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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 »

Mary Nelson Youth Center Holds its First Party

The Mary Nelson Youth Center hosted a Halloween party for South Side children Saturday, Oct. 31, afternoon. Located at 2849 S. Salina St., the center’s event lasted from 1 to 5 p.m. and was attended by toddlers to high school students. Everyone who came was treated to a meal, a grab bag and a variety of activities including bobbing for ... Read More »

Passage of Proposal Two will Allow Prisoners to Serve as Volunteers

Voters can decide Tuesday, Nov. 3 Charities across the state are hoping for a sizable donation when New Yorkers head to the voting booths on Election Day—access to a previously untapped pool of nearly 90,000 volunteers. If passed, Proposal Two on the New York state ballot would clear the way for inmates in state and local facilities to work for ... 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 »

Q&A with Common Council Candidates

The Stand Speaks to candidates Thomas Seals and Howie Hawkins running for the 4th District in Syracuse, which encompasses downtown, University Hill, the near East Side and the South Side. Residents can vote for either candidate and others on Tuesday, Nov. 3, during the general election. Read More »

Hopes of a Legacy: Mary Nelson's Ladies

In the back of a local youth center on the South Side of Syracuse, a 20-year-old woman is making a positive impact on the lives of girls hoping to entertain the crowd at their next public event. While talking with Sadiyqah Nixon, head coach of the step team dubbed “Mary Nelson’s Ladies” (M.N.L ), she gives details of her past, ... Read More »

Moving from the Home to a Sustainable Business

It’s any entrepreneur’s dream to take a business idea, passion or invention and turn it into something great. The Syracuse Community Test Kitchen (COMTEK) located within the South Side Innovation Center building (SSIC) at 2610 S. Salina St., helps food entrepreneurs all over Syracuse do exactly that by teaching the skills and values needed to turn a small business into ... Read More »

Mayoral Candidates Speak to South Side Residents

Syracuse’s three mayoral candidates participated in a question and answer forum Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Most Holy Rosary Church on Bellevue Avenue. Otis Jennings, Stephanie Miner and Steve Kimatian, were all on hand to answer questions posed by the event’s organizers, Syracuse United Neighbors (SUN). Read More »

Recommended: Peace Studies Conference

The 21st annual Peace Studies Conference, a project of the Central New York Peace Studies Consortium, will be held all day Saturday, Nov. 14, at Le Moyne College. The program theme is “Youth, Drugs, Violence, and Gangs: Global, National and Local Challenges.” The conference will provide a venue for discussion of youth and gang violence and will share peacemaking tools and ... Read More »