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Third Annual Valor Day Helps Veterans Transition
6:33 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

SU Law School Event Provides Free Legal and Career Services to Veterans

The College of Law will provide legal and vocational assistance at its third Valor Day this Saturday, April 5th
Credit Veterans Issues, Support Initiative and Outreach Network

The Syracuse University College of Law will again partner with the Veterans Issues, Support Initiative and Outreach Network (VISION) to host its third Valor Day this Saturday, April 5. As a way of giving back to those who have served, law students, alumni and local volunteers will provide free legal and advocacy services for veterans, service members and their families.  

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Local News
11:00 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

CNY Drunk Driving Arrests Down for 4th Consecutive Year

D-W-I arrests in Central New York appear to be on the decline thanks in part to stricter enforcement and a change in social attitudes.  In Onondaga and Madison Counties in particular, there was a decrease in D-W-I arrests of just more than 15 percent during 2013.   

Partner at the Tully Rinckey law firm Don Kelly says they’ve seen a noticeable reduction in the number of DWI cases coming into their office.   

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HISTORIC LANDMARK
6:25 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Optimism Grows for the Future of the Hotel Syracuse

Cover of the Herald Tribune announcing the opening of Hotel Syracuse in 1924
Credit Herald Tribune

It’s been a long time since anyone has danced in the Grand Ballroom or the Persian Terrace at Hotel Syracuse. A series of various ownership changes and financial problems have long plagued the hotel.  Earlier this month though, the Syracuse Industrial Development Agency took the first steps to prepare to use eminent domain to get the hotel foreclosed and sold to a willing buyer.  A businessman from Camillus wants to rehabilitate the hotel.  If the Hotel Syracuse does re-open, Onondaga County could benefit by booking more conventions at the OnCenter.

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Vera House
6:08 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Vera House Gears Up for Its White Ribbon Campaign

Vera House hopes for a large turnout at its annual White Ribbon Campaign in downtown Syracuse this Friday.
Credit Provided by Vera House

Aside from people outside enjoying a mild weather forecast for this Friday, you might also see a lot of walking from Clinton to Armory Square during the lunch hour in support of women.  

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Community Affected by Heart Disease is Growing
6:20 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Syracuse's 30th Annual Heart Walk Sees Huge Turnout

Over 3,000 people came to Onondaga Community College for the 30th Annual Syracuse Heart Walk
Credit Central New York American Heart Association

Heart disease is the nation’s number one killer in the United States.  Stroke is number four.  That’s why over 3,000 people took part in the American Heart Association’s 30th Syracuse Heart Walk, director Kristy Smorol said.  

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