"Downtown Syracuse" Tagged Articles

Business , Community

Web Extra: Syracuse Approves Construction Project on SU Campus

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By Brittany Stephanis SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The plaza behind Marshall Street will soon cease to exist. An eight-story apartment building is set to take over the block on S. Crouse Avenue, forcing beloved SU landmarks like Chuck’s, Funk ‘n Waffles, and Orange Crate Brewing Co. to relocate within the area. The Syracuse City Planning Commission […]

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Community , Government , Politics , Religion

Web Extra: Trump’s Immigration Ban Faces Resistance In Syracuse

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By Brittany Stephanis SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — President Trump’s immigration ban is preventing millions of people from entering the U.S. The executive order is directed at citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. Activists are taking part in the national trend “Trump Tuesdays” to resist the President’s controversial policies. Mayors of sanctuary cities, like Syracuse, are especially angered […]

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Central New York , Community , Education , Health , safety

First Community School is recognized for helping low income families

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By Angelica Rodriguez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)– The first community school in Syracuse gives hope to low income families that have a hard time accessing education. Dr. Edwin E. Weeks Elementary School provides additional services beyond education that have helped the Northside community to overcome problems such as poverty and language barriers.  The philosophy of the school […]

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Central New York , Community , Religion

Syracuse’s Cathedral Starts First Major Restoration Project since 1958

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 By Isabel Sanchez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception is in danger of closing its doors if an $11 million renovation project is not carried out. The building has been a local landmark for 112 years and it serves as the home of valuable and historic items including five stained glass windows designed in […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Consumer , Feature

Syracuse Cobbler Collects Thousands of Shoes For Homeless

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By Robert Schiff SYRACUSE, N.Y. – (NCC News) – Local cobbler Ralph Rotella makes a living repairing shoes. Over the last 40 years, Rotella’s Discount Shoe Repair has become a well-known spot in downtown Syracuse. Although customer repairs are what keep business afloat, Rotella’s primary focus is the people who can’t afford to put shoes on […]

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Community , Public Safety

Security Cameras Proposed To Go On Streets Near SU

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By Maria Cinti SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Syracuse University’s Student Association has proposed having 49 security cameras placed throughout the streets near S-U for residents’ safety. Its working with landlords, the Syracuse Police Department, the Department of Public Safety, and Syracuse city government to secure funding for this expensive project, said S-U Student Association President Eric […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , food , Health , Non-profit

Local businesses are going pink to support CNY cancer research foundation

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By Sarah Minkewicz SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) – Local businesses are participating in the “Turn it Pink” campaign to raise money and awareness about breast cancer. The campaign is being run by members of the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. Jeanne St. Claire, grand-daughter of cancer survivor Carol Baldwin, started the campaign on social media. […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Government , safety

Open House for I-81 Shows Citizens New Alternatives

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By Jeff Slawson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Department of Transportation held an open house for Syracuse Citizens on October 6th to showcase the final two plans for fixing I-81. I-81, specifically the section between Colvin and Spencer Street, has been plagued with construction problems in the last few years as it’s useful life expires […]

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Business , Central New York , Consumer , Government , Health

Sugary Drinks And Obesity: The Two Go Hand In Hand

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By Nicholas McGowan SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News) — October 11 marked this year’s World Obesity Day and for the occasion, the World Health Organization called for an uptick in prices for sugary drinks. Sodas, energy drinks and fruit juices are greatly frowned upon by the organization, citing that the unhealthy drinks lead to unwanted health risks. […]

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Business , Central New York , Technology

Innovation is Making its Way Back to Central New York

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By Isabel Sanchez SYRACUSE,N.Y. (NCC News) — After two decades away from its innovative manufacturing history, Syracuse is slowly getting back its place as a hub for innovative technology. Recent governmental funding in addition to private initiatives has brought through the past decade new companies to the Central New York region. An example of that is […]

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Business , Central New York , Community

Syracuse Style fashion show revives business in Armory Square

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By Shubhika Prakash SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)— The Syracuse Style fashion show has left viewers searching for their favorite outfits. The bi-annual fashion show shut down Walton Street in Downtown Syracuse on the evening of September 15. Local boutiques and salons showcased their style and trends on a runway in the middle of the street. This […]

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Central New York

Keeping Your Neighborhood Safe: What You Can Do

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By: Annalisa Pardo SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Syracuse law enforcement and residents are working together to keep their streets safe. They are doing this through regular Neighborhood Watch Meetings. Tony Borelli, Program Coordinator of Neighborhood Watch Groups in Syracuse, oversees about 130 neighborhood watch groups, serving as the liaison between police officers and the […]

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Agriculture , Central New York , Consumer , food , Government

Oswego County Blueberry Farmer Opts Not To Accept State Farmers’ Market Checks

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By Matt D’Ambrosi SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Through the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, people 60 and older in New York state who fit a certain financial profile are able to obtain checks they can exchange for fresh produce at certain farmers’ markets around the state. While the program is intended to benefit both the farmer […]

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