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Holiday Events at Pre-Civil War Era Mansion also Highlight its Rich History

With the start of the holiday season, staff at the Barnes-Hiscock Mansion in Syracuse has spent the past few days decorating for the many events planned for December. And while one of the goals is to raise money to renovate the 163-year-old mansion, foundation director Mary Therese Zorbo says they’re also trying to raise awareness of the mansion and its rich history. “This home was a location for secret meetings to discuss the Underground Railroad, most especially the safest routes from...
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New Restuarant to Benefit OCC Students and the Northside Community

6 hours ago
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Students at Onondaga Community College can learn in a new restaurant that will also pay benefits for Syracuse's Northside community.  Sarah Robin, the first restaurateur in residence, will have Pakistani food on the menu in the teaching restaurant.

“I want to open my own restaurant in the future so this whole program is helping a lot. I know how to cook but I really want to learn some management skills” Robin said. “So I think this hotel and these skills will help me to really make me the person whom I have to be.”

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Bishops representing the Episcopal Church are coming to Syracuse as the local Central New York Denomination Consecrates its first female Bishop tomorrow, the eleventh for the church.  The Presiding US Bishop of the Church, The Most Reverend Michael Curry will preside over the service.  He is the first African-American to lead the church.  In terms of instilling Social Justice, he likens what he think needs to be done by people to the teachings of the church.

Marlee Tuskes / WAER News

With the start of the holiday season, staff at the Barnes-Hiscock Mansion in Syracuse has spent the past few days decorating for the many events planned for December. And while one of the goals is to raise money to renovate the 163-year-old mansion, foundation director Mary Therese Zorbo says they’re also trying to raise awareness of the mansion and its rich history.

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The annual World AIDS Day Service was observed at LeMoyne College on Thursday morning.  The “Service of Remembrance” was filled with reflective readings, stirring music and handmade quilts bearing the names of loved ones.

The Obama administration is challenging a federal judge's decision last month to block the implementation of a new rule that would have made 4 million more Americans eligible for overtime pay.

The Department of Labor and its co-defendants filed a notice of appeal at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Thursday, the same day that the rule was set to take effect before the temporary injunction was issued.

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The developer of the Marriott Syracuse Downtown is taking on another multi-million dollar building renovation project right across the street.  The old Symphony Tower, which was once connected to the old hotel by a pedestrian bridge, will take $24 to $26 million to complete and will be up and running by next fall, according to Co-Owner, Ed Riley.  He says that amount factors in the work that’s previously been performed and what’s left to complete.  Riley doesn’t think the new Hyatt brand hotel will  compete with the Marriott.

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The spread of technology is about to start changing medical care more rapidly…and in the process, possibly save patients and the healthcare system money. One local insurer will be rolling out Tele-medicine for the families it covers this coming year.

Syracuse Black Lives Matter Movement Calls For Police Transparency

Nov 29, 2016
Annalisa Pardo

About 40 people with the Black Lives Matter Syracuse movement gathered outside the Federal Building Tuesday morning to protest what they said is too much secrecy within the city’s police department.

Herve Comeau is with Black Lives Matter and led part of Tuesday’s protest. He said he does not trust the Syracuse police department without knowing more about their operation.

“We’d like to see more accountability. We’d like to see more transparency. We don't think that the police department should be able to operate in secret.”

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Many Central New Yorkers probably don’t give a second thought to shopping on-line on Cyber Monday or any other time of the year.  Some might even get caught up with the deals, and not be as careful as they should be.

"There's a lot of emotional shopping going on," Radley said.  "When you're caught up in the excitement, you're less likely to pay attention to pop-ups or addresses that look strange because you're looking at the price or the sale."

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A traveling photo exhibit at Onondaga Community College aims to show the Vietnam War through the uncensored and intimate lens of military photographers.  We caught up with Vietnam Veteran Marion Ervin, who served as chief executive officer of the Army’s 185th Maintenance Battalion  from 1971 to 1972.  He says he was one of many who served in Vietnam in a non-combat role.      

 

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