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Saint Lucy’s Church: where sinners and saints are one in the same
A Catholic church in Syracuse's Near Westside is challenging conventional religious traditions.
HIV prevention advocates push for change
With the nation’s highest concentration of poverty among blacks, Syracuse is adopting community-oriented tactics to ending the epidemic.
I-81 tunnel proposal would mean changes for University Hill
CNY leaders and residents remain divided as underground route resurfaces among ideas for interstate viaduct's future.
Dual-language early educational programs help young Latinos advance in reading
Hispanic youth in the Westside of Syracuse connect with their culture through reading circles and literacy programs.
Indigenous community seeks justice after nearly 40 years of human rights violations
The indigenous Guarani-Kaiowá community of Brazil has not had access to their ancestral land since the 1970s. The case is being heard before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights this month.
Election volunteers, first-time voters aim to make a difference in 2016 election
Democracy in Action students cover the local and national races across Central New York.
Syracuse refugees vote in their first presidential election
Thousands of refugees have resettled in Onondaga County in the past 15 years. Today, many cast their ballots as naturalized U.S. citizens.
Donald Trump wins 2016 presidential election
In the early hours of Wednesday Nov. 9, Donald Trump was declared the president-elect of the United States.
Funk ‘N Waffles hosts benefit concert for Standing Rock as a call-to-action
The stage at Funk N’ Waffles Downtown served as both a musical and political platform to raise awareness about the Dakota Access Pipeline Wednesday night.
Community members protest solitary confinement of youth at the Justice Center
Local organizations filed a lawsuit against the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department last month. So why are 16 and 17-year-olds still being placed in “the box?”
Local groups stand in solidarity with Standing Rock
Donation drives and benefit concerts create ways for locals to support the water protectors against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Yom Kippur remains time for forgiveness, remembrance despite politcally charged times
‘We don’t want anyone else to go through an experience like the Holocaust,' say members of Temple Concord during Yom Kippur.
Upstate hackathon showcases local technology achievements
Projects presented at this fall's biannual event include a device that alerts drivers of traffic light changes and a tool that summarizes long online articles.
Voter registration drive held in an unusual place: a local prison
Inmates at the Onondaga County Justice Center were informed of their voting rights last week by local advocacy groups.
Local artist creates GIF poetry
Central New York artist Edgar Paiewonsky-Conde explains his latest art presentation, “Icons and Eye Poems.”
Students weigh in on debate season
As the vice presidential candidates square off tonight in their only debate, many are hopeful for a substantial policy discussion.
Local high school football players join the Kaepernick protest
At least three Syracuse students took a knee during a pre-game national anthem last week.
Westcott Street Fair celebrates 25th year, supports local businesses
The Westcott Street Cultural Fair celebrated its 25th year with live performances, street vendors and local businesses.
'Original Gangster' has one goal: peace
Clifford Ryans takes to the streets to spread his powerful anti-violence message.
A Southside 'Gentle Giant' leads local Black Lives Matter group, brings hope to Syracuse
Anthony Harper is no stranger to the violence in Syracuse and is rallying his community together to create change.
Deaf refugees in Syracuse work to overcome unique challenges
Resources available in the city to help with language barrier, job placement
Congolese refugee becomes church leader
A Congolese refugee fled his home country to escape a violent civil war. Papy Amani is now an unofficial leader at All Saints Church for the refugee community.
Organizations foster talents of local artists, SU students
Light Work and Point of Contact are just two local galleries that support artists in visual art and poetry.
Community team: Violence in Syracuse is more than gangs
Syracuse has targeted gangs and gang activity to combat violence, but one group says to solve this problem the city needs to focus on neighborhood relationships.
Local gallery owner welcomes variety of events, hopes to attract university community
The House of S. Jaye hosts art shows and vendor markets that give Syracuse artists a platform to share their creations.
At Sanders watch party, supporters hope for better success following Empire State primary defeat
Hillary Clinton ultimately won the 2016 New York Democratic Primary.
Local grassroots organization held concert to support Bernie Sanders
Though the crowd was small at the beginning of the event, it gradually grew as the evening went on.
As Trump supporters rallied inside Syracuse's Oncenter, the opposition was protesting outside
Protests outside Donald Trump campaign stops are becoming common, and his Syracuse speech was no exception.
Donald Trump's focus on loss of jobs resonates with Syracuse crowd
With his visit to Syracuse, the GOP frontrunner became the latest presidential candidate to stop in Central New York before Tuesday's state primary.
Some local African American leaders vouch for Bernie Sanders
At a recent press conference, four leaders spoke to press about why they are supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders.
At Syracuse campaign stop, Senator Bernie Sanders calls for love to trump hatred
Sanders is third presidential hopeful to speak in Central New York in the past week.
Downtown march draws supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders
The march comes just a few days before Sanders is set to visit Syracuse's Oncenter.
Hillary Clinton stops in Syracuse during New York campaign
The democratic hopeful led a small business roundtable and public rally at the Regional Market.
Tech Garden's Star Trek vs. Star Wars exhibit celebrates the science fiction sagas
The worlds of Star Trek and Star Wars meet at the charmingly unconventional Syracuse art exhibition.
City of Syracuse and University Collaborate Through Poster Project Including Art, Poetry
The Syracuse Poster Project illustrates the city in a vibrant way that contrasts the gloomy reputation that encompasses it.
Review: Street photography by local students shows fresh perspectives on community life
Syracuse student photographers show budding talent in companion photography exhibition to Helen Levitt's "In The Street."
Students Offer a Snapshot into Their World in the Everson’s Way I See It Exhibition
The Everson displays street photography created by middle school students in conjunction with Syracuse University's Photography and Literacy Project.
In Cuba, we call it hope
As United States-Cuba relations continue to strengthen, the island nation's people await to see how these restored relations will impact Cuba's economy, and possibly, its culture.
Embers of Eastwood
Perspectives on the City of Syracuse from the women who stayed.
SUNY-ESF researchers contribute to Adirondack moose study
Several environmental conservation organizations, including the NYS DEC, have collaborated in a yearlong project tracking moose populations in upstate NY.
Syracuse history comes to life on Instagram
David Haas, creator of an Instagram account dubbed @syracusehistory, is dedicated to sharing the stories of historic buildings and interesting homes that Syracuse residents might not know about.
Wolff’s Biergarten brings Syracuse soccer fans, beer enthusiasts together
Downtown Syracuse's new German bar caters to a wide variety of Central New Yorkers, especially soccer enthusiasts.
Syracuse Police event casts citizens in roles of arresting officers
Civilian Training Day, which introduces locals to the job of police, puts trained officers in the roles of everyday citizens resisting arrest.
Micro Expressions conveys huge message, features local bands
Transmedia seniors Kevin Sampaio and Danny Peña wanted to create a space for a large amount of artists to share small pieces of work, and a little bit of themselves.
Homeless in Syracuse, Evan battles drugs, gun violence, fellow addicts and the cold streets in hopes of recovering from heroin addiction.
Syracuse garbage truck driver in it for the long haul
Josue Prado's job is not a glorious one, however, his pride gives him energy to wake up at 2 a.m., six days a week, and drive through snow, sleet and rain.
Farmers market and garden center stays in family more than four decades after opening
Jess Hafner returned to the area 15 years ago to help manage Chuck Hafner's Farmers Market and Garden Center in North Syracuse, a popular nursery that dates back to his grandfather's farming business that started in 1922.
From stage to sound booth, opera singer Bruce Paulsen brings vocal talent to radio announcing
Bruce Paulsen began announcing at WCNY-FM after a diverse career led him both on and off the stage.
Personable owner, great food keeps customers coming back to Lady Bug Lunch Box
The downtown food stand, which has been running for over 10 years, was recently named the best food truck in Syracuse.
SU-based art collective puts on Generation XX themed art exhibit
Girl on Girl, a Syracuse feminist art collective founded in 2012, organized an exhibit focusing on the influence of past and present generations.
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