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Hundreds rally in Syracuse's March for Science despite rain
Syracuse's Clinton Square hosted one of the 610 satellite marches as part of a worldwide movement advocating for people to support the sciences.
Hungry Chuck's Cafe sees huge turnout for last night at current location
Over the course of Tuesday evening, hundreds of students and local residents trickled into the popular bar one last time.
A Syracuse family endures the trauma of sex trafficking
Nicole Ashby's stepfather sold her half sister into sex work when they were kids, making her one of the 300,000 American youths sex trafficked each year.
"Lives Change Here": How one bridge prompted the Near Westside community to take action
When an impoverished, run-down neighborhood in Syracuse needs improvement, who gets to decide what to do?
Concerns about Onondaga Lake cleanup remain as a key phase nears completion
The dredging phase of the lake wrapped up in 2014, but as the process of capping the lake bottom nears completion, Onondaga Nation still has concerns about the cleanup.
Salt City Coffee finally gets a storefront in Syracuse’s West Side
Aaron Metthe, a former youth pastor, had always dreamed of owning a coffee shop. Now, it has become a reality.
Funk 'n Waffles will close iconic SU Hill location after 10 years of business
Its closure is part of a development plan to tear down the 727 S. Crouse Ave. commercial complex in order to build luxury apartments.
CCTV security cameras will soon be coming to Syracuse’s University Neighborhood
Eight cameras will be installed by the end of spring 2017 as part of an effort to make the popular neighborhood safer.
Downtown Syracuse sees resurgence despite lack of young adults
As more businesses find success in downtown Syracuse, community leaders struggle to persuade recent college graduates to live in the area.
High lead poisoning rates among children in Syracuse target poor people of color
Syracuse's rate of lead poisoning among children is four times the national average.
“Let them in”: Syracuse residents gather at airport to protest Trump’s immigration executive order
SU students, activists and families with young children protested President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration Sunday night at the local airport.
The art of the march
The Women's March on Washington was a display of protest art; how this medium will be preserved is likely to change over the next four years.
Saint Lucy’s Church: where sinners and saints are one in the same
A Catholic church in Syracuse's Near Westside is challenging conventional religious traditions.
HIV prevention advocates push for change
With the nation’s highest concentration of poverty among blacks, Syracuse is adopting community-oriented tactics to ending the epidemic.
I-81 tunnel proposal would mean changes for University Hill
CNY leaders and residents remain divided as underground route resurfaces among ideas for interstate viaduct's future.
Dual-language early educational programs help young Latinos advance in reading
Hispanic youth in the Westside of Syracuse connect with their culture through reading circles and literacy programs.
Indigenous community seeks justice after nearly 40 years of human rights violations
The indigenous Guarani-Kaiowá community of Brazil has not had access to their ancestral land since the 1970s. The case is being heard before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights this month.
Election volunteers, first-time voters aim to make a difference in 2016 election
Democracy in Action students cover the local and national races across Central New York.
Syracuse refugees vote in their first presidential election
Thousands of refugees have resettled in Onondaga County in the past 15 years. Today, many cast their ballots as naturalized U.S. citizens.
Donald Trump wins 2016 presidential election
In the early hours of Wednesday Nov. 9, Donald Trump was declared the president-elect of the United States.
Funk ‘N Waffles hosts benefit concert for Standing Rock as a call-to-action
The stage at Funk 'N Waffles Downtown served as both a musical and political platform to raise awareness about the Dakota Access Pipeline Wednesday night.
Community members protest solitary confinement of youth at the Justice Center
Local organizations filed a lawsuit against the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department last month. So why are 16 and 17-year-olds still being placed in “the box?”
Local groups stand in solidarity with Standing Rock
Donation drives and benefit concerts create ways for locals to support the water protectors against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Yom Kippur remains time for forgiveness, remembrance despite politcally charged times
‘We don’t want anyone else to go through an experience like the Holocaust,' say members of Temple Concord during Yom Kippur.
Upstate hackathon showcases local technology achievements
Projects presented at this fall's biannual event include a device that alerts drivers of traffic light changes and a tool that summarizes long online articles.
Voter registration drive held in an unusual place: a local prison
Inmates at the Onondaga County Justice Center were informed of their voting rights last week by local advocacy groups.
Local artist creates GIF poetry
Central New York artist Edgar Paiewonsky-Conde explains his latest art presentation, “Icons and Eye Poems.”
Students weigh in on debate season
As the vice presidential candidates square off tonight in their only debate, many are hopeful for a substantial policy discussion.
Local high school football players join the Kaepernick protest
At least three Syracuse students took a knee during a pre-game national anthem last week.
Westcott Street Fair celebrates 25th year, supports local businesses
The Westcott Street Cultural Fair celebrated its 25th year with live performances, street vendors and local businesses.
'Original Gangster' has one goal: peace
Clifford Ryans takes to the streets to spread his powerful anti-violence message.
A Southside 'Gentle Giant' leads local Black Lives Matter group, brings hope to Syracuse
Anthony Harper is no stranger to the violence in Syracuse and is rallying his community together to create change.
Deaf refugees in Syracuse work to overcome unique challenges
Resources available in the city to help with language barrier, job placement
Congolese refugee becomes church leader
A Congolese refugee fled his home country to escape a violent civil war. Papy Amani is now an unofficial leader at All Saints Church for the refugee community.
Organizations foster talents of local artists, SU students
Light Work and Point of Contact are just two local galleries that support artists in visual art and poetry.
Community team: Violence in Syracuse is more than gangs
Syracuse has targeted gangs and gang activity to combat violence, but one group says to solve this problem the city needs to focus on neighborhood relationships.
Local gallery owner welcomes variety of events, hopes to attract university community
The House of S. Jaye hosts art shows and vendor markets that give Syracuse artists a platform to share their creations.
At Sanders watch party, supporters hope for better success following Empire State primary defeat
Hillary Clinton ultimately won the 2016 New York Democratic Primary.
Local grassroots organization held concert to support Bernie Sanders
Though the crowd was small at the beginning of the event, it gradually grew as the evening went on.
As Trump supporters rallied inside Syracuse's Oncenter, the opposition was protesting outside
Protests outside Donald Trump campaign stops are becoming common, and his Syracuse speech was no exception.
Donald Trump's focus on loss of jobs resonates with Syracuse crowd
With his visit to Syracuse, the GOP frontrunner became the latest presidential candidate to stop in Central New York before Tuesday's state primary.
Some local African American leaders vouch for Bernie Sanders
At a recent press conference, four leaders spoke to press about why they are supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders.
At Syracuse campaign stop, Senator Bernie Sanders calls for love to trump hatred
Sanders is third presidential hopeful to speak in Central New York in the past week.
Downtown march draws supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders
The march comes just a few days before Sanders is set to visit Syracuse's Oncenter.
Hillary Clinton stops in Syracuse during New York campaign
The democratic hopeful led a small business roundtable and public rally at the Regional Market.
Tech Garden's Star Trek vs. Star Wars exhibit celebrates the science fiction sagas
The worlds of Star Trek and Star Wars meet at the charmingly unconventional Syracuse art exhibition.
City of Syracuse and University Collaborate Through Poster Project Including Art, Poetry
The Syracuse Poster Project illustrates the city in a vibrant way that contrasts the gloomy reputation that encompasses it.
Review: Street photography by local students shows fresh perspectives on community life
Syracuse student photographers show budding talent in companion photography exhibition to Helen Levitt's "In The Street."
Students Offer a Snapshot into Their World in the Everson’s Way I See It Exhibition
The Everson displays street photography created by middle school students in conjunction with Syracuse University's Photography and Literacy Project.
In Cuba, we call it hope
As United States-Cuba relations continue to strengthen, the island nation's people await to see how these restored relations will impact Cuba's economy, and possibly, its culture.
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