Jennifer Cardone's Articles

Feature, International

Starting Over In Syracuse

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By Jen Cardone SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)—Six years ago a man and his seven-member family moved to Syracuse all the way from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Syracuse typically has about 1,100 refugees come to the city each year, including Emmanuel Ndeze and his family. Mayor Stephanie Miner continues to welcome refugees like the Ndezes into […]

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Central New York, Education, Health

Syracuse Housing Authority Bans Smoking In Its Homes

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By Jen Cardone SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)—On Thursday, the Syracuse Housing Authority announced that it would ban smoking in all of its facilities. This announcement came in conjunction with the American Cancer Society’s annual Smokeout. Sr. Director of Community Engagement Martha Ryan from the American Cancer Society said it’s a day to stop smoking. “Try […]

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Central New York, Education

Onondaga Library Uses Legos For STE(A)M Education

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By Jen Cardone SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)—Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, or STEAM, is an initiative that the Onondaga Free Library includes in its summer programs. Once a week, it hosts a Lego Block Party. The Dollar General Literacy Program awarded the library with a grant, so Assistant Library Director Alyssa Newton launched the program. […]

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Central New York, Government, Health

CNY Food Bank Seeks Flexibility In Summer Food Service For Children

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By Jen Cardone SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)—Every five years, members at the Food Bank of Central New York and Congressional representatives have a chance to strengthen and improve the Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill. This time, they are focusing on their Summer Food Service Program. The service currently provides meals to 20 percent of children on free or […]

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Central New York, Education, Technology

Central New York Child Care Teaches Traditionally, Without Electronic Devices

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By Jen Cardone CAMILLUS, N.Y. (NCC News)—Many experts warn of the dangers of children being overexposed to electronic media, but one local child care service steers clear of technology and teaches children using traditional methods. Learn As You Grow Child Care Centers opened 30 years ago and still operate the same way today that they did back […]

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