"Onondaga County" Tagged Articles

Central New York, Community, Environment, Government, Health, Syracuse

Tick Drags Can Help Syracuse Understand Deer Population

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By Mary Peters SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – In one neighborhood, residents have come together to do something about the amount of deer. “They’re just crazy.  They’re over running everything.  It’s just not right,” said Kuni Riccardi, a Syracuse resident. She thinks that something needs to be done to fix the problem. “We have been […]

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Central New York, Community, Domestic Violence, Education, Non-profit, Sexual Assault

The Importance of Speaking Up Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS): A social media movement with the hashtag MeToo has become a platform to encourage sexual assault victims to talk about their personal experience and how they are getting over it. This hashtag started when actress, Alyssa Milano, posted a screenshot saying “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me […]

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Education, Non-profit, Sexual Awareness, Sexual Transmitted Disease, STD Testing

STDs Are On The Rise in Onondaga County

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Onondaga County has some of the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases in the state of New York. This county is specifically susceptible for these rates because of the high populations of poverty and college students. These numbers have doubled because people who are infected don’t know […]

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Central New York, Fire Extinguishers, Fire Prevention, Fireplaces

Fire Extinguishers Are Important in Households With Fireplaces

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By Ashley Burroughs Cicero, N.Y. (NCC News)– It’s the start of the holiday season and with Thanksgiving next week, people are cooking big meals and starting their fireplaces. Although this is one of the most joyous times of the year and coldest in Central New York, this is also a time where house fires happen […]

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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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Community, Feature, Health

Refugee Mother Credits Syracuse Healthy Start for helping her raise her child in America and recover from trauma

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Listen here to see how one refugee gained a new outlook on life and motherhood after connecting with Syracuse Healthy Start. By Olivia Johnson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) Aileen Tomaso sits on her couch in North Syracuse, cradling her two-month old son with a smile on her face. Looking at Aileen’s demeanor, one would never […]

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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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Central New York, Community, Education, Government

From Walking on Campus to Graduation a Le Moyne Program is Bringing Mentors to Students

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By Mye Owens SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Le Moyne College will pair incoming freshmen with mentors from the moment they step on campus next year, in an effort to increase graduation rates. Mentoring Programs are found all over the United States, and now another program is coming to New York. On Point for College […]

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Central New York, Environment

Onondaga Lake Won’t Face Long-Term Problems from Sewage Spill

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by Karthik Venkataraman, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)–Officials said the 4.5 million gallon sewage spill into Onondaga Lake on Tuesday likely won’t have any long-term effects to the lake and won’t slow the current mercury-poisoning cleanup. Syracuse University professor in civil and environmental engineering Charles Driscoll said the cooler weather and other factors helped this from […]

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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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Central New York, Health, Public Safety, safety, Syracuse

Opioids Declared a Public Health Emergency

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By Stefan Oliva SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) – President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency last month. On average, Onondaga County has a higher fatality rate of overdoses than the country and state, excluding New York City. Between 2010 and 2015, the number of opioid-related deaths in Onondaga County skyrocketed from about 40 […]

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Camps, Central New York, Community, Education, Feature, Sports, Syracuse

Syracuse Area Boxing Club Creates Champions Inside and Outside the Ring

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By Jose Cuevas Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — The West Area Athletic and Education Center has helped give kids from the inner city a positive outlet through the sport of boxing. The owner, Mr. Ray Rinaldi has a philosophy in training his boxers. “No du-rags, no having your pants low or to your ankles, and no swear […]

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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

Advance IT Teaches the Importance of Protecting Identity

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By Lileana Pearson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Advance IT hosted Horror Stories of Poor Network Security Friday the 13th. Geared toward small business owners in Syracuse, the event featured demonstrations on network security and a presentation by Susan Fahrenkrug, president of Advance IT. Fahrenkrug put a heavy emphasis on password security, but she also shared other information about […]

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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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