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"Lean Day" Concert
5:29 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

New Summer Event at Onondaga Lake Brings Christmas Early to Local Children

County Exec Joanie Mahoney helped announce a new event at Onondaga Lake for this summer
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

Just a day after finding out details of this summer's Jazzfest, Onondaga County and Galaxy Communications announced on Tuesday a new festival for Central New York families to attend.

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FLU SEASON
11:06 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Flu Virus Lingers...in a Milder Form

Interim County Health Commissioner Michelle Mignano, left, and County Medical Director Quoc Nguyen.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Just when Central New Yorkers thought winter was over, it appears the flu season is also sticking around.  It's almost a repeat of last year – where one virus predominates the season, peters out and another strain replaces it, say Onondaga County health officials.   County Medical Director Quoc Nguyen says the H1N1 virus has faded, but influenza type B has been trending up during the past week. 

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City Infrastructure
6:19 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

City Lawmakers Want to Include Fixing Infrastructure Problems in This Year's Budget

Syracuse Common Councilors consider including fixing water main breaks and potholes in this year's budget proposal on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
Credit John Smith, WAER News

The city of Syracuse’s aging infrastructure and cold temperatures last winter is causing water main breaks to become even more common.  

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Arts & Culture
4:36 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

B.B. King Headlines 32nd M&T Jazz Fest July 11, 12 at OCC Campus

Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney, right, addresses the news conference in the M&T Bank mezzanine as M&T Syracuse President Allen Naples, center, unveils two posters featuring the July 12 headliner, B.B. King.
Credit Mark Bialczak

The M&T Jazz Fest is going back to school this summer.

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Save the Rain project
8:42 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Downtown Bike Tour Shows Off Green Infrastructure

Save the Rain bike tour stopped at Erie Canal Museum to see rain garden and porous pavers used to divert water from sewers.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  About 30 people could be seen pedaling their bicycles around Onondaga County this weekend enjoying nature...but also learning about how green infrastructure is saving it.  The Save the Rain program was showing off some of the things the county is doing in its Downtown Bike Tour.

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