Who Will Live In the New 15th Ward?

McKinney Manor reflected in the rain drops.

Community activists worry that the plans to replace McKinney Manor and Pioneer Homes with affordable housing will put many of the new units out of reach of current residents.  By Timia Cobb The Syracuse housing study released in March found that more than a quarter of all households in the city have incomes of less than $35,000 a year. Those …

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Residents Protest Gun Show

Anti-gun protesters at city hall

An anti-gun rally on the steps of Syracuse city hall called out the hypocrisy of the state fairgrounds hosting a gun show at a time when gun violence is plaguing our streets By Greg Munno The city of Syracuse announced plans last month to spend a million dollars to fight rising gun violence. Saturday, the state fairgrounds just beyond the …

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Eliminating Racism, Empowering Community

Born in Peru, Fanny Villarreal has become a well-known name in the Syracuse community with her work to eliminate racism and empower young women and girls through the YWCA. Aquí está la entrevista de Ortiz con Villarreal en español. By Tania Ortiz Before Fanny Villarreal decided to settle in Syracuse, she served as a judge in the Peruvian jungle and …

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Prioritizing Early Childhood

Affordable childcare, YMCA center and playspace all included in potential Syracuse Children Rising Center

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Q&A with Father Odean Dyer

Nominated by David Chaplin By Sydney Gold Q: What did it feel like when you first became a father?A. I’m a pretty new father, as my son was born April 4, 2019. He is nearly 2 years old now. And it’s been an interesting ride — very fun and challenging, especially during these times. It has been everything that I’ve …

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Q&A with Father James Williams

Nominated by Summer Merrick By Ashley Kang Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A. Excitement. Joy. Just to know that you are able to bring a life into this world is definitely one of the best feelings in the world. I was there for the birth all the way. I cut the umbilical cord and …

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Q&A with Father Arnold Malloy

Nominated by his wife, Lauren Malloy Q: How did it feel when you became a father? A: It was a year after we got married we found out we were pregnant. It was definitely a joyous occasion. It was obviously new and something to look forward to as far as a legacy standpoint for me. It was a great feeling. …

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Q&A with Father Christopher Montgomery

Nominated by Deka Dancil Q: How did it feel when you became a father? A: It was the best, scariest moment of my life. I was 23 when I had him. I didn’t know what it took to be a father. It was a quick learning process, but it’s something I enjoy every day in my life. Q: How did …

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Q&A with Father Adonis Kinsey

Nominated by Makhai Bailey Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A. I always wanted to be a dad. That was the No. 1 goal. Her mother and I were together for 10 years. When I found out she was pregnant, I was ecstatic. I always used to talk about how the kid would become a …

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