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Why Locals Support Ongoing Protests in Cuba

By Adrianna Adame Some local Cuban and Cuban Americans are actively protesting against the Cuban government, urgently calling for freedom as people continue to starve and suffer from the country’s lack of medical resources. They vocally showed their sympathy towards the dire and oppressive conditions that protesters have to live with, such as imprisonment for challenging the government, during a ... Read More »

Officials Call Gun Buyback a Success

By Nolan Hughes After collecting nearly 350 firearms at a Syracuse gun buyback, state and local officials were quick to call the event a success — but researchers are not as convinced. The event was held at St. Lucy’s Church’s food pantry on Gifford Street July 24. When the final results were calculated, Jon Wood, who works for the Attorney ... Read More »

How to Enter Our Photo Contest

The 2021 Summer Photo Contest organized by The Stand newspaper is underway and will continue to accept photo entrees until midnight Aug. 1. “Last year, because of COVID-19 restrictions, we rethought our annual Photo Walk plans,”  said Ashley Kang, director of the project. “I still wanted to find a way to capture this moment and how life continued in the ... Read More »

Syracuse to Hold Gun Buyback Program Saturday

Staff Report A Community Gun Buyback program will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at the St. Lucy’s Food Pantry, 425 Gifford St. People who return hand guns and assault rifles under the amnesty program will be eligible to receive a financial payment and an iPad, on a first come-first served basis. No identification is ... Read More »

Here’s a Photo Walk Volunteer’s Top Tips to taking a Great Shot

Forced to skip 2020’s Photo Walk due to restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic, our project’s most popular community training is back along with another citywide Photo Contest to capture often overlooked places in Syracuse, as well as the faces that call those places home. This month, a dozen photographers and community members have volunteered their time to lead five separate ... Read More »

Community Educator on Eviction

Tre’Coy Boyd takes on new role to help inform renters of their rights By Eddie Velazquez Onondaga County’s Volunteer Lawyers Project Eviction Defense has expanded its roster of community advocates. The nonprofit, which specializes in providing legal aid to residents who are unable to seek paid legal services, recently hired Tre’Coy Boyd as its new legal assistant and community educator ... Read More »

A Friendly Five

Daughter schedules memorial to remember Syracuse street musician Read More »

Brady Market Holds Grand Opening

By Carole Horan Market. Definition: A market is a place where two parties, usually buyers and sellers, can gather to facilitate the exchange of goods and services. Oh but the Brady Market is so much more than that! According to their website “Brady Market is a grocery store with retail, deli/catering, wholesale grocery operations, job training, and wrap-around healing support ... Read More »

Meet Toryana Jackson: Henninger High School’s First African-American Valedictorian

By Sydney Gold After roughly a year of Zoom school, Toryana Jackson woke up to another day of classes on her computer. Before she logged on to class, she got a call. “I answer it, and it’s my principal, Ms. Dowdell,” Toryana recalled. “She said, ‘I want to tell you this exciting news. You are valedictorian. We’re so proud of ... Read More »