BDJ 364.02 Articles

Central New York , Consumer , holiday

Valentine’s Day Promotions Attract Shoppers to the Mall

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By A.J. Gersh SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)  There’s more to Valentine’s Day than just roses and chocolates. This year on February 14 Destiny U.S.A. promoted the love-inspired holiday with deals on food, romantic music and free carousel rides. Many shoppers like Gio Marerro, a second year student at Syracuse University, packed the mall early Valentine’s morning hoping to […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Consumer , Transportation

I-81 Plan Could Demolish Smith Housewears and Restaurant Supply

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By Brittany Ehrlich SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —M. John Kuppermann and his business, Smith Housewears and Restaurant Supply, are still waiting to find out the future of the business and its building. After having 16 options on what to do with an old I-81, only two possible plans remain for the highway. The choices are to […]

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Central New York , Government , Politics

How Will John Katko Stay Moderate With a Conservative President, Senate, and House?

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By Connor Federico SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News) — It was only a few months ago that John Katko (R-Camillus) spoke out against Donald Trump’s run for President. In October, Katko suggested publicly that Trump should drop out of the race after a controversial tape was leaked. Now, Donald Trump is President-Elect of the United States, representing […]

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Central New York , Government , Health

Medical Marijuana Legalization On The Rise Despite Conflicting Opinions

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By Alexis EauClaire FAYETTEVILLE N.Y. (NCC News) — The use of medical marijuana in New York State has been on the rise ever since Governor Andrew Cuomo passed the Compassionate Care Act, and there are many different opinions that come along with it. The Compassionate Care Act was made to “provide a comprehensive, safe and effective […]

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Feature , Politics

Different Political Views Are Not Keeping This Family Apart During The Holidays

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By Rebekah Castor, Syracuse N.Y. (NCC News) — The election is over, but the repercussions in people’s lives may be just beginning as families across the United States contemplate uncomfortable holidays, or decide to bypass them.With many unhappy about the results of the presidential election, many people are calling up their family members to cancel their […]

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Central New York , food

Two Syracuse Women Share A Marriage And A Mission

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Tom Austen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — As lovers, businesswomen and philanthropists, Laura Serway and Cindy Seymour have certainly found a home in Syracuse. Their Laci’s trademark, which derives from the first two letters of Serway and Seymour’s first names, has bounced around northern Syracuse, gaining notoriety along the way. First it was Laci’s Coffee Cafe in the […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Crime , Government , Jobs , Non-profit

A Job for Many Formerly Incarcerated People is Only a Box Away

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By Amanda Caffey SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — In the United States, over 2 million people are incarcerated, 4 million people are in the criminal justice system and over 20 million have been through the system. That leaves 16 million people who have gone through the system, served time and are reintegrating into society. However, […]

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Central New York , Community , Crime , Government , Music , Technology

Cuomo’s “Ticket-Bot” Laws Impact on the Carrier Dome

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By Brittany Ehrlich SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Governor Andrew Cuomo passed a new law that criminalizes the use of ticket bots. “The bill creates new penalties for individuals who use computer software known as “ticket bots” to manipulate systems designed to limit the number of tickets to an event that a person can buy,” according […]

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Central New York , Community , Government , Public Safety , race , Religion

Cuomo To Create Anti-Hate Crime Force

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By Brittany Ehrlich SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a plan to stop hates crimes across New York after a recent rise in those kinds of crimes. This recent rise of crimes came after Donald Trump became president-elect leaving many to believe the two are connected. Governor Cuomo alluded to the connection in […]

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Business , Central New York , Jobs , tourism

Miner Announces New Jobs for Minority Groups and a New Hotel in Syracuse

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By Amanda Caffey SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — This morning Mayor Stephanie Miner announced that the vacant Symphony Tower will be transformed into an extended-stay Hyatt House hotel and the city will forgive half a million dollars in tax backs. “This is a remarkable agreement because it continues the historic investments our community has made […]

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