Meghan Mistry's Articles

Government, Politics

Half a Million March in Nation’s Capital

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By Meghan Mistry WASHINGTON, D.C. (NCC News)– Estimates put the crowd for Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington at roughly half a million people. Both men and women, off all different races, ethnicities, and backgrounds, flooded the capital to participate. The crowd stretched down streets surrounding the National Mall as well as the entirety of the Mall. […]

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Central New York

Hundreds Protest Inauguration of Donald Trump

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By Meghan Mistry WASHINGTON, D.C. (NCC News)– Hundreds gathered in Franklin Square on Inauguration Day to protest Donald Trump becoming president. They effectively blocked off the streets from 12th St. to 14th St. along K St. Earlier in the day police arrested more than one hundred protestors who turned violent: throwing rocks, bricks and smashing windows. […]

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Central New York, Consumer, Government, Health, Politics

What the Future of Medicare May Look Like for Recipients

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By Meghan Mistry SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– When 84-year-old Mary Doyle’s husband’s health rapidly deteriorated, Medicare paid for and arranged his in-home hospice care. But it may be more difficult for Medicare users to access coverage and medical services like this if new Republican leadership successfully privatizes Medicare. House Speaker Paul Ryan has pushed to privatize Medicare […]

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Politics

Onondaga County Continues Measures to Secure Polls

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By Meghan Mistry SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)—Amidst allegations of nationwide voter fraud and election rigging by GOP candidate Donald Trump, the Onondaga County Board of Elections is working to ensure a fair general election. “We’re doing what we always do,” Dustin Czarny, Democratic Election Commissioner, said. “We’ve got a bipartisan team of election officials every step […]

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Community

Men Work Together to Fundraise for Breast Cancer

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By MEGHAN MISTRY Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)— Almost 20 Syracuse men are fundraising for breast cancer awareness. The American Cancer Society’s “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign is in Syracuse for the first time, and this year’s participants have raised almost $35,000 so far. By the end of the month, they hope to raise $50,000. “[Breast […]

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Central New York

Southwest Community Center Works To Combat Youth Violence

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By Meghan Mistry SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — When gun violence claimed the life of Xavier Escobar, 15, not far from the Syracuse University campus, Rachel Brown-Weinstock hoped it would open student’s eyes to the issues of the surrounding community. “It’s easier for us to ignore them when they’re not our own instances,” Brown-Weinstock, Co-President of the […]

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Education

The Student Behind the Creation of SU’s Largest Philanthropy

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By Meghan Mistry SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Jillian Lynch flashed a smile before beginning to talk about her experience as founder and Executive Director of Syracuse University’s dance marathon, Ottothon. Friends describe Lynch as “the hardest working person they know,” and “incredibly passionate.” And as she begins to talk about founding Ottothon, she lets he […]

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