Tag Archives: Syracuse

Annual Photo Walk to Continue in July as a Photo Contest

Each summer, The Stand and a growing group of regulars, participate in our annual Photo Walk. We look forward to gathering on a hot Saturday each July to explore, meet neighbors and document the South Side in photos. Led by volunteer Photo Walk Leaders, groups venture out for several hours, some taking hundreds of images, then return to share their Read More Read More »

Rodney King to George Floyd

This great nation under one beautiful law sometimes reminds me of a dog startled by one of its own farts. The dog wheels around but can’t comprehend what  happened much less why. Then it shrugs off  the perturbation and moves on — until the next time. So here we go again, frantically searching for the source of our self-generated flatulence. Read More Read More »

New Website Launches for an Old Cemetery

Oakwood Cemetery, founded in 1859, sprawls across 160 acres and edges along the back of SUNY ESF. From I-81 you can see the original entrance, standing out like castle gates covered in graffiti. It is these sacred acres that the Historic Oakwood Cemetery Preservation Association (HOCPA) has been committed to protecting since forming as a nonprofit in 1991. This month Read More Read More »

Poem

Salt City Salt City Syracuse, You dwell in Mid State,You are used for testing new products,Rebuild, rebuild where you are,15th Ward East, South Side of town,81 came it decimated you,No Home you no more,81, Upstate Med is now,What is the emotion of families you dislodged,Highway robbery some may say,Hundreds of families—many of color,Forced to relocate, nowhere to go. Now it Read More Read More »

Halloween Events

Halloween is all about fun and fantasy, and you’ll find all of that in these special events WHAT: Zoo BooWHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27WHERE: Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Burnet Park One Conservation PlaceDETAILS: Enjoy Halloween fun in the daytime sun at a Halloween party at the zoo. Come in costume and Read More Read More »

Planting Roots

How farms across the U.S. are helping refugees connect with their new soil Read More »

Syracuse i-Team Seeks Feedback

Ideation Session focuses on housing stability The city of Syracuse’s Innovation Team’s second Ideation Session brought residents together Monday, July 16, at the Southwest Community Center to share personal stories on the housing challenges they face. The session focused on three different aspects of housing stability: housing quality, housing costs and housing information. “We understand that we’re not going to Read More Read More »

How to Spot a Code Violation

City to offer first guided tour to educate on home safety In order to better inform the public, the City of Syracuse’s Division of Code Enforcement is offering a Healthy Housing 101 training by showing just what a code violation looks like. To do this, two code inspectors will offer guided tours through a Greater Syracuse Land Bank property in Read More Read More »

Former Parolees Lead Re-entry Efforts

Charles Rivers and Karen Loftin oversee $95,000 grant to reunite families By lunch time one day last year, Charles Rivers had gone from being a supervised parolee to a welcomed professional in the same office building where hours before one individual held the power to revoke his freedom. “As a parolee, you look at parole as an adversary,” Rivers said. Read More Read More »