BDJ 364.03 Articles

Central New York

Syracuse Tennis Star Faces Challenge to Balance Sport and School

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By Noah Wolfe, Syracuse, N.Y (NCC News) .– “We ain’t come to play school,” said Cardale Jones. Five years ago, Ohio State University’s third string quarterback infamously tweeted those words, expressing his feelings about the pointless nature of homework and classes at his school. Syracuse tennis star Gabriela Knutson could not disagree more. “Personally for me, […]

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Arts , Central New York , Community , Government

How Joe Driscoll’s Winding Path Has Lead Him to Local Politics

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By Chris Lucey SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – The career path for politicians today often crosses through law school and a high profile, lucrative corporate job before reaching public office. However, Joe Driscoll traded the suit and tie for guitars and loop pedals in his candidacy for Common Council, and it’s provided him a unique advantage. Driscoll […]

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Central New York , Government , Transportation

Uber Expected to Impact Syracuse Taxi Industry After Summer Arrival

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By Brendan Tierney SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The most frequent trip EL Taxi makes is from Syracuse University to Hancock International Airport, said Eldon Drummond, owner of EL Taxi in Syracuse.  This trip typically costs around $30, but Drummond said he expects Uber to offer it for $15 and drastically undercut his rates. Drummond is […]

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Central New York , Community , Feature , Sports , Spring 2017

Football Recruit Found Success Despite Continued Moving Around

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By Anthony Mazzini, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Imagine moving multiple times in a four-year span while trying to compete at a high level on the football field in order to impress college football programs. For some, it would be a challenge, but for one senior at Fayetteville-Manlius High School, just like his breakaway speed […]

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Central New York , Health , International , Politics

Syracuse Group Reviews and Confirms Syria Crime Against Humanity

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By Brendan Tierney SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Syrian Accountability Project, a team of Syracuse University law students who investigate war crimes in the Syrian Civil War, released a White Paper Wednesday focusing on this month’s use of chemical weapons in the rebel-held city of Khan Sheikhoun. The researchers found sarin gas, a deadly nerve […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Jobs , Technology

Northland Communications Looks For Company Improvement, Not a Ranking

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By Anthony Mazzini SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Northland Communications in Syracuse was named the 21st best company to work for in New York this year out of 46 companies in the small/medium company category based on results released Wednesday at a dinner in Albany. However, according to Northland’s President Jim McCarthy, the feedback from employee surveys is […]

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Agriculture , Central New York , Environment , Feature , Spring 2017

Spring Brings New Life to Roses and Rosarians Alike

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Chris Lucey SYRACUSE, N.Y (NCC News) — Just because Carl Grillo walked away from a 35-year career of saving others as a Syracuse Firefighter, didn’t mean he wanted to stop serving others. Once Grillo made the decision to step down, he committed to helping the Syracuse Rose Society maintain the E.M. Mills Rose Garden outside […]

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Driving Simulator
Public Safety , Technology

Virtual Reality Comes To Destiny USA To Help Stop Distracted Driving

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By Byron Tollefson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Eileen Taveras was walking through Destiny USA on Wednesday afternoon when a woman wearing a AAA shirt approached her. The woman, Elizabeth Carey, held a pair of virtual reality goggles in her hands. Carey explained to Taveras that inside the goggles was a virtual reality simulation. If she put […]

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Business , Central New York , Government , Technology

Women Lack Representation In Stem

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By Kimberly Arreola SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The popular web search company Google is accused of gender discrimination. The U.S. Department of Labor claimed to have found evidence that highlights salary disparities in the companies’ workforce. Joanne Lenweaver, the director of a local organization that supports women in their business endeavors, WISE, shared her thoughts on the […]

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International , Politics , safety

SU Professor: US Aircraft Carrier Sent Toward Korea Doesn’t Mean War

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By Anthony Mazzini SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The United States aircraft carrier in the waters outside of the Korean Peninsula is not an immediate threat of war to come, according to Syracuse University Professor Renèe de Nevers. The United States sent an aircraft carrier toward the peninsula on Sunday to make its presence known as […]

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