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Current Issue

In our April issue, we sit down with two Syracuse police officers to hear about their day to day jobs, how they chose the field and learn about plans to build a new satellite police office at the Southwest Community Center. We also feature a photo spread from The Stand’s Five-Year Anniversary party held last month. The event welcomed staff, ... Read More »

Future Access

Syracuse considers how to provide better Internet in the digital age Nathan Mills spends as much time as he can every day at Beauchamp Branch Library. But Mills does not come for the books; he comes for the Internet. Mills, 20, lives at home and his family recently had to shut off its Internet and cable. So every day he ... Read More »

Memorable Covers

The Stand Board of Directors explain their favorite past covers The cover of The Stand’s March special anniversary issue features some of our board members’ favorite covers over the past five years. This cover from October of 2010 features Jovan Daniel who trained and worked at an equestrian center in Nedrow. The issue featured a photo spread and profile story ... Read More »

New Fatherhood Series

As their population grows, single fathers need help as much as ever As a single father for the past two years, Anthony Pitts relies on the resources of the Southwest Community Center to help raise his 10-year-old son, Amarri. Pitts, a community outreach worker for Syracuse Save Our Youth, works at the center, and Amarri is there almost every day ... Read More »

A Piece of Black History

South Side quilting group plans Valentine Rendez-vous The Sankofa Piecemakers take pieces of fabric that most people would discard or overlook and sew them together, making a one of a kind masterpiece: a quilt. This coming Valentine’s Day, as part of the Syracuse Beauchamp Branch Library’s Black History Month celebration, the quilting guild will demonstrate the basics of quilt making, a ... Read More »

Uncertainty Still Surrounds I-81 Plans

On Aug. 31, 2009, National Basketball Association celebrity player Carmelo Anthony stepped out of a black Cadillac Escalade onto Wilson Park, in the South Side neighborhood of Pioneer Homes, to dedicate a basketball court in his namesake and another named after Jim Boeheim, his former coach at Syracuse University, who was also in attendance. A crowd of about 500 neighbors ... Read More »

'The Hammers with a Heart' Visit the South Side

Volunteer construction group the Silver Hammers consider aiding a project for Veterans The 20th century ’70s saw the emergence of the Gray Panthers, an activist outfit that many saw as the senior-citizen version of the militant Black Panthers. The Gray Panthers’ platform included points against the Vietnam War and the statutory retirement age. In the 21st century ’10s the Greater Syracuse ... Read More »

Hope for a New Direction

New Directions provide gifts to young mothers The New Direction Christian Center (NDCC) jumped on the opportunity to make sure that giving was more than just a theme this season. This year’s theme, by the way, was “Give, Serve, Love.” Each year, a different group is identified and an effort to meet that group’s needs is taken up by volunteers ... Read More »