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New York Cooperative Network to hold 2nd Business Summit

Event to feature tour of new Eat to Live Food Co-op The New York Cooperative Network is coming to Syracuse Sept. 28th to put on its second annual business summit. It will be located at the South Side Innovation Center, at 2610 S. Salina St., and will be featuring nationally renowned speakers Professor Richard Wolff, author of “Democracy at Work;” ... Read More »

I-81 Public Meeting Leaves Many with Questions

Next public meeting set for Nov. 13 at OnCenter The future of Interstate 81 is uncertain, and according to the project director, Deb Nelson, no decisions have been made. Nelson made it clear that this is just the beginning of a long process to come during a community meeting on the future of the I-81 Viaduct held Wednesday, Sept. 25, ... Read More »

Black Syracuse Project Presents “Black & Banned”

Syracuse University’s group The Black Syracuse Project (BSP) is in the process of putting on “Black & Banned” a Community Read-Out events series in coordination with Banned Books Week, a week that annually celebrates the freedom to read. Banned Books Week originally started in 1982 due to a sharp increase in the amount of books that were challenged in schools, ... Read More »

Community Responds to Attack on Elderly Man

In a matter of minutes, the 7-Eleven at the corner of South Avenue and Valley Drive transformed from business as usual to a standing ground on an issue timeworn to the community and its residents — safety. More than 100 community leaders and residents, seemingly spent by exclusion and violence, gathered to say they won’t stand for the assault that ... Read More »

‘Aunt Dee Dee’s Consignment Shop’ to be Staged

PRPAC’s season premier set in the South Side When Ryan Johnson-Travis wanted to create a play based on the lived experiences of people that his actors knew, a beauty salon on the South Side seemed like the best setting. But when talking with his mother, whom he says is always his inspiration, she urged him to set it in a ... Read More »

Free Health Screenings for Adults Offered Sept. 28

In Onondaga County, more than 10 percent of adults, or 32,000 people, do not have any type of health insurance and nearly 15 percent, or 51,000 adults, said cost prevented them from visiting a doctor in 2008 – 2009, according to the New York State Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Report from that period. And these high numbers of ... Read More »

Fanny Villarreal Works to Empower Young Women

New director of the YWCA teaches life skills to keep girls heading on the right path One look at Fanny Villarreal’s kitchen, and it’s clear that the mother of two is proud of her kids. Their artwork and examples of good grades line the cabinets, with more added every day. “My sons are the light of my life, very active, ... Read More »

Community organizer focuses on vacant houses, helping others

Local activist Phil Prehn got his start as a student protester As Phil Prehn drove down Interstate 90 from Syracuse to Albany for a concert, he had the radio playing full blast. He was gearing up to see his favorite artist, Bruce Springsteen. “I’m not saying he’s a god, but maybe a prophet,” Prehn said. Prehn has been to more ... Read More »

Eat to Live Food Co-Op is Bringing Healthy Back

New building set to open later this month It has been six years in the making, but the Eat to Live Food Co-Op has finally scheduled its highly anticipated opening for late September.  The co-op will be located at 2323 South Salina St. and is projected to be open and operating six days a week from 8 a.m. to 7 ... Read More »

Bellegrove Pastor Makes Youth Top Priority

The Rev. David Tanyhill supports, champions their successes Ashley Noel was sitting beside her mother in the red pews of the church she grew up in but had left for years. She never expected what happened to her one Sunday morning during service. The pastor called her out to come before the congregation. “I was so shocked I didn’t know ... Read More »