food desert en Schumer puts out the call for a downtown Syracuse supermarket <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the number of people living downtown continues to grow, so does the need for a grocery store in the neighborhood. Sen. Charles </span>Schumer, D-N.Y.,<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says he can help lure one to the central business district.</span></p><p>Schumer says the heads of major chains will listen to him. He's reaching out to a number of chains, like Tops and Whole Foods, to try to convince them to locate downtown.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:27:48 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58298 at Schumer puts out the call for a downtown Syracuse supermarket Poverty not sole indicator of food deserts <p>Did you ever realize how the stores in your neighborhood influence what you eat?&nbsp; If you're on a tight budget and don't own a car, your food choices are limited to items you can buy within walking distance. Fresh fruits and vegetables aren't usually available at the corner convenience store, and if they are, they're expensive. When the nearest full service market is miles away, eating healthy is a challenge.&nbsp;</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="">Dr. Kelly Bower</a> discusses a <a href="">new study</a> from Johns Hopkins that found racial makeup determines the food access in a neighborhood. Bower is the lead researcher for the study and also an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Kelly Bower.</strong></p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 50997 at Poverty not sole indicator of food deserts Study shows access to food impacted by racial makeup of neighborhood <p></p><p>Poor neighborhoods in urban areas are known as food deserts, where access to grocery stores is limited. This week on WRVO’s health and wellness show <em>Take Care</em>, hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Dr. Kelly Bower of Johns Hopkins University, who recently led a study that found it isn't just poverty that is an indicator of whether or not supermarkets are readily available in a neighborhood.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 10:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 50998 at New grocery store ends food desert <p>A food desert on Syracuse's north side is no more.&nbsp; The grand opening of a TOPS Grocery store means a place to shop in one of the city's most diverse neighborhoods. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:36:30 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31956 at New grocery store ends food desert Wegmans replacement on north side of Syracuse likely <p>The road is clear for another grocery store to move into the empty Wegmans Pond Street location on Syracuse&#39;s north side.<br /><br />Wegmans, which closed its store there last month, has agreed to sell the property to Morgan Acquisitions. &nbsp;<br /><br />Mayor Stephanie Miner says the deal doesn&#39;t stop another grocer from moving in.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 20:03:46 +0000 Ellen Abbott 22633 at Grocery access to improve for one Syracuse neighborhood <p>Grocery shopping will soon be easier for residents of one south side Syracuse neighborhood.&nbsp; The announcement of a new grocery store in the Valley Plaza solves one problem, but others still exist in Syracuse when it comes to the access to affordable food.<br /><br /> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 13:21:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 22413 at Grocery access to improve for one Syracuse neighborhood