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Syr Police Stretched to Limit Exposed in City Budget Hearing

Syracuse police officers are struggling to keep up with the number of calls coming in...and the department is looking for help from the city budget. Councilors continued hearings on aspects of the proposed budget from Mayor Stephanie Miner. Chief Frank Fowler pointed out to Common Councilors the workload is putting a strain on staff. “The men and women of the Syracuse Police Department continue to work at a pace that I’ve never witnessed before. We have a phenomenal group of young men and...

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Jazz Fest 35

Jazz Fest 35: The Move to OCC Part 2

This week on Jazz Fest 35 Joe and Frank recall past performances by Kenny G, BB King, Aretha Franklin and More.

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Waleed Shakh

The future of early childhood education is gaining attention as Representative Dan Maffei and local advocates gathered in Syracuse Monday to show support for president Obama’s early learning initiative. 

Chris Bolt, WAER News

The rumors are true; Common Councilor Pat Hogan has announced that he will be running for mayor for the city of Syracuse. 

A new schedule has been released for the 31st Annual M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest and it features one of the more critically acclaimed voices in jazz today.  Thanks to a recent grant from the Central New York Community Foundation, chart-topping jazz singer Giacomo Gates is headed to Syracuse.  Syracuse Jazz Fest Executive Director Frank Malfitano describes Giacomo Gates as a "vocalese hipster in the style of Jon Hendricks and Eddie Jefferson."  Gates performs Friday, July 5th at 5:00 PM.

Samuel Gruber, mycentralnewyork.blogspot.com

Developers hope one day it will serve as a welcoming gateway to the Westcott and University neighborhoods.  

Crews have been restoring the badly deteriorated front and rear porches of the former Jewish war veterans building, also known as the Babcock Shattuck house.  work is also being done on the windows.  David Michel with the University Neighborhood Preservation Association says the workers found more deterioration than they anticipated as they began working on the 118-year-old house…

Syracuse City Schools

A new series of books has been published that showcases the work of elementary and middle school students from the Syracuse City School District

Congressmember Dan Maffei weighs in on I-81 debate

May 30, 2013
The I-81 Challenge

The future of Interstate 81 remains uncertain after Congressmember Dan Maffei offered his thoughts on what options should be considered.  With traffic rumbling by on the highway nearby, Maffei says neither an identical highway nor “Erie Boulevard” type of road is a smart decision.  He says  Central New York deserves better...

OHA

The Onondaga Historical Association has a new exhibit aimed at teaching people about the history of bridges in Onondaga County.  The exhibit shows off various bridges throughout the county, but focuses primarily on the impact these bridges have had on the history of development within the region. 

US Attorney's Office

A two-year investigation into a Utica Drug ring has resulted in the indictment of 30 suspects. U-S Attorney Richard Hartunian made the announcement Wednesday.

Notable jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller passes in Allentown, PA at 57.

Syracuse Lax Falls in National Championship

May 28, 2013
© Ben Fontana, 2013

Despite a 5-0 lead early on, the 2013 season ended in disappointment for the Syracuse Orange. Duke defeated SU in the National Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia 16-10. It is the 2nd National Championship in program history for the Blue Devils.

The loss was SU's first in a national championship game since 2001, ending a string of four straight national-title game victories for the Orange.

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