Five Years of The Stand

Five Years of The Stand

March 21 Celebration Set for Joint Project of SU & Southside Community Coalition The South Side Newspaper Project published its first print issue of The Stand newspaper in March of 2010. The issue debuted over Valentine’s Weekend with a launch party. At that time, we invited residents to ‘Fall in Love with The Stand’ – [...]

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A Piece of Black History

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 [...]

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Uncertainty Still Surrounds I-81 Plans

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 [...]

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‘The Hammers with a Heart’ Visit the South Side

‘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 [...]

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Hope for a New Direction

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 [...]

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Promised Land

Promised Land

Federal program could give South and Southwest sides help they need City officials began applying last month to a federal program that would designate parts of Syracuse’s South and Southwest sides as a “Promise Zone.” The distinction would give those areas preference for certain federal programs for a 10-year period, according to the city’s director [...]

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Moving Forward

Moving Forward

The Dunbar Center reopens, looks to start a new era for residents One of the South Side’s oldest institutions has opened its doors after a short downtime, bringing back a wealth of opportunities for residents of all ages. Ever since its founding nearly a century ago, the Dunbar Association, a community center at 1453 S. [...]

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