One-time increase in property taxes in Syracuse; more top stories (Good Morning CNY for May 6)

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DINNER AT RESTAURANT REVIEW: MEIER’S CREEK BREWING CO. AT THE INLAND PORT: Prosciutto Happiness Pizza from Meier’s Creek Brewing Co. Inner Harbor Dining Room features a dough treated with garlic oil and topped with shredded mozzarella, slices of cured Italian ham, arugula and pickled red onion . It’s one of many interesting pizzas available – which is why it can be difficult to find an open table. Is it worth the wait? (photo Jared Paventi)

What is the trend

Uneven assessments in Syracuse mean property tax hikes for the unlucky few: One in nine homeowners in Syracuse will benefit from a property tax increase when the city sends out the bills in July. How are the unlucky few selected? In some cases, it depends on which side of the street you live. Tax increases – mostly hundreds of dollars – will affect only a fraction of homeowners because the city’s system for raising property assessments is unequal and unfair.

Microsoft puts Syracuse tech hub on hold, but offers $500,000 ‘skills’ grant: Microsoft has stalled plans to build a tech hub in Syracuse, but the software giant is providing a $500,000 grant to help equip city residents with the skills to build careers in the new digital-driven economy.

NY AG to keep $250,000 after Greens fail to complete Skyline patches: The New York Attorney General’s office will keep $250,000 from Tim and Troy Green after a company owned by the couple failed to fix problems at Skyline Apartments. An independent monitor will also be installed by the office to oversee the fixes to the building over the next year. “While some changes have been made, there are still serious issues that need to be addressed,” Attorney General Letitia James said..

How a hurricane, a priest and a crawfish festival helped a refugee family find a home in Syracuse: More than 20 volunteers recently worked to help clean, paint, rebuild and restore a two-story North Side home that belonged to the Reverend Anthony Keeffe, who died last year after serving the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse for more than 40 years. Keeffe and his sister Joan bequeathed the house to All Saints Catholic Church on the condition that it be used to house a new American family. This wish will come true next month.

Look forward

The old Eastwood school could become luxury apartments: The owner of the iconic Palace Theater in Eastwood is proposing to build luxury apartments in a nearby former schoolhouse where many classrooms – blackboards and all – remain intact nearly 60 years after it closed. Upscale apartments have been all the rage downtown, but Stephen Skinner thinks there’s a demand for them at Eastwood too.

Calling all “beautiful girls”: Sean Kingston is returning to Syracuse this summer. The ‘Beautiful Girls’ singer will perform at the Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater in August as part of his The Road To Deliverance 2022 tour dates. Here’s when and how you can get tickets.


Bishop Grimes vs. Christian Brothers Academy Baseball, Thursday, May 5, 2022

CBA PITCHER TOSES 1-HITTER: Thomas Leskoske had a one-hitter shutout in Christian Brothers Academy’s 10-0 win over Bishop Grimes on Thursday. The Brothers (7-2) extended their winning streak to five games. History, more photos. (photo by Todd Slabaugh)

Brent Axe: NIL looking like a paid game, Jim Boeheim has “no idea” what SU can offer: Jim Boeheim has seen a thing or two change around him in 47 years of coaching Syracuse University men’s basketball. For years, he was able to tell rookies that they would play in front of 30,000 fans, train in nice facilities, gain exposure on ESPN and grow for the NBA. A rising tide of name, image and likeness rights merging with payment for play is the latest issue challenging the senior statesman of Division I college basketball as he meets top rookies and their families. Boeheim is less sure of what he can promise there.


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