Introducing Freddie Hamilton, 5th Ward Councilwoman

By CHL and Dave Dancy  On Saturday March 9, 2019 veteran, local politician, Bill Philips succumbed to pancreatic cancer. Philips served for two separate terms on Utica’s common council as 5th Ward councilman. His death...

Washington D.C Utica Native Talks Higher Education

By Mark Ziobro  When individuals leave the Utica area, we seldom, if ever, hear of what accomplishments they may have achieved while calling an area other than Utica home. Several schools of higher education line...

No Irony: The Death of Nipsey Hussle

By Dave Dancy Nipsey Hussle was murdered outside of his Marathon clothing store in a strip mall in South Los Angeles on March 31st  2019. Born in 1985, Hussle was raised in South Central Los...

Movie Review: ‘Us’

By Matt DeCristo “Us” is the second movie crafted by rising filmmaker Jordan Peele, and immediately joins last year’s “A Quiet Place” as one of the better horror titles of the decade. Like its predecessor “Get...

Editorial: Education

By Susan Townley I used to joke that the only reason for going to kindergarten was to learn how to stand in line, walk in single file, and be quiet. I associate kindergarten with the beginning...

Musings about Grief, Loss & Life

By Dave Roberts  March 1st of this year marked 16 years since my daughter Jeannine died and entered a new realm of existence. Many days, I find it hard to believe that so much time...

President Trump’s FY20 Budget Slashes Critical Human Needs Programs – Will Hurt Thousands of...

By John Furman The Trump Administration released its Fiscal Year 2020 budget message AND priorities on March 11.  8. From slashing housing assistance, Medicaid, SNAP/food stamps, education, and other basic needs programs, to proposing harsh work reporting requirements...

The Mueller Report – Now What?

By Mark Ziobro For close to two years, Robert Mueller has spearheaded an investigation into the dealings of Russia and how, or if, they impacted the 2016 presidential campaign. Now that the report has been...

Voices of Polonia: Leopold Stokowski

By Ted Rajchel Stokowski  is best known for his long association with the Philadelphia Orchestra and his appearance in the  Disney film, Fantasia.  He was especially noted for his free-hand conducting style that spurned...

Black History Archive Revealed to Elders

Utica Phoenix Reports Group Photo (bottom left) Six elders of Utica’s Black community gathered at the Burke Library of Hamilton College to delve into the newly established Oneida County Black History Archive recently donated by...
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