Jake Lapin's Articles

Central New York , Health , Non-profit

“Jailbirds” Make Bail By Receiving Donations to Muscular Dystrophy

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By Jake Lapin, SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Muscular Dystrophy Association held its third annual Lock-Up event at the Spaghetti Warehouse in Syracuse on Thursday. Volunteers arrived and became jailbirds for the day. They got handcuffed and put in stripes for their mugshot before hitting the phones to earn donations. “They love it,” said Karen Fink, who’s […]

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Central New York

NCC News at 4: Housing Boom

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Today on NCC News, reporter Aubrie Tolliver tells us why off-campus apartments are popping up around Syracuse. Even though 70 percent of students live in university housing, there are a number of off-campus apartment buildings designated for students, with two more currently under construction. A number of bars and restaurants in the area have been […]

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Central New York , Health

NCC News at 4: Dementia Care

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The Alzheimer’s Association is holding its sixth annual Dementia Care conference today. Experts from around Central New York are giving caregivers and family members of dementia patients support and new ideas on how to help those affected. Some of this year’s tips include engaging through reminiscing, activities to do around the house and how to […]

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Central New York , Sports

The Carrier Dome Transformation

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Newhouse Knows is a franchise of “explainer” news stories produced by 2016 Broadcast and Digital Journalism graduate students at the Newhouse School. Explainer journalism clarifies the more complex facets of news stories, provides deeper background, or explains in greater detail how something that’s been in the news works or could work. With basketball season winding down, […]

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Central New York , Community , Education

Marcellus School Renovations Budget Needs Voters’ Approval

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By Jake Lapin, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — While Election Day is on Nov. 8, Marcellus residents will be called upon to vote the following Tuesday. The Marcellus Central School District’s capital project to renovate Marcellus High School, among other improvements, has been in the works for over four years. However, this past May, poor initial […]

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Business , Central New York , Things to do

Alpaca Extravaganza Attempts to Revitalize an Industry

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By Jake Lapin, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The New York State Fairgrounds is playing host to an unfamiliar animal this weekend: alpacas. This year’s annual Alpaca Extravaganza is the 15th of its kind in Syracuse, showcasing more than 450 alpacas. Since the first showcase in 2001, the Empire Alpaca Association (EAA) steadily added on more members, […]

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