Voices

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 »

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 »

Vote for PSA on World AIDS Day

Larry Elin, associate professor in the Television, Radio, Film Department at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School, asked his class to produce six public service video clips for ACR. Visit ARC and vote for your favorite. Read More »

Growth through Necessity

Neighborhood Supermarket Initiative Meeting Community leaders and residents filled the Southwest Community Center at 401 South Ave. to voice their hopes and concerns about the proposed neighborhood supermarket Thursday, Nov. 19. Read More »

Corcoran Graduate Speaks at Peace Conference

Le Moyne College played host to the Central New York Peace Studies Consortium’s 21st annual Peace Studies Conference Saturday, Nov. 14. The theme of this year’s conference was “Youth, Drugs, Violence and Gangs: Global, national and local challenges.” Panel discussions covered issues such as developing peaceful learning environments, group building, education in detention centers and reintegrating prisoners into the community. Read More »

Passage of Proposal Two will Allow Prisoners to Serve as Volunteers

Voters can decide Tuesday, Nov. 3 Charities across the state are hoping for a sizable donation when New Yorkers head to the voting booths on Election Day—access to a previously untapped pool of nearly 90,000 volunteers. If passed, Proposal Two on the New York state ballot would clear the way for inmates in state and local facilities to work for ... Read More »

Q&A with Common Council Candidates

The Stand Speaks to candidates Thomas Seals and Howie Hawkins running for the 4th District in Syracuse, which encompasses downtown, University Hill, the near East Side and the South Side. Residents can vote for either candidate and others on Tuesday, Nov. 3, during the general election. Read More »

Store-for-a-Day Shows Potential

On every third Saturday of the month, Antonisha Trapps, food cooperative manager for the South Side Community Coalition, opens the Store-for-a-Day, a produce stand that serves locally grown fruits and vegetables to residents on the South Side. Read More »

Carmelo Anthony, Jim Boeheim Make Appearance in South Side

Wilson Park Courts Get an Upgrade as part of  ‘Courts for Kids’ program Hundreds showed up at Wilson Park Monday evening to see Carmelo Anthony and Jim Boeheim at the unveiling of two newly renovated basketball courts. Read More »

School takes flight

Eagle Wings Academy focuses on Students Anna Shipe, 56, of Syracuse, will open the doors of her small, donation-based Christian school for its second year this fall, taking in Syracuse’s underprivileged children. Shipe has made it her life’s work to serve children as a way of serving the Lord. Read More »