Local News

Reaction to AG's Sanction
3:21 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Advocates Applaud Bed, Bath & Beyond Fines for Denying Jobs to Those with Criminal Records

People getting out of Syracuse's Justice Center are supposed to be protected to at last be able to apply for jobs, but common practice often automatically excludes them.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  Local advocates that try and help people get jobs after they’ve been convicted of crimes say the “Bed, Bath and Beyond” settlement this week could help.  New York’s Attorney General fined the national retailer for automatically excluding any job applicants with a criminal history, violating state labor laws.

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CHARITY FUNDRAISER
6:58 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Senator DeFrancisco and Ray Rinaldi Face Off for Charity

Senator DeFrancisco poses at a press conference Thursday promoting Saturday's event
Credit John Smith / WAER Sports

It’s not often you hear of a State Senator Stepping into a boxing ring to duke it out with a boxing legend. Nonetheless, that’s precisely what one elected official from Syracuse is doing this weekend.

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CONSTRUCTION SEASON
6:10 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

City Launches Website to Inform Drivers of Road Work

Road work downtown on West Fayette Street (facing east), in Armory Square
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Since the first big thaw swept through the Syracuse area, you've probably noticed the big orange signs for detours and construction.Road construction season is well underway in an around Syracuse, and the city is trying to make navigating the streets a little more bearable. City Hall has launched a new website to inform residents and commuters about delays and detours caused by road work.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
6:38 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Onondaga Citizens League Report Warns of Underinvestment in Young Children

Sherry Cleary speaks about the "Thrive By Five" report
Credit WAER News

The Onondaga Citizens League released a report calling attention to a serious lack of investment in the community’s youngest children. The report, entitled “Thrive by Five,” acknowledges the fact that New York State is making provisions to improve kindergarten and Pre-K but warns that officials have failed to place enough emphasis on the earliest developmental stages.

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Speaker Tonight @ Civic Center
3:33 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

How the I-81 Replacement Project Might Learn from Boston's 'Big Dig'

The start of a speaker series about the future of Interstate 81 takes place tonight at Civic Center

Boston University Professor Virginia Greiman shares her experiences as a consultant on Boston's Big Dig road project tonight at a presentation and Q & A session in the Onondaga County Civic Center.  It's meant to provide some insight into the process Syracuse is going through with the necessary replacement for Interstate 81'S elevated portion

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