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A car approaching the many potholes on the corner of Harrison St. and Almond St. in Syracuse. (c) 2014 Max Bloch

New DPW Pothole Reporting System Brings Voice to Public

By Max Bloch SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Winter has officially ended, and the warming temperatures of spring show no sign of a last minute April snow storm. However, the lasting effects of another snowy Syracuse season continue to haunt people in Syracuse. There’s no snow, but there are plenty of potholes. The Syracuse Department of […]

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Acceptance Rates Fall With Increasing Applications

By Jennifer Greene SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Admissions offices across the country have experienced an influx of applications over the past decade. The sheer number of applications schools have been receiving has resulted in decreasing acceptance rates. Many schools that used to be considered “safety schools” now have acceptance rates less than thirty percent. The reason for this: […]

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Historic Survey to Save Religious Properties

By Nicole Griffin Syracuse, N.Y (NCC News)– Dozens of beautiful old religious buildings lit through stained glass windows stand empty throughout the city of Syracuse. However the the Common Council is looking to breathe new life into them by through repurposing. At today’s City of Syracuse Commoun Council study session councilors discussed a survey that will […]

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Making the MOST of Spring Break

By Amanda Hari SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) - Many schools in Onondaga County are on Spring Break this week which leaves many parents wondering what to do with their kids. There are ways to keep the kids busy and have fun while still learning during their time off. Some kids even enjoy it. “It’s very fun […]

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Construction still hasn't begun just yet for the new SU bookstore, but once it does, jobs will follow. (c) 2014 Ben Stevens

SU Bookstore Construction Will Bring Jobs to Minority Workers

By Ben Stevens SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The SyraStat Room at City Hall was full of laughter this morning. The laughter eased what had been a stressful couple of months for Cameron Group LLC, the developer for the new Syracuse University bookstore on University Avenue.  The Syracuse Industrial Development Agency’s (SIDA) board members even […]

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Zimride Carpooling Partners With SU

By Drew Thomas SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)- Syracuse University has signed a partnership with Zimride, a ridesharing program that allows students and faculty within the community to connect online and set up a carpooling system. While the service is said to make travel easier and less expensive for students and faculty who drive to and […]

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SU Senior Revolutionizing Television As We Know It

By Mitchell Heckman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Syracuse University senior Melanie Witkower is not a typical student. Yes, she does go to class and hang out with her friends on the weekend but she is one of very few students who have started their own business. Witkower did not start just any business, however. She started Screen-Bridge, a company that […]

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Some pipes for the pipeline have already been built despite the indecision as to whether or not the line will be put together. (c) 2014 AP Photo by Tony Gutierrez

Building Keystone XL Would Affect More than Just People Near It

By Keegan Tatum Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) – While the Keystone XL pipeline would be built through the middle states in the U.S, it would affect people here in Central New York if the Obama Administration goes through with building it. Even if the pipeline was thousands of miles away, extracting and burning the crude oil […]

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The UCLA study states that the population of black students in SCSD rose four percent since 1989. (c) Ashley Siu 2014

Syracuse public school segregation reflects a divided society

By Ashley Siu SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) - It’s been almost 50 years since Brown vs. Board of Education legally integrated black and white public schools, but the Syracuse City School District (SCSD) is one of many school districts battling issues with segregated public schools today. According to a report by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project released last month, […]

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Rabbi Charles Sherman speaking to congregants (c) Regina Sibilia 2014

Finding Joy During Heartbreak

By Regina Sibilia SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Temple Adath Yeshurun of Syracuse has been the home of Rabbi Charles Sherman for more than 40 years. But staying in Syracuse with his family for so long was never the original plan. Rabbi Sherman saw himself preaching on the national stage. “I was very ambitious. I […]

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Spend Spring Break in the Library

Syracuse City Students are racing to the library for for week long activities Spring break vacation kicked off yesterday with students spending their afternoon at Hazard Branch library. But no students were caught reading a book. Instead, they built a race car made out of Legos and powered them up with balloons. “I’m building a […]

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Earth Day Forever

One small group of students are working to make a permanent, large impact in the community. By: Ayania Wellington SYRACUSE N.Y (NCC) When Elizabeth Kahn met Hillary Cianciasi, she knew she had to be a part of her club, Students of Sustainability because of her creative ideas and desire to improve the environment. Cianciasi obliged, […]

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The Palace Theatre's owner says it is one of the few movie theatres in the country owned and operated by the same family that opened it. © 2014 John Tummino

Palace Theatre Reinvents Itself Through Catering Business

By John Tummino SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The calendars on the office wall of the Palace Theatre offer a glimpse into what’s coming soon to the theatre.  But more often than not, what is written in the date boxes are the names of events – not films. It’s a core example of the way the Palace Theatre has adapted to […]

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Life-Size “Candy Land” a Sweet Treat

By Sawyer Rosenstein DEWITT, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Students enjoying spring break literally got into a classic board game Monday at the DeWitt Community Library. The library turned its “Friends Room” into a life-size version of Candy Land. Getting in the Game The librarians place colored squares along the floor, creating a game board for the kids. […]

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A Unique Restaurant

By Aaron Avalos SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- In Lyncourt New York there is a special restaurant. Some consider it to be special because it serves two completely different types of food. Another reason why it is special is because of the employees that work there. A Mexican Affair and Anne Marie Rossi’s Pure Italian Pizza […]

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Sweet Indulgence Bakery (c) 2014 Mary Ballinger

New Bakery Opens in Old Location

By Mary Ballinger EAST SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – For more than 50 years it was known as Fremont Bakery but on April 12 it became Sweet Indulgence. Jari Mallette and her daughter Jaci Jeter opened the doors of their new bakery to the community earlier this month. “This is our life. This what we have […]

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Fashion Designers Clothes Grace the Runway at Syracuse Fashion Week

By Kristen Canada SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)-  Lisa Butler fell in love with fashion by watching her mother who was a fashionista.  Her mother inspired her so much that she got into the fashion industry. Lisa started designing and making custom wedding apparel like wedding, bridesmaid, and flower girl dresses. After a couple of years of […]

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As Radio Fades, One Voice Stays Strong

By Ariel Levin-Waldman, SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS)- The Clearchannel radio station is empty on a Sunday afternoon, the lights dim, save for one man in a back room. Step into Dr. Roosevelt Wright’s studio though, and you are instantly transported into a bygone era of radio. Wright isn’t just another radio personality however; he is the […]

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Dr. Rick deejaying his live radio show, "Old Skool Sunday's". © Mannie Holmes 2014

Local “Old Skool” Personality Keeps Radio Tradition Alive

By Mannie Holmes SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) - Dr. Roosevelt “Rick” Wright walks into the Power 620 Station at Clear Channel every Sunday for his show, “Old Skool Sundays”. Between 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Wright provides Central New York with something that has been recently disappearing in this country… live radio. “Somebody that worked in radio […]

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Mother and daughter embrace after cutting the ribbon at the Grand Opening(c) Sadé A. Spence 2014

Baking to Build a Family

By Sadé A. Spence EAST SYRACUSE (NCC News) – Mother and daughter, Jari Mallette and Jaci Jeter, have turned their dessert catering company into a bakery business The mother-daughter duo spent the past three years catering parties, weddings, and showers with their delicious desserts. After they outgrew their single-oven, three- basin sink kitchen, they decided to fulfill […]

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