Erica Pieschke's Articles

Central New York, Community, race, Syracuse, Transportation

Tearing Down a Geographical Barrier Between Racial Communities in Syracuse

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By Erica Pieschke SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCCNews) – Over the past three years, the New York State Department of Transportation has tried to determine what the best replacement would be after tearing down Interstate 81. The initial reason to tear it down would be to enhance economic growth; however, there is another reason to be recognized. […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, holiday, Syracuse, Things to do

The Holidays Would Not Be The Same in CNY Without Volunteers

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By Erica Pieschke SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) –  It’s that time of year again and the community is eager to help provide a happy holiday for those less fortunate. The Salvation Army of Syracuse is collecting donations and bringing in more volunteers in order to make this happen. The Christmas Bureau is an event put […]

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Business, Central New York, Consumer, Syracuse

Small Businesses Will Remain Closed for Thanksgiving

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By Erica Pieschke SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Stores all over the country participate in the sales for Black Friday but some larger companies have become pressured by the competition of other stores to bring in more customers by opening earlier each year. The competitiveness has led larger companies, like Best Buy, Macy’s, and JCPenney’s, […]

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Central New York, Community, Non-profit

The Power of a Child’s Wish Can Make an Impact on Recovery

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By Erica Pieschke SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Wishes that are granted for children with life-threatening medical conditions can provide hope to keep fighting for their life. Make-A-Wish Central New York is just one of 62 chapters across the country. Alone, the chapter has granted nearly 1,800 wishes since it formed in 1985. These children […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, food, Health, Non-profit

Food Banks Provide Nutritious Food Year-Round

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By Erica Pieschke SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Food Bank of Central New York provides healthy food options to those in need. Covering 11 counties in central and northern New York, the food bank distributes more than 1 million pounds of food monthly. While non-perishable items are important to have, such as canned fruits […]

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Arts, Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, food, Syracuse, Things to do

The Annual Eastwood Market Day is Back

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By Erica Pieschke SYRACUSE (NCC News) – The Eastwood Neighborhood Association has come up with a fun way to get the community out of the house, and spend a little cash for a good cause. The 8th Annual Eastwood Market Day is coming back this Saturday. This event brings locals out to sell their personal belongings in […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Jobs, Syracuse

Syracuse Unemployment Rate Higher Than State Average

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By Erica Pieschke SYRACUSE (NCC News) –  There is bad news tonight about the Syracuse job market.  According to Brookings Institution, Syracuse was ranked as having the worst economy in metro areas just this year. Currently, the unemployment rate is 5.0% which puts Syracuse above the state and nation rates of unemployment. Associate Economist of the New York […]

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Agriculture, Community, Consumer, food, Things to do

Rainy Season Brings Struggle to Local Farmers

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By Erica Pieschke SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – The Downtown Farmers Market allows local farmers to come sell their produce. However, with the record breaking rainfall this year, damaged crops have been a worry in these farmers eyes. A farmer from Oswego county, Bethany Ingersoll, has been participating in local farmers markets for seven years. Ingersoll […]

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