Community

Crime and Safety
10:18 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Blueprint for Safety at the Neighborhood Action Conference Focuses on Youth

Residents talked about crime-reducing methods at Neighborhood Action Conference at Fowler High School
Credit Maria Catanzarite/WAER News

Syracuse came together Saturday for the second annual. Neighborhood safety was the hot topic at the second annual Neighborhood Action Conference held at Fowler High School this past weekend.  Some residents feel fighting crime isn’t rocket science; it’s a matter of starting out small with the family and the neighborhood at the center.

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Downtown Committee Recruitment
11:57 am
Fri October 18, 2013

The Future of Downtown Syracuse Retail Gets a Glimpse of Recent Success Stories

Café Kubal's downtown location
Credit Downtown Committee

People who might want to open up shop in Syracuse got the red carpet treatment from the Downtown Committee Thursday.  The Downtown Committee’s Retail Recruitment event is hoping to capitalize on recent changes. 

One group of would-be business owners gathered at Cafe Kubal and saw the brisk business of the cappuccino makers and coffee purveyors in the relatively new business. 

COOPERSTOWN BUSINESS OWNER FINDS SYRACUSE BECOMING MORE ATTRACTIVE

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Onondaga Creekwalk
2:02 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Follow This Design to Find Syracuse's Creekwalk

Logo selected for Onondaga Creekwalk
Credit City of Syracuse

A logo has been selected through online voting to help joggers, bicyclists, walkers with strollers and others to the Onondaga Creekwalk.  The design was selected out of three that were put up on a website.  It will be put on dozens of signs the mark the path of the Creekwalk and directions to it.

The designs were all created by classes in Syracuse University's School of Visual and Performing Arts.  Voting took place between October 2nd and 9th. 

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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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