David Haas of @SyracuseHistory Shines Positive Light on City

This Eastwood resident shares his love and pride for Syracuse with an Instagram account.

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5 Historic Places that Defined Syracuse

Syracuse has a long unique history that newcomers may not be aware of.

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Justino Vixtha Began the Legal Immigration Process. Then, He was Arrested.

Since Justino Vixtha’s arrest last May, his family has been dealing with the fact that he might get deported because of his undocumented status.

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Breaking Down Diversity Barriers in Mental Health Services

Mental health professionals are working to make themselves more available to people of color and provide treatments tailored to their cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

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Syracuse Immigrant Legal Aid Expands as New York State Funding

The state of New York allocated $10 million in this year’s state budget, improving access to local immigration legal services.

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The Struggle for Affordable Healthcare in Central New York

The lack of affordable health coverage has affected many Central New York residents. Here are three profiles of patients and caregivers who shared their stories.

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How One CNY Athlete Made the National Sled Hockey Team

Colin Gooley was selected to play for the USA Sled Hockey team last summer.

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Joe Driscoll’s Fight to End Childhood Lead Poisoning by 2025

Story and photos by Sara Lafkir, contributing writer Syracuse artists and musicians, including Akuma Roots, Brownskin, Grupo Pagan, Blacklites, were brought together last October to “Make Lead History”. Two things prompted them to be a part of this particular lead prevention fundraiser: they either knew that lead exposure is a crisis in the city or…

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A Conversation with a Street Evangelist

Story and photos by Lindsey Sabado The Marshall Street Starbucks becomes a fishbowl as I speak to the man across from me. Two walls of the crowded coffee shop are floor-to-ceiling windows, giving us a panoramic view of the Syracuse University students rushing by in a constant stream. Dominick Mauro, a familiar face around Syracuse,…

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Inside Syracuse Cultural Workers, a Publishing Company and Store Dedicated to Activism

Story by Micah Castelo; photos by Randy Plavajka On the edge of the historic Hawley-Green neighborhood sits a commercial building with a narrow green door and raised garden beds. If not for the bright rainbow flag waving proudly from its front façade and the environmentally-friendly posters posted on its  side, your eyes might casually glaze…

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