In this summer issue, meet a father who works overnight to provide for his four children, a man who has remarkably recovered from a stroke, a judge who serves as a role model for young girls and many more.
Another collection of stories will likely interest our readers — the soon-to-be published project #TheyWearBlue by reporting and multimedia students at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Students have been working with the Syracuse Police Department on stories that feature officers not as one unit, but as individuals with single identities — from Chief of Police Frank Fowler to a rookie officer. The project provides an inside look at the lives of police officers, intending to help the public understand that “the police” are truly a collection of individuals. Keep an eye out this summer for an unveiling of the project, which will give you a peek at life through the eyes of the men and women in blue.
Also several recent events have been held to unite people and develop action plans for citywide improvement. To hear my take on each, read “Efforts Uniting the Community to Spark Change.”
And, as always, continue to visit us online during the summer months to catch the latest news from the community you call home.