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Maintaining Peace

Organization wants to implement ‘conflict transformation’ initiative A South Side organization has decided on strong marching orders toward its ambitious goal of establishing systemic change to combat youth violence in Syracuse neighborhoods. Members of the organization — the ACTS Community Violence Task Force — say they want to move beyond merely resolving conflicts and instead focus on transforming the South ... Read More »

Book Buddies

One-on-one sessions strive to improve Seymour Academy students’ reading levels During Isaac Osei-Bobie’s first session as a Book Buddy, he had to chase 6-year-old Julio Pinet Jr. around the Seymour Dual Language Academy library and persuade him to settle down long enough to finish his lunch and complete reading his sight words. Although it was just the first session, Osei-Bobie ... Read More »

Moving Past Abuse

Ardena Harvey decides to tell her story to help others and herself move forward in life Read More »

Current Issue

The November cover features King Nazir Leon — “Baby King” — who is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Several registry drives have been held, but still no match. The challenge? Race is a major factor in finding a match, and only 7 percent of registered donors are African-American. The Stand’s director Ashley Kang has been on the registry ... Read More »

Planting a Future

Community members of all ages work to revitalize a McKinley Park Children sank shovels into the earth and tossed dirt onto tarps. The sound of laughter and spattering soil filled the air. “You guys are doing great!” Diane Cooter, a member of a McKinley Park supporters group, yelled out as the children stomped dirt down at the base of freshly ... Read More »

Spooktacular Provides Safe, Fun Halloween Atmosphere

For the Eighth annual Halloween Spooktacular, Beauchamp Branch Library provided a safe environment for children to dress up, play games and take pictures. Christine Richie, a library staff member, was the coordinator for the Oct. 29 event, and said that this year she added a larger variety of games. Richie enlisted the help of friends and regular library patrons to ... Read More »

Tiny Homes Project Stalled

Unexpected delays prevent group from offering permanent shelter for homeless vets It’s been a long road for Andrew Lunetta, executive director of A Tiny Home for Good as he has tried to secure land and build tiny homes for the homeless. The road has been wrought with lengthy application processes, zoning issues, criticisms, meetings and a roller coaster of promising ... Read More »

Plea: Say No to Guns

Clifford Ryan considers himself an important voice on gun violence in the local community Standing in front of an abandoned house on Midland Avenue, a 52-year-old man holds up a white sign denouncing gun violence as kids and cars travel by him. In black Nikes, cargo shorts and a white polo, Clifford Ryan walks up and down the street, speaking ... Read More »

Vision Center Expands

Local community center soon to enter second phase of construction The Clarence Jordan Vision Center, a provider of South Side children’s programs for the past decade, will wrap up interior construction within a year or two, people working on the project say. “Just making the space updated, people think we’re new. They’re like, ‘What’s that? What goes on in there?”’ ... Read More »