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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 »

Q&A with Police Chief Fowler

The new Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler sat down for more than an hour with The Stand’s founder for a discussion that focused on recruitment of minority officers for the city police force. This is the first of two parts of an edited transcript of their discussion. I had read that the number of minority officers on the Syracuse force ... 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 »

Camp Opportunity

Malik Long went to camp for the first time last summer — reluctantly. He was worried he wouldn’t have a good time or get along with the other campers. However by the end of a week at an outdoors camp, Malik, a seventh-grader at Clary Middle School, had canoed, hiked through the forest and learned to identify edible plants such ... 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 »

We Made Headlines

See what happened at our launch party by watching the video made by The Stand staff videographer John Garcia And for more media coverage on The Stand’s launch, click to see the next page Read More »

Bold, Smart, Strong

Art, traveling and cooking are some of the most popular activities at the local Girls Inc. here in Syracuse. And there are even more resourceful things sprouting up every year. Inside the beautiful, red and white, three-story ZontaHouse on the corner of Douglas and Graves streets, young women develop life skills through simulation in activities like “Mini Society.” They also ... Read More »

How to Advertise in The Stand

The Stand will debut its first print issue over Valentine’s Weekend. If interested in running an ad in this first issue or online, please click on our logo above to next review our rates. Then contact The Stand’s Director Ashley Hanry to place your ad. Read More »

'Raising Our Black Boys'

Six-Week Book Discussion Continues through Feb. 25 “Raising Our Black Boys,” a six-week book discussion group for women and men, began Thursday, Jan. 21. Presented by Mothers Offering Youth Opportunity (MOYO), discussions focus on two books by Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu: “Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys” and “Raising Black Boys.” Read More »