BDJ 665.2 Articles

Patricia Sims and "Bach" (c) 2018 Tommy Farrell
Central New York, Community, Non-profit, Poverty, Religion, Syracuse

More Than 300 Volunteers Come to CNY for 1st ‘Workcamp’

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The 1st Annual Syracuse Workcamp is taking place until June 30th with more than 300 teenagers from six states to help repair homes for the elderly, disabled, as well as low-income families. The one-week program is sponsored by the Group Mission Trips in Fort Collins, Colorado and the […]

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CNY Solidarity Coalition held a rally to demand Rep. John Katko to make immigration changes and stand against President Trump
Government, Politics

Syracuse Residents Come Together to Demand Change from Rep. Katko

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By Mye Owens SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – As immigration continues to be a hot political topic, Syracuse resident recently came together to demand changes to the nation’s policies. Residents, politicians and children gathered outside of U.S. Representative John Katko’s office Thursday with toys in hand. Several residents spoke on how they feel about President […]

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Consumer

Study: Millennials Are Stiffing Servers

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By Erica Pieschke SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Pinpointing what exactly a “millennial” is can be hard to do. Look up millennial on Urban Dictionary and you’ll see it’s “a term used by insecure idiots to dismiss somebody aged 10-35.” Ask a  Syracuse bartender, and he’ll describe them as hipsters, coffee lovers or simply “19-year-old kids.” No […]

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Education, Health, Politics

Karen Pence Visits With Children At Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

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By Christine Morton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) On a whirlwind Syracuse visit for Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen that including a political fundraiser and several protests, the Second Lady took the time to meet with the children and staff of Syracuse’s children’s hospital. Nothing but smiles came from Mrs. Pence as she toured […]

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Central New York, Consumer, Environment, Food, Things to do

Finger Lakes Garner Respect for Riesling Wines

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By Tommy Farrell GENEVA, N.Y. (NCC News) – Most people assume that rieslings are only sweet, however, Finger Lakes wineries want to remind people that two lesser-known varieties are worth sampling as well. The Finger Lakes region has a world renown reputation for its rieslings, a heavy-bodied and highly sugared wine that pairs well with many […]

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Central New York, Crime, Health

Elderly Abuse Often Goes Unnoticed and Unreported

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By Dominique Patrick SYRACUSE, NY (NCC NEWS) – Most elderly abuse cases go unreported because family members and close friends are usually the ones targeting them. “It’s hard to report family members. That’s just usually the case,” said Jenny Ackley, Vera House Project Coordinator. Today, Vera House had their 21st annual Elder Abuse Conference, and the […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Food

From Watershed to Drinking Water: How the Land Surrounding Skaneateles Lake Affects What Ends Up in Your Cup

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By Lileana Pearson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Skaneateles Lake is our source of unfiltered drinking water, but last year it saw a toxic algae bloom because of runoff from the surrounding watershed. But, what is a watershed, and how is it safe to drink unfiltered water? Unfiltered is not the same as untreated. According to […]

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