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Community, Health

Syracuse Corner Stores Offering Healthier Food Options

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Video transcript: Healthy Food in Corner Stores By Jeddy Johnson SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News) — The Onondaga County Health Department and Trinity Health have created a program to ensure Syracuse residents get easier access to healthier foods. The program is aimed at children, but the program has had success amongst neighborhood residents as well. To participate in the […]

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Central New York, Government, Health

Syracuse Common Councilor In Favor Of Recreational Marijuana Use

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Video Transcript: Script PDF By Isabella Wood SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer plans to introduce legislation to federally decriminalize marijuana. He hopes for states to be the ones deciding on the drug’s status. A few states have already legalized it for recreational use, but New York is not one of them.  States […]

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Central New York, Community, Syracuse

City of Syracuse Working to Prioritize Pipe Replacement, Water Main Breaks Remain Issue

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Video Transcript: By Dan Byford SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)– In 2015, the estimated cost to replace all the pipes in Syracuse was upwards of  $700 million, while that number may seem staggering, Common Councilor Chad Ryan, who chairs the Public Works committee says that repairing each pipe costs even more per foot. “[The Department of Public […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Syracuse

CNY’s ‘Most Polluted Lake In America’ Could Soon Be Transformed Into A Public Beach

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Video transcript: Milana_OnondagaLakeBeach_23Apr18 By Giulia Milana LIVERPOOL, N.Y. (NCC News) – Formerly known as the “most polluted lake in America,” Onondaga Lake is now the cleanest it has been in over 100 years, and the county wants to take advantage of that. A feasibility study is scheduled to begin this spring to determine the practicality of adding […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Food, Sports, Syracuse

Bowling Is Bringing Millions To The Syracuse Economy

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VolturoBowlingImpactScript_23April2018 By Georgie Volturo SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Business  is booming at Ale N Angus Pub in Downtown Syracuse. They have seen a surge in costumers since the end of March, and they’ve had to hire new staff, just to keep up. Aside from their award winning burgers and friendly service, this surge in […]

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Business, Central New York, Syracuse, Transportation

Syracuse Airport Officially Opening up Ground Transportation to Multiple Taxi Companies

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Video Transcript: More taxis now serving Syracuse Airport SCRIPT By Rashika Jaipuriar SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — For Rajesh Kumar, the owner of Orange Metro Taxi, business was booming 12 years ago when he became the owner of Orange Metro Taxi, but he says ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft cut down his business by 90 […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Food, Syracuse, Things to do

Syracuse Food Truck Rodeos Start Wednesday

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Video Transcript: Food Truck Rodeos Script PDF By Emily Barkann SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — With warm weather right around the corner, the Syracuse Food Truck Association is preparing for another summer of Food Truck Rodeos. Every Wednesday starting this week and running through October, food trucks will set up outside of the Cosmopolitan 1153 building on […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Syracuse, Weather

CNY Landscapers and Insurance Agents Help Repair Damage After Snowstorm

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Video transcript: Barkann Package 3 Tree Cleanup 5Mar18 By Emily Barkann SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Central New York has some of the worst weather in the nation, which benefitted landscaping and insurance companies after Friday’s record-breaking snowstorm. When rain falls, water runs off trees causing minimal damage, but when snow falls, it piles up and weighs […]

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

Syracuse Church Treats People Without Health Insurance

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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

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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

Should Central New York Residents Worry About Their Garage Floors Collapsing?

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Video Transcript: Basements_26March2018Script By Georgiana Volturo SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — On Valentine’s Day in 2009, Pietro Distefano’s wife sent him to the store to get bread for dinner with their grandchildren. When he got home and pulled into his garage, it seemed dinner would have to wait even longer. This is because Distefano’s garage floor collapsed […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Poverty

DeWitt Trailer Park Residents Could Lose Homes Over Code Violations

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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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Central New York, Education, Environment, Feature, Food

Drivers Without Handicapped Permits Parking In Handicapped Spots In Syracuse

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Video Transcript: Handicapped Parking By Saniya More SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) –  Handicapped people are struggling to park their cars because drivers without handicapped passes are taking their reserved spots. Accessible parking spots are designed to make it possible for people with disabilities to park in public spaces with ease. The parking spots are convenient because […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Environment, Things to do, Transportation

Syracuse seeks partners in new bike-share program

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Package Script By Saniya More SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The city of Syracuse is one step closer to its new bike-share program, with bike-stands expected to hit the streets this summer. The Office of the Mayor made an announcement saying the city is looking for potential business partners for the new program. Syracuse Mayor […]

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