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A new exhibit at ArtRage Gallery brings the current photography of Shane Lavalette into the same room as historic photography from Marjory W. Wilkins. Both of them photographing Syracuse, in the area where Interstate 81 now stands, but at different times.

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The flood of child sexual abuse cases filed under a new state law focused on Syracuse Thursday.  A law firm that has been investigating cases of abuse in the Catholic Church has filed six cases against priests and the Diocese.

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Mayor Ben Walsh wants the Interstate 81 project to prioritize the communities adjacent to the viaduct and local workforce development. In a presentation during GreeningUSA’s Green Bag Lunch series Friday, Walsh said one of the key issues that will affect those living right next to the interstate is displacement.

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A new app launched at Syracuse’s Juneteenth festival has a goal of better connecting residents to their city and their government. ‘Hello Syracuse!’ is part of a growing trend in cities across the country of local governments increasingly utilizing technology to communicate directly with constituents.

If you've ever felt the burden of needing to decide what you want to eat before heading out to dinner, you're not alone. But, if things continue to progress the way they seem, that won't be a problem for Syracuse residents next year.

The Salt City Market is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020, offering a food hall with culinary options as diverse as the city itself. On this episode of The 315, Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss chat with Market Manager, Adam Sudmann and two potential venders about how the food hall could impact the Syracuse area.

Syracuse and Onondaga County officials are trying to find the best way to get as thorough a census count as possible.  They announced the area’s Complete Count Committee on Wednesday.  It will utilize community groups to try and encourage participation in neighborhoods or among demographic groups that are usually hard to count. 

Some of us have spent enough time around Central New York that we can practically go about our everyday routines in our sleep. But what is life like in Syracuse for someone who is brand new to the area?

This week on The 315,  Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss try to answer some of those questions  as they chat with Lydia Knox, Meteorologist at CNY Central. She's been in town for less than six months and offers a true newcomer's perspective. Listen and be reminded about some of wonderful aspects of Syracuse that perhaps we take for granted. 

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More than one million dollars in federal HUD money is up for grabs in Central New York to provide subsidized housing for vulnerable populations.  About $460,000 is available for short term and permanent housing with case management and other services. 

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A new recycling center in Syracuse is partnering with utility providers like NYSEG, RG & E, and National Grid to make it easier to get rid of old refrigerators and freezers. ARCA Recyling’s new facility will service much of the Upstate New York area.


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Just about three hours into their first day at the Downtown Syracuse farmer’s market, and Urban Delights is already selling out of some of its produce. The program from Jubilee Homes aims to provide affordable and accessible food to the community and teach teens lessons in entrepreneurship and nutrition.