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Syracuse Citizens Give Their Thoughts on Syracuse’s Black Poverty Problem

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By Calvin Dudley SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- The Century Foundation recently reported Syracuse has the highest concentration of Black poverty of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country. In 2000, nine Syracuse neighborhoods were deemed “extremely impoverished” meaning 40 percent or more of the population lives in poverty. Today, almost 30 of these neighborhoods exist, […]

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Central New York, Community, Crime, Government, Jobs, Syracuse, Things to do

Renovations are in the Works for Syracuse Neighborhood

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Matt St. Jean SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse’s North Side neighborhood is line for some major upgrades. The Syracuse Neighborhood and Business Development department is in the process of applying for a five million dollar grant from Restore New York.  If approved, they plan using the money to rehabilitate vacant and rundown buildings. “It would […]

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Surveillance Cameras Being Installed to Combat Crime on Milton Avenue

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By Jude Allume SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Citizens of West Syracuse have been calling city officials to take action against the neighborhoods recent increase in criminal activity. Syracuse Police department has recognized the neighborhood as a growing crime area through crime mapping, supporting the concern of local residents. The Syracuse common council has decided to install cameras […]

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

Security Cameras are Coming to Euclid Avenue

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By Gabriela Knutson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News ) – Syracuse University’s off-campus student housing areas will soon have security cameras. The $11,000 security cameras will be scattered around Euclid Avenue between Comstock Avenue and Westcott Street, including one on the corner of Euclid and Westcott. “The National Grid finished putting up all the mounts like […]

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

Syracuse Students Discuss Safety in Wake of Las Vegas Shooting

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By Andrew Graham SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Just days after a gunman in Las Vegas claimed over 50 lives and wounded over 500 bystanders, students at Syracuse University are thinking about their safety more than ever. It’s happened in Las Vegas, it’s happened in Newtown, Connecticut, and it’s happened in Orlando, Florida. Why couldn’t […]

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Community, Crime, Education, Public Safety, safety, Syracuse

How students can use Syracuse University’s annual security report to stay safe

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By Rachel Hoffman SYRACUSE, NEW YORK (NCC News)–Syracuse University released its annual security report,  on September 29, 2017.  It reviews and compares specific crime rates between the years 2014 to 2016.  Many have noticed that in 2016, some numbers have increased in incidents such as: on-campus burglaries, drug and liquor law violations and, rape.  However, included in […]

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Business, Central New York, Consumer, Crime, Public Safety, safety, Syracuse, Transportation

Alleged Attempted Sexual Assault Leaves Some at SU Rethinking Uber

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By Calvin Dudley SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) Syracuse police are investigating into a report that an unnamed Uber driver allegedly attempted to sexually assault a Syracuse University student last month said police. The incident is leaving people with mixed feelings about the pickup service. “The driver didn’t take her back to her dorm but took her […]

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Camps, Crime, Education, Politics

Title IX Changes Raise Concerns with SU Sexual Assault Advocates

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By Mac Konrad, Syracuse, N.Y.- The changes to Title IX have sparked passionate reactions from sexual assault advocacy groups on campuses across the nation. The new guidelines would, among other things, raise the standard of proof to open cases and allow for face-to-face meetings between the accuser and the accused. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos hopes […]

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Central New York, Community, Crime, safety, Syracuse

Syracuse Safety Concerns Rise After Las Vegas Massacre

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By Kat Brady SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — It was a regular Monday morning in Syracuse. Marshall Street was crowded with Upstate Medical staff on coffee runs, and sleepy eyed students muddled through the streets. It was a very different scene than that in Las Vegas, where chaos ensued following the greatest mass shooting in American […]

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Central New York, Community, Crime, Syracuse

Home Burglaries Are on the Rise in Onondaga County

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Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Recently, there has been an increase in the number of burglaries in Onondaga County. Investigator James Gallup of the Manlius Police Department says it is easier for a person to break into someone’s home during the day, because it is less suspicious. Burglaries that happen during the day are most […]

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Central New York, Community, Crime, Education, Feature, Health, Public Safety, Seniors, Transportation

The Flip Side Of Parking In Handicapped Parking

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By Christine Morton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’ll only be a minute” and parked in a handicapped parking spot? Well, one ex-Sheriff  says this type of behavior hits too close to home.  For more than three years, Ruth Schwartz worked as a Deputy Sheriff for SHAPE overseeing public parking lots. […]

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Central New York, Crime, Government, Public Safety, Transportation

Textalyzer Device in the Works to Bust Distracted Drivers in New York

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By Alana Seldon SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Texting while driving remains a problem in Central New York, but a new device may be introduced to stop texters in their tracks. Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a study on the Textalyzer. The device’s evaluation will be conducted by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, under Cuomo’s direction. By tracking phone activity, […]

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