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STEM Jobs
3:58 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Jobs in Science and Technology Fields Best Path to Employment: Brookings Inst Study

New study shows STEM jobs (science, technology, engineering and math) are harder to fill, indicating an opportunity for job seekers or students seeking a major.

  Syracuse-area school officials and the business community have been touting the advantage of studying the so-called STEM skills for years now.  Anyone from high school to college to a worker who's retraining has  been urged to get into Science, Technology, Engineering or Math fields to help them get a job.  

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SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS AND ST. JOE'S OPEN MUSEUM
2:19 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

St. Marianne Cope Shrine and Museum Shines Brightly on her Life from Syracuse to Hawaii

A museum wall lends itself to an impressive depth perspective of this photo.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

It’s been a long time since Saint Marianne Cope established St. Joseph’s Hospital and then left in 1888 as part of a request she answered in 1883 to care for ill Leprosy patients in Hawaii.  Her legacy will not be forgotten in Syracuse with a permanent shrine and museum in her honor.  The official blessing was held today at the hospital.  Sister Geraldine Ching is originally from Hawaii and assisted with gathering the historical journey of St. Marianne.

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POPS IN THE PARK
1:51 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Pops in the Park Returns Next Week; Expands to Five Concerts

Onondaga Park, Syracuse
Credit syracuse.ny.us

A free concert series returns to Onondaga Park in Syracuse starting next Tuesday, and continues every Tuesday night until into early August.  THE JULY 1st PERFORMANCE IS BEING RE-SCHEDULED DUE TO THE WEATHER.  See schedule below.

The City of Syracuse Department of Parks and Recreation Pops in the Park  series now includes five concerts on July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, and August 5.  The shows are free and open to the public.  Here's the rundown from a city press release:

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IT'S A HOT ONE
12:23 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Beat the Heat! Free Admission Today at Onondaga County Park Beaches

Jamesville Beach
Credit onondagacountyparks.com

Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney today announced that admission fees would be waived at Onondaga County Parks Beaches Tuesday to help county residents beat the heat. 

Mahoney says in a release, “Today  is going to be one of our warmest days of the year and we encourage everyone  to take the steps necessary to remain cool.”

Temperatures are predicted to reach into the 90's, with heat indices topping 100. 

  • Jamesville Beach is located on Apulia Road in Jamesville and is open today from Noon until 6pm.
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Water Pollution
5:02 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Environmental Research Group Reports Widespread Water Pollution in New York State

One information graphic from the Wasting our Waters report from Environment New York
Credit Environment New York Center

New York’s rivers and lakes are still a dumping ground for polluters…and some of the worst are here in Upstate New York.  That’s the assessment of the research group “Environment New York.”  Their new report “Wasting Our Waters” points at Anheuser-Busch in Baldwinsville for dumping 1.4  million pounds of toxic waste into the Oswego River in 2010. 

It also notes Eastman Kodak had the most discharges by toxicity with 12,000 pounds of toxic compounds released into the Genesee River. Environment New York Director Heather Leibowitz wants to see practices change.

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