Community

Hunger and Homelessness Week
4:50 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Dozens Take to the Streets to Raise Awareness About Those Who Live on the Streets

Several Dozen take part in Rescue Mission Homelessness Walk Monday
Credit Robert Romano/WAER News

  Around 6000 men, women and children were homeless at one point or another in our community in 2012…and the Syracuse Rescue Mission is spending this week to raise awareness.  

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VETERANS DAY 2013
6:40 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Central New York Remembers and Honors its Veterans

Carol Anne Wood recites one of her granddaughter’s favorite poems.
Credit WAER News

Veterans and their families gathered at the War Memorial Tuesday for a celebration and honoring of their service. Carol Anne Wood is the grandmother of a woman currently serving in the U-S Army.  She would write poems for her granddaughter and the platoon, and quickly became known as the platoon grandmother.

Unfortunately not all service members are able to return to their families and communities. A special table was set up to honor those Missing in Action or who are Prisoners of War.      

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Women's Suffrage History
10:12 am
Mon November 4, 2013

When Women Go to the Polls This Week, They Can Thank Fayetteville Resident

Matilda Joslyn Gage House and Museum in Fayetteville
Credit Hannah Warren/WAER News

Fayetteville locations such as Limestone Plaza and homes right on Genesee Street hold a prominent place in the history of women's voting rights.

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Housing Opportunities
4:53 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

4 Historic Apartment Buildings Get New Life Using Multiple Incentives

One of two buildings on James Street that make up the Kasson Place apartments. Construction is finishing up and many apartments are already rented.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

Mayor Stephanie Miner and developers cut the ribbon Monday on 4 renovated historic apartment buildings that had been deteriorating. 

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Global Community 5-K
1:23 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Runners Help Out Refugee Programs in Syracuse

Runners were at Willow Bay to raise money for refugee programs
Credit Hannah Warren/WAER News

A group of about 50 runners gathered at Onondaga Lake’s Willow Bay park this weekend for a 5-K race to benefit non-profits working in refugee resettlement.

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