Stefan Oliva's Articles

Central New York, Health, Public Safety, safety, Syracuse

Opioids Declared a Public Health Emergency

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By Stefan Oliva SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) – President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency last month. On average, Onondaga County has a higher fatality rate of overdoses than the country and state, excluding New York City. Between 2010 and 2015, the number of opioid-related deaths in Onondaga County skyrocketed from about 40 […]

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Central New York, Government, Health, Public Safety

Naloxone to be Accessible in New York

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By Stefan Oliva SYRACUSE (NCC News) – Starting tomorrow, naloxone will be available in pharmacies statewide. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a drug used to reverse opioid overdoses. Before January 2016, it was only possible to get Naloxone with a prescription or through a registered opioid overdose prevention program. Making the drug more affordable adds to […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Health, Public Safety

Mercury Disposal Made Easy

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By Stefan Oliva SYRACUSE (NCC News) – The Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency held its fourth annual mercury drop-off event in Jamesville this morning. The OCRRA encouraged residents to drop-off their old thermostats and thermometers containing mercury. Participants who did so received a $10 gift certificate from Lowe’s and a new mercury-free digital thermometer. People also brought […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Jobs

Housing Development Company is Developing Careers

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By Stefan Oliva SYRACUSE (NCC News) – Jubilee Homes, a housing development company in Southwest Syracuse, is shifting gears by guiding its residents toward building a career path. Jubliee’s Build to Work program provides economically disadvantaged people with services like job training, a program to get their G.E.D. and job fairs. “There’s such a high need for […]

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