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A Syracuse-based company filling a growing need in health care continues to grow and expand.  Nascentia Health provides in-home nursing care, other home health assistance, and elder care in both day-program and home settings. 

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A new installation of electric vehicle chargers in DeWitt is part of a move by the state to increase use of EVs. Three new stations were unveiled Monday at the DeWitt Town Hall.

How Might Ryan McMahon Govern as County Executive? Expect a Hands-on Approach

Sep 28, 2018
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A change at the top of Onondaga County government will not result in any changes in policies or practices.  But It might result in a change of leadership style. Ryan McMahon is expected to replace Joanie Mahoney as County Executive after her resignation. 

“Nobody is irreplaceable. I think Joanie has done a great job and I’m really happy that Joanie is staying here, and she’s going to be working here at two of our larger employers helping drive success there.”

Senator Dave Valesky had decided to end his campaign for re-election, saying the time has come to move on.  Valesky narrowly lost the democratic primary to Rachel May earlier this month.  He released a statement today that indicated the difficult choice he had to make.

Protesters gather in Syracuse to Oppose Kavanaugh as Hearings Take Place in Washington

Sep 27, 2018
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Nearly two dozen protesters gathered outside the Federal Building in Syracuse Thursday to protest the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and show their support for victims of sexual violence.

The protesters engaged in coordinated chats such as "Kava-NO!" and "Time's Up."

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Demolition began Wednesday on the former Roth Steel property, as Onondaga County officials celebrate the end of the three-year process to acquiring it. The Industrial Development Agency has already spent $2.3 million cleaning up the facility, to transform it into a critical portion of the Loop-the-Lake trail and other use consistent with plans for the area.

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The ongoing debate over reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA, in Congress appears to have taken on new meaning in light of the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  Those who advocate on behalf of survivors of sexual assault in Central New York feels lawmaker’s support of a long-term solution will speak volumes about where they stand.

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With midterm elections less than two months away, local organizations are trying to get those in Syracuse who typically don’t vote to cast a ballot. September 25th is National Voter Registration day, and grassroots initiatives in Syracuse are leading efforts to increase voter turnout with the support of the Gifford Foundation.

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There will be an unexpected change at the top of Onondaga County government this fall after County Executive Joanie Mahoney announced Monday that she will step down to take an administrative post at SUNY ESF.  Mahoney has one year left in her third term in office, but she felt now was the time to accept the offer as Chief Operating Officer. 

Syracuse Pastors Make Plea for Peace Following South Side Mass Shooting

Sep 24, 2018
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Pastors of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Syracuse’s south side are coming together to ask the community for help in response to Thursday’s mass shooting on Midland Avenue.