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Business & Government
6:38 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Syracuse's Soundgarden Could Stay; Store, City Officials Reach Deal

Armory Square's Soundgarden
Credit Soundgarden Facebook Page

Forty eight hours after it’d appeared that Soundgarden in Armory Square could close its doors, a compromise was reached that would exempt certain items from the city’s secondhand dealer ordinance.  The store had been trying for months to get CDs, DVDs and other media exempt from some provisions of the ordinance because they said it would be too burdensome to log the thousands of items they take in each month. 

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Veterans Benefits
3:38 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

CNY Veterans Can Go Bowling and Get Job, Health Assistance

VA Medical Center hosts program for veterans at B-ville Bowling Alley
Credit Syracuse.va.gov

Syracuse veterans will have a chance to get a line on jobs, improve their health, and practice their bowling this Saturday. The V-A sponsored event is geared toward veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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Drug Arrest Bias
5:58 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Law Enforcement in Onondaga County Accused of Racial Bias in Marijuana Arrests

Charges of racial bias in drug arrests come out of NYCLU study
Credit surfky.com

Onondaga County has the third largest racial disparity in marijuana arrests in the state.  

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Affordable Housing
5:15 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Three new homes unveiled in Syracuse where there used to be broken-down apartments

Home Headquarters opens new houses for moderate income families
Credit Christian Bersani, WAER News

Three new city homes have been introduced in the Syracuse community today as part of an open house event on park avenue.  

The new, inexpensive houses for first-time home buyers have replaced the 26 derelict rental units taht used to occupy the space.  Mayor Stephanie Miner and local non-profit organization Home Headquarters led the welcoming ceremony. Miner says the change from rental units to domestic housing makes all the difference...

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Two young men recover from TBI injuries
2:51 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Out of Two Separate Accidents, Two Local Young Men Recover and Become Friends

Max Chepenuk of Cazenovia had his life change instantly in January of 2005, when a ski jump concluded tragically. "I was airlifted to Upstate in the most expensive helicopter ride I will never remember.”   

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