Politics & Government
6:34 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Crowd of 200 or More at Syracuse Protest for Peace and Freedom for Palestinians

As many as 200 attended a protest over Israel's actions in the Middle East in the conflict with Palestinians.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  Several hundred people held signs and emotionally chanted slogans in Downtown Syracuse Friday to free Palestinians and end the violence in Gaza.

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24th Anniv of ADA
6:55 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Marchers Honor Disabled Law Anniversary

Marchers head down Montgomery Street to recognize 24th anniv of Americans with Disabilities Act.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  Chanting, “Disabled and proud, say it loud,”  disabled Central New Yorkers and their supporters were proud today to remember the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  A group of 100 or more marched the streets of downtown Syracuse just before noontime…much of their focus to change perceptions.  Linda Feltus is an employment consultant with Enable-T-L-S…and she’s helped a variety of people succeed in the workplace.

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Synergy Service Project
5:27 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

College Students Working on Real Problems, Issues in Syracuse Intern Program

Interns in Mercy Works Synergy program

  About 50 college students are spending part of their summer trying to make a difference on some real issues and problems facing Syracuse.  Mercy Works runs the Synergy program using the students' energy and ideas to help the city's most needy.  Students hold five events Friday based on needs that came up in the United Way's annual report


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3:03 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Republican Sharon Enters Race for the 128th State Assembly District

Republican State Assembly Candidate John Sharon
Credit John Smith/WAER News

Republican John Sharon is shopping for voters and support in the 128th State Assembly District. He announced his intentions to run at his community based campaign headquarters located in the Valley Shopping Plaza in Syracuse. The private practice Lawyer also formerly worked 35 years for the Onondaga County Law Department where he rose to Senior Deputy County Attorney and handled litigation. Sharon says he’d like to be part of the solution to problems in the State.

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Arts & Culture
6:52 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Everybody, Start Your Car-Loving Engines at the Syracuse Nationals

Syracuse Nationals
Mark Bialczak

When the officer off the exit points you to pull to the right up to the Orange lot to park on the way to fairgrounds, you know something big's going on.

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