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      Gateway to All Nations banners go up in Syracuse's Little Italy

      T he banners are flying again over Syracuse's Little Italy section on North Salina Street. Members of the Northside Business Association produced the new banners and hung them from the antique lamp posts today.

      The new banners read "Gateway to All Nations". They are alternating with the original Little Italy banners that first went up about four years ago at the completion of the neighborhood redevelopment.

      Two weeks ago CNYCentral raised questions about the declining condition of the multi-million dollar improvements to Little Italy. Weeds were growing through sidewalks, stylized benches were broken and those banners were missing.

      Now the banners are back thanks to a plan that was already in the works before our story. Local business leaders say they are also working on a plan to eliminate the weed problem.