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Cultural Exchange

Syracuse city school students travel to South Africa over winter break Four students from the Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central’s media communications program visited South Africa from Dec. 26 through Jan. 6 as part of a special cultural and journalism exchange. To make the most of their experience, each was paired with a South African teenager involved with Inkululeko, ... Read More »

A New Mission

Revamped alliance sees big future for West Onondaga community When Kim and Paul Vinciguerra looked at the West Onondaga community as the place to move their printing business, Kim was unsure of the area, worried her customers would feel put off by the hard-bitten appearance of the neighborhood. Now, four years later, Vinciguerra said she is proud to see how ... Read More »

Current Issue

Sometimes you end up traveling miles to get to know someone who’s been working and living just a few blocks away. Such was the case over the recent winter break for me when I traveled with a team of students from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University to Grahamstown, South Africa, for a two-week visit. Our ... Read More »

Food Coop to Meet Again Feb. 23

Board says this is a chance to reimagine, make space welcoming for residents Updated Jan. 22, with new February meeting time “Many may say this is déjà vu,” said Eat to Live Food Cooperative board member Babette Baker during the recent Dec. 19 meeting. This is because board members announced at the end of this year, the store will close. ... Read More »

Help for South Side Food Co-Op

Co-op board seeks member input to help with financial struggles Due to financial constraints, the Eat to Live Food Cooperative has reduced its weekly operation to 18 hours. Originally, the grocery store was open 74 hours each week. The new hours are: Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The co-op’s funding concerns may come as little surprise to community ... Read More »

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 »