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I-81
4:14 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Next Four Neighborhood Meetings on I-81 Viaduct Scheduled

I-81 viaduct at Adams St.

The State Department of Transportation has released the schedule of the next four neighborhoods meetings about the future of I-81 through Syracuse.  About 100 people turned out for the first one held two weeks ago in Toomey Abbott Towers, a stone’s throw from the highway. 

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Westcott Bulb Project
12:08 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Community Beautification Project Enjoys 11th year Growing Far out of Westcott Area

Residents picked up free flowering bulbs as part of the Westcott Bulb project this weekend.
Credit Hannah Warren/WAER News

Community volunteers gathered at the Westcott Community Center this weekend to continue a special project that's grown to other neighborhoods. 

The Westcott Bulb Project provides thousands of the bulbs every year as part of a beautification effort that also builds community between neighbors. This year, the group gave away “thirty-six hundred” bulbs.

Project Founder Peter Wirth says that since its start in 2003, the project has become much more than a way to brighten up gardens at the end of the winter.

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Fifth Annual Anime Convention
10:56 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Syracuse Anime Convention Hosts Record Number of Attendees

Attendees show their allegiance to stories and characters at Anime Syracuse 2013 Convention
Hannah Warren/WAER News

The usual fall expos at the New York State Fairgrounds took place this weekend alongside a crowd of costumed heroes and characters from Japanese television shows.

Fandom members from far and wide converged at the fairgrounds Art & Home Center for the fifth annual Syracuse Anime Convention, which has been extended to a two-day event for the first time in its history.

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Connective Corridor
4:20 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Local Foundation Asks Community To Help The Connective Corridor

"Who will care for me?" Connective Corridor construction on East Genesee Street
Credit ©2013 Chris Bolt/WAER News

Community leaders may have  an answer to the dilemma of funding maintenance costs for the Connective Corridor. 

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Valley Drive Attack
4:41 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Police Arrest 18-Year-Old Suspect in 7-11 Valley Drive Attack

Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler announced during a press conference earlier today that 18 year old Romeo Williams is now in custody in connection with the attack that took place over the weekend in a 7-11 parking lot on Valley Drive. He said James Gifford, 70, was attacked from the front without evident provocation,

“Williams lunged at him, striking him in the face so violently that it knocked him to the ground rendering him unconscious.”

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