Hometown News

Letter to the Editor

Written by Lionel Logan I have known Sam Robers for many years, and he has proven to me time and time again that he is a man of his word and puts his community first. Sam Roberts is not your everyday politician, but someone who has worked his entire life, just like you and me, and is fed up with ... Read More »

A Tribute to Sensei Vinson Grace

At the Southwest Community Center, Saturday, Oct. 23, were family and friends of Vinson Grace, gathered together to remember and celebrate his life-long achieved accomplishments. The tribute began with a prayer by Min. Mark Muhammad, after which, Keith and Brenda Muhammad welcomed family, students, colleagues neighbors and all-around friends. Read More »

Expected State Grant Could be Used to Clean Up South Side Streets

If secured, money to be spent on trash cans, repainting and fixing street lights Frank Galloway sits at the back corner of the Midland Discount Market, perched on a stack of milk crates. His job at the market is simple: keep people from loitering. Galloway, 32, who’s lived on the South Side of Syracuse his entire life, said he routinely ... Read More »

TNT Holds October Meeting

Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today (TNT) Area 3 Planning Council for the South Side met Monday, Oct. 4, at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School, 416 E. Raynor Ave., for this month’s community meeting. There were approximately 24 people in attendance, including South Side residents and representatives from the police department, code enforcement, Dunbar and Home HeadQuarters. Read More »

Chief Frank Fowler Makes Request for Second Study on Racial Profiling

The city of Syracuse and the Syracuse Police Department will be releasing separate studies that examine the extent of racial profiling in the community. A co-author of the city study, economist Shawn Rohlin, said he was insulted that the police chief had commissioned a separate study of his own — saying it was “complete ridiculousness.” Read More »

Beauchamp Library Blooms with Art

Every month, the Beauchamp Branch Library invites a Syracuse artist to show their work in the main room of the library. This month, 70-year-old artist Judith Hand proudly displayed 25 watercolor and acrylic paintings in a series titled “Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.” Read More »

South Side Resident Runs for New York State Governor

Living on the South Side of Syracuse since 1991, Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for New York governor, has a strong connection and affinity for the South Side neighborhood. Hawkins is a board member of the Southside Community Coalition, where one of his key goals is to develop a community-based food cooperative to help supplement the lack of grocery ... Read More »

Shoe Store Steps Up

Fitting people with proper shoes has been the mission for this South Salina Street store Amatullah Yamini and her husband, Hassan, owners of Salina Shoe Salon, Inc., witnessed a man walking to the bus in shoes so grungy that the heels flopped with every step. The couple invited him into their shop, fitted him with a pair of boots and ... Read More »

Mary Nelson's Ninth annual Youth Day BBQ

A community comes together as thousands of children and families come out to be entertained, eat and receive school supplies. The smell of barbecue, the sound of music filled the air and tons of school supplies stretched across tables located in the Key Bank parking lot, as families filled the corner of South Salina Street and Wood Avenue Saturday, Aug. ... Read More »

Mary Nelson's 9th annual Youth Day BBQ is Aug. 21

The 9th annual Youth Day BBQ will be held at the corner of South Salina Street and Wood Avenue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, with a parade for youths beginning at 11 a.m. Local students from Pre-K to college will receive donated school supplies they need. Volunteers will hand out backpacks filled with school supplies to ... Read More »