Hometown News

Civil Rights Cold Cases Discussed

A panel of advocates for further investigation into civil rights murders explained why their cases were important, even after 40 years, to an audience that included children from the South Side. The Cold Case Justice Initiative presented the panel discussion, held Saturday, Feb. 27, on the Syracuse University campus. The justice initiative is made up of a group of law ... Read More »

Blueprints of New Supermarket Revealed

The Jubilee Homes of Syracuse, Inc. held an open house Saturday, Feb. 20, to reveal the blueprints of a new South Side grocery store. Wearing winter coats, hats and gloves, community members and elected officials gathered at 611 South Ave. to view the plan that will transform the 22,000 square-foot building into a 33,000 square-foot community supermarket that will include ... Read More »

Common Council Votes to Move Forward with Lincoln Avenue Facility

But permit could be revoked if SBH doesn’t improve relations with neighbors The Syracuse Common Council overwhelmingly approved a special permit for a halfway house on Lincoln Avenue Monday, Feb. 8, but warned the company running it that it needed to improve relations with neighbors. The 8-1 vote allows Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare to move ahead with a proposed 22-unit facility ... Read More »

Unsung Hero Award Winner Promotes Dance

When she set out to start an organization for children who dreamed of learning to dance, Donna Bradford had two things on her side: the inspiration of her daughter, Shaina, and a mantra to “accept everybody.” What she lacked was business experience, construction experience and widespread recognition. And perhaps most surprisingly, she’s hardly danced a step in her life. Read More »

Simple Census

Only 10 minutes, 10 questions State and federal officials say the 2010 Census form is easier and shorter than any other census form used in the past. But some South Side residents are still hesitant to fill out the form. Read More »

Money slated to fund study, co-op

Two South Side nonprofit organizations — one aimed at improving local residents’ diets, the other at helping young men and women get a college education — have received nearly $15,000 from a coalition of local institutions that want their efforts to succeed. Read More »

Recognizing National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The 10th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day took place Feb. 7. Though a national event, the Central New York HIV Care Network and Black Leadership Commission on AIDS/Syracuse (BLCA), are doing what they can to make sure that the word gets out to all of Syracuse. Read More »

Harold Ford Jr. Speaks in South Side

Former Tennessee Congressman Harold C. Ford Jr. spoke about the economy, jobs and immigration reform at the Southwest Community Center Sunday as part of a whirlwind tour of Syracuse. Ford, a 39-year-old Democrat who served in the U.S. Congress from 1997 to 2007, is considering challenging New York junior senator Kirsten Gillibrand in this November’s election. He spoke for about ... Read More »

Gwen Ifill Keynote Speaker at MLK Celebration

And South Side Resident Donna Bradford Honored We must reconsider Martin Luther King Jr.’s achievements, PBS anchor and journalist Gwen Ifill told attendees of Syracuse University’s event to honor the ’60s Civil Rights leader Sunday night. “Most of our children don’t even know what a lunch counter is anymore,” Ifill, the managing editor and moderator of Washington Week, told the ... Read More »