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Former Broome DMV Building Vacant One Year Later

Broome County has been unable to find a buyer for the building that had housed the Binghamton DMV office in the city's First Ward.

The office at 181 Clinton Street was closed more than a year ago in what was billed as a money-saving move by county officials

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Power Plant Is In Operation

The steam that's rising from a 199-foot-tall stack in Binghamton's First Ward is a visible indication that a 47-megawatt electricity generating plant is back in business.

California-based Wellhead Electric Company decided to repower the Charles Street facility, which was retired by its previous owner in February 2012

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Generating Plant To Resume Operation

A gas-fueled electricity generating facility in Binghamton's First Ward is about to be put back into service.

The plant on Charles Street initially was built to provide energy support for the nearby Anitec production facility

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton First Ward Pool Demolition Starts

Workers have started to tear down the historic pool in Binghamton's First Ward Park.

The pool, which is said to have opened on Memorial Day 1950, had not been used in recent years because city officials determined repair work would be too expensive

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Historic Binghamton Pool To Be Demolished

A once-popular neighborhood swimming pool in Binghamton is about to vanish.

Gorick Construction has been hired to tear down the pool in First Ward Park.

The facility, located off Seymour Avenue, was closed several years ago when city officials decided needed repairs would be too costly

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Project Snarls Traffic At Busy Binghamton Intersection

Delays and detours affecting traffic on two heavily-used streets in Binghamton's First Ward continue. But drivers can expect some relief in the next few weeks.

Work on a project to lower the roadway on Front Street near the Clinton Street intersection began in late June

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Binghamton Officials To Discuss First Ward Strategy

The future of Binghamton's First Ward will be the focus of a community workshop.

City officials say the program will be held at the First Ward Senior Center at 226 Clinton Street from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Building, Vehicle Struck By Gunshots

Binghamton police say a First Ward business and a parked vehicle were hit when shots were fired on Clinton Street.

Investigators are trying to determine who was responsible for the gunfire that erupted Sunday morning

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