Community Action – It’s Time For A Change

By Casandra Harris-Lockwood, editor-in-chief In 2010 when then-Mayor Roefaro hired a consultant to research the impact of the loss of UCAI’s $10 million annual infusion of funding and programs, the biggest loss was determined to...

Community Foundation Turns Back on Poor

It will soon be two years ago that Alicia Fernandez Dicks, CEO of the Community Foundation, last sat in the office of For The Good, Inc. While she was there I explained the need for...

New Radio Voice FCC Approved Utica Phoenix Radio 95.5 FM

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Utica area listeners will hear a new kind of radio starting early this summer as Utica Phoenix Radio- also to be known as “The Heat” - goes on the air. Phoenix Radio will be...

The Patriarchy and Misogyny

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 Written By Cassandra Harris- Lockwood The Patriarchy and Misogyny 'Feminism' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year, and rightly so. Not that we coined the phrase in the 60’s but we certainly activated it and fought for...

Arts Wide Open Begins with West Side Story -Glimmerglass

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  Written By: C. Harris-Lockwood Young people from low-income families in our community have few, if any, opportunities for exposure to live performances of the arts. At one time there were numerous groups and organizations with...

A Royal Welcome

By David Dancy Photos by Thomas E. Loughlin Jr. On Friday, July 28, 2017, For The Good Inc. (FTG) presented to the community  an event of monumental, historical, cultural importance. For the first time in the...

Build It At St. Luke’s Page-Community Foundation: Have You Really Turned Your Back on...

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By: Cassandra Harris Lockwood Due to the ever-increasing number of letters in opposition to the construction of a new MVHS hospital in downtown Utica, the Phoenix has dedicated space for citizens and groups to express...

My Father’s Battle with Housing Discrimination in the early 1950’s

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By Cassandra Harris Lockwood                                   Photo by Vernon J. Harris, Jr. Vernon J. Harris, Jr. graduated from Catholic University in...

The Loss of Vernon Downs Greater than Anticipated

Photos and text by: Cassandra Harris-Lockwood: Harness racing is as old as America. Scenes and tales from the earliest days of our country depict horses and their drivers racing to the finish line. Still today...