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Recent I-81 Meeting Focused on Impact on Housing

Redesign discussion centered on three South Side locations The redesign of Interstate 81 as an opportunity for Syracuse neighbors was a recurring topic at a public forum put together by the Moving People Transportation Coalition on Aug. 19. “This opportunity could be a transformative time for our city,” said Bob Haley, co-director of the Urban Design Center. “It’s time for ... Read More »

Mary Nelson’s Youth Day Barbecue

This year, Elks Marching Band receive special donation Mary Nelson made a small change Saturday to her 13th annual Youth Day Barbecue. While the event had been completely free in the past, this year she asked each family to donate $1. Since it began, the event has provided South Side students with free backpacks and school supplies. Her event this ... Read More »

Beyond The Dream

Q&A with Mary Nelson on Her Annual Event The Stand: Is there any additional information about the event that you would like readers to know?   Mary Nelson: It is a community event that is family oriented. I encourage all families to come. I am creating an environment where everyone is paying it forward and getting it back. We are ... Read More »

Collection of Photo Walk Images

On Saturday, July 26, 10 participants set out on The Stand’s Fifth annual Photo Walk. Photowalking is the act of walking with a camera for the main purpose of taking pictures of things that the photographer may find interesting. It is also a social event organized for the purpose of having fun, improving one’s photography skills and exploring a neighborhood. ... Read More »

Photo Walk Captures a Day in the South Side

The Stand’s Fifth annual Photo Walk was held Saturday, July 26, with gorgeous weather. Ten participants joined in on this social photography event where photographers get together to explore a neighborhood, shoot photos and practice their skills.  Read More »

Letter to the Editor

ACT-SO Program Thanks Syracuse for Financial Support   Hello Syracuse Today Syracuse/Onondaga County NAACP ACT-SO Program would like to openly say Thank You. In June, we asked the Syracuse Community to help us raise the funds to get the local NAACP ACT-SO winners to the National ACT-SO NAACP Competition in Las Vegas, NV, and you did not let us down. Read More »

Corcoran Seniors Graduate

The Corcoran High School Class of 2014 received their diplomas Sunday, June 29, at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center. Read More »

Letter to the Editor

Westside Residents Coalition Circulates Petition on Syringe Litter Drug users have been and are littering our city with used needles, which have been found along sidewalks, in churchyards and playgrounds, in yards, in piles of raked leaves and under porches of homes where children live. Syringes have been found to carry viruses causing AIDS and hepatitis C.  Discarded needles pose ... Read More »

ACT-SO Seeks Donations for Student Winners

The Syracuse/Onondaga County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) program needs the community’s help to send four local ACT-SO first place winners to compete at the NAACP ACT-SO Competition in Las Vegas this July. Read More »

Urban Jobs Task Force Asks 'What If'?

On Dec. 8, 1994, the Rolling Stones played at the Carrier Dome as part of their Voodoo Lounge tour. Their opening act was the then hot band Spin Doctors, whose final song was their Top 10 hit “Two Princes,” a catchy tune with the refrain “if you,” which could be summarized as follows: “if you want to call me baby, ... Read More »