Monthly Archives: March 2016

Local Teen Balances Faith and Future

By Aodhán Doyle SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) — The date is Friday March 25th and hundreds of people make their way into the Islamic Society of Central New York on Comstock Ave. across from Oakwood Cemetary. Among them is Fakhri Awawda, … Continue reading

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Time is of the Essence for Many Syracuse Muslims

By Connor Federico SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News) — On a mild Friday afternoon, cars fill up the Oakwood Cemetery parking lot.  Across Comstock Avenue, hundreds of people flood into the Islamic Center of Central New York for a half-an-hour of prayer. … Continue reading

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Onondaga County Republican Legislators Have Mixed Opinions on the Candidate for the Presidential Election

By Robert Sanchez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — After a relatively quiet meeting, Onondaga County legislators were quite vocal about which candidate they supported in the upcoming presidential election after NCC News took an informal survey. In preparation for Super Tuesday, NCC … Continue reading

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County Legislator Worried About Consolidation

By Allie Mannheimer SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Legislator Kevin Holmquist (R- 10th Dist.) said he worried about consolidation throughout Onondaga County. Measures passed to combine purchasing powers between Onondaga and Otsego, even after Holmquist voted against the item at Tuesday’s meeting. … Continue reading

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On The Most Important Day Of The Presidential Election Thus Far, Onondaga County Legislators Have Their Say

By Eric Horowitz SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — New Yorkers may not be heading for the polls this Super Tuesday, but the legislators of Onondaga County did not hesitate to weigh in on the upcoming presidential election. After a relatively quiet … Continue reading

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County Legislators Discuss Election on Super Tuesday

  By Aodhán Doyle SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — New York’s presidential primary is not until April 19, but the Onondaga County legislators had no problem commenting on the race for the White House at their meeting on Super Tuesday. Out … Continue reading

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Onondaga County Legislators Have Different Opinions About The 2016 Republican Candidates

By Rebekah Castor SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — As voters head to the polls on Super Tuesday, an informal survey conducted Tuesday by NCC News after the Onondaga County Legislature meeting showed that Republican legislators have conflicting opinions on who to … Continue reading

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Legislature Fails to Discuss Minimum Wage

By: Meredith Kava SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)— While Governor Andrew Cuomo is working to increase the statewide minimum wage to $15, Onondaga County legislators refused to discuss the matter. Onondaga County legislators shut down Legislator Linda Ervin’s (D) proposal to add … Continue reading

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Talking National News With Local Politicians

By Connor Federico SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —  On one of the most politically-charged days of election season, some members of the Onondaga County Legislature claimed their support of the establishment Republican candidates. Mike Plochoki (R- 6th Dist.) backed Ohio Governor … Continue reading

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Disagreement Builds Around Consolidation Proposal

By Jack Ajello, John Dowling, and Adam Friedman SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — The Consensus merger proposal has created further division between some Syracuse Common Councilors and Onondaga County leaders. Last week, County Executive Joanie Mahoney emphasized her support for the … Continue reading

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