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Splashes of Art are Hidden in Downtown Syracuse.

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By Epiphany Catling SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– The Poster Project, a local group that consists of artists and poets installed Splash Poetry downtown. Splash Poetry is haiku poems that are sprayed on sidewalks. What makes these poems different is that they are not visible on sunny days, they only appear when rain falls down on them. According to […]

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Arts , Central New York , Community , Education , History , Syracuse , Things to do

The Erie Canal Celebrates its Bicentennial Year

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By Epiphany Catling SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- The Erie Canal is celebrating its 200th birthday.  The first shovel of dirt was dug up on July 4, 1817, which ultimately began the construction on the canal. The Erie Canal Museum, located in Downtown Syracuse, was once a weighlock building that was in charge of weighing canal boats. The Erie […]

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Business , Central New York

Embassy Suites Has Employment Opportunities in Syracuse

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– Opportunities knocked and doors were opened. Today, Destiny USA hosted a job fair for Embassy Suites. People were waiting in long lines to get applications and resumes reviewed for employment. Kevin Varr, General Manager of Embassy Suites, was impressed to see how many people attended this event. Within the […]

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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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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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