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

Tick Drags Can Help Syracuse Understand Deer Population

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By Mary Peters SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – In one neighborhood, residents have come together to do something about the amount of deer. “They’re just crazy.  They’re over running everything.  It’s just not right,” said Kuni Riccardi, a Syracuse resident. She thinks that something needs to be done to fix the problem. “We have been […]

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Central New York, Community, Crime, Government, Jobs, Poverty, race, Syracuse

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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Central New York, Government, Syracuse, Transportation

Citizens Sign a Petition to Try to solve the Traffic Problems near SU

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By Rafael Freitas, SYRACUSE, N.Y (NCC News) – Traffic is a problem that a lot of people have to deal with every day around Syracuse University Campus. For that reason, some concerned citizens signed a petition in an effort to try to solve the problem. Irving Avenue, near Crouse Hospital, has some of the worst traffic. […]

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Business, Central New York, Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Government, Health, Smoking

Upcoming Legislature Vote May Prevent New Smokers in Onondaga County

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By Alana Seldon SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The smoking rate among adults in Onondaga County is 20 percent, slightly higher than the state average. 45 percent of those tobacco users in the County are young adults, as young as age 18. However, the county is making strides to change this. Currently, shoppers must be 19 to […]

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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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Central New York, Government, Jobs, Syracuse, Transportation

Syracuse Airport Renovations May Not Draw In New Airlines

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Tune in to find out why airport renovations may not exactly bring in the new airlines and flights people want. By Zachary Levine SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Syracuse Hancock International is currently undergoing major renovations and modernization. The $45 million upgrade comes as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is looking Upstate with his revitalization […]

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Business, Central New York, Consumer, Environment, Government, Politics

Madison County Halts Plastic Bag Ban as NYS Gets Involved

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By Biko Skalla SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Madison County had done everything but voted on their law that would ban the use of plastic bags in grocery stores, when governor Andrew Cuomo expressed his desire to make a similar law for the state. James Goldstein is the Lebanon Town Supervisor and one of the leaders […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Government

From Walking on Campus to Graduation a Le Moyne Program is Bringing Mentors to Students

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By Mye Owens SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Le Moyne College will pair incoming freshmen with mentors from the moment they step on campus next year, in an effort to increase graduation rates. Mentoring Programs are found all over the United States, and now another program is coming to New York. On Point for College […]

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Central New York, Environment, Government

Cuomo Legalizes Marijuana for Veterans With PTSD

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Anthony Haynie III, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law on Veterans’ Day, allowing veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to use medical marijuana as treatment for their disorder. Governor Cuomo made the announcement Saturday prior to the NYC Veterans’ Day Parade, stating that “Many of our veterans […]

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

Safe disposal of medicines and needles in Onondaga County – A way to reduce drug abuse

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Old medicines and needles can be safely disposed off in a disposable bin provided by a joint effort of two central New York programs, including Sharps, Needles and Drug Disposal(SNADD) . Gail Banach, one of the program organizers of SNADD and director of public education at Upstate Poison Center, […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Feature, Government, History

Girl Scouts Commemorate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in New York State

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By Christine Morton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)–Girl Scouts of all ages came together to celebrate the journey of women’s rights, but also say we still have a long way to go. Chief Executive Officer for the Girl Scouts NYPENN Pathways, Julie Dale says the Girl Scouts have been teaching girls to be go-getters, innovators, risk […]

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