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Southwest Community Farm Opens for the Season

Wilder Compound visits garden April 5 for opening event and to build geodesic greenhouse dome A group of 30 volunteers, including many college and high school students, worked through sleet and snow to put up a greenhouse dome at the Southwest Community Garden Saturday, April 5. The workshop, part of The Canary Project, is meant to teach youth “hands-on skills” ... Read More »

What Do Changes to I-81 Mean for the South Side?

Probably inspired by three parallel verses in the Bible (Matthew 12:25, Mark 3:24-25 and Luke 11:17), the English political philosopher Thomas Hobbes wrote back in 1651, “A kingdom divided in itself cannot stand.” In the South Side community of Pioneer Homes, the question is whether a neighborhood divided cannot stand. It has been partitioned for 47 years out of its 74 ... Read More »

Don't Be Silly, Stop the Bully

A Guest Column by Breiale Martin, Shayla Baker and Azzuré McClain Bullying occurs frequently in our community, and the effects of bullying impact all involved in a negative way. There are different types of bullying that can occur. These are cyber bullying, physical bullying, and verbal bullying. Read More »

Tribute to John A. Young

The Stand is sad to share that board member John A. Young passed away Feb. 27. I first met John four years ago at The Stand’s launch party before our very first print issue came out. He was enthusiastic about our community newspaper project and eager to be a part of it. John quickly joined our board in 2010 and ... Read More »

Current Issue

Our April Print Issue features a profile on Patrice Williams, a Corcoran track start known as “The Silent Bullet.” The issue also reflects on the contributions of our late board member John A. Young, who passed away at the end of February. He joined the board shortly after our initial launch party in 2010 and was an active member supporting ... Read More »

'The Silent Bullet'

Corcoran track athlete Patrice Williams lets her running do the talking Patrice Williams’ pink and white sneakers barely make a sound as she sprints down a hallway at Corcoran High School. It’s a Tuesday afternoon — more than an hour after classes have ended — and all Williams wants to do is practice. But because the track at Onondaga Community ... Read More »

Southwest Community Center Awarded $400,000 Grant

Anti-gun violence program will target women New York state criminal justice authorities have given a nearly $400,000 grant to the nonprofit organization that runs the Southwest Community Center, at 401 South Ave., to develop anti-gun violence programs especially for women. The money, awarded to the Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility, comes from the state Division of Criminal Justice Services, which will ... Read More »

Chess Champs Crowned

County chess championship held Sunday Students packed Southside Academy Charter School’s gymnasium to exercise their brains Sunday, March 23, as they used strategy and logic to compete in the annual Onondaga County Chess Championship. Around 52 students from around the county and other parts of upstate registered in three different divisions: K-4, K-6 and K-12. The top five students in ... Read More »

Team Building Strong Positive Minds offers mentoring program

Youth and adults are taught to think of themselves as individuals Newspaper clippings describing various arrests and convictions decorate the wall of the steps leading to the basement of the Faith and Hope Community Center at 1029 Montgomery St. They are intended to serve as a deterrent to adolescents contemplating criminal mischief. One clipping details the arrest of Antonio Owens. ... Read More »

100 Black Men Educates on Obamacare

As deadline approaches, some insurance seekers sought assistance from recent info sessions 100 Black Men of Syracuse, Inc. recently hosted a series of informational sessions to promote health care education and enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, the new health initiative primarily referred to as Obamacare. “I have insurance and I have a difficult time with what they cover and ... Read More »