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Mazaroddi's Music

Mentor helps South Side youth make music in his home studio Harold Jerrod Blackmon’s home is more than just a music studio. It is a place for local youth to escape the dangers of the streets and hone their musical creativity. Blackmon, CEO of the South Side music group called Crime Street, is an award-winning producer known in the music ... Read More »

Leading the Way to Engineering

A new grant-funded program at Corcoran High School aims to inspire students to pursue engineering careers. Project Lead the Way is a math and science college preparatory program featuring two courses that introduce high school students to the field of engineering. Students in the program are also eligible to earn up to three college credits. Read More »

Branch's Driving School Celebrates 47 Years

One of the South Side Innovation Center’s first members celebrated its 47th anniversary Saturday, April 24. Branch’s Driving School, headquartered on West Genesee Street downtown, had offices at the SSIC when the center first opened on South Salina Street. The SSIC offers local businesses business counseling and a place to start. Deraux Branch, the president of the driving school, said ... Read More »

New Gospel Show to Launch in May

Cora Thomas, a WAER and Power 106.9 radio announcer, will host her own new segment on Power 106.9 showcasing local gospel artists, pastors, churches and national recording artists, starting in May. Read More »

Partnership for Onondaga Creek Awarded

The South Side-based Partnership for Onondaga Creek received an environmental award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its work improving water quality in Onondaga Creek and Onondaga Lake. Read More »

Third Issue is Here

The next issue of The Stand is here. This issue features a story on South Side gardeners who are sharing local garden space with their Somali Bantu neighbors, highlights high school students with engineering on their minds, takes a look at the community group Tomorrow’s Neighbors Today and how it has been restructured and much more. Read More »

Army Notes

Army Spec. Robert E. Moore has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Clarence Moore of Marjorie Street, Syracuse and Denise Moore of N.W. San Reno Circle, Port St. Lucie, Fla. Read More »

Little Willie Gatewood and The Toronados

Thank God I’m old enough to remember Little Willie Gatewood and The Toronados. That was one of the baddest (and I mean that in a good way) bands that ever played in the Syracuse area. Gatewood’s band (we call him “Gate”) was comprised of Chuck Phillips on the electric guitar, A. C. Goldston on the electric bass, Willie Simms on ... Read More »

Shelter for Healing

Syracuse native overcomes struggles, wants to help women in community The life of Debra Person changed forever in 1998, when she made the decision to join Schenectady City Mission’s Serenity House. Read More »