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...

Chamber: Wrong Message at the Wrong Time

Chamber Effort to Derail Bail Reforms Wrong Message at the Wrong Time The morning of June 19th, as many friends and supporters of For The Good and Phoenix Media were eagerly awaiting the second airing...

CHL’s Save the Community Gardens Birthday Bash!

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  Please share this widely and wildly! My birthday is this Wednesday, September 7th. The Garden, the Study Buddy Club, and For The Good are in peril. Please come to possibly the last Linwood Place...

From The Editor

By C Harris- Lockwood A Facebook meme which I have seen before recently popped up on my page. It was something to the effect of “No Black person alive today was ever a slave. No...

Phoenix Editorial Page :The Myths and Truths About White Privilege

Ten Myths and Truths About White Privilege The term “White privilege” is heard everywhere from the news to social media to in-person conversations today. Everyone knows it has something to do with racism, particularly...

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...

Pregnant Woman Alleges Violent Threat by Man on Cover

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The Utica Phoenix has been made aware of a disturbing incident which allegedly occurred at the June 7th rally in front of the State Office Building. It involved the unidentified Union worker, pictured on...

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...

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...

Japanese Barberry, The Tick Magnet

Japanese Barberry, The Tick Magnet If you live in the country around here, either you or someone you know has been bitten by a tick, the bad tick, the tiny red and black deer tick....