BDJ 364.03 Articles

Music

SAMMY’s director launches new series showcasing original music

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by Byron Tollefson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCCNews) — Liz Nowak was shocked at what was presented before her. The Syracuse Area Music Award (Sammy’s) executive director has listened to local artist’s submission before. They typically include rock, jazz, pop, and more. But last February, she was presented with 110 submissions of purely original material. “There was so much talent,” Nowak said. […]

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Central New York

Syracuse Common Council Discusses Solutions For Lead Poisoning And Gangs

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By Kimberly Arreola SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Two of the most concerning issues in the agenda on Monday for the common council according to councilor Khalid Bey are the new software tracker for gangs and the need to decrease the surplus of lead poisoning amongst older homes within the city. The common council discussed controversial topics that […]

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

Support Groups And Events Help Ease Isolationism in LGBTQ Community

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By Anthony Mazzini SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — One of the biggest concerns within the LGBTQ community is isolationism, and with the new Trump administration, which is composed of many anti-LGBTQ cabinet members and has cracked down on LGBTQ rights, isolationism is something to keep an eye on, said Kim Dill, executive director of SAGE […]

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Business , Consumer , Government , Politics , tourism

Donald Trump’s Presidential Campaign Might be Harming His Brand, Not Helping It

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By David Edelstein SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Although he has been the center of many controversies over the past weeks and months, Donald Trump said his presidential campaign will help his brand, even if he loses the election. But a number of surveys have been released throughout 2016 that provide evidence against Trump’s claim, showing that Trump Hotels […]

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Central New York , Feature , Health , Sports

Lenn Brown: A Story Of One Boy’s Lifesaving Persistence

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By Matthew Reil SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Many people will say that persistence is one of the keys to success. Well in the case of Lenn Brown, one of the managers of the Syracuse University men’s basketball team, persistence saved his life. On December 22nd, 2008, doctors diagnosed Lenn, 12-years old, with brain cancer known as medulloblastoma. […]

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Central New York , Feature , Religion

A Refugee Family to Celebrate a Christmas They Won’t Soon Forget

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By Rachel Hoffman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Like many families, the Fitwi family is excited to celebrate Christmas.  Their living room is decked out in the holiday spirit, with Christmas decorations lighting up the living room. This Christmas, however,  the family has another reason to celebrate. The Fitwi family gets to celebrate all together in the first house they’ve […]

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