director John Whalen stole almost $108,000.

Whalen had been employed by the city until last November. He was charged with second-degree grand larceny, a felony, last April

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Broome County Real Property Tax Services
Broome County Real Property Tax Services

Binghamton To Sell Dozens Of Properties

Forty city-owned lots are going to auction as Binghamton officials work to get more property back on the tax rolls.

Most of the lots set to be auctioned next week are vacant. Many are in residential neighborhoods

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Photo: Sean Holbert
Photo: Sean Holbert

Binghamton’s Credit Rating Lowered

According to a release from Moody's Investor's Service the City of Binghamton's credit rating has been downgraded from A1 to A2.

Moody's says that the downgrade "reflects the city's ongoing weakness in its enterprise, consistently late financial statements, significant  decline in wealth indices, and high debt burden

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Volunteers Sought for Binghamton Human Rights Panel

The city of Binghamton Human Rights Commission has put out a call for new members.

The commission has seven voting members and two non-voting ex-officio members. The non-voting members are representatives nominated by the mayor's office and by city council

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Pavilion Being Built At Binghamton Neighborhood Park

A small neighborhood park on Murray Street in Binghamton is the site of an improvement project this week.

Volunteers are constructing a pavilion at the Sunflower Park, which is located near the north end of Murray Street, between Dickinson and Meadow streets

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Abdelazim Returns to Binghamton City Hall

Tarik Abdelazim is working again for the administration of Binghamton mayor Matthew Ryan.

Abdelazim has returned to his former job of director of planning, housing and community development. He left the post spring as he prepared to run for Broome County executive

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Court Street Gateway Project Nears Completion

The weather may change dramatically day-to-day but additional work is continuing on the downtown Binghamton Court Street improvement initiative.

Workers Tuesday morning were greeted by a small amount of snow on the ground in the project area with temperatures about 30 degrees lower than when they left the job site Monday afternoon

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton City Trash Schedule Changed

Binghamton city hall has advised residents that some adjustments have been made in the waste collection schedule.

Trash pickup this week will occur on the usual days but changes will be in effect next week because of Thanksgiving

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Manhole Covers Vanishing

The high price of scrap metal is resulting in a rising number of manhole cover thefts in the region.

Several heavy manhole covers have disappeared in the city of Binghamton in recent days.

The Department of Public Works has been busy replacing stolen covers as they've been reported

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City Council Authorizes Free Disposal of One Bulk Item

Binghamton City Council has adopted an ordinance that will waive the sticker requirement for the disposal of one bulk item per household.  City residents can dispose of the bulk item on their regularly scheduled collection days from Tuesday October 16th to Friday October 19th

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