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Syracuse Playwright Examines I-81’s Impact

‘salt/city/blues’ hones in on racial and class divides created by the highway By Darian Stevenson The Federal-Aid Highway Act, approved by Congress in 1956, authorized more than 41,000 miles of safe, efficient roads that would revolutionize American interstate travel and commerce. But the highway expansion widely scarred America’s urban communities of color, including Syracuse’s own South Side. That’s why Kyle ... Read More »

Skilled Trades Q&A

Trades Teacher: Ebony Farrow By Ashley Kang Advocacy, says Ebony Farrow, is how she got into workforce development. “I’ve been an advocate for as long as I think I could talk,” she says with a laugh. “With the Pathways to Apprenticeship program, I wanted to make sure Syracuse residents had an opportunity to access jobs paying livable wages.” The 11-week, ... Read More »

Spring Issue

The Stand is now a digital first publication. Digital first means content is released into new media channels in preference to traditional ones. This means you may have already seen online the stories featured in our Spring 2022 Print Edition. But it also means, moving forward, that every print edition represents our best stories from the past few months. The ... Read More »

Elks Lodge Reopening, Recruiting for Marching Unit

By Ashley Reeves After more than two years of uncertainty due to the pandemic, the Syracuse Elks Lodge #1104 is now set to re-open and seeks youth to refill the ranks of its award-winning marching unit. As part of an international organization that contributes to its community, Elks Lodge #1104 provides educational programs to local youth, like the marching band, ... Read More »

Going Through Hoops

Book Revisits Epic Game and Life Pre-81 By Jeff Kramer Author M.C. Antil had a problem. He set out to write a local basketball history on the long-defunct Syracuse Parochial League, the colorful 10-team affiliation of Catholic high schools and its outsized contributions to the game. But what happens when — after hundreds of interviews — you come to understand ... Read More »

Teaming Up

Probation Partners with South Side Volunteers for Food Drive Read More »

Humanitarian Parole

By Jeff Kramer  Mohammad Raziq and his family were safely aboard a flight from Kabul to Qatar when a suicide bomber struck the airport they’d left behind three hours earlier, killing 170 Afghan civilians and 13 U.S. troops. Six months later, Raziq, a father of four who served as an interpreter attached to U.S. Special Forces in Kandahar, works at ... Read More »

What Tenants Need to Know as Eviction Cases Resume 

By Mandy Kraynak New York state’s eviction moratorium, which had been in place since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, expired Jan. 15. During the moratorium, landlords could not file new eviction cases or proceed with pending cases if tenants signed a hardship declaration.  Now, eviction cases can resume. Tenants must be served with a 14-day notice and ... Read More »