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Tree-lighting Will Go On Despite City Cuts to Holiday Budget

Leaders on the South Side are making it possible for yearly event to be held at 5:45 p.m. Dec. 6 When the South Side heard that the city had cut its tree-lighting funds, the community didn’t let it ruin their holiday plans. A group of organizers and volunteers banded together to make sure the 12-year tree-lighting tradition continued. With an ... Read More »

Group Prosperity Through Networking

Tuesday, Nov. 30, Syracuse Housing Authority hosted its first Section 3 Networking Reception. The event was held at the South Side Innovation Center in Syracuse. The main goal of the evening was to bring various minority contractors together in order to create familiarity and exchange business specialties. In this sharing, it is hoped that minority contractors will begin to acquire ... Read More »

Learning by Design

South Side students create and display new stained-glass windows for Dunbar Center She hopes her children — and maybe even her grandchildren — will be able to see her artwork someday. That’s because 100 years from now, 12-year-old Uniyah Chatman’s stained-glass window could still be hanging in the Dunbar Center. Read More »

Letters to the Editor

I am writing for REACH CNY in response to “Words of Wisdom: Catholic Charities aims to educate Hispanic girls on teen pregnancy.” Read More »

Call it Your Home

The Syracuse Housing Authority aims to increase homeownership with 50 new homes This upcoming spring, the Syracuse Housing Authority will begin yearlong construction of 50 homes for low-income families on the South Side. The program aims to increase homeownership in the city while also filling its many vacant lots. Read More »

'Hoods Heading to Heaven'

Bell Grove dance troupe puts on a play to fight street influence Friday, Dec. 3 You’ll eventually find your way back home. This is 40-year-old Nicole Hudson’s message to young people on the streets. It’s a lesson she says she had to learn the hard way. She grew up in a religious family. But around age 20, she began straying ... Read More »

Hanslip's Jerk Hut

In tough economic times, his restaurant manages to survive Growing up in Kingston, Jamaica, Irvin “Bongo” Hanslip learned the value of hard work from his parents. “My parents were only rich in culture, poor in finance,” said Hanslip, 63, whose parents were both farmers. “By seeing how they provided for us, so we could have a better education, it give ... Read More »

A Helping Hand

Valley Worship Center food pantry is a portrait of hunger in Syracuse When Brenda Taylor thinks of the starving and the hungry, it’s not another country on the other side of the globe that comes to mind. She thinks of herself and her neighbors. Read More »

Two Studies on Racial Profiling in Syracuse Released

Chief of Police Frank Fowler arrived at City Hall Monday, Nov. 15, night armed with numbers, statistics, and the results of his own racial profiling study to construct a passionate defense of his police department from accusations of racial profiling. Nearly 50 members from the community, Syracuse Police Department and the Syracuse Common Council gathered to hear researchers present their ... Read More »

The Stand's December Workshop

Lynn Olcott will return to lead a writing workshop entitled “Finding The Writer Within.” She plans to be as supportive to writers/reporters as possible, and she will also discuss how to write and develop ideas for columns and the nature of writing over time to a public readership. This workshop is free and open to the public. It will be ... Read More »