7:13 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Ordinance to Fine People Who Don't Shovel Sidewalks Fails to Pass Again

A snowy sidewalk from the winter season 2013
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Another attempt to fine Syracuse property owners who don’t clear the snow from their sidewalks has failed in the Common Council.  The vote was 7 to 2 against beefing up a snow removal ordinance to include a warning, followed by a $50 fine for those who don’t comply.  

The measure would have applied only to primary routes and those near schools, and might have included some discretion for the elderly or those with disabilities.  Councilor Bob Dougherty understands the concern, and had hoped to work with community and school groups to arrange volunteers to help:

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AT&T Civic App Challenge
6:22 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Download this! Local Hackers in Competition for Apps to Help Society

Pocketsights, a travel app, won first place at the AT&T Central New York Civic App Challenge

  There’s a possibility one of the next apps you download will have been made right here in Syracuse. The first AT&T Central New York Civic App Challenge gave awards to four apps based on both creativity and ability to impact the area. Alan Ward says his app provides a modern way to see the landmarks of Central New York:

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The McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center
4:28 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

First Annual Report Reveals Information and New Programs at Child Advocacy Center

The McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center
Credit John Smith / WAER

The McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center provided a clear picture of the children and families they serve with the organization’s first ever Annual Report to the community.  It includes  information about the non-profit organization such as new community programs, statistics, information regarding Child Abuse Prevention Month, and methods the center uses in its efforts to help the children and families they serve.

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South Side Innovation Center
10:54 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Southside Holiday Market Heightens Awareness of Local Businesses and Community Groups

Holiday Market at the South Side Innovation Center featured local businesses that the center has helped
Credit Lauren Winfrey/WAER News

  Now that the holiday season is underway, what better time than the present to give thanks and rally together as a community for the greater good of the city and its economy. This was the idea behind the South Side Innovation Center’s (SSIC) annual Holiday Market which took place Saturday at the Center located on South Salina Street. Local businesses and community members were invited to sample the food and retail products created by the SSIC clients and tenants.

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4:16 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

OCRRA holds clothing and textile donation event for America Recycles Day 2014

Life Cycle of Secondhand Clothes
Credit Council for Textile Recycling

  Your favorite pair of pants all worn out?  Have a stained shirt?  Holes in your socks?  Don’t throw them away. Instead, drop them off for donation or recycling. 

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