Author Archives: Ashley Kang

Outgoing Mayor Speaks Out on Tax Bill

Stephanie Miner hosts town hall forum for citizens to voice concerns on GOP tax plan The voice of the people rang in the Syracuse Common Council chambers on the evening of Dec. 5. Attendees and speakers called the House of Representatives tax bill a “tax scam” and even encouraged Miner to run against 24th District Rep. John Katko in the ... Read More »

Review of Local Film ‘The People’s Champ’

Director Shamroc Dancil’s film extols late actors, street violence Cold rain fell on the night of Thursday, Nov. 30, as the crowd poured in to view “The People’s Champ,” a locally produced film by Shamroc Dancil. His sophomore effort, plagued by tragedy during its filming, premiered to a full theater. Due to the volume of ticket sales and associated seating ... Read More »

Frank Fowler Made it Out of Where Michael Brown Died

In his youth, Syracuse’s police chief accepted that cops may shoot him — and one day they almost did KINLOCH, Mo. — A 19-year-old Frank Fowler woke up on a summer morning in his small room in his family’s small apartment and approached a big dresser with a big mirror. He’d been living day-by-day, facing the challenges of growing up ... Read More »

A Dream Workout

Tim Edwards’ passion project, an affordable South Side gym, is thriving When Tim Edwards was growing up on the South Side, he always had a passion for fitness and giving back to his community — passions he held onto his entire life. Finally, he has been able to make his dreams a reality: owning a gym, which happens to be ... Read More »

Current Issue

Our winter issue profiles Chief of Police Frank Fowler as part of our They Wear Blue series. Fowler will be stepping down in 2018 when Mayor Stephanie Miner’s term ends and newly elected Mayor Ben Walsh takes the helm. Fowler graced our first cover of The Stand in 2010 shortly after he was named head of the Syracuse Police Department. ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Wayne Wright

Nominated by Ed Perry Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: It was different. I had a lot of adjusting to do. When you’re used to doing things on the fly … all of the sudden you have to think and plan. Now you have a kid, you can’t just jump up and go and ... Read More »

Rising Above

We Rise Above the Streets has been fighting homelessness since its founding three years ago ASyracuse nonprofit, We Rise Above the Streets, held a charity fundraiser recently to spread local awareness of the good works its members are planning. The primary goal of the organization, founded three years ago, is to fight homelessness in the community. That means handing out ... Read More »

Coakley Honored

Prestigious award is given by the Community Foundation of Central New York Camille Coakley, born and raised in Syracuse and a former participant in The Leadership Classroom (TLC), is the recipient of the Community Foundation of Central New York’s 2017 Grassroots Leadership Award. She has provided dedication and organizational skills to various entities of service throughout our city. Coakley takes ... Read More »

A Family Affair

Beauty salon owner reflects on her 40-year presence in the community Anna Morris’ passion has kept her busily styling hair in her beauty salon 40 years after she opened it on the South Side. At her station, a sign cut from an American Beauty Salon book reads, “Don’t quit.” Whenever Morris has felt discouraged, she looked at the sign to ... Read More »

Where Are They Now?

A Tiny Home for Good advances its work constructing homes for homeless veterans Andrew Lunetta dug his shovel into the ground, creating a small trench in the dirt. Pieces of plywood lay nearby, baking in the hot September sun. The plot of land at 208 Bellevue Ave., empty as it was, might not have looked like much. But Lunetta regarded ... Read More »