BDJ 364.02 Articles

Central New York

Tourism Official Expects Syracuse To Experience An Economic Boost Over The Holidays

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    Communications Director of Visit Syracuse, Nikita Jankowski explains the impact of the holiday season on tourism in Syracuse.   by James Finneral SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)— Nikita Jankowski, Communications Director for Visit Syracuse explained many of the upcoming events in Syracuse for the holiday season. These events will not just provide joy to citizens, […]

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Central New York, Community, History, Syracuse

World War II Vets Are Being Encouraged To See The Memorials That Honor Them

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Listen to how Syracuse Honor Flight Operations Coordinator Mike Gasapo  says the charity is adapting to the  aging of WW2 Vets.  By Sunny Balkin SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —Mike Gasapo pulled the items out of the bag one right after the other, like a child opening a present on Christmas. First a name tag, then a poster, […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, food, holiday

Food Bank of CNY Program Gives Grocery Store Customers a Chance to Donate

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Hear Price Chopper customer Les Ashby’s thoughts on the Check Out Hunger promotion being provided in some CNY grocery stores this Fall season. By Cassondra Balkin SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —  Dozens of people filed in and out of the Price Chopper on Erie Boulevard on this Wednesday morning, pushing carts filled with everything from apples to […]

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Education

School Professionals to Help Syracuse Students Resolve Conflicts

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By Jenna Babyak SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) –  Syracuse city schools have professional peacekeepers making schools a positive community for students. Today concluded Peaceful Schools’ four-day training at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. The interactive training prepares participants to be able to help students resolve conflicts, according to Peaceful Schools’ web site. Participants included a range of […]

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Central New York, Health, safety

Local Organization Joins Nationwide Fight Against Opioid Addiction

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Listen to ACR Health councilor Kevin Donovan talk about the upcoming candlelight vigil that his organization is hosting, and how it will help to encourage people suffering from substance abuse disorders to seek treatment. By Jake Graziano SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — ACR Health has teamed up with other local organizations to help substance abuse victims in […]

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Central New York

Syracuse Board of Education Discusses Academic Assessment

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Syracuse City School District students slightly improved from last year.   By James Finneral SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)— The Syracuse Board of Education planned to discuss the academic assessment for elementary and middle school children, on Wednesday night. The Office of Shared Accountability within the Syracuse City School District (SCSD)  came out with a report of how the […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Health, Non-profit, Politics, Syracuse

Local NY Civil Rights Organization Works to Decrease Disability Issues

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Listen to the issues Disabled in Action member Sally Johnston wants Mayoral and Common Council candidates to fix during their terms.   By Cassondra Balkin SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Most of people get up in the morning, brew a cup of coffee , and then drive or walk to work with the only worry in their minds […]

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Business, Central New York, Consumer, food

Holy (Lack of) Guacamole! Local Mexican Restaurant Not Serving Guacamole

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By Jenna Babyak SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) You might be accustomed to your server warning you that “Guacamole is extra.” But now at Alto Cinco in the Westcott neighborhood, your server will say, “Sorry, we don’t have any guacamole.” The restaurant has been around for 20 years, and this is the first time that they have […]

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