Monthly Archives: October 2015

Tension Grows between Common Council and The Mayor

Originally reported on October 26, 2015 By Zhiyan Zhong SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Common Councilors said Monday that the tension between the council and the mayor’s administration has increased. The balance of power, once again, became a concern in the Common Council … Continue reading

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Say Yes Syracuse Hopes to Raise More Money for Syracuse Public School Students

Originally reported on October 14, 2015 By Chai Lin Kim SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Say Yes to Education in Syracuse is hoping to raise $20 million over the next two years to continue its mission of helping public high school students … Continue reading

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Say Yes Syracuse Needs More Local Money for Endowment

Originally reported on October 14, 2015 By Zhiyan Zhong SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — The most important thing for Say Yes Syracuse to do now is raise more local money for its endowment, said Ahmeed Turner, scholarships director for Say Yes … Continue reading

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Social Host Ordinance Fails for Now

By Evan Stockton and Jack Patel SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – A controversial amendment regarding underage drinking failed to pass at the latest Syracuse Common Council meeting. “The Social Host Ordinance” would have held parents accountable for their college student’s … Continue reading

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Onondaga County Lowers Property Tax in 2016 Budget

By Sean Salisbury and Chris Thomsen SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News)– The Onondaga County Legislature’s approved a nearly $1.3 billion budget for 2016 which includes a decrease in taxes.  The rate is lower than what was proposed to the legislature in September. The … Continue reading

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New Additions to the Connective Corridor Bring Students Even Closer to the City

By Sam Rubinoff and Emma Pettersen SYRACUSE, NY (NCC NEWS) October 14 marked the completion of the second phase of the Connective Corridor- a passage connecting the University Hill community to downtown Syracuse which “Encourages students to get to know the … Continue reading

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Houses Continue To Deteriorate; Land Bank Continues to Fix Them

By Olivia Liskowitz, Lisa Nho, Maura Sheridan SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) — “Syracuse used to have a fair amount of young people when I was younger. I’ve lived around here my whole life and I’ve just watched it decline.” With these … Continue reading

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Say Yes Syracuse Hopes to Raise $15-20 Million Locally

Originally reported Wed., October 14, 2015 By Tim Scott SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Ever since the founding of Say Yes to Education Syracuse in 2009, many students in the Syracuse City School District have had the opportunity to attend several … Continue reading

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Syracuse City High Schools Adopt a New Security Policy

By Sean Robson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — What’s one way to keep weapons out of the Syracuse City Schools? Stop them at the door. The Syracuse City School District (SCSD) Department of Public Safety implemented airport-like scanners at the entrances … Continue reading

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Syracuse High Schools Screening Students With Metal Detectors Before School, Cracking Down On Weapons

By: Michael E. Lehr SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) —  Walking through a metal detector after placing your phone into a bin and letting your bag go through a scanner. A regular routine at the airport, or a daily occurrence at … Continue reading

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