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Mayor Acknowledges Institutional Racism in Address

Mayor Stephanie Miner, Syracuse, Skiddy Park

Celebration of Unity helped residents reflect on Father’s Day chaos On June 26, like every Sunday since moving to Syracuse from the Midwest last August, Andrew Lynch, a Jesuit Volunteer Corps member, went from his residence in Berrigan House to St. Lucy’s Church for Mass. He plopped into his favorite pew. Then he listened attentively to the homily delivered by the Rev. Jim Mathews, ... Read More »

TNT’s Second Planning Meeting

Neighbors collaborate to develop five-year plan The 2016 State of the City Address given by Mayor Stephanie Miner highlighted “the racial and ethnic lines upon which the scourge of poverty is felt,” citing that 65 percent of African-Americans in Syracuse “live in areas of extreme poverty” such as its South Side. She added, “On the far end of the poverty ... Read More »

Community Continues to Unite

To better understand how neighborhood violence impacts youth, Syracuse therapists met with Clifford Ryans, creator of OGs Against Violence, June 24 to learn about his on-the-ground anti-violence campaign and how they can help. Their meeting followed the tragic shooting June 19 during an annual Father’s Day cookout where one man was shot and killed and two others were injured on ... Read More »

Where Do We Go From Here?

Community reacts to Sunday night’s violence While the community reels as facts continue to come to light, one sentiment is widely felt: what we’ve been doing is not working. Change is needed. Speaking to various community leaders and residents, The Stand sought to see how residents can best process recent events. When gunfire broke out after 11 p.m. Sunday at an annual ... Read More »

Resources in Response to Violence

The police seek assistance in identifying men with guns in the video released last week. Call 442-5222 with tips.  All calls will be kept confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” App. If you are not comfortable contacting the police, you may contact Yusuf Abdul-Qadir, chapter director for the New York Civil Liberties Union, at (315) 471-2821 ... Read More »

NAN Says ‘We Want Answers’

Residents gather in response to Sunday’s shooting to strategize, call for independent review of incident Local residents were allowed to vent their emotions Tuesday evening at the Fountain of Life Church. The meeting organized by Twiggy Billue, president of the National Action Network Syracuse Chapter, was in response to a chaotic melee on Syracuse’s Near West Side Sunday evening where gunfire broke ... Read More »

Coalition for Respect and Responsibility Meet

In 2007 Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, headlined the 25th Annual Syracuse Jazz Fest, in which she sang her hit “Respect.” Last year Franklin, the first female inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, made a repeat visit to the festival, again captivating her fans while performing “Respect,” a two Grammy Award-winning song. In between both local ... Read More »

Annual Photo Walk Set for July 16th

The Stand’s Seventh annual South Side Photo Walk will capture a day on Syracuse’s South Side. The event will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at the South Side Innovation Center, 2610 South Salina St. (across from Dunk & Bright). The event will open with a photo lesson taught by professional photographer Bob Gates. Kate Collins, a photo & ... Read More »

PriceRite Breaks Ground

After years of preparation, the supermarket that has been spoken of so many times is finally going to become a reality, due in large part to the tireless efforts of Walt Dixie, executive director of Jubilee Homes. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday afternoon, June 17, with several political and community leaders. The 35,000-square-foot site at 611 South Ave. had ... Read More »