Home Blues How a CNY suburban “massage” parlor openly sold sex; more Blues Fest is back (Good Morning CNY for June 25)

How a CNY suburban “massage” parlor openly sold sex; more Blues Fest is back (Good Morning CNY for June 25)



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High: 87; Low: 70. Sunny today, possible thunderstorms on Saturday.

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Dan McMahon grew up admiring the property located at 4748 Yenny Road, near Onondaga Hill. Years later, he bought it and built his dream house there.Courtesy of Gianna Giocondo

CNY HOUSE OF THE WEEK: This five bedroom, five bathroom home located near Onondaga Hill was designed with an open floor plan for entertaining and relaxing, and it offers stunning views. Take a look inside.

What is the trend

How a CNY suburban “massage” parlor openly sold sex: The Lilac Spa in Cicéron presented itself as a massage parlor. But it wasn’t exactly a secret that the company offered much more than innocent massages. Neighbors close to Lilac Spa suspected – and in some cases knew – salon workers were prostitutes, police said. This week, after a two-month police investigation by two agencies, two spa workers were arrested.

  • 2nd “spa” in central New York arrested for selling sex; 2 women accused

15-year-old boy killed in shooting in Syracuse: One person shot dead Wednesday night near the Onondaga Creekwalk in Syracuse was a 15-year-old boy. It was the 12th homicide of the year in the city. Four of the victims were children.

The concerts resume: the Blues Fest arrives at the funfair: The New York State Blues Festival reintroduces Syracuse into “normal” concert experiences. Thursday’s opening night of the three-day festival was the first major musical event in central New York City since the state lifted most of the remaining Covid-19 restrictions last week. The event continues tonight and Saturday.

Swing through the treetops in Bristol: Tree climbers, adventurers and aspirants of Tarzan, look no further than Bristol Mountain for a fun weekend outdoor activity. The mountain may be best known for skiing, but its aerial adventure park keeps it open for business during the summer and fall. Come explore with us. (Video)

Look ahead

Another Popeyes could be on the way: Popeyes, the Louisiana-style fried chicken chain, is growing in the region. A restaurant is slated to open this fall at Township 5 shopping center in Camille. Now the New Jersey-based Liberty Restaurant Group has offered another in the town of Cicero.

Brindisi will no longer challenge Tenney: Former Rep. Anthony Brindisi has decided he will not run for Congress next year, just months after narrowly losing one of the country’s closest parliamentary elections.


Meet Boeheim’s New Army Head Coach: How did a West Coast guy like Jeremy Pope, who has Californian roots, become the head coach of Boeheim’s Army, a squad filled with former Syracuse University players? Short answer: he has influential connections in Syracuse.

Tribute to CNY’s Top High School Athletes: Top Section III Athletes Honored Thursday at Fourth Annual All-CNY High School Sports Awards, an ESPY-Inspired Virtual Event Presented by Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists and syracuse.com | The Post-Standard. Miss the show? Watch the video and find out about all of this year’s individual and team winners.


  • Where does Syracuse football rank in the ACC in terms of spending and income?
  • Syracuse Mets manager: false positive Covid test resulted in postponement

In short

90-year-old golfer from Fayetteville catches a ball, falls into the water and drowns

Struggling Great Northern Mall owner has deal to buy another struggling mall

CNY Hospital Prescribes New Drug For Diabetes Patients: Free Food

See U-Haul with stolen motorcycles crash after driver freed in Syracuse (video)

Rochester ad agency buys Digital Hyve in Syracuse

Metro Tuna Sandwich Contains No Tuna DNA, Test Results Show (Report)

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