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CNY Ronald McDonald House in Need of Donations
12:15 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

CNY Ronald McDonald House is Celebrating Christmas in July to Drum Up Donations

The CNY Ronald McDonald House
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The Ronald McDonald House of Central New York is hoping the spirit of Christmas giving will help them drum up donations for their annual Christmas in July Campaign. The home opened the doors of its new location in December of 2012 in Syracuse. 

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Hotel Syracuse Reopening?
4:18 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Hotel Syracuse Takes Big Step Toward Renovation, Reopening

The historic part of the Hotel Syracuse has been vacant for 10 years, but could have new life after the eminent domain seizure and transfer to a developer.
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  The Hotel Syracuse is now in the hands of a developer who plans to reopen it.  No one has rented a room there in more than a decade…but city leaders are optimistic that will change, after the Syracuse Industrial Development Agency took possession, then transferred it over.

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Downtown Development
4:57 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Could Senator Schumer Help Bring a Grocery Store to Downtown Syracuse?

Senator Chuck Schumer plans to put some pressure on supermarket CEOs to consider a supermarket location in downtown Syracuse to cater to the growing residential population there.
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  Downtown Syracuse is in the midst of a renaissance. The number of people living downtown continues to grow by double digits each year. But the city is still missing one thing… a full service supermarket. 

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SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS AND ST. JOE'S OPEN MUSEUM
2:19 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

St. Marianne Cope Shrine and Museum Shines Brightly on her Life from Syracuse to Hawaii

A museum wall lends itself to an impressive depth perspective of this photo.
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It’s been a long time since Saint Marianne Cope established St. Joseph’s Hospital and then left in 1888 as part of a request she answered in 1883 to care for ill Leprosy patients in Hawaii.  Her legacy will not be forgotten in Syracuse with a permanent shrine and museum in her honor.  The official blessing was held today at the hospital.  Sister Geraldine Ching is originally from Hawaii and assisted with gathering the historical journey of St. Marianne.

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Local News
12:40 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

CNY Restaurant Owners Express Anger, Seek Help for Business Lost to Destiny Eateries

Are local establishments losing out to people flocking to the mall? Asti Cafe owners joined a meeting looking for answers.

  A number of restaurant owners from around the Syracuse Area were pretty mad at seeing a dip in their business blamed largely on a government decision.  Al Barbagallo and his family have run Barbagallo’s Restaurant for 38 years and he shared his feelings.

“Anger…because small businesses employ 95% of the people in this country.  Why should somebody get a tax break that I can’t get, why should the empire zone get a tax break or why should Destiny get a tax break.”

 

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