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8:21 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Somebody Asks You for Money. How Do You React?

Downtown Syracuse
Credit Mark Bialczak

I think the request startled me.

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JOB MARKET
6:28 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Immediate Openings Greet CNY Job Seekers at Opportunity Fair

Job seekers crowd into a room at the Liverpool Holiday Inn Wednesday.
Credit Kaitlyn Richards / WAER News

A packed room of job seekers had the chance to make the right connection in Liverpool Wednesday.  That’s just what Congressmember Dan Maffei hoped for when he arranged the Job and Opportunity Fair.    Inficon was among many companies that have immediate openings.  Human Resources director Sue Magary has 10 to 12 openings because business is doing well.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
4:09 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Dozens Honor MLK Jr's Legacy With Day of Service to Help the Needy

Volunteers sort clothes and pack boxes at the food and clothing drive.
Credit James Johnson / WAER News

Dozens of people packed into a Syracuse union hall Monday morning with the less fortunate on their minds.  This year's Martin Luther King Junior holiday marks the 14th annual day of service food and clothing drive.  Volunteers  sorted donations, packed boxes, and loaded cars.  Helen Hudson is the AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison with the United Way, which organize the drive.   

One of the fraternities on hand was Omega Psi Phi.   This is Brother Leroy Antoine's second year.   

Volunteers like Antoine used their day off school or work to contribute to the cause. 

 

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Our Neighbors
8:05 am
Wed January 15, 2014

In Any Syracuse Season, a Good Neighbor Is a Great Thing

Tim Garriques
Credit Mark Bialczak

 The first time we had a shovel-worthy snow this winter, my next-door neighbor was out front with his mega-efficient snowblower.

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Moving People Transportation Coalition
3:16 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Interstate 81 Debate Should be Broadened: Mass Transit, Jobs Neighborhoods Part of Solution

Elevated Portion of I-81 continues to spur debate
Credit WAER Archive

  A rally and meeting tonight is trying to broaden the conversation about the future of the Interstate 81 bridge through Syracuse.  The Moving People Transportation Coalition believes just talking about replacing or removing the elevated portion of the highway is not enough.  

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