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Central New York, Community, Health

Upstate Cancer Center spreads awareness about lung cancer through a human ribbon of light

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – November signifies the month of Lung Cancer Awareness and to help spread it, Syracuse’s Upstate Cancer Center hosted an event – formation a human ribbon. “We get hundreds of new lung cancer patients here at Upstate every year,” said Dr. Leslie Kohman, Upstate’s director for outreach. Lung Cancer […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Education, Non-profit, Syracuse

How one Syracuse refugee family battled language barrier to start a new life

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE (NCC News) – There are around 9,500 refugees in the Onondaga County since the last 10 years, many of them from Bhutan, Syria, Africa, Somalia and many from other middle eastern countries. One of them was Angeton Mouity. Mouity and his family were refugees from the Republic of Combo in Central Africa. […]

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Central New York, Community, Food

Christmas gift baskets mean more than just free food and toys

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – It’s almost Christmas time and pre-registration for free Christmas gift baskets has started. Every year, Onondaga County’s Christmas Bureau in collaboration with The Salvation Army provides gift baskets containing food, books and toys to low income families. This is their way of spread joy and happiness. At one […]

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

Syracuse Nonprofit Addresses the City’s Economy

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By Stefan Oliva SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) – Greening USA is a Syracuse nonprofit that works on issues such as strengthening local economies and creating sustainable communities. The organization held an event on Dec. 8 that was open to the public to present the trends about Central New York’s economy, as well as Syracuse’s. The […]

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Politics

Could Political Independence Be the Future of American Politics?

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Syracuse, N.Y. – Arbitrary and discriminatory laws force independents and third-party candidates to fight their way onto ballots in all 50 states. Ralph Nadar’s 2004 presidential campaign is a prime example where in Pennsylvania, 30,000 signatures were invalidated for reasons such as someone signing their name as Bill instead of William— creating a bipartisan political […]

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Central New York, Community, Health, Non-profit, Poverty

Good Life Foundation helps at-risk youth

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The good life foundation helps “at-risk” youth find a purpose of life. They do this, by building a personal relationship, entrepreneurship skills and help them learn how to manage their financial assets. The foundation was started in 2014 with 10 youths. Now, it has expanded to serve around […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Syracuse

Oasis Mediterranean Market connects people from diverse backgrounds to their homes

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse is home to a very diverse community, from students to refugees, people from Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. Oasis Mediterranean Market gets food and other items from overseas so that people have access to them here in Syracuse. The store owner, Islam Khalafallah, who is […]

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Central New York, Environment

Onondaga Lake Won’t Face Long-Term Problems from Sewage Spill

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by Karthik Venkataraman, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)–Officials said the 4.5 million gallon sewage spill into Onondaga Lake on Tuesday likely won’t have any long-term effects to the lake and won’t slow the current mercury-poisoning cleanup. Syracuse University professor in civil and environmental engineering Charles Driscoll said the cooler weather and other factors helped this from […]

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