Tag Archives: Syracuse

North Syracuse Baptist Church to host L.O.V.E. is the Answer Conference

While the national dialogue regarding police and community relations remains tense, a one-day long event hopes to open more channels for conversation between the two groups. The L.O.V.E. is the Answer Conference is a day-long event filled with workshops, speaker presentations, music and spoken word performances, and a screening of the film “Walking While Black: L.O.V.E is the Answer,” by ... Read More »

Gala in the Garden

Members of the South Side were honored with awards in a celebration of the neighborhood Amid the twilight atmosphere of string lights and flickering candles, a crowd of South Siders recently put on a party to show a shared love for their neighborhood. On a Saturday in September at The Brady Farm, Gala in the Garden raised money for Tomorrow’s ... Read More »

Rookie Respect

Officer’s new job excites mom, but dad voices worries about what’s ahead Read More »

Out of Business

The almost century-old Nojaim Brothers Supermarket to close this month Nojaim Brothers Supermarket, a fixture on Gifford Street for nearly a century, will close on the Near Westside this month. Paul Nojaim broke the ground-shaking news in a letter he sent to his employees in mid-September. He blamed the decision on financial hardship. The store, which opened in 1919, offered ... Read More »

Officer Speaks Out About Firing Gun

While under review, Ahmad Mims couldn’t speak about incident for over two months It was the first time he had ever fired his gun while on duty — and the first time he ever feared for his life. Asked if his police academy training had prepared him mentally for what happened April 22, the six weeks he spent on paid ... Read More »

Standing Strong

Elite police unit works to turn routine traffic stops into safety for city The familiar call goes out over the police radio: “Shots fired …” Within seconds, two Syracuse police officers turn around from their patrol on the West Side of the city and speed to the crime-plagued south. They weave in and out of traffic as they race to ... Read More »

Free Health Lecture Aims to Raise Awareness

100 Black Men invites urologist to speak on prevalence of prostate cancer in black men Prostate cancer is reaching epidemic levels in the United States, according to Dr. David Albala, chief of urology at Crouse Hospital. Albala explained during the July 24 Free Community Public Health Lecture hosted by 100 Black Men of Syracuse, Inc. that African-Americans have the highest chance of ... Read More »

Paint The City

One goal of the Paint the City event held Saturday, June 3, in Syracuse’s South Side is for neighborhood youth to no longer have to walk by drab, boarded-up vacant homes daily on their way to school. Instead, the Greater Syracuse Land Bank will use the 62 completed boards created that day to secure the tax-delinquent properties throughout Syracuse that ... Read More »