Author Archives: Ashley Kang

Vision Center Expands

Local community center soon to enter second phase of construction The Clarence Jordan Vision Center, a provider of South Side children’s programs for the past decade, will wrap up interior construction within a year or two, people working on the project say. “Just making the space updated, people think we’re new. They’re like, ‘What’s that? What goes on in there?”’ ... Read More »

A Space of His Own

With the help of a community group, a veteran will gain a home Ted Bauer, 59-year-old Army veteran, has no permanent home to call his own. He lacks a place to return to each night, put his feet up and rest in comfort. But that’s not what his friends say defines him. Nor, he said, does he let it stop ... Read More »

TNT Meets with Large Crowd, Hears Code Concerns

The South Side Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today planning council attracted double its normal turnout for its meeting Monday, Oct. 6. About 20 residents and business owners came to the South Side Innovation Center to speak with Director of Code Enforcement Ken Towsley and Sgt. Therese Lore of the Syracuse Police Department. Towsley, whose office handles building inspections and housing and property ... Read More »

La Casita Exhibits Baseball Memorabilia

‘Balcon Criollo’ on display through Dec. 11 in the West Side Luz Encarnacion didn’t know anything about baseball before this past summer. Although, you wouldn’t have been able to tell that on the last weekend of July, when famous baseball player Pedro Martinez was inducted into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Encarnacion traveled to the stadium and stood and ... Read More »

Exhibit features Work by South Side Youth

‘No Pressing Rewind’ showcases images by boys from Journey to Manhood program A group of middle schoolers attending a summer program at Southwest Community Center had the privilege of presenting their artwork at the Nancy Cantor Warehouse in Armory Square. On Oct. 2, “No Pressing Rewind” opened at the Link Gallery and showcased the culmination of four weeks’ worth of learning ... Read More »

Former gang leader is now father figure to at-risk teens

General Davis, who in the 1970s created and ran the South Side Corleones gang at age 15, was born and raised in Syracuse’s Brick City in a single-parent household. Now 56, he believes he was a product of his environment. “It was no big deal to walk out of your home and see a fistfight or a gun shootout or ... Read More »

Moving Forward

What would have kept you from joining a gang? “Move.” Quante Wright says it’s the only thing his mom could have done to prevent him from joining Brighton Brigade. “Move me out of that environment. When I came off my porch,” he said, “all I saw was drug dealers.” Looking back, Wright notes three catalysts that propelled him into gang ... Read More »

Current Issue

Last month readers of The Stand Newspaper met Quante Wright in our collection of Fatherhood Q&As. Readers may also recognize his name from headlines in The Post-Standard for stories on his success with earning an associate degree in spite of his past. Next several stories followed on how he was fired, violated parole and spent Father’s Day Weekend in jail. ... Read More »