Tag Archives: Lead Abatement and Control Ordinance

Community Groups Call for Greater Lead Remediation

By Sydney Gold Families for Lead Freedom Now hosted the “People’s Public Hearing on Lead Poisoning: Environmental Justice for Syracuse Now!” Saturday, June 12, with hope of calling attention to Syracuse’s continued lead crisis. The event featured speakers from across the community, moderated by co-chairs Oceanna Fair, the South Branch Leader of Families for Lead Freedom Now, and Gabriel Mkandama, ... Read More »

One in 10 Syracuse Children Have Elevated Blood Lead Levels

By Sydney GoldDarlene Medley talks about her kids the way mothers do. She has nine children, the youngest two a set of twins named Rashad and Devon. She calls her oldest twin “huggy bear” and remarks upon his unparalleled sharing skills. Sometimes she gets overwhelmed thinking about how sweetly he offers a chicken nugget to her or his siblings, when ... Read More »