Commentary: The Bones and Sinews of the City
We climb its bones and whisper along its sinews. We look out its eyes, its tens of millions of eyes, and see ourselves bustling along doing Very Important Things. What does it see? Are we just a blur to its centuries’ old experience? Are we annoying or simply something to tolerate? Does the city even notice us?
Revolutionizing Transportation in LA County: How $1.1B Funding Will Change Your Commute Forever
Are you tired of dodging potholes and navigating through crowded streets while walking or biking? Then you'll be thrilled to know that Los Angeles County has received millions of dollars in state funding for infrastructure projects across the city.
Morristown Residents Rejoice: No Tax Increase in 2023 Morris County Budget
Morristown Celebrates: 2023 Budget Boosts Public Safety, Infrastructure & Education, Without Raising Taxes. *Updated 3/24/2023 with cover photo update. Morristown, NJ - The Morris County Board of County Commissioners unanimously adopted a 2023 budget last night, with no tax rate increase and expanded funding for public safety, infrastructure, human services, education, and economic development.
South Bend's Valley View Healthcare Center Offers Aid to Portage Manor Residents
Valley View Healthcare Center welcomes the residents from Portage ManorPhoto byabc57 News. Valley View Healthcare Center in Elkhart has offered assistance to Portage Manor residents. The care center, listed as a nursing home, has 12 available beds and is willing to facilitate placement for residents regardless of whether Portage Manor closes or not. The offer comes as a gesture of community partnership, with Valley View stating that they are more than able and willing to provide high-quality care for residents in need.
Arrest Made in Connection with Shooting at South Bend Apartment Complex
A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred on Sunday night at an apartment complex on the east side of South Bend, Indiana. The incident, which took place at the Prosper Apartments on Rue Flambeau Street, left two people injured.
Walmart to Shut Down South Bend Supercenter on Portage Road
Exterior of Walmart on Portage Road in South Bend.Photo byWNDU News. Walmart Supercenter on Portage Road in South Bend, Indiana, is set to permanently close next month, citing several factors that led to its decision. Robert Arrieta, senior manager of Walmart Media Relations, explained that the closure follows a careful and thoughtful review process, and the store hasn't been performing as well as expected. The closure is scheduled to take place on April 21, and the pharmacy will also close on the same date. However, the pharmacy staff will work closely with customers to transfer their prescriptions to another location.
Los Angeles Hit by Record Rainfall and Flooding: How the City is Responding to the Climate Crisis
Los Angeles, California - Flooding on the city's freeways caused chaos for commuters and emergency responders on Tuesday morning. The heavy rainfall that began overnight led to several crashes and closures across major freeways in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported multiple accidents and warned motorists to drive cautiously.
Mayor Cahill Highlights Beverly's Resilience and Promising Future in State of the City Address
Beverly, Massachusetts - The state of Beverly is strong and resilient, according to Mayor Mike Cahill. In his annual State of the City address, the mayor highlighted the city's achievements and outlined his vision for the future.
Pothole repairs in Philadelphia take an average of 52 days, going against the city's commitment
PHILADELPHIA, PA. - If you're a driver in Philadelphia, you're likely familiar with potholes' annoyance and potential hazards. They're a nuisance that can cause significant damage to your vehicle and sometimes even result in hefty payouts for the city. But what if we told you that the average turnaround time for repairing potholes in Philadelphia is a whopping 52 days? That's according to an Axios analysis of 311 data from the previous four years.
Elon Musk plans to build his own city in Brownsville, Texas; naming it 'Starbase'
Based on his tweet, it looks like Elon Musk is finally getting ready to take us "From thence to Mars, and hence the Stars," starting with a stopover in South Texas in Brownsville. According to a news report, he's looking into renaming Boca Chica Village near where the Gulf Coast borders Mexico, giving it the intergalactic name of 'Starbase'. Many might think this is some kind of cosmic joke. But SpaceX has already made inquiries about transforming the little earthly spot into Musk's own version of Star Wars home planet Tatooine.
New Highways Can Support Sustainable Economic Growth.
In this article, we take a closer look at how building new highways can support sustainable economic growth. For many years, highways have played an important role in infrastructure, connecting cities and providing reliable transportation options. But as the needs of our economy and society change, it's important to think about how to build and operate these highways in ways that are both efficient and environmentally friendly. We will examine the potential of the new highway, consider the challenges that come with it, and consider possible solutions. By the end of this article, you should have a better understanding of how highways can be part of a plan for sustainable economic growth. So join us as we explore the potential of new highways and the possibilities of a more sustainable future!
Weekend Traffic Alert: Multiple Construction and Maintenance Projects Affect Traffic Around Morristown, NJ
Several construction and maintenance projects throughout New Jersey are causing traffic disruptions, and Morristown residents should take note of the following road closures and detours.
NJ TRANSIT and Rutgers CAIT to Establish First Regional Training Center in North America for Public Transportation
NJ TRANSIT and Rutgers CAIT establish the first-ever regional training center for sustainable transportation in North America. NJ TRANSIT, Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT), and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) have teamed up to establish the first-ever North American Regional Training Center (RTC) at Rutgers University. This partnership will put New Jersey on the map as a transportation hub and allow the state to showcase its commitment to investing in the growth and development of its public transportation workforce.
Hope for Portage Manor as Council Delays Closure Vote
Vote delayed on Portage Manor closurePhoto byabc57 News. St. Joseph County Council has delayed the vote that would have decided the fate of Portage Manor, a facility that houses over 100 mentally and developmentally disabled adults in the county. The council chambers were packed with concerned residents who pleaded to keep the doors of the assisted living facility open.
Honeysuckle Solar Farm Powers Through Winter as Construction Ramps Up
Work is underway on the 1000-acre Honeysuckle Solar FarmPhoto byGreg Swiercz, South Bend Tribune. Honeysuckle Solar Farm, a massive renewable energy project located on just over 1,000 acres of former farmland in St. Joseph County, Indiana, is set to generate 150 megawatts of power early next year. The $164.7 million project, being developed by Lightsource BP, has already employed up to 200 construction workers who have begun placing poles to hold the solar panels. South Bend-based Inovateus Solar is the construction contractor for the facility.
Main Break Accident Causes Water Outage in Luther
On Thursday, a six-inch main break crippled water service in Luther. Crews replacing natural gas lines for Oklahoma Natural Gas hit an unmapped underground water line, crushing several feet of PVC on SW 3rd between Main Street and Apple.
New Laws in New Jersey, Gov. Murphy Signs 4 Bills into Law - 2023 Update
We've been documenting the legislative progress of our senate, assembly, and governor since the inception of Morristown Minute. Since our last update on the office of the Governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy has signed four new bills into law. Here’s what you need to know.
Miraculous Rescue: Hickory Village Tenant Shares Harrowing Experience of Escaping Burning Building
Tenants at Hickory Village in an apartment complex in Pennsylvania have been left traumatized after a fire broke out in the building. Destiny Mena, who was watching a movie with her boyfriend in their apartment, suddenly smelled smoke and soon discovered it was coming from an apartment below them. With all exits blocked by smoke or flames, they took refuge in their bathroom and called the police. After several harrowing moments, firefighters eventually rescued the couple, but not before they had inhaled smoke and carbon monoxide, requiring medical attention.
Portage Manor in Peril: Community Unites to Find Alternative Solutions for Building's Survival
The Save Portage Manor citizen group, together with the South Bend chapter of the NAACP, organized a town hall meeting on Monday to discuss options for preventing the county officials from closing down Portage Manor. The attendees agreed to take more time to explore alternative solutions to the issue.