Author Archives: Michael Valente

A Day in Court with a Judge Unlike Most

One judge’s gentile spirit and humor are evident in proceedings Originally reported on November 26, 2012 By Michael Valente SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – Upon entering Syracuse City Court Part 8, you would find the structure of the room to be virtually the … Continue reading

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Local Advocacy Group Works to Increase Voter Turnout

SU employee is eager to educate and inform Syracuse community on voting participation  Originally reported on November 6, 2012 By Michael Valente SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – “Vote as if your life depends on it, because it does.” These words of Justin Dart, … Continue reading

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Common Councilors Disagree About I-81’s Future

Councilors still uncertain on resolution over interstate issue Originally reported on October 22, 2012 By Michael Valente SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – Syracuse City Clerk John P. Copanas said Monday that Interstate-81 “is coming down,” but the Syracuse Common Council is … Continue reading

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Say Yes to Education Hopes to Put a Stop to Gang Violence in Syracuse

Program may start with Corcoran By Michael Valente Originally reported on October 8, 2012 SYRACUSE (NCC News) – Say Yes to Education will take part in the effort to combat gang violence in Syracuse, Pat Driscoll, local operations director for Say … Continue reading

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