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Business, Central New York, Competition, Consumer, Syracuse, Things to do

Syracuse Bars Experience a ‘Ghost Town’ During Winter Break

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse University is home to over 20,000 students with five bars on campus. Other schools in the area include LeMoyne College and SUNY ESF. One of the most popular bars near SU, Harry’s, sees a decline in customers and change in clientele. “It’s a desert,” said John Shahin, owner of Harry’s […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Public Safety, safety

2017 Cicero Citizens Police Academy ‘Building Relationships’

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By Tommy Farrell CICERO, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Cicero Citizens Police Academy is in its third year allowing academy members to get an inside look of the police department. The academy is a 14-week, once a week program that gives the 20 students behind the scenes access to law enforcement work that a regular citizen wouldn’t […]

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Ralph Rotella and a friend pose for a picture inside Discount Shoe Repair (c) 2017 Tommy Farrell
Milennials should take a closer look at what's not inside their wallet (c) 2017 Tommy Farrell
Central New York, Technology

No Cash, No Problem

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – People are withdrawing less cash from the ATM, according to a Bankrate.com study. Colleen Giblin, Assistant Professor of Marketing at LeMoyne College, points to several reasons why people aren’t using cash as much. “Pain of Payment” Social Norms Loss, Theft, & Security Cash Back “It’s more psychologically painful […]

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

Intervening Early to Empower Women Later

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – YWCA of Syracuse and Onondaga County Inc. hosted its annual Spirit of American Women on October 17th event in hopes to raise money for YWCA programs. 12% of the women workforce are in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). Liz Wierbinski, Program & Development Director at YWCA Syracuse, […]

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(c) 2017 Tommy Farrell Macky MacPherson remembers his grandfather
(c) 2017 Tommy Farrell Kevin McAuliffe working on hotel tax breaks
Central New York, Consumer, Syracuse, tourism

Onondaga County Lawyer Has a Hotel Tax Break Plan

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Renovating old hotels can provide significant tax breaks for hotel developments. Instead of constructing new hotels in Onondaga County, Attorney Kevin McAuliffe, wants to save money for everyone by redoing aging hotels. Syracuse draws in tourists for University events and Lakeview Amphitheater performances, according to McAuliffe. Without a new tourist attraction, […]

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(c) 2017 Tommy Farrell Wetlands at the Great Swamp Conservancy
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Central New York, Community, Technology

Virtual Reality Touring Comes to Syracuse Apartment Company

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Open house has a different meaning for one apartment company in Syracuse. University Hill Apartments and Imajion Studios partnered in February 2017 to bring virtual reality touring to University Hill’s website. If the property has virtual reality viewing available, a 360 degree logo will appear in the picture. Leasing […]

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Nedrow Fire Department finishing off the fire on W. Roswell Avenue (c) 2017 Tommy Farrell
Milennials should take a closer look at what's not inside their wallet (c) 2017 Tommy Farrell
Business, Central New York, Consumer

Millennials Should Look into Owning Credit Cards

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — If you are a millennial, there is an unconventional way to deal with spending habits: credit cards. The consumer financial service company, Bankrate.com, issued a new study that found millennials are spending more than older generations in groceries, gas, and technology. However, according to Bankrate.com, nearly two-thirds of […]

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Mr. Jay stretching
Central New York, Community, Feature, Health, Non-profit, Things to do

Mr. Jay Gives Free Yoga Lessons

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — It was more than twenty years ago when Jay Rubadeaux discovered his passion for yoga. Although he received his Yoga Science certification from the Himalayan Institute, Rubadeaux never had the motive to charge for his services. “I felt uncomfortable with it,” said Rubadeaux. “I don’t think money should actually […]

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