April Issue

The Stand’s April print issue visits family-owned Dunk & Bright, examining  the generations of Brights who have run the  store and introduces Joe Bright, a fourth generation set to take the helm in the coming years.

Hear from the city’s new Deputy Mayor Sharon Owens and the director of Greater Syracuse H.O.P.E. Ocesa Keaton in two separate Q&As. Both women are working to find tangible ways to tackle Syracuse’s poverty and raise awareness of the city’s overlooked positives. Also meet Brandon Hanks, a newly hired officer to Syracuse’s police force, in our They Wear Blue series. Hanks grew up on Syracuse’s South Side and said when touring the jail as a part of his police training, he has seen best friends, brothers, staring back at him from behind the bars, representing everything he is working to improve.

The South Side Newspaper Project also has a big announcement. Our annual Photo Walk, held each July, was selected as one of seven projects to receive the Finding Common Ground grant. Funding from the Agora Journalism Center will go to expand our Photo Walk. Check back in May for more details for this summer’s event.

To download the full issue as a pdf, click here.

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