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During the pandemic, the hospitality sector — including casinos, restaurants, hotels — saw the highest rate of layoffs among all industries, while groceries, warehouses and storage facilities saw the fewest job losses.
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Published: March 24, 2021

In 2020, Syracuse saw an annual unemployment rate of 11.37%, with a peak in April at 18.30%.

Stolen Vehicles Illustration
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Published: March 16, 2021

Despite the overall decrease, certain pockets of the city are seeing a rise in complaints with 56.4% coming from the Northside.

A group of faculty members from the ENL, World Language and Bilingual Education department. Photo courtesy of the ENL, World Language and Bilingual Education department.
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Published: March 11, 2021

New York State Department of Education data revealed graduation rates in the Syracuse City School District to are at an all-time high of 70.7% with English language learners seeing the most dramatic improvement.

Faegan's Cafe & Pub near Marshall Street on March 9, 2021
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Published: March 9, 2021

The reopening of Faegan’s Cafe & Pub and the grand opening of Salt City Coffee is bringing new life to the Hill.

Pastor Daren Jaime of People’s AME Zion Church on Syracuse’s South Side receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the church’s vaccination site on January 25, 2021.
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Published: March 3, 2021

As of Feb. 24, only 2.5% of those with at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose in Central New York were Black.

Nottingham High School senior class president Malik Robinson (upper left corner), Nottingham teacher Cavin Robinson (center) and SCSD students involved in the Black History Month virtual presentation started preparing for the event in mid-January, Ahmed said.
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Published: March 1, 2021

Malik Robinson, Nottingham High School senior class president, advocates for “Black excellence” by creating an annual student-run Black History Month event.

Social media featured image
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Published: February 24, 2021

BIPOC survivors fail to receive the empowerment and belief afforded their white counterparts, but social media platforms provide a place for them to start healing.

From left to right, Nicolina Pizzuto's staff photo from the 2019-2020 school year and her staff photo from 1991 when she began teaching at LeMoyne Elementary school.
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Published: February 23, 2021

Teaching at LeMoyne for 30 years, Nicolina Pizzuto has taken on the challenge of teaching a new grade level and doing so virtually during her final year.

Onondaga County DCFS caseworkers
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Published: February 22, 2021

Three Onondaga County union reps who work in the Department of Children and Family Services are sounding an alarm that the child welfare system is understaffed, putting local kids at risk.

Voters filter into the Immaculate Conception Church in Fayetteville on Election Day 2020 to submit their ballots.
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Published: January 31, 2021

Deaf and hard-of-hearing voters must overcome many obstacles to vote.