Westside

December 4, 2016 - 11:59pm
Hispanic youth in the Westside of Syracuse connect with their culture through reading circles and literacy programs.

He chose her. In a room full of rambunctious children running around with English and Spanish books, a young bright-eyed kindergartener with chubby cheeks kept asking her to read stories to him. He would continually hug her, look for books and ask her to read them to him. She didn’t know why, but “Boo Boo” chose her out of all the other volunteers at the reading circle at the La Casita Cultural Center.

June 12, 2010 - 8:41pm
A look at OrangeSeeds' "Big Event" and two ongoing projects in Syracuse's Near Westside neighborhood.

Students in Syracuse University’s OrangeSeeds program chose to focus on the Westside community downtown for their annual “Big Event” on April 24, bringing a group of 150 to 200 volunteers to clean up the area and help out with a variety of projects taking place there.

March 31, 2010 - 10:27pm
Doc's Little Gem Diner on the Westside shuts down due to financial troubles.

Doc's Little Gem Diner, a favorite for students and people throughout Syracuse, closed its doors Wednesday after struggling to climb out of bankruptcy.

The owner Francis "Doc" Good said he needed to expand the space in order to keep the restaurant afloat with the business of more customers, according to Syracuse.com.  Good said the smoking ban and tough economic times also kept customers away.