Author Archives: Ashley Kang

Youth Advisory Council Forming

City seeks local teens who want firsthand government experience The city of Syracuse has its sights set on the future, as it is about to select members of its first Youth Advisory Council to aid the Syracuse Common Council. A council of this type has not been tried before in Syracuse. The group of young people is meant to establish ... Read More »

Price Rite South Avenue Location Preparing to Open

Chain has nearly 100 jobs to fill The Price Rite Supermarkets announced Feb. 21 that it is accepting job applications for its 35,000-square-foot South Avenue location. The supermarket chain, known for its everyday low prices, is scheduled to open in April and is looking to hire nearly 100 employees for positions including cashiers, stocking clerks, produce, deli and meat department ... Read More »

South Side TNT to Rebrand Neighborhood

In addition to the recognizable Sankofa bird designating the South Side business district, Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today South Side group is working to rebrand the entire neighborhood. By being chosen as the next client of Pixels & Print, a Syracuse University-run intensive graphic design workshop running Feb. 9 through 11, TNT will receive a new logo, website template, motion graphics, promotional ... Read More »

Mayor Hosts First ‘Trump Tuesday’

Locals invited weekly to share stories of how they are affected by Trump’s policies Dozens gathered at Perseverance Park in Armory Square on Tuesday to hear three local refugees share their emigration stories and perspectives on President Trump’s recent executive orders. Hosted by Mayor Stephanie Miner and the City of Syracuse, the event is the first in a series of ... Read More »

Affordable Homes

Buyers purchase vacant properties and restore them to usable form Read More »

iApologize Book-Signing

Anti-violence activist introduces his book to inspire others to ask for forgiveness Rashawn Sullivan pauses while addressing the crowd at his Jan. 6 book-signing event. After a deep breath he says, “These are tears of joy. I went to prison at age 17, and now I’m here.” Sullivan was released from prison in 2015 for committing a drive-by shooting in ... Read More »

Bridge for Life

An unlikely friendship opens opportunities for homeless community It’s a cloudy Saturday afternoon as Kate Waltman crosses the intersection of South Clinton and West Onondaga streets. She walks under the overpass where the “Lives Change Here” sign is painted and stops at a bridge. Looking down, she points to a spot below. “That’s where Timmy and I would sometimes meet.” ... Read More »

A Balanced Life

South Side native uses his storytelling talent to inspire the community Growing up on the South Side near Midland Avenue, Quindell Williams developed a unique relationship with many in the community, which allowed him to understand the broader image of the stories he covers. Depending on the individuals involved and the type of stories he covers, whether it be crime ... Read More »

Benefits of Trees

County officials stress the financial, ecological and social importance of planting trees In a new report, “State of the Urban Forest,” Syracuse officials estimate the city saves nearly $1 million a year through trees absorbing rainwater runoff that would otherwise overflow the sewer system. The report lays out several benefits that trees provide to the city, including improving the air ... Read More »

Current Issue

In our upcoming February print issue, one recent event showcased in a photo spread is an effort by volunteers last year to plant trees in the Strathmore neighborhood.  Read the story that follows to learn how city trees help save tax dollars and reduce pollution. Next we follow up with Rashawn Sullivan, who was featured in the Winter issue, and ... Read More »