Author Archives: Ashley Kang

Mayor Holds 2016 State of the City Address in South Side

Residents voice concern for neighborhood poverty South Side resident Joe Niles has been driving his maroon Subaru Outback station wagon through Baldwin Avenue every day since buying it last summer. A single-block road, Baldwin Avenue looks like a lunar landscape. It is pockmarked with 33 potholes. If Niles drives from Baldwin Avenue across West Newell Street his vehicle has to go ... Read More »

Less Walking

More students to have access to buses soon Syracuse public school students have won a small victory, having persuaded the city’s educational authorities to shorten the required distance from students’ homes to school in order for them to qualify to take a bus. The change in policy, announced shortly before school holidays in December, allows students living a mile and ... Read More »

Innovative Minds

Local entrepreneurs discuss joys, pitfalls of starting a business At its first event of 2016, the Good Life Youth Foundation featured three Syracuse entrepreneurs who shared their ups and downs of owning a business. The goal of the panel was to encourage attendees, especially the youth, to consider starting their own businesses. “I believe that every youth and adult has ... Read More »

A Friendly Five

Al’s Wine & Whiskey to host night of entertainment It’s been considered the coldest month of the year. I don’t doubt it considering last February presented all-time cold temperatures for many U.S. cities. One city in New York state averaged just under 11 degrees for the entire month. Yeah, that’s cold. But February is also the warmest month of the ... Read More »

Rotary Chat

City Rotary Club launches new series to engage residents on current topics The Syracuse Inner City Rotary Club kicked off a new initiative to engage the community with its rotary chat: a monthly, informal session with a prominent individual in the Syracuse community. For January, Aggie Lane presented information about the Urban Jobs Task Force, a nonprofit organization advocating for ... Read More »

Current Issue

The Stand’s February print issue features Father Sherrod Taylor on the cover with his three sons. The issue also examines how cold weather and short daylight hours bring tough choices for local families already struggling to pay their utility bills and where they can turn for help. Also featured is an update on the district’s decision to provide more students ... Read More »

Meet Tina Zagyva

Community liaison will meld an artistic background with her new role Tina Zagyva, 31, lives on Syracuse’s West Side and was hired at the end of November 2015 as the coordinator for Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today, a citizen-led community organization in Syracuse. She also teaches as an adjunct instructor at Bryant & Stratton College and holds degrees in fine arts. Q. ... Read More »

Addressing Use for Vacant Lot

Residents share ideas about how to use lot during recent TNT meeting Syracuse city officials are hoping to find a new use for a vacant lot, a high-visibility space that abuts South Salina Street at the intersection that serves as the South Side’s northern gateway. Paul Driscoll, who heads the city’s office of neighborhood and business development, said the city ... Read More »

Q&A with Sherrod Taylor

Nominated by his wife who says despite working the third shift at UPS, he always finds time to play with his boys Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: It’s an overwhelming feeling. I think as a guy you don’t really know what to expect. During the pregnancy, I didn’t really feel anything — wasn’t ... Read More »

New Radio Show on Relationships Launches

‘Relationship Matters with ArDenay’ airs every Monday Ardena Harvey sat down, thought, prayed and came up with the game plan for her first ever radio show. She’s admittedly more of a writer than a talker and gets her ideas out better with some planning. She launched her radio career in December with a weekly relationship show airing on WSIV 1540. ... Read More »