Tag Archives: Syracuse

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »