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29th Annual Remembrance Week at Syracuse University

The 29 th annual "Remembrance Week" is taking place on the Syracuse University campus. This is a time to remember the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 where 35 Syracuse University students lost their lives. After their tragic passing, S.U. created 35 scholarships for seniors. Senior Alex Alvarez-Claudio was selected to represent Alexia Tsairis. He feels a bond with Alexia and her talents as a photographer. “I went to the archives and saw the negatives of her pictures and beautiful...

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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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A U-S government program to treat AIDS in foreign countries reached a milestone this past Memorial Day weekend and it has connections to the disease in this country.

Kaitlyn Richards, WAER News

Drivers on Salina Street are seeing red today, but it is for a good cause.  Onondaga County and City of Syracuse officials met with AIDS Community Resources Director Michael Crinnin to paint a red stripe down Salina Street in honor of the A-C-R’s Paint the Town Red Campaign for AIDS awareness. 

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