Monthly Archives: December 2014

Mary Nelson Starts Building Her “Empire” with $100,000 Donation from Oprah Winfrey

Originally reported on December 8, 2014 By Lauren Sinatra, Ray Marek and Veronica Wheelock SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Mary Nelson made a decision in 2002. Her nephew, Darryl Patterson, was shot and killed, and Nelson knew there was a need … Continue reading

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Public Art Initiative Provides a New Type of Economic Development in Syracuse

Originally reported on December 8, 2014 By Seth Quam, Cameron Spera, Marco Socci, and Stephen Milewski SYRACUSE (NCC News) – In a struggling economy, people look for different ways to encourage development and cultural resurgence. For artist Brendan Rose, art has … Continue reading

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Save 711 Project Expects to be Cultural and Commercial Presence

Originally reported on December 7, 2014 By Alex O’Toole, Regan Spencer and William Wheeler SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Driving down the 700 block of East Fayette Street, the broken down building doesn’t look like much. Boarded up windows and a tarp covering … Continue reading

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Syracuse Initiatives That Fight Against Veteran Homelessness Are Seeing Success

Originally reported on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 By Meghan Mistry, Michael Tricarico and Jackie Prager SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – If the frizzy grey hair is no indication of David Lindsley Benson’s eccentrics, his wild blue green eyes and nickname … Continue reading

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With New Renovation Plan, Hotel Syracuse Expected To Boost City’s Economy

Originally reported on December 4, 2014 By Connor Morrissette, Claire Moran, and Paul Mancano SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Rita Soufleris gathered with her friends in the Hotel Syracuse Persian Terrace to celebrate the Onondaga County Medical Society Auxiliary Annual … Continue reading

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When One Door Closes, Fate Opens Another

Originally reported on December 10, 2014 By: Matt Weinstein, Rob Romano, and Emma Pettinga SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) — Standing in line at a Panera, 39-year-old Ngoc Huynh, of Syracuse, wondered what she was going to do next. After working at the … Continue reading

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Syracuse School “Elves” Take a Different Shape With Foster Grandparent Program

  By Dan Silverman, Lauren Walsh and Andrew Morris SYRACUSE (NCC News) — The elderly woman in Walmart was on her weekly grocery trip.  She turned to walk to the front toward the checkout lanes, but first heard the happy squeal … Continue reading

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Investigative Reporter Jim Kenyon Leaves A Lasting Impact

By Zeena Saifi, Brittany Stephanis, Ji Seo and Logan Ratick SYRACUSE (NCC News) — Jim Kenyon summed up his tenure as an investigative reporter in Central New York with a scene from the movie, Rocky Balboa, in which Rocky says, “If you live in one place long … Continue reading

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Redhouse Teaches Syracuse Students Through The Arts

Originally reported on December 2, 2014 By Jillian Lynch, Marissa McBride, Amanda Shea, and Taryn Varricchio SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – In the Redhouse Arts Center, it’s peaceful and calm. The only sound is jazz music, welcoming entertainment amid an otherwise serene … Continue reading

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Students and Parents Express Discontent Over Discrimination in Syracuse City Schools

Originally reported on November 12, 2014 By: Rob Romano SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) — Iraqi immigrant Midia S. Faris  came to the Syracuse Board of Education monthly meeting Wednesday evening and listened alongside one of her friends as parents and students spoke … Continue reading

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