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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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Rehab Tech Prosthetics
2:17 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Family Business Celebrates 25 Years Helping People Walk, Function & Live

Terry Hall of Rehab Tech holds advanced knee and foot prosthetic
Chris Bolt/WAER News

As 2013 comes to a close, a Syracuse family business marks 25 years in a highly specialized medical field.  WAER’s Chris Bolt reports Rehab-Tech has helped numerous people walk, function or otherwise conquer amputations and other crippling medical problems.

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Community
6:43 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Savlation Army Just About Ready for Christmas Bureau Distribution at OnCenter

Toys are unpacked at the Salvation Army's Christmas Bureau at the OnCenter.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Preparations are well underway at the OnCenter for the Salvation Army’s Christmas Bureau distribution on Monday.   Friday, a forklift operator unloaded a Wegmans truck filled with 19-thousand pounds of non-perishable goods including canned vegetables and fruit, juice, sauces, coffee, cocoa,  and tea.  That includes 27-hundred bags of potatoes, which Salvation Army Marketing Manager Greg Meitus says wasn’t expected.  

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