Tag Archives: Syracuse

Controlling Lead

Syracuse Lead Prevention Coalition attempts to hold landlords accountable to tenants In a city where 91 percent of homes were built before lead-based paint was outlawed, community members have come together to combat a crisis that local and state government has yet to resolve. On Jan. 8, roughly 40 people gathered for the Syracuse Lead Prevention Coalition’s second meeting, led Read More 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 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 Read More »

Current Issue

Our winter issue profiles Chief of Police Frank Fowler as part of our They Wear Blue series. Fowler will be stepping down in 2018 when Mayor Stephanie Miner’s term ends and newly elected Mayor Ben Walsh takes the helm. Fowler graced our first cover of The Stand in 2010 shortly after he was named head of the Syracuse Police Department. Read More Read More »

Where Are They Now?

A Tiny Home for Good advances its work constructing homes for homeless veterans Andrew Lunetta dug his shovel into the ground, creating a small trench in the dirt. Pieces of plywood lay nearby, baking in the hot September sun. The plot of land at 208 Bellevue Ave., empty as it was, might not have looked like much. But Lunetta regarded Read More Read More »

Past, present and future of I-81

Community gathers to discuss I-81’s impact   A community discussion, “1-81 Racial Isolation, and Economic Exclusion in Onondaga County,” organized by the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) Nov. 17 brought five panelist together to discuss the past and future of the dividing overpass. Held at the Community Folk Art Center and moderated by Yusuf Abdul-Qadir from the NYCLU, the Read More Read More »

Small Donations, Big Help

Group collects basic needs to help Danforth students succeed With just a few months of good works to its credit, Rise Above Poverty may be the newest of charitable groups determined to help out in Syracuse. Starting in September, the founder Reggie Kelley, his wife and a few friends dropped off basic hygiene products they had been collecting for months Read More Read More »

Reaching Out

Volunteer ministry offers poor, homeless a place to feel at home Every once in a while, someone who asks a simple question can unleash the power of good works. In the case of St. James Roman Catholic Church, a South Side parish, it happened a decade back, when the Rev. John Manno asked Sheila Austin if she knew any of Read More Read More »

Personal Level

Survey shows students’ view of police changes at the schoolhouse doors Read More »

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 Read More »