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Clear Path For Veterans Makes Veterans Day a Weekly Holiday with Canteen Wednesdays

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Click the play button to find out about how Clear Path for Veterans gives back to the local veteran community through free lunches on “Canteen Wednesdays.” Audio Transcript: Clear Path for Veterans By Sam Rothman CHITTENANGO, N.Y. (NCC News) — Veterans Day is observed just once a year, but at Clear Path For Veterans in Madison County, veterans […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Politics, Syracuse, Things to do

Syracuse University Offers Active Shooter Training for CNY Residents

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  Click play to see where active shooter training is offered in Central New York. By Abigail Fridmann N.Y. (NCC News) —Fire drills and lockdowns have always been a large part of school and work training. But with all the recent mass shootings, active shooter drills and hostile event trainings are becoming more frequent. Jon […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Health, Syracuse, Weather

Lack of Sun Causing Vitamin D Deficiencies in Central New Yorkers

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Click here to see why lack of sunlight is landing some Central New Yorkers in the doctor’s office.  Audio Transcript: Vitamin D transcript By Natalie Maier, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — In the months of November through March, the sunlight in Central New York is so scarce that our bodies are not producing any of their own […]

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Syracuse Residents Are Complaining About Dark Neighborhoods

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Street Lights script Watch the video above to see how dark streets have impacted Syracuse residents. By Michelle Houston Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — Several streets throughout Syracuse have street lights but residents say they are still filled with darkness. Cj McCurty is the Crime Prevention Coordinator for Syracuse University’s Department of Public Safety. If you […]

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Central New York

Syracuse Residents Work To Keep Construction Jobs In The City

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Keir Chapman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Syracuse celebrated it’s lowest unemployment rate in 18 years this September. Strides have been made to put people to work, but residents haven’t  rested on their laurels just because of this progress. Focus Greater Syracuse hosted a three-part forum on economic development in Onondaga County. On Friday’s rendition, attendees […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Syracuse

Goals for the First Ever Central New York Literary Festival

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Listen here to find out about the goals behind the CNY Literary Festival being held on November 30th. They will host public readings and author signings, as well as offer hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Audio Transcript: CNY Literary Festival By Matt Dzenawager SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — On November 30th, the first ever Central New York Literary Festival […]

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Central New York, Government, Politics

Joanie Mahoney Looks Back at Time Spent as Onondaga County Executive

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By Olivia Proia SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)–After 11 years in office as the Onondaga County Executive, Joanie Mahoney leaves this week to become the chief operating officer at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. She also will work in an advisory capacity at SUNY Upstate Medical University. In 2007, Mahoney set out […]

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Central New York, Feature, Non-profit, Public Safety, Syracuse

Syracuse Non-Profit Creates A Safe Halloween Alternative

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By Peter Levchuck, Syracuse, NY (NCC News) — Halloween night is a night filled with trick-or-treaters, candy wrappers littering the streets, and concerns about the safety of children, especially in the Northside of Syracuse. The community is still mourning the loss of James Springer, the 12-year-old boy who was killed outside of his home earlier this […]

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Central New York, Community, Consumer, Government, History, International, Jobs, Politics, Public Safety

Trump, Media, and Shooting Tragedies: How are They Related?

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By Claudia Bellofatto SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– Eleven lives were lost and several more people were injured after a shooting in a Pittsburgh Synagogue on Sunday. Only days before, two innocent victims were shot to death unexpectedly at a grocery store in Kentucky. Tragedies like these are sadly all too common in 2018. What is […]

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Central New York, Poverty, Public Safety

Syracuse Community Center Aims to Prevent Violence Through After-School Programs

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Click play above to learn about the local community center providing after-school and weekend programs to kids, teens and families.  Audio transcript: SCRIPT By Anna Azallion, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — After a string of violence involving teens in Syracuse, many community members are looking for solutions. A local community center provides after-school and weekend […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Food, Government, Politics, Syracuse

Syracuse Looks to Loosen Food Truck Restrictions

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By Ally Heath SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – If you’ve walked around downtown recently, you’ve noticed it lacks something common to cities across the country: food trucks. The city only has one licensed truck, and it’s not for lack of available permits- there are over twenty available. Food truck owners in Onondaga County have been reluctant […]

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