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Cooling Center will open Monday, August 19
08/19/2019
The City's Cooling Center will open Monday, August 19, at 12 p.m. and run until further notice.
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Part of North Front Street to close for sewer work
08/15/2019
Beginning Thursday, August 22, North Front Street between Saffarans Avenue and Greenlaw Avenue, will be blocked to through traffic for SARP-10 sewer work.
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Strickland: MPD on track to reach target number of officers
08/14/2019
The Memphis Police Department (MPD) is on track to have 2,100 officers by the end of the year, according to Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland.
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Cooling Center moved to Lewis Senior Center
08/12/2019
The City’s Cooling Center has moved to a new location where it will continue to run until further notice. New Location: Lewis Senior Center, 1188 North Parkway
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Whitehaven community input fuels revamped David Carnes Park
08/09/2019
An overhauled David Carnes Park in Whitehaven celebrates its reopening Saturday, featuring several play areas, a splash pad and an obstacle course all designed with accessibility in mind.
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National Night Out Memphis to be celebrated October 1
08/06/2019
Interested in getting to know the police officers who serve your community? Memphis is celebrating National Night Out across the city on Tuesday, October 1.
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How to e-scoot safely and respectfully, Memphis
08/06/2019
The City of Memphis is in the midst of an expansion to its Shared Mobility Program. Over the next couple months, residents should expect to see an increase in the number of e-scooters around town.
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City, University of Memphis, and Tennis Memphis partner for Leftwich Tennis Center expansion
08/05/2019
The City of Memphis, University of Memphis and Tennis Memphis have partnered to renovate the Leftwich Tennis Center in Audubon Park.
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"Do the Work": Memphis Fire Director Gina Sweat's Tough Road to the Top
08/02/2019
As a little girl, fighting fires didn't exist in Gina Sweat's reality, nor in her imagination or her worldview. Her reality was scooping ice into bags for her parents' grocery store and bait shop in Middleton, Tennessee.
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New field hospital debuts
08/01/2019
A new field hospital made its debut a few weeks ago at Robert Church Park.
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City utilizing new technology to detect potholes and blight
07/31/2019
The City of Memphis is utilizing new technology to help detect potholes and blight in the community. By collaborating with Google and SpringML, this technology is expected to significantly reduce claim costs for pothole damage, and create safer streets and neighborhoods.
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Memphis Fire accepting applications for recruits
07/30/2019
“Be disciplined, respectful, physically fit, have integrity and a heart to serve.” These are the qualities Chief Hope Lloyd of the Memphis Fire Department says she wants to see in new recruits.
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In Memphis, effort to boost businesses of color gains momentum
07/29/2019
In May 2018, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced an ambitious plan to help 800 of the city’s burgeoning black-owned businesses grow their revenue by $50 million by 2023.
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Tennis Memphis receives grant for Play Tennis, Family Play Day
07/26/2019
Tennis Memphis plans to host Play Tennis, Memphis! Family Play Day on Saturday, August 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will offer Memphians the chance to play tennis and receive instruction at six tennis centers free of charge.
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Portion of South Fourth Street to close for roof construction at FedExForum
07/23/2019
South Fourth Street between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Beale Street will be closed to through traffic to allow for roof replacement construction on FedEx Forum starting Monday, July 29.
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New field hospital opens its flaps in Robert Church Park
07/17/2019
The huge field hospital, billowing in the humid breeze at Robert Church Park, is the face of modern triage.
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Cooling Center to open Wednesday at 6 p.m.
07/17/2019
The Cooling Center will open Wednesday, July 17, at 6 p.m. and remain open continuously until Tuesday, July 23, at 7 a.m.
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City of Memphis partners with Frayser CDC to build new homes
07/15/2019
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland spent his Saturday looking at the progress being made on affordable housing in Frayser.
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Jobs in July Career Fair to be held Thursday
07/15/2019
Find your next career opportunity this Thursday at Mayor Jim Strickland’s Jobs in July Career Fair presented by FedEx.
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ICYMI: A look at Whitehaven’s new multi-million dollar park
07/10/2019
WMC Action News 5 stopped by Whitehaven’s new multi-million dollar park to see how it’s shaping up. Under construction for more than a year now, the redesign of David Carnes Park off Shelby Drive near Fairfield is designed to get people active.
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After Hours Cooling Center opens Tuesday
07/09/2019
The After Hours Cooling Center will open Tuesday, July 9, at 6 p.m. and run each night until Friday, July 12, at 7 a.m.
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Dog and cat adoption fees $10 through July at Memphis Animal Services
07/05/2019
All dog and cat adoption fees are $10 through the end of July at Memphis Animal Services.
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City increasing paving efforts
07/03/2019
The City of Memphis is increasing paving efforts that will lead to smoother streets. The Mayor and City Council officials have allocated $19.5 million for Public Works FY20 street paving. This is the largest paving budget —ever.
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ICYMI: Here's how many tourists visited Memphis and Shelby County in 2018 — and why 2019 may see more
07/02/2019
In 2018, Memphis and Shelby County welcomed about 11.8 million tourists and that number is expected to rise even higher in 2019, according to Memphis Tourism.
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Service changes, closures for Independence Day
07/01/2019
City of Memphis offices will be closed and there will be no solid waste pick up on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
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Guide to Independence Day Celebrations
06/27/2019
Celebrate America’s independence this year with a number of events in Memphis for all ages.
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City receives Municipal League award for Excellence in Green Leadership and Excellence in Human Resources
06/27/2019
Tuesday, the Tennessee Municipal League presented the City of Memphis with two awards—an Excellence in Green Leadership award and an award for Excellence in Human Resources.
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Citi Foundation, Living Cities Expands Initiative to 10 Major U.S. Cities with Memphis’ Business Diversity and Compliance
06/19/2019
Over the last five years, 22 cities have piloted innovative efforts that generate economic opportunities for low-income populations and help cities run effectively.
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Play Your Park program begins
06/10/2019
Play Your Park 2019 kicked off Monday, June 10. The program offers kids and teens in the community a chance to get outside and have fun during summer vacation at City of Memphis parks.
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Friday Night Lights runs through August 2
06/10/2019
Looking for something fun to kick off your weekends this summer? Friday Night Lights offers supervised activities for the whole family at participating locations.
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Here's what's in your 2019-20 City budget
06/04/2019
A few moments ago, the City Council passed the 2019-20 City budget. Since budgets are essentially documents that speak to our priorities, I want to make sure you know what’s in your City budget that takes effect July 1
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Housing Choice Voucher is closed and Memphis Housing Authority not accepting applications
06/03/2019
A false post to Facebook was made over the weekend indicating Memphis Housing Authority was accepting housing choice voucher applications through the HUD’s Family Reunification Program.
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Olympians come to Memphis to help people learn to swim
05/30/2019
A group of gold medal Olympians visited Memphis hoping to help people learn to swim.
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ICYMI: Residents gather to celebrate 100 years of Orange Mound
05/23/2019
Residents and community members gathered Wednesday to celebrate 100 years of the historic Orange Mound Community.
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Service changes, closures for Memorial Day
05/23/2019
City of Memphis offices will be closed and there will be no solid waste pick up on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.
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Memphis welcomes A New Century of Soul on May 22
05/22/2019
On May 22, the City of Memphis officially celebrates its 200th anniversary.
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Memphians give back with "A New Century of Service"
05/22/2019
On May 22, in honor of Memphis’ 200th birthday, Memphians are joining together by doing service projects at different locations around the city.
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Agape celebrating 50th anniversary next year
05/20/2019
In 2020, Agape will celebrate its 50th birthday. Agape is a non-profit organization that serves both children and parents in the Memphis community in several ways – including adoption and foster care, school-based support, workforce readiness, homeless services, and counseling.
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New Certified Neighborhood Leader Training session to be held May 25
05/16/2019
The Certified Neighborhood Leader Training Program (CNLTP) helps community leaders create positive change for their neighborhoods by sharing with them best practices in engaging our City's core services.
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Allison J. Fouché will be honored at 2019 NAGC Communications School
05/09/2019
The National Association of Government Communicators has chosen Allison J. Fouché, Deputy Chief Communications Officer for the City of Memphis, as the 2019 NAGC Communicator of the Year.
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Memphis serves as backdrop for Facebook’s More Together campaign
05/07/2019
Beale Street Music Festival is over, but the city of Memphis will see benefits after being featured in a new ad campaign by social media giant Facebook.
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Memphis Botanic Garden creates "Bicentennial Blues Bed"
05/02/2019
In celebration of Memphis’ 200th birthday this May, the Memphis Botanic Garden has created a “Bicentennial Blues Bed.”
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City announces new communications tools to keep residents informed on solid waste collection
04/29/2019
In a few days, the City of Memphis' new service model to improve trash collection of items left outside the cart will begin.
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Weekly Update: National recognition for Memphis government
04/26/2019
We're one of seven cities nationwide honored as leading the way in using data to improve citizens' lives.
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Construction on Overton Park Sidewalk Project to start Monday
04/25/2019
Construction on the Overton Park Sidewalk Project will start Monday, April 29, weather dependent.
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Bloomberg Philanthropies announces Memphis as American City Best at Using Data to Improve Residents’ Lives
04/24/2019
Wednesday, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced that Memphis is one of seven cities to achieve "2019 What Works Cities Certification," a national standard of excellence in city governance.
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Weekly Update: Budget specifics, more jobs, working on 5G
04/18/2019
We presented our 2019-20 budget proposal Tuesday afternoon. It’s a budget designed to accelerate our ongoing growth, spread it even further across our city, and continue our work to improve core City services.
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Temporary relocation of Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center trolley stop effective April 23
04/17/2019
Starting April 23, the Sheraton Hotel/Memphis Convention Center trolley stop will be closed for convention center renovation construction along Main Street.
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Mayor aims to accelerate momentum with proposed FY20 budgets
04/16/2019
Mayor Jim Strickland today presented the City of Memphis’ proposed 2019-20 Operating and Capital Improvements budgets to the Memphis City Council.
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Weekly Update: On crime, our upcoming budget, and improving trash service
04/12/2019
The long-term reduction of violent crime remains priority No. 1 at City Hall, just like it is priority No. 1 for you. Our budget presentation next week will show that, but so have our actions these past three years.
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City announces Elvis Presley Boulevard expansion improvements
04/11/2019
Three miles of improvements are coming to Elvis Presley Boulevard from Shelby Drive to Brooks Road.
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City changes yard debris and curbside collection service
04/10/2019
On May 1st, the City of Memphis’ Division of Solid Waste will launch a new system for collecting yard debris and outside the cart trash to provide our residents with better service.
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Lane closures on Perkins Road will allow for construction
04/09/2019
Beginning Monday, April 15, and lasting approximately 90 – 120 days, there will be intermittent lane closures on Perkins Road from Walnut Grove Road to Summer Avenue to allow for road construction.
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Service changes, closures for Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Day
04/01/2019
City of Memphis offices will be closed Thursday, April 4, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Day. Solid waste pickup will not run Thursday.
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Weekly Update: New data on improving City services
03/29/2019
911 call answer time is down, violent crime is down, MAS' save rate is up, and library attendance is way up.
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Proposed institute would be dedicated to understanding and protecting freshwater resources
03/28/2019
Memphis could soon be home to a new research institute dedicated to understanding and protecting freshwater resources.
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"Create Your Space" invites all to submit a vision for Memphis College of Art and Brooks Museum
03/26/2019
The City of Memphis has launched “Create Your Space”, a call for ideas for the creative reimagining of the Memphis College of Art and Brooks Museum buildings.
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Weekly Update: Public safety pay increases, paving starts, jobs news
03/22/2019
Strengthening public safety has been a priority of ours since the very first day we arrived at City Hall, and another action we took this week was continued proof of that.
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ICYMI: The pace of job growth is accelerating in Memphis, Sacramento, Vegas
03/18/2019
"Memphis, Sacramento and Las Vegas were the top three large U.S. metro areas in January for job creation compared to their average 10-year employment rate, according to a Bloomberg analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data."
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Weekly Update
03/15/2019
Notes as we celebrate another big Tigers win
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City makes plans to revive vacant South City building
03/08/2019
After careful review, the City’s Division of Housing and Community Development has made a decision on redevelopment plans for MLK Student Transition Academy and Georgia Avenue Elementary.
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Weekly Update: Our vision to accelerate Memphis' momentum
03/08/2019
We will continue the work we started in 2016, but here’s something that’s just as important: Our vision of how Memphis, as we begin our third century this year, will continue our momentum.
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ICYMI: Not just BBQ and blues: inclusive places to visit in Memphis
03/06/2019
"Memphis has a rich history, and as new establishments look to diversify the local entertainment, food, and arts options, they pay homage to the city’s past as a hub for tasty cuisine, good whiskey, and Black excellence."
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ICYMI: City teams up with United Way for Free Tax Prep
03/05/2019
The City of Memphis has teamed up with United Way for the organization’s Free Tax Prep program. If you made $54,000 or less in 2018, you’re eligible.
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After hours warming center reopens
03/04/2019
The after hours warming center at 4376 Horn Lake Road will open from 7 p.m. - 7 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week.
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311 Day to be held March 11
03/04/2019
City of Memphis employees are invited to celebrate 311 Day at the 311 Call Center on Monday, March 11.
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Black Restaurant Week returns for 2019
03/01/2019
Black Restaurant Week is back for its fourth run this year. The annual event highlights minority-owned restaurants across Memphis.
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Weekly Update: On PILOTs, Pre-K, and Tom Lee Park
03/01/2019
I’m not sure any topic in Memphis is more misunderstood than the PILOT.
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ICYMI: Memphis' Goal: To grow revenue at minority-owned firms by $50M in five years
02/25/2019
The future of entrepreneurship in America will include many more people of color than in the past, as recent data shows. The city of Memphis is making the most of the trend.
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Weekly Update: How we're confronting our challenges
02/22/2019
Yes, Memphis has momentum. But never, ever let that fool you into thinking we’ve hung “Mission Accomplished” banners on our challenges.
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Part of Monroe Avenue to close Sunday due to construction
02/21/2019
Beginning Sunday, February 24, at about 7 a.m., Monroe Avenue between Front Street and Main Street will be blocked to through traffic until about 2:30 p.m. to allow for repair of elevator equipment at Brinkley Plaza.
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Buy901 business directory launches
02/21/2019
Nearly 600 businesses, certified as minority or women owned, are now included in a free directory that allows users to search Memphis businesses by name, owner, skill or trade.
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Everything you ever wanted to know about Memphis potholes
02/20/2019
Under Mayor Jim Strickland, we're confronting the challenge head-on. Here are some frequently asked questions about potholes in our city, along with answers that demonstrate what we're doing.
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Registration open for A Taste of Memphis at Tiger Lane
02/20/2019
Calling all neighborhood organizations! The 6th annual “A Taste of Memphis at Tiger Lane” is right around the corner.
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Statement on possible flash flooding
02/19/2019
Public Works is closely monitoring the weather as well as the Mississippi River flooding.
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Poplar Avenue widening project update
02/15/2019
Beginning around 9 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, and lasting approximately three months, there will be intermittent lane closures on Poplar Avenue from I-240 to South Yates Road to allow for roadway construction.
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Weekly Update: What the FedEx Logistics move says about Memphis
02/15/2019
Also, a closer look at our strategies to rebuild MPD, which are paying off with success thus far.
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Service changes, closures for Presidents’ Day
02/13/2019
City of Memphis offices will be closed Monday, February 18, in observance of Presidents’ Day.
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ICYMI: Memphis, Arkansas musicians, writers win at Grammy Awards
02/11/2019
The 61st annual Grammy Awards featured numerous Mid-South musicians and writers, including Drake, Yebba, and Victor Wainwright.
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Weekly Update: News and notes
02/08/2019
Crime prevention, more youth jobs, connecting to opportunity, our commitment to transparency.
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CARE program helps people with behavioral health conditions
02/05/2019
First responders in Memphis have been working together on a project aimed at reducing the burden of non-emergency calls on Memphis Fire’s emergency response capabilities.
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Weekly Update: On Electrolux
02/01/2019
My job is to celebrate our successes, all while being clear-eyed about our challenges.
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Work on parking solution to start this summer
01/31/2019
This summer, crews will begin working to construct the planned design on the Prentiss Place lot at Overton Park.
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Living Cities and the Citi Foundation announce results of inclusive procurement challenge
01/29/2019
Today, Living Cities and the Citi Foundation together released Culture, Collaboration and Capital: Leveraging Procurement for Economic Equity. This is a guide of actionable steps cities can take to close the racial gaps that often exist in local contracting.
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Full closure of I-240 EB and WB and Poplar Ave EB and WB in effect for next three weekends
01/28/2019
A full closure of I-240 east and westbound and Poplar Avenue east and westbound will be in effect for the following weekends...
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Warming center to open Monday night
01/28/2019
The warming center at 4376 Horn Lake Road will open tonight, January 28, at 9 p.m. and close tomorrow morning at 7 a.m.
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Statement on Darrius Stewart case
01/26/2019
“Friday, the Court granted summary judgment dismissing the City of Memphis from the Darrius Stewart case. Although, the Court found no wrongdoing on behalf of the City, this is a victory for no one..."
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Update on two downtown projects
01/24/2019
On May 8th, 2018, the City of Memphis, THM Memphis Acquisitions, LLC and Loews Hotel Holding Corporation entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) regarding the Memphis Convention Center Hotel and the Gateway Redevelopment.
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Phase II of Poplar Avenue widening project to begin in February
01/24/2019
Beginning February 1, construction crews will start modifying and restriping the westbound lanes of Poplar Avenue at the intersection of Brookfield Road to Oakhaven Road.
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