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Chief Frank Fowler Makes Request for Second Study on Racial Profiling

The city of Syracuse and the Syracuse Police Department will be releasing separate studies that examine the extent of racial profiling in the community. A co-author of the city study, economist Shawn Rohlin, said he was insulted that the police chief had commissioned a separate study of his own — saying it was “complete ridiculousness.” Read More »

Play Creates Dialogue Around Education

The critically acclaimed one-woman play “No Child” opened for its first public performance on Saturday, Sept. 25, at Syracuse Stage. It was a special performance for educators and people interested in arts education. Following the matinee show in the intimate Storch Theatre, audience members were invited to participate in a wrap-up discussion, where numerous Syracuse educators in attendance discussed the ... Read More »

Beauchamp Library Blooms with Art

Every month, the Beauchamp Branch Library invites a Syracuse artist to show their work in the main room of the library. This month, 70-year-old artist Judith Hand proudly displayed 25 watercolor and acrylic paintings in a series titled “Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.” Read More »

South Side Resident Runs for New York State Governor

Living on the South Side of Syracuse since 1991, Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for New York governor, has a strong connection and affinity for the South Side neighborhood. Hawkins is a board member of the Southside Community Coalition, where one of his key goals is to develop a community-based food cooperative to help supplement the lack of grocery ... Read More »

Changing one mindset at a time

The Junior Frontiers of the Mohawk Valley teach students skills for ultimate success Many minority students go through school unaware of their potential and capabilities. They also don’t take advantage of all the resources that are available to them. One organization that is working to awaken and expose students to a world beyond their neighborhoods is The Junior Frontiers of ... Read More »

Students Represent the South Side Community at a Citywide Art Performance

Students, artists and community activists from the four quadrants of the city — South Side, Eastwood, West Side and North Side — came together to produce a unique, citywide puppet performance titled Art-in-Motion to celebrate the diversity and creativity of each neighborhood and foster an overall sense of community in Syracuse. Read More »

Former South Side Doctor Pens Book; Local Free Clinic Opening

Oddly enough, for the last nine years Syracuse’s traditional South Side didn’t have in its midst a medical practice to help take care of its population’s growing health needs. How did we allow this to happen? At the beginning of her book, Dr. Jennifer Daniels offers us some glimpses to help answer this issue, which, according to accounts published at ... Read More »

Looking for Loans

Though there is plenty of opportunity on the South Side, businesses struggle to get loans A generation ago, South Salina Street bustled with business, serving as the city’s main corridor for commerce. Read More »

Shoe Store Steps Up

Fitting people with proper shoes has been the mission for this South Salina Street store Amatullah Yamini and her husband, Hassan, owners of Salina Shoe Salon, Inc., witnessed a man walking to the bus in shoes so grungy that the heels flopped with every step. The couple invited him into their shop, fitted him with a pair of boots and ... Read More »

After losing sight, Donna Reese adapts and brings her message to others

Donna Reese said she used to have problems with both her night vision and her peripheral vision, but she didn’t think about it much. Then, one night, driving home from work, she found she had trouble seeing. Reese, former president of Syracuse’s chapter of the NAACP, blamed it on simply being tired. Read More »