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Who Will Live In the New 15th Ward?

McKinney Manor reflected in the rain drops.

Community activists worry that the plans to replace McKinney Manor and Pioneer Homes with affordable housing will put many of the new units out of reach of current residents.  By Timia Cobb The Syracuse housing study released in March found that more than a quarter of all households in the city have incomes of less than $35,000 a year. Those …

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Residents Protest Gun Show

Anti-gun protesters at city hall

An anti-gun rally on the steps of Syracuse city hall called out the hypocrisy of the state fairgrounds hosting a gun show at a time when gun violence is plaguing our streets By Greg Munno The city of Syracuse announced plans last month to spend a million dollars to fight rising gun violence. Saturday, the state fairgrounds just beyond the …

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Forums Will Focus on Stopping Scams

The Stand wants to hear from you on how we can help each other spot misleading information and respond to it appropriately Staff Reports The Stand and its partners are hosting two community forums aimed at surfacing ideas for recognizing and combatting scams and other types of misinformation. The forums are: 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, at …

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Preventing Homelessness in Syracuse

Nicole Odom advocates for tenant rights and worries about the lack of affordable housing on the South Side.

Nicole Odom is all in on helping people avoid eviction. It’s what she does does at the Center for Community Alternatives and also the focus of her company Nicole’s Speaking LLC.  By Timia Cobb Nicole Odom has lived in Syracuse all her life, and never has she been more concerned about the lack of housing in the city, especially on …

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Eliminating Racism, Empowering Community

Born in Peru, Fanny Villarreal has become a well-known name in the Syracuse community with her work to eliminate racism and empower young women and girls through the YWCA. Aquí está la entrevista de Ortiz con Villarreal en español. By Tania Ortiz Before Fanny Villarreal decided to settle in Syracuse, she served as a judge in the Peruvian jungle and …

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Connecting Two Cultures

Born in Puerto Rico, Tere Paniagua has put down roots in Syracuse while working to bridge the Latino communities in Syracuse and on the SU campus.  Nota del editor: Para leer una versión en español de este artículo, haga clic aquí. By Tania Ortiz Tere Paniagua thought she had left winter behind when she graduated Syracuse University in 1982. “That …

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Prioritizing Early Childhood

Affordable childcare, YMCA center and playspace all included in potential Syracuse Children Rising Center

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Arcènia Notilija Vilanculo

Help the Syracuse Urban Food Forest Project decide what to plant this year at 4 p.m. meeting Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Dunbar Center on the city’s South Side By Arcènia Notilija Vilanculo Guest Column for The Stand There is a saying in Portuguese that goes, “para ser imortal, plante uma árvore, escreva um livro e tenha um filho,” which …

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Monitoring blood pressure at home can be tricky. Here’s how to do it right.

By Michael Merschel, American Heart Association News Knowing your blood pressure is a basic part of good health. After all, high blood pressure increases your risk for heart disease and stroke. Black Americans are also more likely to have high blood pressure, making it all the more important that they take action. Doctors recommend that adults regularly check their blood-pressure …

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A Year in Review

Let’s look back at highlights for The Stand from 2022. Last Winter, the first class of high school students from the Syracuse Journalism Lab graduated. The Stand is proud to be a partner with the Syracuse Press Club and the media program at the Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central to inspire the next generation of budding journalists. I am …

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Winter Edition

Our 90th print edition features cover art by Robert Shetterly, an American artist who is best known for his portrait series, “Americans Who Tell the Truth.” Shetterly’s series now includes local anti-violence activist Clifford Ryan. The Stand’s Director, Ashley Kang, was commissioned to write Ryan’s bio to accompany his depiction in this national portrait series. It is republished on Page …

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New Design for City Flag Sought

Submissions will be accepted through Feb. 17, 2023 Staff Report Adapt CNY is now accepting submissions from the public for a new city flag design. Members of the public are encouraged to submit designs to the Flag Redesign Committee, which can be done electronically at Find paper submission forms at libraries, community centers and other civic spaces throughout the …

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