Tag Archives: Syracuse

Former Gang Member Promotes Cease-Fire

Balloon release allows families to remember those lost to violence A former V-NOT gang member is attempting to put an end to neighborhood violence — despite the fact that he is locked up in federal prison. Habakkuk Nickens, 30, is serving a 20-year prison sentence in Federal Correctional Institution, Ray Brook, in upstate New York. A jury convicted Nickens for ... Read More »

Finding Purpose

We Rise Above the Streets distributes needed meals to homeless Read More »

Citizen Oversight

New administrator joins Syracuse’s Citizen Review Board His elevator pitch to Syracuse residents reads like a script for a radio commercial: Are you concerned about police misconduct? Have you heard about the Citizen Review Board? Have you had an experience with an officer that you feel is unjust? Have you heard about the Citizen Review Board? The new CRB administrator ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Eat To Live Reopens April 20

Board hires new managers, plans grand reopening The Eat To Live Food Cooperative is set to open its doors again, after being closed for two years due to financial overruns. Joseph Bryant, the president of the cooperative, said that during the two-year closed period the board made changes that would ensure that the store remains open. Last year at this time, the ... Read More »