Syracuse has a new police chief; more top stories (Good Morning CNY April 25)

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Joe Cecile, who previously served as the first deputy chief, was named the new chief of police at the Public Safety Building in Syracuse on Friday. (photo N. Scott Trimble)

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Kenton Bucker steps down, Joe Cecile named new Syracuse police chiefJoe Cecile, who worked for the Syracuse Police Department for 37 years, is the city’s new police chief. Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh made the announcement during a Friday afternoon press conference., and said the change would take effect immediately. Cecile, 61, served as the first deputy chief under Kenton Buckner, who stepped down on Friday. Cecile was a finalist for chief three years ago when Buckner got the job.

4 Eastwood parks will be revamped: Four Eastwood parks are getting a makeover starting this summer. The improvements will bring a splashpad, 3-point basketball court, updated skate park and new neighborhood playground.

After the viral video: See dad, the Syracuse police speak to the boys of respect: A video of Syracuse police arresting an 8-year-old boy for stealing chips went viral this week, drawing national attention and outrage from many. After the moment captured in this video, however, something else happened: the father and the officers took the time to talk to the boy and his siblings together for more than 15 minutes of the journey they were borrowing. Watch part of this conversation.

Look forward

A new life for the closed DeWitt store? A year after it closed, a developer is proposing a new use for the former Ethan Allen furniture store off East Genesee Street in DeWitt. The former furniture store would be converted into space for several commercial tenants, according to a proposal submitted to the City of DeWitt and Onondaga County Planning Boards.

Sports

Syracuse men's lacrosse team takes on Virginia at the Carrier Dome

Syracuse defenseman Brett Kennedy (11) and Virginia tackle Connor Shellenberger (1). The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team takes on Virginia at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse NY on April 23, 2022. Dennis Nett | [email protected]

Syracuse defenseman Brett Kennedy wraps up tackle Virginia Connor Shellenberger during Saturday’s men’s lacrosse game at the Carrier Dome. (photo Dennis Nett)

The Orange Men fall at No. 5 Virginia: It’s a situation that’s become all too familiar this year: the Syracuse men’s lacrosse team faced one of the best teams in the country and came up short. On Saturday, it was the No. 5 Virginia that outscored the Orange, winning 21-15 at the Carrier Dome. There were a few bright spots for Syracuse, however, including play by redshirt freshman Jackson Birtwistle.

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