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Monthly Archives: July 2009

St Joseph’s Hosts Free Residential Sharps Collection Program

Written by admin  • July 13, 2009

Safe disposal of “sharps,” also known as needles, syringes and lancets, is a concern to all members of the Syracuse community.  St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center provides a convenient site for the safe disposal of sharps for people with medical conditions that require at-home, self-injections, through the free Residential Sharps Collection Program.  The program takes place on the first and third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Emergency Department.

St. Joseph’s accepts used needles, syringes and lancets in clean, biohazard-labeled sharps containers or in clean, plastic bleach or laundry detergent bottles with a screw-on cap.  Containers must be leak-proof and sealed to be accepted.  People with medical conditions that require self-injections, such as diabetes, should immediately put sharps in containers after each use and keep them in a place that is safely away from children and pets.  Sharps containers are accepted at St. Joseph’s Emergency Department.

Improper sharps disposal is a danger to others who may be stuck accidentally, such as children, trash collectors and recycling workers, possibly exposing them to blood-borne diseases, such as Hepatitis B and C and HIV. Those wishing to drop off sharps may call St. Joseph’s at 448-5173 for more information.

Meet Clem

Written by admin  • July 6, 2009

The Mystery of the North Salina Gargoyle has been solved! You may remember a few months ago when a curious Northside Collaboratory staffer asked why there was a lone gargoyle standing on top of 658 North Salina. Last week Bob Molta, the former owner of the building, contacted the Collaboratory with the origins of the gargoyle:
“I am sorry to be the one to burst anyone’s bubble, but I am unfortunately guilty of buying Clem [on closeout] at Builders Square II in Northern Lights plaza. Back after the Labor Day Storm of 1998 the building suffered considerable damage and I rebuilt the roof and seated Clem in the mortar”

Clem’s back-story may not be full of gothic intrigue, but what he lacks in lore he makes up for in flair. Clem’s presence adds some much appreciated character to the North Salina strip. Thanks to Bob Molta of Syracuse Upscale Rentals for contacting us about Clem.