Loaded Handgun Found in Woodstock Resident’s Carry-On

By Waldy Diez NEWARK, N.J. (NCC News) – The Transportation Security Administration stopped a man traveling to Syracuse after officers found a loaded handgun in the man’s carry-on luggage. Gregory Soltanoff, 40, of Woodstock was traveling from Newark Liberty International Airport when TSA officers found a .32 caliber handgun loaded with six bullets in his … More Loaded Handgun Found in Woodstock Resident’s Carry-On

Syracuse Refugees Learn English at the North Side Learning Center

By Waldy Diez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – More than 12,000 refugees and former refugees call Syracuse home. About 1,000 new refugees resettle in the city each year. Many of them live on the city’s north side. Many have struggled to acclimate to American culture, but have found solace at the North Side Learning Center, where refugees … More Syracuse Refugees Learn English at the North Side Learning Center

Onondaga County Residents Find Their Forever Families on National Adoption Day

By Waldy Diez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Onondaga County celebrated its 14th annual National Adoption Daytoday. National Adoption Day began in 2000 and is normally celebrated on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. According to the website, the day “is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting to find … More Onondaga County Residents Find Their Forever Families on National Adoption Day

Postal Employees Still Protest Despite Wintry Conditions

By Waldy Diez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Postal workers normally work during snowstorms, so this morning’s protest conditions weren’t something new for them. However, it was a different experience for members of theCentral New York Alliance for Retired Americans. They joined together with the Central New York local of theAmerican Postal Workers Union to protest … More Postal Employees Still Protest Despite Wintry Conditions

A Syracuse Professor is a Frankenstein of Fruit

By Waldy Diez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Many kinds of fruit are currently in season, and one tree will have a variety of 40 different types of fruit when fully mature. Contemporary artist and Syracuse University associate professor of art Sam Van Aken created the Tree of 40 Fruit from an art project. “I was really interested … More A Syracuse Professor is a Frankenstein of Fruit

Italian Heritage Exhibit Coming to Syracuse Museum

By Waldy Diez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Italian immigrants populated Syracuse in the 1800s. They were the largest immigrant group to come to the city, as well as one of the largest ethnic populations to date. Dennis Connors, curator of history at the Onondaga Historical Association and Museum, says many first-, second- and third-generation … More Italian Heritage Exhibit Coming to Syracuse Museum