South Side

May 19, 2013 - 9:50pm
A Syracuse Subway restaurant owner lost more than 200 pounds in part from the franchise's Fresh Fit diet popularized by Jared Fogle.

Fifteen years ago, 425-pound Jared Fogle shed more than half of his person on the Subway diet.

From then on Fogle was inextricably linked to the national fast-food chain’s brand, appearing in more than 300 commercials and, for better or worse, becoming the grinning, bespectacled face of weight loss in America.

Following in Fogle’s footsteps is Dov Abramovsky, a 29-year-old former lawyer who was once heavy enough to elicit complaints from his fellow airplane passengers.

September 20, 2010 - 8:40pm
The chaplain of SU's Historically Black Church ministry sees himself as a “stand-in parent" to students.

The Rev. Rick Hill has seen it many times before: a student comes to Syracuse University fresh faced and naïve from high school, and by the semester’s end he or she is too focused on finding the next good time.

“We have students come here in August and by Thanksgiving they’re unrecognizable,” Hill said. “We just want to reinforce what they came here with and have them go back in (a similar form) as when they got here.”

August 12, 2010 - 10:19am
Check out 75 video and photo stories throughout the Salt City as they unfold one summer morning.

On Tuesday, Aug. 3, student journalists in a news writing and reporting class from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications fanned out across the five regions of Syracuse, listening to, watching and reporting on the stories surrounding them.

The 75 video and photo stories captured second-by-second that morning share a slice of Syracuse that's been dubbed, "Secs in the City."

July 28, 2009 - 9:57am
The number of vacant houses in Syracuse continues to grow, despite falling prices and concerned community organizations.

Gangs. Drug dealers. Litter. These are some of the problems Carolyn Evans-Dean has dealt with, living in a neighborhood packed with vacant houses, she said.

“These are neighborhoods that have pretty much been abandoned,” Evans-Dean said. “They’ve been left to undesirables. Nobody has been policing these areas and they are places where people have just let things slide.”