EARTH DAY 2014
6:23 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Calling Attention to Climate Change for Earth Day

Credit Greening USA

 Central New Yorkers might see some new billboards and other messages next week urging people to think of the consequences of climate change and to do something about it.   Local organization Greening USA is launching an advocacy campaign on Earth Day to raise awareness about the impact of climate change.   Advocacy Committee Chair Peter Wirth says climate change is  more serious than most people think.

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Entertainment
5:45 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Jazz Journeys - Episode 12

It's slogan is "The Finest In Jazz Since 1939."  The historic Blue Note record label celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2014. Grant Green, Jimmy Smith, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon...the list goes on and on. A label with a rich history and so much tradition that has provided jazz lovers some of the most memorable recordings ever made.  

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F.O.C.U.S. Forum
4:16 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Housing in CNY Might Not Meet Needs of Aging Baby Boomers

Lake Sumter Landing in Florida is an example of one kind of communtiy designed to cater to aging baby boomers
Credit FOCUSSyracuse.org

Focus Greater Syracuse is looking to the community for ideas on improving housing in order to keep aging baby boomers in the area.

“We need their money.  We’ve been talking for a long time in Central New York about keeping our younger population, which is a huge challenge.  We need to keep our older population, if for no other reason, selfishly, they are the wealthiest part of our population.  We need their money,” says Realtor Don Radke

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PUBLIC SERVICE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
7:01 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Fowler High School to be Phased Out in Favor of New Technical High School

Fowler High School will transition to a new education model, becoming the Public Service Leadership Academy in four years
Credit Chris Bolt / WAER News

A new academy will be phased in at the former Fowler High School in Syracuse starting this fall.  Poor state performance is forcing the change, which was approved Wednesday by the SCSD Board of Education.

It will be called the Public Service Leadership Academy, and will include four career-specific academies:   First Responder, Homeland Security, Military Science and Entrepreneurship. Within those academies, students can opt-in to eleven more narrow career pathways – all under one roof. 

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NY 22nd Cong Dist
5:58 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

An Opponent for Rep Richard Hanna Ready to Attack His Record

NYS Assembly Member Claudia Tenney is challenging Richard Hanna for the GOP nomination for Hanna's congressional seat.
Credit Tenney's Assembly Website

A state assembly member is ready to kick her campaign to jump to the federal government into high gear.  Claudia Tenney is trying to wrestle the republican nomination away from incumbent congress member Richard Hanna in New York’s 22nd district.  Tenney is calling Hanna a disappointment to conservatives…noting at least one publication calls him the third most liberal G-O-P house member.  She believes asserting her conservative credentials will help her win a primary.

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CONSTRUCTION SEASON
6:10 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

City Launches Website to Inform Drivers of Road Work

Road work downtown on West Fayette Street (facing east), in Armory Square
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Since the first big thaw swept through the Syracuse area, you've probably noticed the big orange signs for detours and construction.Road construction season is well underway in an around Syracuse, and the city is trying to make navigating the streets a little more bearable. City Hall has launched a new website to inform residents and commuters about delays and detours caused by road work.

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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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