Tag Archives: Syracuse

Bike Safety in Syracuse

The phrase “it’s as easy as riding a bike” isn’t one Mike Lyon uses. The Onondaga Cycling Club president said his 18-mile trek to work is a zig zag from Baldwinsville to the city. He avoids certain streets because he can’t safely share the road with motor vehicles, and there are no bike lanes for him to use along the ... Read More »

Back to School Giveaway Serves Thousands of Students

Thousands of Syracuse City School District students lined up in the hot sun on the corner of South Salina Street and Wood Avenue Saturday morning for one reason. The students were to receive backpacks and other school supplies from the 14th annual Mary Nelson Back to School Barbeque and School Supply Giveaway. The event was presented by the Mary Nelson ... Read More »

A Place to Relax

Harlow Park provides a common ground for sports, community, history Syracuse parks have long been gathering places for individual neighborhoods, and although they provide a sense of identity, the committee on Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs is responsible for maintaining them all. There are 175 public parks in the city by the count of Common Councilor Bob Dougherty, who is ... Read More »

Eat To Live Food Co-Op Closes Its Doors

Co-Op Board shuts down grocery store to restructure Less than three months after opening, the Eat to Live Food Cooperative has closed in order to restructure and hire a new general manager. The 3,000-square-foot grocery store closed after the Dec. 17, 2013, annual membership meeting. Read More »

NAACP convention visits Syracuse

The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) New York State Conference will hold its 77th annual convention at the Crowne Plaza Syracuse hotel at 701 E. Genesee St.  The convention starts at noon Friday and ends this Sunday, Oct. 13. This year’s convention will focus on the topic “Health Care, Education, Jobs & Gun Violence.”  New York ... Read More »

Many Residents, Mayor-elect Attend annual South Side Tree Lighting

The annual South Side Christmas Tree Lighting was held at the corner of East Colvin and South Salina streets Monday, Dec. 7. Despite a sprinkling of snow, a crowd of more than 50 South Side residents was on hand for the event, sponsored by Key Bank. Read More »

Vote for PSA on World AIDS Day

Larry Elin, associate professor in the Television, Radio, Film Department at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School, asked his class to produce six public service video clips for ACR. Visit ARC and vote for your favorite. Read More »

The Doo Wop Era

There was a time, from the late 1950s until the early ’60s, that if you saw a group of young black men standing together on a street corner in their neighborhoods, they were only singing. They were singing the music of the time. Music which became known as “doo wop.” At the time of its popularity, it was called R&B ... Read More »

A Grandmother's Voice

R. Deborah Davis, a professor at SUNY Oswego and grandmother of seven, speaks with The Stand’s community reporter and retired teacher Evelyn Williams about her grandchildren, their education through the Syracuse City School District and the obstacles they have had to overcome. Davis continues to “push” her youngest grandchildren to continue their educations despite the failures she see in our ... Read More »