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Zoning Update

City to refresh zoning map to make city more attractive and sustainable The ReZone Syracuse project team presented the first draft of its new city zoning map at a public meeting in February. City officials, private consultants and the neighborhood representative were present at Corcoran High School on Feb. 15 to give a brief overview of the project and hear ... Read More »

Racism & Homelessness

National advocacy group shows that racial inequality plays a major factor in housing instability People of color are more likely to become homeless and, once so, remain homeless longer than people of other backgrounds, according to the Center for Social Innovation, a national advocacy group working to understand and alleviate the web of social issues connected to inequality. A public ... Read More »

Earth Day Events

Several volunteer efforts have been planned throughout the South Side in honor of Earth Day.  Scheduled cleanups for Saturday, April 22 include: WOSA Clean Up Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Meet at Onondaga Commons, 484 W. Onondaga St. Details: The West Onondaga Street Alliance will host. Participants will be divided into two groups. One will clean up West ... Read More »

Meet Tammy

Contributing writer introduces herself to readers Editor’s note: Tammy Reese, a community contributor who has written articles for The Stand over the past few months, would like to introduce herself to readers in this column. I am the creator of the uplifting “Visionary Minds” website and Facebook blog used to highlight visionary artists, business owners and leaders as an outlet ... Read More »

Upcoming Issue

In our April print issue, meet Lanessa Owens, a lawyer overseeing the Volunteer Lawyers Project’s New Start Program that focuses on reentry assistance. Next learn about two unique things happening with Land Bank homes — first the Greater Syracuse Land Bank is partnering with art teachers in city schools to paint murals on plywood to be used on vacant housing ... Read More »

New Beginnings

Lawyer helps those who have criminal records conquer barriers to jobs Read More »

2017 Racial Justice Youth Award Winner

Zau Jat N-Hkum received the Youth 2017 Racial Justice Award presented by Interfaith Works of Central New York during an awards ceremony held March 1 at Syracuse Stage. The honorees were selected for their efforts to end racial injustice and promote social equity in Central New York. N-Hkum is a senior at the Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central (ITC) ... Read More »

ACTS Meets on Youth Solitary Confinement

The Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse (ACTS) Criminal Justice Task Force met March 20 at Grace Episcopal Church to review the status of youth solitary confinement in Syracuse. Attendees discussed the next steps in dealing with this rights’ violation, saying youth solitary confinement is one of the many injustices which contributes to mass criminalization. This Syracuse committee partners with Gamaliel, a ... Read More »