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Community Gathers to Address Gun Violence

A group of Syracuse citizens organized a peaceful walk at McKinley Park on July 21 to demand justice for Jamire Gillard, who was shot and killed July 13. Chants of “stop the violence now” and “if you know something, say something” filled the streets, as the group became bigger by the block. The walk was attended by about 25 people of all ... Read More »

Syracuse Nonprofit Exists to Help Pets in Need

The Kia Foundation serves as city’s only pet food bank The Westcott Community Center in Syracuse was filled with a scent that pet owners know all too well recently — pet food. Volunteers from the Kia Foundation Inc. lugged in 2,000 pounds of food and supplies for their latest monthly giveaway since the company’s inception in September 2018. A line ... Read More »

Annual event set to march into its 10th year July 27 Read More »

Sorority Honors Student Achievers

Several local students recently received awards for academic achievement from local chapter members of Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity during the sorority’s 50th annual Youth Achievement Luncheon. The Xi Chapter of Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, an organization of graduate business and professional women established nationally in 1937, hosted its annual achievement luncheon Saturday, June 8, at ... Read More »

PEACE Employees, Volunteer Recognized

Three employees with PEACE Inc. received awards for their work helping people living in poverty.  Theresa Mulroy received the Personal Achievement Award, Marc Sustache the Program Service Award and Rasheada Caldwell the Leadership Award. All awards were presented by The New York State Community Action Association (NYSCAA). Theresa Mulroy Mulroy was a victim of domestic abuse and came to PEACE ... Read More »

Observing Juneteenth

On his first visit to Syracuse’s annual celebration, our columnist puts locals’ loyalty to the test Read More »