Colleen Callander's Articles

Central New York, Community, Feature, Health, History, Non-profit, Seniors, Syracuse

Veteran Resource Center Hosts Lunches Modeled After World War II Tradition

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By Colleen Callander CHITTENANGO, N.Y. (NCC News) — Nearly 200 people show up to Clear Path for Veterans every Wednesday. Among them are veterans, active duty service men and women and their families looking to enjoy a hot meal together at the Wednesday Canteen. “It’s mostly a social event for the veterans,” Executive Chef Christopher Griffin said. […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Environment, International, Syracuse

Syracuse University Professors Help Make Scientific Breakthrough

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By Colleen Callander SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Syracuse University physicists are among the global team of scientists that has made a transformative discovery in the world of astronomy.  In collaboration with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory (LIGO) and the Virgo gravitational-wave detectors, they have discovered the origin of gold and other elements, which has been […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, International

Local Organization Provides Supplies, Emotional Support for Puerto Rico

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By Colleen Callander SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico nearly three weeks ago, but the devastation on the island still remains.  To help provide relief, the Spanish Action League in Syracuse held a donation drive on Sunday, Oct. 8 to collect supplies for the Puerto Ricans.    “They’re hungry, they don’t […]

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Agriculture, Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Environment

Central New York Offers Many Options For Christmas Tree Shopping

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By Colleen Callander SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Thanksgiving has come and gone, and it is time to pull out the Christmas decorations.  Businesses near Syracuse have the most important items for customers – Christmas trees. Central New York is home to many places where people can find their ideal trees, and they have the options […]

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Central New York, Community

The Near Westside Hopes To Revitalize Neighborhood With New Apartments

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By Colleen Callander SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Near Westside Initiative is close to completing its latest project to draw people to the community.  The non-profit organization has built 12 apartments in the abandoned CASE Supply Warehouse on Marcellus Street in Syracuse’s Near Westside.  The new housing is one of the last steps in finishing the […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Environment, Government

Native Americans In Syracuse Raise Awareness Of Protests and Brutality In North Dakota

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By Colleen Callander SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — More than 100 people gathered Wednesday night to participate in the Stand with Standing Rock Teach-In.  Expert professors from Syracuse University and SUNY ESF, a graduate student from the Navajo Nation, and the General Counsel for the Onondaga Nation sat on a panel to discuss one of the […]

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Public Safety

West Street Crosswalk to Formally Open Tuesday with Mayor

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By Colleen Callander SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The crosswalk on West Street that connects Syracuse’s Near Westside and Armory Square started operating one month ago, but the celebration with Mayor Stephanie Miner will be Tuesday, Oct. 6. Some pedestrians like Colleen Woolpert have already taken advantage of the shortened trip to Armory Square. “I’m in my […]

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