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Juneteenth Celebration in Syracuse
Central New York, Community, Education, History, Syracuse, Things to do

Juneteenth: A Time to Celebrate, Look Back and Realize Freedom

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By Mye Owens Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to read the Emancipation Proclamation letting slaves know they were finally free. This reading came two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the order […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Jobs, Syracuse

Abandoned Lantern Factory Transformed to Luxury Apartment Complex

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By Sara Bonadies SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)– The R.E. Dietz Factory at 225 Wilkinson St. in Syracuse stood abandoned for decades, a reminder of a time when the Park Avenue neighborhood served as an industrial hub. The once neglected building now breathes new life, thanks to the Paulus Development Company. The developers transformed the old factory […]

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Arts, History, Things to do, Transportation

Erie Canal Museum Debuts Interactive $700,000 Exhibit

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By Jacqueline Tenreiro SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – After a ten-year planning and renovation period, the first floor of Syracuse’s Erie Canal Museum is now home to an interactive exhibit. The space, which had not been renovated since 1992, has been filled with $700,000 of props, photos, hands-on structures and video screens, among other displays. Natalie Stetson, the […]

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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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