Democracy in Action students cover local, state and national races for the mid-term elections in Onondaga County.
Through the Democracy in Action project, undergraduate and graduate students in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications share voters' Election Day stories through photos, audio, video and text.
Students went to the polls, speaking with voters in Syracuse and the surrounding suburbs, where they heard voters' opinions about electronic voting scanners; met families casting their ballots together; and witnessed local traditions, such as Syracuse's annual Election Day spaghetti dinner.
Common Council passes local law to collect back taxes on delinquent properties.
Arguing that Syracuse could increase vitally-needed tax revenue, Common Councilor Kathleen Joy persuaded a bare majority of her fellow councilors to amend the city’s tax code to make it easier for homeowners to pay back taxes.
“I’d rather be a city of tax collection than tax seizure,” said Joy, contrasting her proposal of allowing people behind in their taxes to pay off the latter through a trust, with the city’s method of seizing tax delinquent property for re-sale.
The Syracuse alum spoke to students about her career, the future of women in the play-by-play booth.
Beth Mowins has called a lot of games during her career as a broadcaster, but one stands out more than any other.
She can vividly recall every detail of the night she met NBA legend Michael Jordan while working for NBA Radio.
"Michael walked over and shook my hand," Mowins said with a smile. "This is the most famous person in the world, and then to be able to sit courtside and Michael's running up and down the floor... that was one of my ultimate highlights."
Community organization Believe In Syracuse aims to raise morale and awareness of the neighborhoods in Syracuse.
When John DeSantis graduated from Syracuse University in 2008, he noticed a trend that alarmed him.
“I loved my time here and so I decided to stay in Syracuse,” DeSantis said. “But I saw all of my friends move away. No one wanted to stay and I thought, ‘Man, there must really be a lack of enthusiasm about living in Syracuse if everyone is moving away after they graduate.’”
The Tenderloins, the laugh-happy crew behind the Impractical Jokers TV show, bring their crack-up comedy to the Oncenter War Memorial Arena tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Sal Vulcano's co-workers scare him almost every day he works.
The 37-year-old Staten Island native stars on truTV’s "Impractical Jokers," a hidden-camera show featuring The Tenderloins, a comedy troupe comprised of himself and three of his lifelong friends: James "Murr" Murray, Joe Gatto, and Brian "Q" Quinn.