December 31, 2019 - Wishing New York journalists a Happy New Year...
Happy New Year @JimmyVielkind @jessemckinley & @J__Velasquez! New Utica hospital $300M via @NYS_DASNY is still MIA. Last week Albany Supreme ruled @MVHealthSystem's SEQR Review has valid legal challenges. We sure could use your keen journalism assistance. Is 2020 the year? https://t.co/VdiF6eK8vZ pic.twitter.com/gDiHLlLaJY— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) December 31, 2019
As we continue to wonder why this $300M in Funding was so "unique", a "special gift", one which no one seems to have the story on. However, many months ago an informant very clearly alluded to a Smoking Gun.
Utica, NY, December 27, 2019 - Albany Supreme Court Has Ruled, Claims Opposing MVHS SEQR Have Merit, Case To Advance Read Full Release...
Lots of history, buildings, streets, and memories yet to be saved! #NoHospitalDowntown!
December 12, 2019 - MVHS contractor, Hammes, publishes a press release, Hammes Company celebrates groundbreaking of Mohawk Valley Health System replacement hospital
An older press release from March 15, 2018, reads Hammes Company and Mohawk Valley Health System making strides toward new downtown hospital.
December 6, 2019 - Read an essay, "Death of Nobility in Oneida County", by Oneida County Historian Joseph P. Bottini, Continue Reading...
November 21, 2019 - Today writer states, "New Hospital Building Not Solution..."
Dear @NYGovCuomo,— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) November 21, 2019
Rank-and-file residents of @MayorPalmieri’s @CityofUtica and @AJPicenteJr‘s Oneida County are well aware of @MVHealthSystem sham hospital concept. Witness today’s newspaper... pic.twitter.com/lCbe7B88Tl
And either way, the downtown hospital concept would Kill Street Grid, Downtown Utica Walkability. And tomorrow MVHS is scheduled to answer Albany Supreme Court Judge in our Lawsuit: #NoHospitalDowntown Vs. #MVHSDOWNTOWN.
November 9, 2019 - More voices say no, this one yesterday stated "... instead of being spent on an unnecessay hospital"...
In yesterday’s @uticaOD! The @MVHealthSystem’s inner-city hospital district concept #mvhsdowntown is labeled for what it is: #unnecessary— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) November 9, 2019
Destructive urban renewal, where “adaptive reuse”, “creative infill” and “historic preservation” belong.
S.O.S. Downtown Utica, NY pic.twitter.com/4VbVGdH3cp
October 19, 2019 - As we head to the capital, we'd love to share "our" vision for CoLa with the governor's staff...
Hey @RichAzzopardi, reading an old @nytimes story: https://t.co/VQekjtXCBb, you know; Todd Howe, @SUNYPolyInst, #LPCiminelli, #COR, #BuffaloBillion, etc.— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) October 19, 2019
Sounds a lot like @MVHealthSystem in @CityofUtica! We're in Albany Supreme 10/31, may we meet? Our only goal is saving CoLa! pic.twitter.com/U2dOXNxVTM
Bulldozers and wrecking balls, an acute care hospital with 3,000+ parked cars, is no way to develop/replace a historic downtown!
October 10, 2019 - Site not yet owned, MVHS now focuses on two-block area (7.3 acres) where hospital building is proposed...
HAPPENING NOW—Jersey walls are being placed in downtown Utica. They will perimeter the proposed hospital building footprint. There are some traffic issues associated with installation. Once walls and fencing are in, MVHS says building abatement will begin. #WUTR #WFXV pic.twitter.com/ow0VL3a5Dv— Ben Dennis (@broadcastben_) October 10, 2019
And today in lawsuit news...
September 9, 2019 - Tonight, by Amy Neff Roth of the UticaOD, Local politicians speak to South Utica residents...
The President & CEO of @MVHealthSystem Darlene Stromstad cannot say this about the proposed @CityofUtica downtown hospital, so @BrettTruett will...https://t.co/AmhOU5EC0q#mvhsdowntown pic.twitter.com/PgFT4KGMMG— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) August 25, 2019
Per MVHS, and their SEQR documents, this roadway was projected to carry the Greatest Traffic Loads To And From Proposed Downtown Hospital site.
August 17, 2019 - News story on hospital funding picture titled, County economic development agency OK’s bond issue for MVHS hospital in Utica.
Every story about the bond issue for Utica's proposed downtown hospital has been burying the lede- the price has jumped from $480 million up to $600 million.— (((Jubal))) Harshaw (@RaceforNY22) August 19, 2019
That comes the same week NY's 2nd quarter budget update shows Medicaid cuts are likely.
We track the funding story, see the New Utica Hospital Funding Timeline.
July 28, 2019 - This past Friday a SINGLE media outlet told of a public viewing of the New Proposed Utica Downtown Hospital model. However, the model was removed after only a few hours. Why such limited hours and poor publicity? Maybe becuase it's a poor model, a deceptive model...
New proposed @CityofUtica hospital offers a model, but it’s their MODEL OF DECEPTION!— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) July 28, 2019
Say NO to #mvhsdowntown & @MVHealthSystem! Say YES to Downtown Utica’s better plan at: https://t.co/Vu4pjvFmRa pic.twitter.com/VqpQbeXMM9
July 13, 2019 - Good Luck Runners!
July 2, 2019 - We're reading...
So many of our downtowns have a few blocks of old historic buildings that could easily become the most financially productive area in town if they just got a little love. So why is Utica, NY considering ripping down theirs down make way for a new hospital? https://t.co/rB3VcpNmL2— Strong Towns (@StrongTowns) July 2, 2019
June 13, 2019 - A terribly sad story follows, one the community was told would not happen. Numerous community groups and governments stated they were going to make their new hospital concept smooth, but that was just another lie...
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I went down to the Salvation Army yesterday and spoke with workers there first hand.
All of them have lost their jobs. None have been transferred - not even managers. One gentleman had been working their for 25 years. He has no pension. He has no retirement fund. He planned to continue working their till he was physical unable to. He loved his job. His job put food on his table for his family. And his job was giving back to the community. Soon he will be unemployed in a saturated unemployment market of unskilled workers. Not ONE community organization reached out to them to help find them a job, offer them job training, or offer any assistance.
I am man enough to admit I left teary eyed in hearing their stories. Stories of heartbreak, stories that will never reach the ears of The Community Foundation (as they promised) or local leaders. Why? They do not care.
When they do engage in these communities it is merely tokenism. Remember that.
June 13, 2019 - Joe Bottini writes, "If Anyone Buys Into this Smoke Screen" Continue Reading...
June 4, 2019 - First a quick hint, Wilcor News Later Today, and then...
May 14, 2019 - MVHS offers
Just The Facts, and #NoHospitalDowntown replies with Just The
May 9, 2019 - In the news today, #NoHospitalDowntown to sue Utica hospital project
Dear @MVHealthSystem @MayorPalmieri @NYS_DASNY @CityofUtica & @NYstateparks ... #NoHospitalDowntown is taking issue w/ #mvhsdowntown #SEQR process... https://t.co/G5RvdVA7Tg pic.twitter.com/bou6BnBZlB— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) May 9, 2019
Build the hospital where it belongs, within the current Oneida County Medical Dustrict at the St. Luke's Campus. The concept drawing was on hand in June of 2015, New St. Luke's Hiospital Concept (DEIS).
Utica Observer-Dispatch: UPDATE: #NoHospitalDowntown sues Utica hospital project
April 16, 2019 - Never before released, the complete Downtown Hospital Interview With Common Council President, Michael Galime...
This will be helpful in our upcoming court battles, as for the 1,334th day (3.6 years!), we remain: #NoHospitalDowntown!
February 17, 2019 - We're investigating the Oneida County Legislature, why did they vote on this?
Oneida County legislators unanimously pass incorrectly worded resolution, their law department didn’t even know lead agency in @MVHealthSystem SEQR process. Disconnected? So what else don’t they know about #mvhsdowntown?https://t.co/fYEDLo34l0 pic.twitter.com/sUNTwACwz4— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) February 17, 2019
We believe they've been misled, so we'll be working to bring them up to speed.
February 12, 2019 - City of Utica Planning Board's SEQR DEIS response is now 22-days late...
So @CHAcompanies is studying St. Elizabeth campus in as part of #mvhsdowntown concept by @MVHealthSystem. What of St. Luke's? Our bet is that hospital is NOT closing. Meanwhile @CityofUtica SEQR DEIS response now 22-days late.... pic.twitter.com/PWyQN1oLxw— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) February 12, 2019
January 15, 2019 - A potential Utica Observer-Dispatch headline...
Following the growing history of Upstate Train Derailments. See a 10-year running list of Utica Observer-Dispatch Hospital Headlines, and from Governor Cuomo's microphone: News on Downtown Utica's Nexus Center, which renders the MVHS SEQR DEIS...
January 7, 2019 - Mr Robert Scholefield drafts letter to hospital staff, but forgets its 2019...
The new hospital talk became public on November 19, 2014, see Mohawk Valley Health CEO: New Hospital 'Worth Exploring', and we know insiders started talked much earlier. So it is hard to believe, "It remains too early to tell."
Consider, the C.O.N. has long been submitted, committing in excess of $8M to buy properties by MVHS, and a new hospital design "from inside out" (with architectural floor plans and outside renderings) complete! Yet it's still too earlier to be honest with the hospital staff?
January 4, 2019 - A welcome and an introduction...
#NoHospitalDowntown offers a very warm welcome to new @MVHealthSystem President & CEO, Ms. Darlene Stromstad. We’re looking forward to sitting down with you... https://t.co/nrklkcZMKF pic.twitter.com/BLizrLs66O— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) January 4, 2019
Place the $300M into the City of Utica's Oneida County Medical District!