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Dragging for a Cause

A drag queen helps cancer patients through drag shows By Nilanjana Gupta (SYRACUSE) – Timothy Reitz works at a cable services company and drinks a lot of coffee. But when he puts on his make-up he becomes his alter ego Madison DeVine, a strong woman with self confidence and attitude. Dance, comedy and entertainment are […]

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Syracuse’s Near Westside: From a Struggling Neighborhood to a Neighborhood of Possibility

Residents make a difference to the community By Nilanjana Gupta (SYRACUSE) – For decades, the Near Westside has been a hotspot for crack dealers, stray bullets and abandoned buildings. A neighborhood, where the unemployment rate tops 40% and nearly half of all families live below the poverty line. A sad world where only about 30% […]

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