Congressman Dan Maffei http://waer.org en Juneteenth Headed Back to the South Side this Year: Kickoff Friday, Parade and Celebration Saturday http://waer.org/post/juneteenth-headed-back-south-side-year-kickoff-friday-parade-and-celebration-saturday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>African Americans in and around Syracuse will once again recall the time when the last of the slaves finally found out about their freedom after the civil war.&nbsp; The City’s celebration of <strong>Juneteenth</strong> got underway Friday.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:15:22 +0000 Chris Bolt 19599 at http://waer.org Juneteenth Headed Back to the South Side this Year: Kickoff Friday, Parade and Celebration Saturday Proposed Agent Orange Fairness Act Named After Syracuse Native http://waer.org/post/proposed-agent-orange-fairness-act-named-after-syracuse-native <p>A Central New York Vietnam Veteran who likely died of cancer from Agent Orange exposure now has his name on proposed legislation to support other veterans and families.&nbsp; The Lawrence J. Hackett, Jr. Vietnam Veterans Agent Orange Fairness Act unveiled today would ensure that veterans and their families would get the necessary healthcare and compensation to cover them.&nbsp; A longtime friend of Hackett’s, Judge Joseph Fahey says his friend’s story is similar to others.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:27:33 +0000 John Smith 19202 at http://waer.org Proposed Agent Orange Fairness Act Named After Syracuse Native Congressman Dan Maffei Visits Upstate Cancer Center Construction Site http://waer.org/post/congressman-dan-maffei-visits-upstate-cancer-center-construction-site <p>Construction on the Upstate Cancer Research Center at University Hospital in Syracuse is rapidly taking shape.&nbsp;</p><p>The center will have a variety of medical services in a centralized location.&nbsp;&nbsp;Many services are already being offered, like a specialized psychologist, who works to&nbsp;help the emotional and psychological needs that cancer patients and families deal with, and an integrated medicine specialist, who advises patients on non-traditional therapies they may wish to add to their traditional treatment methods.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 22:45:08 +0000 Scott Willis, Hannah Warren & John Smith 7208 at http://waer.org Congressman Dan Maffei Visits Upstate Cancer Center Construction Site