Members of Syracuse Grows Hope to Improve Community Gardens

Members of Syracuse Grows Hope to Improve Community Gardens

Group to hold sixth annual resource drive this Saturday Syracuse Grows, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing “food justice” to the city’s residents, hopes to raise $10,000 this year. Some of the money will help buy supplies that would better allow it to help local gardens, some of which are on the South Side. The [...]

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What Do Changes to I-81 Mean for the South Side?

What Do Changes to I-81 Mean for the South Side?

Probably inspired by three parallel verses in the Bible (Matthew 12:25, Mark 3:24-25 and Luke 11:17), the English political philosopher Thomas Hobbes wrote back in 1651, “A kingdom divided in itself cannot stand.” In the South Side community of Pioneer Homes, the question is whether a neighborhood divided cannot stand. It has been partitioned for [...]

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Child’s Play Area

Child’s Play Area

Mary Nelson envisions basketball and tennis courts next to her center For weeks last winter, snow covered the empty grass lot just north of the Mary Nelson Youth Center. But that’s not what Mary Nelson sees now. What she envisions is what she hopes will be a reality in just a few months: a neatly [...]

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Southwest Community Center Awarded $400,000 Grant

Southwest Community Center Awarded $400,000 Grant

Anti-gun violence program will target women New York state criminal justice authorities have given a nearly $400,000 grant to the nonprofit organization that runs the Southwest Community Center, at 401 South Ave., to develop anti-gun violence programs especially for women. The money, awarded to the Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility, comes from the state Division of [...]

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Team Building Strong Positive Minds offers mentoring program

Team Building Strong Positive Minds offers mentoring program

Youth and adults are taught to think of themselves as individuals Newspaper clippings describing various arrests and convictions decorate the wall of the steps leading to the basement of the Faith and Hope Community Center at 1029 Montgomery St. They are intended to serve as a deterrent to adolescents contemplating criminal mischief. One clipping details [...]

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Forum Asks: How Do We Get Best Redesign of I-81?

Forum Asks: How Do We Get Best Redesign of I-81?

Residents hear multiple perspectives, pose questions The future of Interstate 81 remained shrouded in uncertainty following a public forum hosted by the Moving People Transportation Coalition on Thursday night. Held at the Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, 515 Oakwood Ave., at 7 p.m. Feb. 13, the forum allowed about 50 residents of Syracuse’s various neighborhoods to [...]

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Backing Business

Backing Business

South Salina Street is being rebuilt as South Side’s financial hub City officials, including Common Councilor Khalid Bey, want to see Syracuse develop a business corridor on South Salina Street. Bey, who represents the council’s 4th District, said he believes that the growth of small businesses along the street would boost Syracuse’s tax base, as [...]

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