Posts Tagged ‘Sen. John DeFransicso’

Mr. D. Goes to Albany

Friday, May 1st, 2020

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“The interesting thing about politics is that the longer you are in it, the more people you get to meet, and the more people you have a chance to make impressions on, good or bad.” . . . We will admit the first time we encountered Sen. John DeFrancisco we underestimated him. That meeting was on the court and we quickly found out the senator had a game like John Stockton (deceptively quick, great hands and that old man strength). We later discovered he was a former college baseball infielder and great patron of the local arts scene. It was cool to finally read his memoir and find out he was also tough in the legislative arena as well. His journey is a great road map for anyone interested in running for office. DeFrancisco was quite candid in the text about subjects such as Destiny USA, being a red man in a blue state, the budget process, and various state scandals. “Never Say Never” should be included in every syllabus for Syracuse City School government classes. We hope when the Senator is in town again we can interview him to find out why he never ran for mayor, and where he stores that suit he got back in the day from Bergans. . . . #goodpickandrollguy #dukealum #sualumni #powergame #patronofthearts #redmanworearedsuitonce #canplayameanhorn #webothstillgotgame #neversayneveragain #ablueprint #mrdgoestoalbany

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Power Game

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Sen. John DeFrancisco, along with other politicians and journalists,  got in a match of Bocce at Festa Italiana on Friday evening.

Syracuse Architectural Digest: Field of Dreams

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Shout out to the footballers from the North Side who have been waging epic battles in the lower part of Schiller Park for years. Thanks to Mayor Miner and Sen. Defrancisco, they will get a new field soon.

Anatomy of a Multicultural Block Party: Be My Neighbor Day

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Sen. John DeFrancisco (left) with Risk Taker/Dream Maker award-winner Rev. James Matthews.

The kids showed love to Daniel the Tiger

Henninger High grad Jeffry Mateo accepts a community award and poses for a photo with Sen. Dave Valesky (left). Also pictured Marilyn Higgins of Syracuse University and fellow award-winner Luz Encarnacion

If you can’t beat ’em, medical dunk ’em.

A family affair

Face painting

The brain trust behind Tully’s First Tech Challenge team prepared their robotic car on Oswego Street.

Second Line Syracuse took a break during the dedication of soccer box court.

Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Saturday, August 11th, 2012
Vision Center Program Director Gina Rivers along with Rev. John Carter salute graduates of the 2012 Synergy Program during a ceremony at Upstate Medical Center on Friday.

Vision Center Program Director Gina Rivers, along with Rev. John Carter, spoke to  graduates of the 2012 Synergy Program during a ceremony held at Upstate Medical University on Friday.

Mercy Works, Inc.  gathered 2012 Synergy Program students and local leaders at Upstate  Medical University yesterday to participate in a Celebrity Apprentice-style program to culminate a summer of development and leadership training.  Synergy is one of several enrichment programs run by Mercy Works.

Student team leader Keith Rowser

Student team leader Keith Rowser

Team X Static 8 celebrates a win for Service Project of the Year

Team “X Static 8” celebrates a win for Service Project of the Year

Mercy Works Inc. Director of Development Clarence Jordan (a celebrity judge) talks with Sen. John DeFranciso during the program.

Mercy Works Inc. Director of Development Clarence Jordan (right), who served as a celebrity judge, talks with Sen. John DeFrancisco during the program.