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A Valentine's Day Message

The Rev. Thomas W. Jay Sr., and his wife Earnestine –- respectfully known as “Lady Jay” –- happily prepared the Youth Valentine’s Christian Ball for the children of their South Side community church for the first time during this month’s special holiday. Read More »

Go Vote

Change through Unity I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Khalid Bey, 38, who works for the New York state Senate here in Syracuse. He is the Spokesperson for the organization Go Vote! I’m sure most of you have heard the name Go Vote by now. But for those of you who haven’t, here’s the scoop: Go Vote! ... Read More »

Teresa Branch Benefit

On Sunday, March 28, a fundraiser will be held at Casa Grande, 135 State Fair Boulevard, to help provide support and assistance for Teresa Branch, who is currently fighting lung cancer. Read More »

Blueprints of New Supermarket Revealed

The Jubilee Homes of Syracuse, Inc. held an open house Saturday, Feb. 20, to reveal the blueprints of a new South Side grocery store. Wearing winter coats, hats and gloves, community members and elected officials gathered at 611 South Ave. to view the plan that will transform the 22,000 square-foot building into a 33,000 square-foot community supermarket that will include ... Read More »

The Recipe to Winning a Science Fair

At the beginning of the school year if someone would have told Mahogany Anderson that she would win the National Society of Black Engineers Regional Science Fair she would have laughed. But on Nov. 15, 2009 she won, and this month she will travel to Canada to compete at the next level. Read More »

Common Council Votes to Move Forward with Lincoln Avenue Facility

But permit could be revoked if SBH doesn’t improve relations with neighbors The Syracuse Common Council overwhelmingly approved a special permit for a halfway house on Lincoln Avenue Monday, Feb. 8, but warned the company running it that it needed to improve relations with neighbors. The 8-1 vote allows Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare to move ahead with a proposed 22-unit facility ... Read More »

Unsung Hero Award Winner Promotes Dance

When she set out to start an organization for children who dreamed of learning to dance, Donna Bradford had two things on her side: the inspiration of her daughter, Shaina, and a mantra to “accept everybody.” What she lacked was business experience, construction experience and widespread recognition. And perhaps most surprisingly, she’s hardly danced a step in her life. Read More »

Q&A with Police Chief Fowler

The new Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler sat down for more than an hour with The Stand’s founder for a discussion that focused on recruitment of minority officers for the city police force. This is the first of two parts of an edited transcript of their discussion. I had read that the number of minority officers on the Syracuse force ... Read More »

Simple Census

Only 10 minutes, 10 questions State and federal officials say the 2010 Census form is easier and shorter than any other census form used in the past. But some South Side residents are still hesitant to fill out the form. Read More »

Camp Opportunity

Malik Long went to camp for the first time last summer — reluctantly. He was worried he wouldn’t have a good time or get along with the other campers. However by the end of a week at an outdoors camp, Malik, a seventh-grader at Clary Middle School, had canoed, hiked through the forest and learned to identify edible plants such ... Read More »