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Corcoran Graduate Speaks at Peace Conference

Le Moyne College played host to the Central New York Peace Studies Consortium’s 21st annual Peace Studies Conference Saturday, Nov. 14. The theme of this year’s conference was “Youth, Drugs, Violence and Gangs: Global, national and local challenges.” Panel discussions covered issues such as developing peaceful learning environments, group building, education in detention centers and reintegrating prisoners into the community. Read More »

Big Turnout for Youth Fair

Mary Nelson’s second annual Youth Day Fair received an excellent turnout, and while it was only my first time attending this event, I’m sure it won’t be my last. The event was held at The Oncenter  and featured performances by local youth throughout Syracuse. Some of the performances included chorus singing, a step team, band selections and cultural dance. In six separate, spacious aisles, ... Read More »

South Side Poll Workers Full of Enthusiasm

It’s Election Day in Syracuse. While this year’s election may not be as glamorous as last year’s Presidential Election, it’s still important. Across the city voters will decide on a new mayor and several common council seats, among other issues. At three South Side polling locations, Beauchamp Branch Library, Engine House No. 8 and Danforth Magnet Middle School, turn out ... Read More »

Q&A with Common Council Candidates

The Stand Speaks to candidates Thomas Seals and Howie Hawkins running for the 4th District in Syracuse, which encompasses downtown, University Hill, the near East Side and the South Side. Residents can vote for either candidate and others on Tuesday, Nov. 3, during the general election. Read More »

Hopes of a Legacy: Mary Nelson's Ladies

In the back of a local youth center on the South Side of Syracuse, a 20-year-old woman is making a positive impact on the lives of girls hoping to entertain the crowd at their next public event. While talking with Sadiyqah Nixon, head coach of the step team dubbed “Mary Nelson’s Ladies” (M.N.L ), she gives details of her past, ... Read More »

Moving from the Home to a Sustainable Business

It’s any entrepreneur’s dream to take a business idea, passion or invention and turn it into something great. The Syracuse Community Test Kitchen (COMTEK) located within the South Side Innovation Center building (SSIC) at 2610 S. Salina St., helps food entrepreneurs all over Syracuse do exactly that by teaching the skills and values needed to turn a small business into ... Read More »

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 »

October Workshops

This month’s Journalism Workshops on Producing a Personality Piece were taught by Gina Chen, a veteran newspaper journalist who is studying for a communications Ph.D at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. 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 »

Mary Nelson Calls for Help

Today I received an e-mail from Mary Nelson, who is well-known in the community for her annual Youth Day Barbecue and Backpack Giveaway and most recently for her youth center. She is in search of funding to keep her programs going. Read More »