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Winter Basketball

Syracuse PAL Provides Sports and Mentorship Through New Basketball League By Thad Green The Winter Basketball League is a new initiative by the Syracuse Police Athletic/Activities League (PAL) designed to provide a safe environment for local youth to stay active and learn life lessons. “Our goal is to build relationships between law enforcement and the community. (This league) is another ... Read More »

Syracuse Native Hired as Lead Program Administrator

Jessica Vinciguerra fills spot more than a year after city passed the Lead Abatement and Control Ordinance By Sydney Gold In the city’s most recent step in its ongoing battle to address childhood lead poisoning, Mayor Ben Walsh’s office announced Jessica Vinciguerra will join the city’s Department of Neighborhood and Business Development as Lead Program administrator. In this position, Vinciguerra ... Read More »

Field of Service

Varsity football players help deliver Thanksgiving cheer By Ashley Kang Read More »

Opinion: Gerrypandering

Onondaga County Executive met with packed room, urging him to veto Republican-led redistricting map or potentially face a lawsuit     By Jeff KramerMaybe in a perfect world, with his self-styled reputation as a “bipartisan problem solver,” Ryan McMahon doesn’t host a standing room only potential super-spreader in a cramped conference room. Maybe he takes charge, as you might expect ... Read More »

Not Alone: Aging as a Community

Dr. Sharon Brangman and Upstate Geriatrics begin outreach to educate Syracuse’s elders on healthy living, medical resources By Rebecca Meluch Leaves scattered across the parking lot of Syracuse Community Connections and became trapped underneath the bottoms of cold plastic chairs that were laid out for attendees at Seasons of Change, an event organized to bring older Syracuse residents together to ... Read More »

Fighting Mental Health Stigmas

How one family changed the perception of mental health in the Black church By Darian Stevenson Marquis Neal-Eure ends his voicemail message with the words “Stay blessed and remember, protect your mental health.”  In using those words, he brings together his two passions: His faith in God, and his fight to destigmatize mental health issues in the Black community. Throughout his ... Read More »