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Our Winter print issue features a photo spread from the 2013 Onondaga City Scholastic Chess Championship. The event brought together parents and children from schools throughout Syracuse and as far away as Buffalo.
The issue also spotlights the Syracuse Housing Authority’s accomplishments as the organization comes up on its 75th anniversary, we check back in with local rapper Seth Dollar and hear from Syracuse’s Green Party.
Find copies of our free community paper distributed throughout the South Side, or feel free to contact The Stand’s Director Ashley Kang at ashley@mysouthsidestand to request a stack or suggest a story idea.
Green Party gains support, pushes alternative third-party platform
Even if they failed to capture decisive political ground in the November elections, local Green Party politicians are pledging to push for issues such as job creation that they say will help the South Side.
“During the upcoming year, one way or another, we’re going to make the governor and the state government squirm, because they have not provided the policies that were promised, and that is why we are in a financial crisis,” said Howie Hawkins, the Green Party contender for the 4th District Common Council.
Event’s sole honoree Syracuse Police Chief
Police Chief Frank Fowler was clearly infuriated. As one news account reported, Fowler’s voice was quivering in anger as he spoke during a press conference about the senseless, unprovoked beating death of a 70-year-old man outside a local convenience store. At his personal and emotional urging as well as the cooperation of witnesses, an arrest was made in the case within 48 hours. The outcome was a recent example of Fowler’s passion for breaking the city’s string of violent crimes that will be recognized at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 during the 100 Black Men of Syracuse’s sixth annual banquet.