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Central New York, Environment, Government, Health, Politics, Poverty, Public Safety, Syracuse, Transportation

I-81 Plans Bring New Concerns About Exposure to Lead

By , BDJ 663.01

Click play to hear why a local lead task force member is worried about more than just old housing. Audio Transcript: Maier – Lead on Syracuse’s Bridges By Natalie Maier SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Plans to renovate Interstate Route 81 have been the topic of conversation for over six months now. But local safety activists have […]

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Central New York, Community, International, Poverty, Religion, Syracuse

Catholic Parish Helping Immigrants Feel at Home

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Click the play button above to hear Father Frederick Daley  Audio transcript: Father Frederick Daley By Jose Lara SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse’s All Saints Parish Church has been open since 2008. Father Frederick Daley has been in charge ever since. During his time there he has always looked for ideas to help immigrants feel welcome […]

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Central New York, Community, Politics, Poverty, Syracuse

Peace Incorporated Milestone Year

By , BDJ 663.02

Click the play button above to hear Peace Inc Deputy Director Carolyn Brown on new programs Audio transcript: Carolyn Brown By Jose Lara SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) –Peace Incorporated has been helping people in the city of Syracuse become self sufficient since 1968.  This year it’s their 50th anniversary. They have programs to help children and […]

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Central New York, Community, Poverty

Improvement In Housing Stability Is Underway For CNY Residents

By , BDJ 663.01

Click above to hear more! Audio Transcript: Housing Stability in Syracuse By Alexandria Bennett — Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — The City of Syracuse’s Innovation Team develops solutions to the most pressing problems in Syracuse. This year, one of the team’s priorities is to combat housing instability within Central New York. According to the i-team, housing instability is […]

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Central New York, Community, Non-profit, Poverty, Religion, Syracuse

More Than 300 Volunteers Come to CNY for 1st ‘Workcamp’

By , BDJ 665.2

By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The 1st Annual Syracuse Workcamp is taking place until June 30th with more than 300 teenagers from six states to help repair homes for the elderly, disabled, as well as low-income families. The one-week program is sponsored by the Group Mission Trips in Fort Collins, Colorado and the […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Food, Health, Poverty, Syracuse

Hot Meals at the Local Boys and Girls Clubs Help Fight Hunger

By , BDJ 364.03

  Click the play button to learn how one local, nonprofit is serving its community in more ways than one with daily meals. Audio Transcript: Syracuse Food Shortage   By Cameron Tirado SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Beef stroganoff, salad and sliced pears were on the menu for Monday night’s dinner at the Central Village Boys and […]

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Education, Government, Poverty

Urban and Suburban Divide Creates Inequity in Education

By , BDJ 364.01

Click the play button above to hear how education funding gaps divides suburban and urban school districts across the country Audio Transcript: Scott_Education Inequity_Script By Sean Scott SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Since the spread of suburbanization in the 1950s, a divide has emerged between urban and suburban areas. Nowhere is this divide more evident than in […]

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Central New York, Community, Health, Jobs, Poverty, Syracuse

Syracuse Church Treats People Without Health Insurance

By , BDJ 464.02

Video Transcript:16April2018 TLang Church Clinic SCRIPT By Taylor Lang SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – The Assumption Church on North Salina Street has been treating people without healthcare for free through its Poverello Health Center. The clinic is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. People looking to be treated do not […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Poverty, Syracuse

DeWitt Trailer Park Residents Face Code Violations That Could Force Them Out

By , BDJ 464.02

Video Transcript: 5March2018 Midler Meadows Script By Taylor Lang SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – It is quiet for being in the industrial area of DeWitt. Only the occasional birds and ravens break the silence. Stray cats walk the side of the road. Trash bags float down the street as a loose siding panel continuously hits against […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Poverty

DeWitt Trailer Park Residents Could Lose Homes Over Code Violations

By , BDJ 464.02

Video transcript: Midler Meadows By Saniya More DEWITT, N.Y. (NCC News) –  Because some residents continue to violate housing codes, the DeWitt town has considered shutting down the Midler Meadows Trailer Park and convert it into an industrial property. The trailer park currently houses about a hundred residents but has run into trouble with local […]

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

Syracuse Nonprofit Addresses the City’s Economy

By , BDJ 664.01

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, Crime, Government, Jobs, Poverty, Syracuse

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

By , BDJ 364.03

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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Community, Non-profit, Poverty, Syracuse

First-Ever Concrete Homes in Syracuse Will Lower Utility Bills

By , BDJ 664.02

By Brooke Meenachan SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Syracuse Habitat for Humanity has partnered with two professors from the Syracuse school of architecture and Mason Contractors Association of America to build two homes on Hixson Avenue that could make housing more affordable. They are the first homes in the area to be built with concrete. Concrete homes […]

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