Hometown News

Mayoral Candidates Speak to South Side Residents

Syracuse’s three mayoral candidates participated in a question and answer forum Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Most Holy Rosary Church on Bellevue Avenue. Otis Jennings, Stephanie Miner and Steve Kimatian, were all on hand to answer questions posed by the event’s organizers, Syracuse United Neighbors (SUN). Read More »

South Side Residents turn out for Common Council Forum

Dozens of South Side residents attended the Common Council Candidate Forum at the Beauchamp Branch Library Tuesday, Oct. 13. The event, arranged by The Southside Coalition and Syracuse United Neighbors, gave community members a chance to hear the candidates answer questions related to the area.  It was also a chance for residents to speak up and have their voices heard. ... Read More »

Series to Assist Teenage, Single Mothers

When Marcelle Haddix received the news of 20-month-year-old Imani Jennings’ death, she understood that a tragedy had befallen the community: a toddler was repeatedly abused and later beaten to death by her teenage mother’s 15-year-old-boyfriend. Yet, the one thing she couldn’t understand was why community members had failed to support Jennings or her mother long before the toddler’s death. Haddix, ... Read More »

Get ‘Fit’ in a Local Park

In an increasingly fast paced world, finding time to exercise and stay healthy is becoming harder and harder.  But FIT Parks!, a collaboration between Upstate Medical University, the City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs and Onondaga Community College, is trying to change this. Read More »

How Community Test Kitchen Spiced up NYS Fair

Kickin’ Chicken Riggie Sauce Newest Taste Coming Out of Test Kitchen Like many Central New Yorkers, Rachel Herrin was looking forward to the state fair this year. She was not looking forward to the concerts, exhibits and rides though. What had her excited was the food. Read More »

Army Announcement

Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Douglas K. Crews Sr. has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Read More »