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CNY Pizza Tour: West End Kitchen

(Charlie Miller | cmiller@syracuse.com)

CNY Pizza Tour, stop No. 4: Chris and Kevin Little, identical twins who grew up on Syracuse’s West Side, show off a meat lover pizza at West End Kitchen & Catering, the latest stop on our quest to find the best pizza in Central New York. How did the pizza stack up? Read our review and find out how it scored. (Charlie Miller photo)

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Syracuse punishes NY for ‘mothballing’ apartment high-rise during housing crisis: Syracuse officials are planning to collect property taxes for the first time on a state-owned apartment tower that has stood vacant for 13 years amid a growing housing crisis. Now city officials say there’s a penalty for mothballing the building indefinitely, likely to the tune of more than $70,000 a year.

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Auto dealer that cleaned up abandoned industrial site being sued by city: An auto dealership company is facing a lawsuit and fines after cleaning up an ugly industrial property without seeking the city’s approval. The Maguire Family of Dealerships tore out a thick hedgerow of trees and bushes along Harbor Brook while sprucing up a long-vacant industrial property, then Maguire then planted new grass and trees. But there’s a problem that goes beyond basic landscaping, according to the city of Syracuse.

9 romantic winter date ideas in Upstate New York: In the chill of Upstate New York’s winter, romance finds a way through snowy landscapes and cozy towns. If you’re looking for some sweet ideas to spoil the one you love aside from chocolates or flowers, this list includes charming ways to spend a winter date in Upstate New York.

Judge grants bail to inmate injured in Onondaga County jail “altercation” with deputy: A judge granted bail Tuesday morning to a man incarcerated at the downtown Syracuse jail so he can seek further medical attention for injuries from an altercation last week with a sheriff’s deputy.

Looking Ahead

Syracuse amp books a comedy show for first time: The Empower Federal Credit Union Amphitheater at Lakeview is getting a different kind of show this summer. TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers” will bring their comedy tour to the Syracuse amphitheater in August. Tickets go on sale this week.

Sports

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Syracuse guard Quadir Copeland sends a pass against the Boston College Eagles at Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Mass., on Tuesday night. (Scott Schild photo)

Boston College’s hot-shooting cools off Syracuse rally: The Boston College’s red-hot shooting was too much for Syracuse and the Orange came up short in its attempt to rally from a 14-point deficit in an 80-75 loss to the Eagles at Conte Forum on Tuesday night. BC built a 14-point lead early in the second half thanks to a stunning 21-0 run that spanned both halves.

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Central NY man convicted of rape made admission to deputy during trial: “I don’t see what the problem is”

“Ask me anything” about cannabis legalization with Jeffrey Hoffman

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Car crashes through main doors at Lowe’s store in Cicero

Are you eligible for $7,430 tax credit? See requirements for IRS refund

Obituary: Kevin Quinn, 53, was spokesperson for Syracuse University and Gov. George Pataki

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