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Edamame Recall Should Not Have a Significant Effect on CNY Restaurants

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By Biko Skalla SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – A national brand of edamame is being pulled off central New York grocery store shelves because of fears it has been contaminated by potentially fatal listeria bacteria. Advanced Fresh Concepts announced the recall after random testing of their edamame showed a potential listeria monocytogenes contamination. Listeria can be deadly […]

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Agriculture , Business , Central New York , Community , Consumer , Environment

Central New York Offers Many Options For Christmas Tree Shopping

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By Colleen Callander SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Thanksgiving has come and gone, and it is time to pull out the Christmas decorations.  Businesses near Syracuse have the most important items for customers – Christmas trees. Central New York is home to many places where people can find their ideal trees, and they have the options […]

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Central New York , Consumer , Environment , Weather

CNY Warmer Weather Means Early Syrup Season

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By Bridget Chavez MORAVIA, N.Y. (NCC News) – Warmer temperatures in Central New York have caused maple syrup producers to tap their trees for sap earlier than in previous years. Usually, the maple season begins in the spring, but because of the warm weather, local businesses like Schoolyard Sugarbush now tap during the winter months. Benjamin […]

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Central New York , Community

The Near Westside Hopes To Revitalize Neighborhood With New Apartments

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By Colleen Callander SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Near Westside Initiative is close to completing its latest project to draw people to the community.  The non-profit organization has built 12 apartments in the abandoned CASE Supply Warehouse on Marcellus Street in Syracuse’s Near Westside.  The new housing is one of the last steps in finishing the […]

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Central New York , Community , Consumer , Transportation

Low Gas Prices in Syracuse Lead to More Leisure Spending

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By Nick Fathergill SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Low gas prices in Syracuse have created more ways for people to spend their money. According to GasBuddy.com, a website dedicated to following and analyzing gasoline prices across the country, the average price for a gallon of gas is down nearly 20 cents from this time last year. […]

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Business , Central New York , Community

Comstock Residents Welcome New Apartment for Syracuse College Students

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By Remington Bennett SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —With the constant trucks, dust, and noise, many residents normally fear the disruptions construction brings. Especially, if the construction results in a new apartment complex filled with Syracuse college students. Surprisingly, residents of the Outer Comstock Area, where construction for the Aspen Heights apartment is taking place, are […]

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Consumer , Feature , Health

Newhouse Knows: All About the “Waist Trainer”

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By Lauren Melendez, SYRACUSE, N.Y (NCC NEWS) – Newhouse Knows is a franchise of “explainer” news stories produced by 2016 Broadcast and Digital Journalism graduate students at the Newhouse School. Explainer journalism clarifies the more complex facets of news stories, provides deeper background, or explains in greater detail how something that’s been in the news works […]

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Central New York , Consumer

$1.5 Million in Taxpayer Money to Revitalize Historic Train Platform

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Kyra Azzato Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News)­– The NY Department of Transportation announced plans to revitalized the old train platform off Interstate 690. The DOT has projected the project to cost $1.5 million dollars all of which will come from taxpayers. According to David Babson, an anthropologist specializing in transportation, the platform was originally built in 1932 to alleviate […]

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Business , Consumer , Sports

New York Attorney General Makes Ruling on Daily Fantasy Sports

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By David Lauterbach (SYRACUSE, NY) NCC News – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman made a ruling last week to effectively stop Daily Fantasy Sports websites like DraftKings and FanDuel from operating money generating games on their websites. According to Schneiderman, “It is clear that DraftKings and FanDuel are the leaders of a massive, multibillion-dollar scheme intended to […]

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Central New York , Consumer , Health

Halloween Color Contacts and Their Scary Consequences

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By Cole Ellenbogen SYRACUSE, NEW YORK — With Halloween just days away some enthusiasts are turning to over-the-counter color contact lenses to complete their costumes; but these illegal knockoffs could land them in the emergency room. Contact lenses are not one-size-fits all: every eye is different, and therefore needs a different lens, says local Optician Jim Hamilton. And the consequences […]

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