Rome Students Once Again Excel in Mathematics

ROME, NY – Twelve sixth grade students from Staley Upper Elementary School showed off their science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills by competing to win their grade division during the 2017 DimensionU Department of...

Judge Joan Shkane Dispelling myths and confusion about the legal system

MYTH: Labor unions are subject to the same laws as individuals regarding defamatory speech. REALITY: A court in a recent case found that a painter’s union, involved in a labor dispute with a hotel’ management,...

Community Development Please

By Cassandra Harris-Lockwood In a community where at least 40% of the population lives in, at or near the poverty line, no amount of nano or economic development is going to change the populace or...

We Need to Do More for Older Kids

  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...

Voices of Polonia-Johnny Lujack—Football Great— Heisman Trophy Winner

By Ted Rajchel Background He played college football for the University of Notre Dame, and professionally, for the Chicago Bears. Lujack was the first of several successful quarterbacks who hailed from Western Pennsylvania. Others include...

The Matter of Black Lives in America

By: David Dancy There was a time in America when the value of Black lives was not a topic of debate. Unlike now, it seems America still needs to come to terms with fairness and...

Debate for Utica City School District Board of Education Candidate

A free-admission, open-to-the-public debate for the four candidates vying for the one open seat on the Utica City School District Board of Education will be held Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., in the...

MVCC’s Airframe and Powerplant program accepting applications

Mohawk Valley Community College is accepting applications now for the Airframe and Powerplant certificate program’s cohort beginning May 1. This program is the only community college-based aviation maintenance program in New York State, and one...

MVCC Colorful Girls Rock Symposium November 16

Patricia Washington, coordinator for the college in Prison New Directions was the panel moderator. Panelists included Sergeant Starr Rae Wooden, Utica Police Department, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, President and CEO of For The Good, Inc and...

Introducing Sheila L. Brown NYS’s First Black Woman Radio Station Owner

Recently, The Utica Phoenix published an article referring to Phoenix Radio owner, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, as the first Black woman to own a radio station in New York. Harris-Lockwood is actually the first Black woman...
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