Every week (usually on Monday afternoon) I recap for you, some of the important local news we reported on 1290 AM/92.1 FM WNBF and our Townsquare Media Binghamton sister radio stations on-air and/or on our websites and social media platforms.

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It's our way of informing you of some of the more important local news stories you may have missed over the week. Below are some of the local, regional, or state news items in a short recap that we reported on for the week of June 12th, 2023 from various agencies and from news reporting from WNBF's Bob Joseph.

Some of the news articles can be viewed in full if the headline is clickable.

Senior Housing Planned In Johnson City
(Bob Joseph)
A new use is being considered for a former industrial building in downtown Johnson City. Mayor Martin Meaney said the First Ward Action Council wants to develop a senior housing component in the large structure once owned by Ozalid Corporation. The two-acre site is part of the Binghamton University Health Sciences campus that extends to the west along Corliss Avenue.

$8.5 Million Infrastructure Improvement Plan For Binghamton
(Office of Mayor Jared M. Kraham)
Binghamton Mayor Kraham in Tuesday June 13th, announced details of the city's street improvement plan for 2023. The improvements include milling and paving work for over 40 streets, full street reconstructions, water and sewer upgrades plus curb and sidewalk upgrades.

New Life For Former Silo Restaurant Site?
(Bob Joseph)
Owner Gary Kurz told WNBF News that an Afton businessman has developed plans for a new venture at the site of the Silo Restaurant. The sale of the 87-acre site was tentatively scheduled to close this week.

Elder Abuse Day Know The Warning Signs
(Don Morgan/ Broome County Government)
World Elder Abuse day was observed on Thursday June 15th at the Broome County Court House. This international day is a reminder of the urgent need to combat elder abuse. Click on the headline above for tips to be aware of.

Fire Set At Old NYSEG Plant In Johnson City
(Bob Joseph)
According to Johnson City fire marshal Bob Blakeslee, intruders who were trying to remove copper from the site set up a burn pit to remove insulation from the scrap metal. No injuries were reported as a result of the blaze.

Ready For A New Cannabis Store In Binghamton?
(Bob Joseph)
A vacant storefront is about to breathe new life. Greenery Spot LLC was awarded a dispensary license by the New York State Cannabis Control Board on April 3. The partners have been busy setting up the shop in recent weeks.

Binghamton Plaza 
(Bob Joseph)
At the Binghamton Plaza on State Street, additional shops have closed their doors as eminent domain proceedings are moving forward with additional hearings expected to be held this summer.

Men Involved In Fight After School Concert
(Bob Joseph)
The incident happened in front of the main entrance of the school, which is located on Taft Avenue in Endwell. It occurred as a concert featuring fourth-grade and fifth-grade students was concluding on Tuesday, June 13th.

Giblins Closed - Giblins Returns
(Bob Joseph)
The establishment popular with firefighters and police officers is making a return. Owner Billy Giblin closed the Irish Pub in Johnson City several weeks ago for renovations in preparation for a possible sale which did not go through, so he decided to reopen the pub.

15 Professional Sports MVPs Born In New York State

Did you know that New York State is home to the second-highest total of professional sports MVP awards in the United States? Here are some of the most famous ones...

Two-Time Dick's Sporting Goods Open Bart Bryant Through The Years

The PGA Tour announced on June 1, 2022 that two-time Dick's Sporting Goods Open champion Bart Bryant sadly passed away in a car crash at the age of 59. Take a look at some of his DSGO highlights from over the years.

THEN AND NOW: The Transformation Of Eight Popular Broome County Restaurants

The 1978 brochure promoting Broome County's restaurants featured many popular places to eat then... but what do those locations look like now?

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