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January 30, 2017 - 4:14pm
Syracuse's rate of lead poisoning among children is four times the national average.

There is a relationship between the city of Syracuse’s high rate of lead poisoning among children and its high concentration of poverty among African-Americans and Latinos, experts say.

In Onondaga County, around six percent of children tested have elevated blood lead (EBL) levels, which is above the approximately three percent of children diagnosed with lead poisoning nationally, according to a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics.

December 1, 2014 - 8:50am
CNY Fair Housing conducted targeted investigations to verify complaints about denied housing in the SU neighborhood area.

When you think of discrimination, housing inequality is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. However, according to a recent study done by CNY Fair Housing, it’s an issue that’s becoming more prevalent right in our backyard.

After many families with children complained about being denied housing in the Syracuse University neighborhood, the nonprofit organization conducted targeted investigations to verify what it was hearing.