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6:06 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Discusses Land Bank Funding in Syracuse

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks about his plans to allocate state funds to clean up the Near Westside in Syracuse, NY Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
Credit Max Brady, WAER News
  • Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Home Headquarter's Executive Director Kerry Quaglia and Near West Side resident Haydee Rolon speak about revitalizing the area.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman pointed to a homeowner and a neighborhood on Syracuse’s Near West Side today as an example of how he plans to dedicate money to the state’s land banks.  He stopped by Haydee Rolon’s house on Marcellus Street to announce his intention to allocate $20 million more in relief for the neighborhoods by addressing vacant properties.

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Live Music
1:00 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

NE Jazz & Wine Festival Announces Lineup

Gerald Veasley headlines the festival lineup
smoothvibes.com

CNY Jazz held a press conference today at CNY Jazz Central to reveal the 2013 NE Jazz & Wine Festival lineup.  Taking place in Clinton Square July 26-27, the festival will again feature two days of free jazz, smooth jazz and R&B programming on three stages.

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Charter Schools
10:33 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

How Valuable are Charter Schools? Stanford University Study Reports on School Performance

Syracuse Academy of Science is K-12 school and one of two charter schools in our area.
Credit Chris Bolt/ WAER News

A recent Stanford study shows how charter schools across the nation compare to public schools.  Syracuse has two, the Syracuse Academy of Science and the Southside Academy Charter School.

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Women's Rights
1:35 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Supporters Ready to Push Failed Women's Equality Agenda Next Session

10-point equality plan could see new life in all or part.
Credit nywomensequality.org

Supporters of the Women’s Equality Agenda plan to continue their fight for justice. 


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9:21 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Blues Man Bobby 'Blue' Bland Dead at 83

Lead in text: 
Blues and soul balladeer Bobby 'Blue' Bland died on Sunday in Memphis.
Bobby (Blue) Bland, the debonair balladeer whose sophisticated, emotionally fraught performances helped modernize the blues, died on Sunday in Memphis. He was 83. The cause was complications from an ongoing illness, The Associated Press reported, quoting his son Rodd.

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