Author Archives: Ashley Kang

Addressing Use for Vacant Lot

Residents share ideas about how to use lot during recent TNT meeting Syracuse city officials are hoping to find a new use for a vacant lot, a high-visibility space that abuts South Salina Street at the intersection that serves as the South Side’s northern gateway. Paul Driscoll, who heads the city’s office of neighborhood and business development, said the city ... Read More »

Q&A with Sherrod Taylor

Nominated by his wife who says despite working the third shift at UPS, he always finds time to play with his boys Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: It’s an overwhelming feeling. I think as a guy you don’t really know what to expect. During the pregnancy, I didn’t really feel anything — wasn’t ... Read More »

New Radio Show on Relationships Launches

‘Relationship Matters with ArDenay’ airs every Monday Ardena Harvey sat down, thought, prayed and came up with the game plan for her first ever radio show. She’s admittedly more of a writer than a talker and gets her ideas out better with some planning. She launched her radio career in December with a weekly relationship show airing on WSIV 1540. ... Read More »

Training Begins on Community Violence Prevention

A new training program launched Dec. 15 at the Boys & Girls Club on Hamilton Street that will serve as a preventative measure against youth violence, enabling teens to better respond when faced with a confrontation. The Just(ice) In Time Training is provided by Snell & Associates Consultants and funded through two financial partners, National Grid and the Jim & Juli ... Read More »

Last South Side TNT Meeting of the Year Held

During the last meeting of the year for the South Side region of Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today, residents discussed youth education, recent violence and the neighborhood’s appearance. In addition to South Side residents, representatives from the 100 Black Men of Syracuse, PEACE Inc., Syracuse Model Neighborhood Corporation and the Common Council shared their thoughts on the most pressing issues in the ... Read More »

Roundtable Dissects Legal, Safety Concerns Around Synthetic Drugs

Senators, experts meet to raise awareness on dangers of using such drugs State senators David Valesky and Jeff Klein convened a roundtable of community leaders, health experts and law enforcement officers Thursday. Dec. 3, to discuss synthetic marijuana use in New York. With a panel of about 30, including two mothers who lost their sons because of synthetic cannabinoids, the ... Read More »

TNT’s New Coordinator to Debut at Tonight’s South Side Meeting

From Syracuse’s West Side neighborhood, Tina Zagyva, 31, started as the coordinator for the city’s Tomorrow’s Neighborhood Today just before the Thanksgiving holiday. South Side residents can meet her Monday when she attends her first community meeting Dec. 7. As TNT coordinator, Zagyva serves as the front line staff assistant performing a variety of support duties for the organization, including ... Read More »

Current Issue

In this issue, hear from Donna Reese about a new initiative she has launched with Aurora of CNY to reach out to local faith groups.In our cover story, meet a high school senior starting her own robotics club, and hear from students on how the first month of metal detectors at city high schools is going – plus much more. ... Read More »

Safety Screenings

Syracuse City School District high schools reflect on metal detector use Syracuse high schools have been checking students daily for weapons for two months now, in response to the threat of gun violence locally and nationally, particularly at schools and colleges. Thomas Ristoff, director of public safety for the Syracuse City School District, said the purpose of the security checks ... Read More »

Equal Opportunity

Legally blind outreach specialist helps others regain employment For more than six years, Donna Reese has been a symbol for Aurora, a nonprofit that has spent more than 90 years serving individuals with vision or hearing loss. Reese lost her eyesight from glaucoma. It’s a disease with no early symptoms that damages the eye’s optic nerve and can result in ... Read More »