Monthly Archives: December 2012

Downtown Syracuse Development Bringing Interest in Community

Survey shows a 24% increase in citizens who think downtown is ‘fundamentally strong’ over past year Originally reported on December 5, 2012 By Shawnte Wright, Brandon Hillier, Melissa Menefee SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – Joel Shapiro’s customers weren’t too keen about … Continue reading

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In a City of Outlets, Aspiring Entrepreneurs Find Room to Grow

Syracuse community extends a helping hand to budding innovators Originally reported on December 5, 2012 By Samuel Melnick, Veronica Roman and Michael Valente SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – When Pete Kistler applied for internships in college, the Syracuse University student couldn’t … Continue reading

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As Carousel Center becomes Destiny USA, Changes Reveal Tangible Influence on Region and Customers

Draw of shopping center increases; small businesses remain unfazed Originally reported on December 5, 2012 By Benjamin Mitchell, Lissette Nunez, Amanda Winograd SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – It’s the first Saturday in December and cars fill the parking lot at Destiny … Continue reading

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City Officials Disagree Over City’s Gang Influence

Conflict reignites old wounds Originally reported December 5, 2012 By Carter Oakley, Marabia Smith and Brian Schwartz SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – The Onondaga County District Attorney and the Syracuse Police Department are at odds again, this time over what caused a spike … Continue reading

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Living Local

A push from the Syracuse community supports the “buy local” movement and the economy Originally reported on December 5, 2012 By Jonathan Olens, Evan Weston, Rachel Wolsky SYRACUSE (NCC News) – Rebecca Farruggio-Secreti’s passion for baking cupcakes began as a … Continue reading

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First Class of Say Yes Four-Year Graduates Enter Final Semester at College

By Kaitlyn Richards, Keith Zubrow, Sarah Merrifield, Musu Sirleaf SYRACUSE, NY (NCC NEWS) — For Paola Benevento, Syracuse University had it all – football, basketball and the opportunity to stay close to her tight-knit family.  Unfortunately, when Benevento entered Henninger High … Continue reading

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What a Headache

By Zachary Tornabene, Paige Shepperly, Andrew Pregler and Andrew Sander It’s fueled by a dream. The dream of the big moment. The dream of hitting the game winning three, crushing the walk-off home run, or making the game-saving tackle. Aspiring … Continue reading

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Holding on to Hope

By Katie Muldowney, John Tummino, and Leslie Walters SYRACUSE (NCC News) – Terri Cook and her son have spent the past week-and-a-half together looking at colleges, something she did before with her older son.  However, this time is different. Just … Continue reading

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Le Moyne Alum Leads Bike Rides For The Homeless; 21,000 Miles Later, He’s Sharing His Home Too

By Emily Sperduto, Catherine Papoutsis, and Irfan Uraizee SYRACUSE (NCC News)—When Andrew Lunetta graduated from Le Moyne College last May, he was still trying to figure out what he wanted to do next. So the very next day he hopped on … Continue reading

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Coalition’s 10-Year Plan Still In Early Stages As Homelessness Increases in Onondaga County

By Emily Sperduto, Catherine Papoutsis, and Irfan Uraizee When the Housing and Homeless Coalition (HHCCNY) unveiled its 10-year plan to end homelessness in Onondaga County last month, the proposal faced a fair share of skepticism. HHCCNY Chairperson Jim Taylor is aware that the coalition will … Continue reading

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