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Weekly Update: On the officer-involved shooting this week
09/21/2018
Since launch, we’ve recorded 560,856 hours of video from body cameras — and slightly more hours (568,751) on in-car cameras.
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Poplar Avenue widening project to begin Monday
09/20/2018
Beginning Monday, September 24, crews will begin a project to widen westbound lanes of Poplar Avenue from South Yates Road to 450’ east of the intersection, near the Memorial Park entrance.
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Blue Path applications now being accepted for June 2019
09/20/2018
If you’re a high school senior interested in a career in law enforcement, the Blue Path program with Memphis Police Department may be for you.
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Statement from Mayor Strickland on shooting
09/19/2018
We're going to get to the bottom of this. While the TBI is investigating the shooting, our administrative investigation has already started.
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Weekly Update: New poverty, population numbers
09/14/2018
We’re heading in the right direction, and we have much, much, much more work ahead of us.
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USDA grant supports urban forestry in Memphis
09/14/2018
The Division of Parks and Neighborhoods has been awarded a grant for the third consecutive year from the USDA Forest Service and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture for Urban and Community Forestry.
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Part of Warford Street to close for railroad reconstruction
09/13/2018
Beginning Tuesday, September 18, and continuing through Friday, September 21, Warford Street between Jackson Avenue and Chelsea Avenue will be closed to through traffic from 6:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. for reconstruction of the railroad spur crossing.
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Strickland promotes Carr, Veazey to Deputy COO
09/12/2018
Mayor Jim Strickland announced today the promotions of Chandell Carr and Kyle Veazey to Deputy Chief Operating Officer roles.
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MAS volunteer orientation this Saturday
09/11/2018
Interested in volunteering with Memphis Animal Services? The next volunteer orientation is scheduled for this Saturday, September 15 at 10 a.m.
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Memphis Fire Department receives SAFER Grant
09/10/2018
The Memphis Fire Department has received a SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) Grant to fund 66 firefighter/paramedic positions.
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Southern Heritage Classic refund information
09/10/2018
Details on refunds for tickets to Saturday's canceled Southern Heritage Classic.
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Weekly Update: The hard choices of capital budgeting
09/07/2018
Ed Rice Community Center is hardly the only City property that is old and in need of replacement or major renovation, which got me thinking even more this week about the broader context of that issue.
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Rocky Point and Southwind-Windyke deannexation meeting announced
09/06/2018
The City of Memphis invites property owners and residents of the proposed Rocky Point and Southwind-Windyke deannexation areas to an informational meeting to discuss the deannexation process and outcomes.
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Ed Rice CC is safe, will re-open
09/06/2018
Tests by an outside environment consultant showed that there is not a mold problem.
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Southern Heritage Classic kicks off Thursday
09/05/2018
For the 29th consecutive year, Jackson State University will face Tennessee State University in the Southern Heritage Classic this Saturday at 6 p.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
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Mayor's monthly data review released
08/31/2018
The City of Memphis made strides in key areas this summer, including library programming, increasing employment, and in decreasing violent crime.
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Weekly Update: Job well done, Mayor Luttrell
08/31/2018
I often say that nothing good happens in Memphis without a team working together to make it so.
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Tigers kick off football season Saturday
08/30/2018
The University of Memphis football team kicks off its 2018 season at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium this Saturday against Mercer University.
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Ed Rice Community Center temporarily closed
08/30/2018
The closure is pending the results of testing that followed recent complaints from citizens concerned about potential allergens and water leaks at the facility.
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Service changes, closures for Labor Day
08/28/2018
City of Memphis offices will be closed and there will be no solid waste pickup on Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day.
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Weekly Update: The momentum we're celebrating in Memphis
08/24/2018
We have great challenges ahead of us, no doubt. Working on those is what occupies most of my time. Yet we’d be foolish if we didn’t also celebrate our successes — both as a team at City government, and as Memphis as a whole.
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Cutting down on false alarms
Cutting down on false alarms
08/22/2018
If you ask someone what’s at the top of their list when it comes to buying or renting a property, the first thing they’ll probably tell you is safety. For many people, that means buying a security system for their home or business.
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Resurfacing meetings set for September
08/21/2018
The City will begin a set of public meetings in September concerning resurfacings funded by the 2018-19 budget. The Division of Engineering is proposing to re-configure the lanes on some of the streets scheduled for resurfacing.
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Memphis Police Department welcomes newest officers
08/17/2018
Sixty-six men and women were welcomed into the Memphis Police Department Thursday night after graduating as part of the 125th Basic Recruit Class.
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Weekly Update: Another step in rebuilding MPD
08/17/2018
Last night, I stood in front of the 66 newest members of the Memphis Police Department and welcomed them on behalf of a grateful city.
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Cash Saver celebrates grand opening in Southgate
08/16/2018
South Memphis residents now have another option when it comes to grocery shopping. Cash Saver celebrated its grand opening in Southgate Center Wednesday with giveaways and a ribbon cutting.
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Statement from Director Rallings
08/14/2018
I can’t speak at length about this case as it’s still in court. But I do feel compelled to explain a few things and talk about the path forward.
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MAS adoptions discounted through August
08/14/2018
Memphis Animal Services needs your help in saving as many dogs and cats as possible this summer.
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Memphis in May will honor Memphis next year
08/10/2018
For the first time in its history, Memphis in May International Festival is breaking with the tradition of honoring a country with its annual celebration and will instead honor its hometown next year.
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Weekly Update: News, and a note of thanks
08/10/2018
We’ve spent a lot of time in the weeds in the past few editions of this email, so I’m just going to share a few quick items today and end on a personal note.
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Recycling service in contracted area to resume
08/10/2018
Waste Pro, the City’s new solid waste provider for contracted areas such as Cordova and Hickory Hill, plans to begin recycling collection starting next week (the week of Aug. 13).
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Statement from Bruce McMullen
08/10/2018
City Chief Legal Officer Bruce McMullen's statement on today's court order in the case of ACLU of Tennessee, Inc., vs. the City of Memphis.
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Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
New sound system coming to Liberty Bowl
08/09/2018
Significant improvements are coming to the City-owned Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in time for the Sept. 1 season opener, Mayor Jim Strickland said today.
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Memphis Animal Services now offering expanded hours
08/07/2018
Memphis Animal Services is now offering expanded hours.
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Cooling center open through August 8
08/06/2018
The after hours cooling center at 4376 Horn Lake Road will be open from 6 p.m. – 7 a.m. through Wednesday morning, August 8. We will update you on whether this time frame is extended.
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Celebrate National Night Out Tuesday
08/06/2018
Interested in getting to know the police officers who serve your community? Memphis is celebrating National Night Out all across the city Tuesday night.
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Weekly Update: Grass, medians, and who's responsible
08/03/2018
The height of grass and weeds in medians across our city has been a topic of more discussion this summer.
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Recycling collection paused in contracted area
08/01/2018
Inland’s suspension of service means that recycling service won’t resume again until the week of Aug 13.
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Opportunity Memphis Career Fair this weekend
07/31/2018
Looking for work? Join us this Saturday, Aug. 4, for the 2018 Opportunity Memphis Career Fair. The free event will be held at the Pipkin Center (940 Early Maxwell Boulevard) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Solid waste contractor transition continues
07/30/2018
Starting today, our new solid waste collection contractor, Waste Pro, will take over garbage collection routes in the contracted areas — chiefly Cordova and Hickory Hill.
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Partnership meetings held each month across city
07/30/2018
If you’re looking for a way to become more engaged in your community, consider going to a partnership meeting. Meetings are held in ten areas across Memphis once a month and are free to attend.
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Updating our work to fight violent crime
07/27/2018
In his weekly email, Mayor Strickland provides an update on progress in fighting crime.
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Help paint the 901 blue this weekend
07/25/2018
If you’re interested in either joining or supporting the Memphis Police Department, help “paint the 901 blue” this weekend.
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City MWBE spend nearly doubles under Strickland
07/25/2018
The MWBE improvement is part of a set of data improvements announced today.
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City unseals documents in ongoing lawsuit
07/24/2018
In an effort to be transparent, the City has decided to unseal all the documents previously filed under seal with the Court.
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Memphis Fire Department lieutenant honored with award
07/23/2018
A lieutenant with the Memphis Fire Department was recently honored with a national award.
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Memphis Animal Services recognized for lifesaving efforts
07/23/2018
Memphis is gaining some well-deserved recognition in the national animal welfare scene.
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Strickland announces series of solid waste service improvements
07/20/2018
Mayor Jim Strickland today announced a multi-pronged plan to improve solid waste collection service across Memphis, part of an ongoing series of “fix-it” accomplishments since becoming mayor in 2016.
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Service transition tips for Inland customers
07/20/2018
Today, Mayor Jim Strickland announced a series of changes in improving solid waste collection across Memphis.
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Strickland decides to change solid waste contractor
07/19/2018
When I was sworn in as mayor two and a half years ago, I promised you I would apply fresh eyes to the old problems of City government.
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Paving a high priority due to increased spending
07/16/2018
Makeovers are on schedule for many Memphis streets this year thanks to Mayor Jim Strickland and the City Council making it a higher priority.
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Weekly Update: A summer of connecting youth to opportunity
07/13/2018
How have we at the City of Memphis positively impacted the lives of our young people this summer? Check out these numbers.
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Cooling center open through Monday, July 16
07/11/2018
The after hours cooling center at 4376 Horn Lake Road will be open from 6 p.m. – 7 a.m. through Monday, July 16.
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Closures set for MemFix4 project on I-240 in Memphis
07/10/2018
To accommodate an expected increase in traffic near the upcoming weekend closures of Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240 as part of the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s MemFix 4 project, we’re adjusting traffic signal timing on a number of routes.
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Fairgrounds redevelopment plans move forward
07/10/2018
A 185,000-square foot indoor sports complex will be the centerpiece of a planned $95-100 million phase of development at the former Mid-South Fairgrounds.
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Right-sizing continues with two proposed de-annexation areas
07/09/2018
These two areas are among seven that were identified by the Strategic Footprint Review Task Force in 2017 as potential candidates for de-annexation.
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Join the Best in Blue
07/09/2018
Have you ever thought about joining the Best in Blue? Forty new recruits are set to start training Monday, July 9, with the 126th Basic Recruit Class.
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Memphis Fire intern nominated for service award
07/06/2018
While driving home from work on June 26, Memphis Fire Department intern KayLee Mosley saw a car hit a wall on Tennessee 385 near Kirby Parkway.
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Weekly Update: Another way we're building up, not out
07/06/2018
We want to reverse population loss and chart a growing course for our city in our third century.
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Issues with state routes? Call TDOT at this number
07/02/2018
A couple of weeks ago we told you that, as of July 1, the Tennessee Department of Transportation is handling maintenance of streets within city limits that are also state routes.
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Central High cooling center open through Friday
07/02/2018
The Central High cooling center (306 South Bellevue Boulevard) will be open through Friday, July 6, from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.
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Weekly Update: If you drive Poplar or 240, listen up
06/29/2018
Though it’s not a City project, it will have a big impact on Memphians.
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Guide to Independence Day celebrations
06/29/2018
Celebrate America’s independence this year with a number of events in Memphis for all ages.
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Part of Kerr Avenue to close for bridge reconstruction
06/28/2018
Beginning Monday, July 9, and continuing through Friday, July 13, Kerr Avenue between Gaither Street and Azalia Street will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. for reconstruction of the bridge over Interstate 240.
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27 organizations honored at crime prevention grant ceremony
06/27/2018
27 organizations were honored last night at the Neighborhood Crime Prevention Grant awards ceremony at City Hall.
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Mayor's dashboard review released for May 2018
06/27/2018
The City of Memphis made strides in key areas in May, including 911 response time, the violent crime rate, and the save rate at Memphis Animal Services.
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Service changes, closures for Independence Day
06/26/2018
City of Memphis offices will be closed and solid waste pickup will not run on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
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New cooling center opens at Central High School
06/26/2018
The cooling center 4376 Horn Lake Road will close Wednesday at 5 p.m. However, an after hours cooling center will open at 6 p.m. at the Central High gym (306 South Bellevue Boulevard.)
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Q and A: Bird scooters and Explore Bike Share
06/25/2018
Shared-use mobility can be an attractive option for people who are looking to save money and stay in shape while traveling. In just the past month, Memphians have been given two new choices for ways to get around their city: Explore Bike Share and Bird scooters.
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City opens cooling center
06/25/2018
The City has opened a cooling center due to rising temperatures and power outages. It's located at 4376 Horn Lake Road and will remain open 24/7 until further notice.
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50 trees downed from Saturday morning's storms
06/23/2018
Roughly 50 trees were downed by Saturday morning's storms. The City has crews working all day today and will continue working through Sunday to get as much cleared up as possible.
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Weekly Update: Answering a question I get often
06/22/2018
I decided to step back this week and answer a single question that I’ve often been asked, at least in some variation, dating back to my time on the City Council.
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MFD strengthens policy after billing discovery
06/22/2018
A report from the City Auditor this month found opportunities to strengthen the internal controls of the Memphis Fire Department following an inquiry into invoices submitted as part of the Rapid Assessment Decision and Redirection (RADAR) pilot program.
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Administrative change won't impact WIN services
06/21/2018
The thousands of Shelby Countians who take advantage of WIN’s programming each year should not experience any impact to services.
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Fitch upgrades City's bond ratings
06/20/2018
The upgrades are yet another signal of the City’s improving financial condition.
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Part of Kerr Avenue to close for bridge reconstruction
06/18/2018
Beginning Monday, June 25 and continuing through Friday, June 29, Kerr Avenue between Gaither Street and Azalia Street will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. for reconstruction of the bridge over Interstate 240.
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Part of South Barksdale Street to close for sewer work
06/15/2018
Beginning Monday, June 25, at 9 a.m. and lasting until 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, South Barksdale Street between South Parkway East and Quinn Avenue will be closed to through traffic to allow crews to continue SARP-10 sewer work.
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Weekly Update: A big win for neighborhood streets
06/15/2018
Another busy week at City Hall means quite a bit of useful information to share with you today.
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State to maintain many prominent Memphis streets
06/14/2018
This will enable the City to increase its focus on neighborhood streets — including increased litter collection cycles, more street sweeping, and faster pothole filling.
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South City public forum scheduled for June 26
06/14/2018
The City’s Division of Housing and Community Development in partnership with the Urban Land Institute wants to hear from you. They are sponsoring a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) for South City at 4:30 p.m. on June 26 at Streets Ministries (430 Vance Avenue).
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Bird lands in Memphis
06/14/2018
Bird will provide its services under a temporary operating agreement modeled after a shared mobility ordinance.
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800 Initiative benefits local company
06/13/2018
Last month, Mayor Jim Strickland announced the launch of The 800 Initiative, designed to empower minority-owned businesses in Memphis and increase equity in the city’s economy.
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Part of Dr. MLK Jr. Avenue to close for sewer work
06/13/2018
Beginning Monday, June 18, at 9 a.m., MLK Avenue between South Orleans Street and Manassas Street/Walnut Street will be closed to through traffic to allow crews to continue SARP-10 sewer work.
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Construction will prompt temporary closure of Tchulahoma
06/11/2018
The work between Holmes and Stateline roads is expected to last between four to six weeks.
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Weekly Update: How teamwork moves Memphis forward
06/08/2018
For Memphis to truly realize the potential we all know exists, it takes everyone working together — us, the City Council, the business community, the non-profit sector, and Memphians from all walks of life.
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City program helps youth learn golf
06/05/2018
In April, news broke that Memphis would host the World Golf Championships – FedEx St. Jude Invitational starting next year. However, Memphis isn’t just a city for professional golfers — more and more youngsters are picking up the sport, thanks to the City’s Junior Golf Program.
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Major upgrade coming to Lamar Avenue
06/05/2018
Simply put, this will mean more jobs and more economic growth for Memphis.
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What's in the 2018-19 City of Memphis budget?
06/05/2018
The budget funds improved public safety initiatives, new youth summer jobs, and increased programming in parks and libraries — all while keeping taxes level.
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Peabody Place will close to traffic next week for paving work
06/04/2018
Beginning the evening of Monday, June 11, Peabody Place will be closed to traffic for paving work.
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Q&A: New MLGW CEO J.T. Young
06/04/2018
In January, Mayor Jim Strickland appointed J.T. Young to lead MLGW. He is the 11th president of the company and started working in mid-march.
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Weekly Update: U.S. Attorney partnership aids crime fight
06/01/2018
MPD has been a major link in many of these aggressive federal prosecutions, particularly when they involve gangs.
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Play Your Park program begins June 4
06/01/2018
Starting Monday, June 4, the City’s Play Your Park program begins. It offers kids and teens in the area a chance to get outside and have fun during summer vacation at City of Memphis parks.
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Part of Kerr Avenue to close for construction work
05/31/2018
Kerr Avenue between Gaither Street and Azalia Street will be closed to through traffic for the reconstruction of the bridge over I - 240 during two weekends in June.
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Strickland shares State of the City in D.C.
05/30/2018
The mayor spoke in-depth with a national audience today on both the momentum and challenges of Memphis.
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800 Initiative will empower minority businesses
05/29/2018
The 800 Initiative will be a significant enhancement of front-line programming to scale up minority businesses.
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Weekly Update: Increasing how we support our youth
05/25/2018
Making sure our young people have productive outlets has been a priority of mine since taking office.
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City pools begin opening Saturday
05/23/2018
Looking to get in some time at the pool this summer? The first City pools open Saturday, and will be open through July 28.
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