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Central New York, Community

Syracuse Summer Theater Partners with Contact Community Services to Raise Awareness about Suicide

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By Naiya Brooks EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse Summer Theater’s musical “Pippin” partnered with Contact Community  Services to raise awareness about suicide prevention. Suicide is a theme in the play and the theater thought it would be a perfect way to give back. “Well they decided to partner with us, thankfully,” said Contact’s […]

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Central New York, Community, Health

Locals Rally Together for Medicare and Medicaid

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Audio Transcript: BrooksHealthcareRally Naiya Brooks SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)- Protesters gathered in downtown Syracuse on July 30th to celebrate Medicare & Medicaid’s 53rd birthday and to demand universal healthcare. Organizers say Congress is threatening the future of healthcare by passing tax cuts and that they plan to fight back to protect and expand both programs. “I see […]

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Central New York, Community

World Breastfeeding Week Kicks Off

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Audio Transcript: BrooksBreastfeedingWeek Naiya Brooks SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)-  The first week of August is dedicated to nursing mothers across the globe as World Breastfeeding Week begins today. World Breastfeeding Week aims to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding since it is still a controversial topic. A local Certified Doula and Lactation Counselor and mother of four Gina […]

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Central New York, Community, Health, Non-profit, Syracuse

Knitted Knockers for Onondaga County

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Audio Transcript: BrooksKnitting By Naiya Brooks SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – A Syracuse woman is providing breast cancer survivors with special prostheses. Carol Merritt makes “Knitted Knockers” for women who have undergone a major breast surgery. Knitted Knockers are free, knitted cotton prostheses that have the shape and feel of a real breast. According to Merritt, Knockers […]

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Central New York, Community

Shonnard Street Boys & Girls Club Celebrates Gym Re-Opening

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Audio Transcript: BrooksGymReopening By Naiya Brooks SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Shonnard Street Boys and Girls Club opened the doors to the brand new Eaton Crouse Hinds Gymnasium yesterday. Eaton Crouse Hinds has had a long-standing partnership with Syracuse Basketball Coach Jim Boehim and his wife, Juli. With the support of the Boeheims, Eaton Crouse-Hinds fully-funded […]

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