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A Legion Diminished

Fewer veterans of current conflicts are joining the American Legion American Legion Post 1361 needs a few more good men like Josh Hefti. Hefti, a corporal in the Marine Corps Reserves who spent 10 months in Iraq, returned home in 2009 and did the unheard of: He decided to become a member, and is now the Syracuse post’s one and ... Read More »

Preventing HPV

South Side health center can provide vaccine at little to no cost Waiting at the bus stop on the corner of South Salina Street and McKinley Avenue, Aries Williams plays the big sister role and chastises her little brother after he chases his football into the middle of a busy street. Aries, a 16-year-old junior, is headed home from her ... Read More »

October Spoken Word Workshop

The Stand held a Spoken Word Workshop taught by Verbal Blend’s Director Cedric Bolton on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 at the South Side Innovation Center. Read More »

Launching Pad

New SKY PAD Studios helps local recording artists make it big With the help of a local recording label, local R&B artist Erika Lovette is in the process of creating her second R&B album — one that will include songs by the same person who performed a song with R&B artist Anita Baker. SKY PAD Studios, a new recording label ... Read More »

Catholic Charities aims to Educate Hispanic Girls on Teen Pregnancy

Nationally, teenage pregnancy is declining, but in the Hispanic population, that decline is minimal Last spring, Conchita Mazorra bought a couple of prom dresses. Not for herself — at 68 years old, she’s eyeing retirement more than dances. Instead, Mazorra bought them for several of the young women in her Latinamigas program, a pregnancy prevention program run by Catholic Charities. Read More »

The Bully Problem

Schools in Syracuse engage students in how to respond to conflict Imagine hearing this in grade school: “You’re the dumbest girl I’ve ever met.” That’s what 10-year-old Vanessa Williams heard one girl say to another in her fifth-grade class at the Southside Charter Academy. “Bullying happens every day,” Vanessa said. Read More »

Creek Rats get dirty to make Onondaga Creek clean again

Dedicated volunteers spend hours collecting trash and cleaning up Onondaga Creek As they walked down toward Onondaga Creek in dry shoes, a little after 8 a.m. on a sunny September Saturday, Bob Graham and Steve Seleway remembered what the water had looked like when they began hauling trash out of the polluted channel. Read More »

TNT Holds October Meeting

Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today (TNT) Area 3 Planning Council for the South Side met Monday, Oct. 4, at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School, 416 E. Raynor Ave., for this month’s community meeting. There were approximately 24 people in attendance, including South Side residents and representatives from the police department, code enforcement, Dunbar and Home HeadQuarters. Read More »

A Young Equestrian

Jovan Daniel began riding at a young age and wants to become a professional trainer For as long as he can remember, South Side resident Jovan Daniel loved horses. While his mother attended school at the University of Minnesota, 3-year-old Jovan would tag alongside her and visit the place on campus where students could board horses. He fed them and ... Read More »