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Arts, Community, Education, History, Syracuse

Banned Books Bring Students Together

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By Amanda Caffey SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)—This week is Banned Books week at Syracuse University and on Tuesday afternoon students, faculty and Syracuse locals gathered at Bird Library for a read-in. Tuesday’s read-in was organized to specifically highlight black author’s whose books have been banned by schools or government agencies on account of being inappropriate, […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Crime, Government, Jobs, Non-profit

A Job for Many Formerly Incarcerated People is Only a Box Away

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By Amanda Caffey SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — In the United States, over 2 million people are incarcerated, 4 million people are in the criminal justice system and over 20 million have been through the system. That leaves 16 million people who have gone through the system, served time and are reintegrating into society. However, […]

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Business, Central New York, Jobs, tourism

Miner Announces New Jobs for Minority Groups and a New Hotel in Syracuse

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By Amanda Caffey SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — This morning Mayor Stephanie Miner announced that the vacant Symphony Tower will be transformed into an extended-stay Hyatt House hotel and the city will forgive half a million dollars in tax backs. “This is a remarkable agreement because it continues the historic investments our community has made […]

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Central New York, Community, Education

Increase in Preschool Opportunities in Syracuse With New Grant Money

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By Amanda Caffey SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – More kids in Syracuse will be going to preschool. The New York State Department of Education granted funding to 25 high need districts for the expansion of existing pre-kindergarten programming. “Being able to take advantage of free preschool in the city really helps parents be able to go […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Consumer, Education, food, Health

New York Crops (and Christmas Trees) will be Better Than Ever

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By Amanda Caffey SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — You may have been buying the wrong Christmas trees, but a new standard will let you know which ones are the good ones. The New York State Agriculture Commissioner, Richard Ball, announced that over one million dollars will be awarded to eight projects to strengthen the state’s […]

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