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Syracuse to Hold Gun Buyback Program Saturday

Staff Report A Community Gun Buyback program will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at the St. Lucy’s Food Pantry, 425 Gifford St. People who return hand guns and assault rifles under the amnesty program will be eligible to receive a financial payment and an iPad, on a first come-first served basis. No identification is ... Read More »

Here’s a Photo Walk Volunteer’s Top Tips to taking a Great Shot

Forced to skip 2020’s Photo Walk due to restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic, our project’s most popular community training is back along with another citywide Photo Contest to capture often overlooked places in Syracuse, as well as the faces that call those places home. This month, a dozen photographers and community members have volunteered their time to lead five separate ... Read More »

Community Educator on Eviction

Tre’Coy Boyd takes on new role to help inform renters of their rights By Eddie Velazquez Onondaga County’s Volunteer Lawyers Project Eviction Defense has expanded its roster of community advocates. The nonprofit, which specializes in providing legal aid to residents who are unable to seek paid legal services, recently hired Tre’Coy Boyd as its new legal assistant and community educator ... Read More »

A Friendly Five

Daughter schedules memorial to remember Syracuse street musician Read More »

Brady Market Holds Grand Opening

By Carole Horan Market. Definition: A market is a place where two parties, usually buyers and sellers, can gather to facilitate the exchange of goods and services. Oh but the Brady Market is so much more than that! According to their website “Brady Market is a grocery store with retail, deli/catering, wholesale grocery operations, job training, and wrap-around healing support ... Read More »

Meet Toryana Jackson: Henninger High School’s First African-American Valedictorian

By Sydney Gold After roughly a year of Zoom school, Toryana Jackson woke up to another day of classes on her computer. Before she logged on to class, she got a call. “I answer it, and it’s my principal, Ms. Dowdell,” Toryana recalled. “She said, ‘I want to tell you this exciting news. You are valedictorian. We’re so proud of ... Read More »

Community Groups Call for Greater Lead Remediation

By Sydney Gold Families for Lead Freedom Now hosted the “People’s Public Hearing on Lead Poisoning: Environmental Justice for Syracuse Now!” Saturday, June 12, with hope of calling attention to Syracuse’s continued lead crisis. The event featured speakers from across the community, moderated by co-chairs Oceanna Fair, the South Branch Leader of Families for Lead Freedom Now, and Gabriel Mkandama, ... Read More »

Summer Photo Contest Returns

By Sydney Gold After more than a year of social distancing due to COVID-19 restrictions, finding ways to connect with the community has proven difficult — and crucial.  As the nation reopens and vaccinations continue, we’ve never been more eager to celebrate the faces and stories that define our community. To do so, The Stand will once again hold a ... Read More »

Residents March in Memory of George Floyd

By Eddie Velazquez Dozens of demonstrators and activists marched toward the Syracuse Police Department building downtown Tuesday, May 25, in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, rallying behind cries for just policing and calling for an end to police brutality. Bishop H. Bernard Alex leads marchers down Willow Street towards downtown Syracuse on May 25, ... Read More »