Stefan Oliva's Articles

Government, Public Safety, safety, tourism, Transportation

NCC Knows: Real ID Explained

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By Stefan Oliva and Benjamin Ekpenyong SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – NCC Knows is a franchise of “explainer” news stories produced by 2018 Broadcast and Digital Journalism graduate students at the Newhouse School. Explainer journalism clarifies the more complex facets of news stories, provides deeper background, or explains in greater detail how something that’s been in the news works […]

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Central New York, Community, Crime, Education, Public Safety, safety, Syracuse

Sheriff’s Department Disability Training

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By Stefan Oliva SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department is leading its Central New York Regional Law Enforcement Academy for a new class of recruits. They just finished the disabilities portion of their training. Their academy is open to all recruits who want to be police officers in Onondaga County. Forty-two potential […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Developmental Issue, Jobs, Poverty, Syracuse

Syracuse Nonprofit Addresses the City’s Economy

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By Stefan Oliva SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) – Greening USA is a Syracuse nonprofit that works on issues such as strengthening local economies and creating sustainable communities. The organization held an event on Dec. 8 that was open to the public to present the trends about Central New York’s economy, as well as Syracuse’s. The […]

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Central New York, Community, Developmental Issue, Non-profit

Friendsgiving at Gigi’s Playhouse

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By Stefan Oliva CICERO, NY (NCC News) –  Gigi’s Playhouse is a nonprofit organization that works with people who have Down syndrome, which is caused when there is an extra copy of chromosome 21, to promote social interaction and improve relationships between themselves and within their communities. “They’re a wonderful group of people,” said Jill Slocum, […]

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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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