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The McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center provided a clear picture of the children and families they serve with the organization’s first ever Annual Report to the community.  It includes  information about the non-profit organization such as new community programs, statistics, information regarding Child Abuse Prevention Month, and methods the center uses in its efforts to help the children and families they serve.

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With the year coming to a close, college application deadlines are nearing and Central New York’s high school seniors are starting to apply. The New York State Higher Education Services Program is promoting College Application Week.

Assistant Director for Grants and Scholarship Programs Jennifer Dwire says the focus of the program is helping students who may be the first in their family to go beyond a high school diploma:

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The Syracuse City School District is launching a first of a kind project with a goal of bringing Foster Grandparents to every first and second grade classroom. No other city nationwide has attempted the feat.  

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  Now that the holiday season is underway, what better time than the present to give thanks and rally together as a community for the greater good of the city and its economy. This was the idea behind the South Side Innovation Center’s (SSIC) annual Holiday Market which took place Saturday at the Center located on South Salina Street. Local businesses and community members were invited to sample the food and retail products created by the SSIC clients and tenants.

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One smooth shot finally brought the tentative Carrier Dome crowd to its feet.

With nine minutes left in the game, Hampton cut Syracuse’s lead down from 11 to five and the upset bid went from a prayer to a possibility.

That’s when Trevor Cooney took a Tyler Roberson handoff and nailed a three pointer from the top of the key.  Syracuse took a 48-40 lead with 8:53 left in the game and never led by fewer than six points for the rest of the way. It was only Cooney’s second three of the game, but it came at the perfect time for the Orange. 

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Jim Boeheim knew he could rely on Rakeem Christmas for some lockdown defense.  But he may not have expected his senior center to be Syracuse’s offensive leader, as well.

With Michael Gbinije inactive for undisclosed reasons, Christmas picked up the slack and scored a career-high 21 points in Syracuse’s season opener.  It ignited the Orange to an easy 89-42 win against Kennesaw State on Friday night in the Carrier Dome.

“When he’s near the basket, he’s going to finish or get fouled,” Jim Boeheim said.  “He’s a good offensive player and he’s gotten better every year.”

Syracuse University students held a vigil on Friday afternoon to advocate for more mental and sexual health services on campus.  The group, known as THE General Body, said that students are significantly affected by a lack of services and the closing of the Advocacy Center. The demonstration included speakers, singers, poets and testimonies. The students said that the number of medical professionals directly affects their ability to thrive on campus.

Council for Textile Recycling

  Your favorite pair of pants all worn out?  Have a stained shirt?  Holes in your socks?  Don’t throw them away. Instead, drop them off for donation or recycling. 

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UPDATE:  Students plan protest at Chancellor's residence; 2:00 p.m. rally on campus; 2:45 vigil with speakers, singers, poets and testimonies.

 

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