Tag Archives: South Side

TNT’s Second Planning Meeting

Neighbors collaborate to develop five-year plan The 2016 State of the City Address given by Mayor Stephanie Miner highlighted “the racial and ethnic lines upon which the scourge of poverty is felt,” citing that 65 percent of African-Americans in Syracuse “live in areas of extreme poverty” such as its South Side. She added, “On the far end of the poverty ... Read More »

Back to School Giveaway Serves Thousands of Students

Thousands of Syracuse City School District students lined up in the hot sun on the corner of South Salina Street and Wood Avenue Saturday morning for one reason. The students were to receive backpacks and other school supplies from the 14th annual Mary Nelson Back to School Barbeque and School Supply Giveaway. The event was presented by the Mary Nelson ... Read More »

Eat To Live Food Co-Op Closes Its Doors

Co-Op Board shuts down grocery store to restructure Less than three months after opening, the Eat to Live Food Cooperative has closed in order to restructure and hire a new general manager. The 3,000-square-foot grocery store closed after the Dec. 17, 2013, annual membership meeting. Read More »

Growth through Necessity

Neighborhood Supermarket Initiative Meeting Community leaders and residents filled the Southwest Community Center at 401 South Ave. to voice their hopes and concerns about the proposed neighborhood supermarket Thursday, Nov. 19. Read More »

Hope is Supermarket will Revitalize South Side

The leaders of an effort to get a grocery store on the South Side were short on answers but long on optimism in a public meeting Thursday night, Nov. 19, at the Southwest Community Center. Walt Dixie, executive director of Jubilee Homes of Syracuse, Inc. and leader of the Neighborhood Supermarket Initiative, stressed that the meeting was only preliminary, but ... Read More »

South Side Poll Workers Full of Enthusiasm

It’s Election Day in Syracuse. While this year’s election may not be as glamorous as last year’s Presidential Election, it’s still important. Across the city voters will decide on a new mayor and several common council seats, among other issues. At three South Side polling locations, Beauchamp Branch Library, Engine House No. 8 and Danforth Magnet Middle School, turn out ... Read More »

Moving Forward with the Black Historical Preservation Project

Documenting black history starts with laughter, family and memories from a generation that will always be remembered as an invaluable heart to the city of Syracuse. With a bus tour that traveled through the old 15th Ward starting at the Dunbar Center on South State Street and ending at Washington Irving Elementary School, The South Side Initiative’s Black Historical Preservation ... Read More »