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Hope is Supermarket will Revitalize South Side

The leaders of an effort to get a grocery store on the South Side were short on answers but long on optimism in a public meeting Thursday night, Nov. 19, at the Southwest Community Center. Walt Dixie, executive director of Jubilee Homes of Syracuse, Inc. and leader of the Neighborhood Supermarket Initiative, stressed that the meeting was only preliminary, but ... Read More »

South Side Meeting for new Supermarket

Residents of Syracuse’s South Side meet and share ideas with Jubilee Homes, which is planning on establishing a supermarket for the South Side. – Video shot by John Garcia, master’s student at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Read More »

Upcoming Events

The Stand has heard about several events coming up. Below are a few you may be interested in attending. For even more planned events, keep an eye on The Stand’s calendar listing located on the left side of the homepage. If you know of something else that should be added, please send information to Read More »

Corcoran Graduate Speaks at Peace Conference

Le Moyne College played host to the Central New York Peace Studies Consortium’s 21st annual Peace Studies Conference Saturday, Nov. 14. The theme of this year’s conference was “Youth, Drugs, Violence and Gangs: Global, national and local challenges.” Panel discussions covered issues such as developing peaceful learning environments, group building, education in detention centers and reintegrating prisoners into the community. Read More »

Big Turnout for Youth Fair

Mary Nelson’s second annual Youth Day Fair received an excellent turnout, and while it was only my first time attending this event, I’m sure it won’t be my last. The event was held at The Oncenter  and featured performances by local youth throughout Syracuse. Some of the performances included chorus singing, a step team, band selections and cultural dance. In six separate, spacious aisles, ... Read More »

Mary Nelson Youth Fair

The second annual Mary Nelson Youth Fair in Syracuse was held Saturday, Nov. 14, at the OnCenter. — Video shot by John Garcia, master’s student at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Read More »

Update on The Director

Recently, I (The Stand’s Director) have been quite busy. The Web site was updated nearly every day last week with new stories and election coverage, and necessary administrative work seems to never end. New stories have been posted this week, too. Follow us on Twitter to be first to hear about updates! Read More »

Corcoran's New Schedule Lacking

Delvon Shepherd doesn’t understand why Corcoran High School no longer lets him stay after class for extra help from his teachers. “They eliminated all after-school activities except for sports,” the 15-year-old junior said. Read More »

Youth Get Spotlight Saturday

Mary Nelson to Host second annual Youth Day Fair Nov. 14 She’s been featured on “Live! With Regis and Kelly.” Her back-to-school programs have attracted from across the country. Some of those events have drew as many as 9,000. Her vision, her role in the Syracuse community stretches further than just Palmer and South Avenue. Read More »

Election Update, Consider These Upcoming Events

Stephanie Miner wins election as Syracuse’s next Mayor, and Thomas M. Seals wins the common council seat for the 4th district. Both candidates are democrats. Also, voters passed proposal 2 on the New York state ballot,  authorizing the state to allow inmates to do volunteer work for nonprofit groups. Read More »