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Renovations are in the Works for Syracuse Neighborhood

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Matt St. Jean SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse’s North Side neighborhood is line for some major upgrades. The Syracuse Neighborhood and Business Development department is in the process of applying for a five million dollar grant from Restore New York.  If approved, they plan using the money to rehabilitate vacant and rundown buildings. “It would […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Jobs

Online Shopping is forcing CNY Shops to change their Game Plan

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By Jose Cuevas Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — The economic landscape is quickly changing as more and more people are shopping online instead of visiting traditional stores, otherwise known as “Brick and Mortar stores.” Cyber Monday broke records this year as it yielded $6.59 billion dollars in contrast to the $5 billion generated by Black Friday sales. […]

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Arts, Central New York, Community, Feature, Syracuse, Things to do

Syracuse Geeks dumps Phones for Board Games

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By Jose Cuevas Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — Boardgames may seem like like an old past time but one organization uses them to socialize and get together. “The goal of the group is to get geeky people together and give them an opportunity to socialize through something we love,” said Syracuse Society of Geeks organizer Jill […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, Public Safety, Syracuse

Samurai Wasps and Citizen Scientists Make for a Dynamic Duo versus Stinkbugs in CNY

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By Jose Cuevas Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — Cornell Professor Arthur Agnello and Peter Jentsch are working on a project where everyday citizens can help bring the fight to stink bugs. Terri Lauber enlisted as a citizen scientist in Syracuse and was happy to help. “I like science and nature, and why not they need help in fighting the stinkbugs,” […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, Public Safety, safety, Syracuse

Emerald Ash Borer Shows no Signs of Stopping in CNY

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By Jose Cuevas Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was first spotted in Onondaga County in 2013 and it has decimated the Ash tree population with no signs of stopping. The small green beetles lay larvae on the bark that eat the tree from the inside. New York has: 900 million Ash […]

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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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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, Public Safety, Syracuse

811 Day Encourages Digging Safety

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By Sara Bonadies SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Dig Safely New York’s 811 Day on Friday will encourage homeowners and excavators to “know what’s below,” before they start any digging projects. Since 1969, Dig Safely New York has been connecting excavators and homeowners to utility companies throughout most of New York State. According to the […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Feature

Whitney Point Alligator is Now on Social Media

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by Karthik Venkataraman WHITNEY POINT, New York– Maybe the best way to catch an alligator is to think like one. Well now you can get the thoughts of the Whitney Point alligator on social media. The reported Whitney Point alligator still hasn’t been caught and is on the loose in Facebook. The animal now has a personality, posting statuses […]

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Community, Environment, Government

Skaneateles Looks for Cleaner way of Electricity

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 by Karthik Venkataraman SKANEATELES, New York (NCC News)— Go green and stay clean. The town of Skaneateles is looking into adding an electricity source that doesn’t release carbon emissions into the air. A town hall meeting on Tuesday night is the community’s first chance to learn about the pros and cons of this energy source. Deputy town supervisor David […]

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Central New York, Community, Religion

Syracuse Rabbi Appalled with Vandalism at Jewish Cemeteries

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By Madelyn Urabe SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- Conversations began at Syracuse Jewish Temples after the number of graves vandalized in Philadelphia were released. Rabbi Daniel Fellman, from the Temple of Concord in Syracuse, said he finds these acts atrocious. “It is hard for me to differentiate my response as a Rabbi from being a human being. There is […]

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Central New York, Community, Health

Governor Cuomo’s Bike Trail Could Reconnect Syracuse with the Cycling Community

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By Zachary Lang SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) Erie Boulevard may soon be a part of the Empire State Trail, according to a map released by the Syracuse Metropolitan Traffic Council. The official layout of the trail through Syracuse has yet to be determined, but it has the potential to reconnect the city with the cycling community. Lots […]

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Arts, Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, food

Web Extra: NY Bill Would Let Movie Theaters Sell Alcohol

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By Brittany Stephanis SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Moviegoers in New York may be able to buy alcoholic beverages at theaters soon. According to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget, a new bill would permit alcoholic beverage sales in licensed movie theaters under certain conditions. While last year’s theatrical market statistics, by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), showed an increase in global box office […]

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