Walking through downtown Syracuse, you see construction sites everywhere. A new hotel in Armory Square, office buildings being converted to apartments, and new medical facilities are just a few of the pricey developments that could put people to work.
But the Urban Jobs Task Force says developers of these sites are hiring few, if any, local workers. At a press conference Wednesday, Task Force member Aggie Lane says she is frustrated that those developers are not being held responsible for giving back to the community they’re building in.
A new NPR voice will quickly become one of the most-heard in radio broadcasting. Sabrina Farhi joins NPR as the first on-staff Announcer – voicing all broadcast and digital underwriting credits. Listeners will begin to hear Farhi’s own articulation of “Support for NPR comes from…” in November, as she reminds audiences of the multitude of Member stations, corporations and institutions who contribute funding to NPR and public radio. “Out of hundreds of voices, Sabrina’s immediately stood out for its warmth and conversational approach,” says Eric Nuzum, vice president of NPR Programming. “We think listeners and supporters will find her engaging.”
Four teenagers were arrested this week in connection with the murder of Marvin Bryant. Bryant was robbed on Monday night on South Salina street and stabbed twice in the back. He was rushed to Upstate University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Syracuse Police Department Chief Frank Fowler says that evidence gathered from the scene suggests that Bryant was forcefully robbed of his wallet by Tony Comer 10 to 15 minutes prior to the stabbing.
An old barn that was razed on South Salina Street on Syracuse’s Southside is now the address of the Eat to Live Food Cooperative. The décor of the store is just as colorful as the produce on the shelves. It's a dream come true for The Southside Community Coalition and Syracuse University's South Side Initiative Office. Organizers feel it will make shopping for healthy foods more accessible in the neighborhood. President Shirley Rowser says customers will also become more informed about their own food choices.