SUNY Upstate en Downtown Syracuse's boom is led by residential development <p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:35:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57563 at Downtown Syracuse's boom is led by residential development Opioid drug industry often targets middle schoolers, expert says <p></p><p>Abuse of heroin and opioids is something that often starts in adolescence, according to SUNY Upstate Medical Center addiction expert Dr. Brian Johnson. He said the illegal drug industry begins targeting middle schoolers, so they become addicted by the time they’re out of high school.</p><p>“The industry wants to recruit children,” Johnson said. “It’s a pediatric disease. By the time some of these kids get to college, the college [health care providers] say they’ve had this addiction for several years and it’s entrenched.”</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 10:04:31 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55694 at SUNY campuses getting started with their Start-Up NY plans <p></p><p>SUNY campuses across central New York are working to get the final pieces in place to begin attracting business as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Start-Up NY.&nbsp;</p><p>Start-Up NY offers businesses a chance to operate tax-free for ten years, if they set up shop within one mile of college campus, and create jobs that support the academic mission of the school they’re affiliated with. &nbsp;</p><p>So far, according to the Start-Up NY web site, there are more than a dozen colleges and universities aligned with the economic development program. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 11:31:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55346 at Study says low-income employment harms employee health <p></p><p>They’re the people you probably come in contact with every day: the custodians, the restaurant workers, the landscape employees who make an average of fewer than ten dollars an hour. But what is it like to be&nbsp; a low-income worker in Syracuse and how does it impact their health? One agency asked these questions to 275 local workers. While the answers weren’t surprising, they provide a basis for future initiatives.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:04:38 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55005 at Study says low-income employment harms employee health