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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 10:09:00

League of Women Voters raises concerns about Little Italy incorporation

Officials of the League of Women Voters of Pulaski County have raised questions, though not formal opposition, about the the incorporation of Little Italy, the remote community in northwestern Pulaski County.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 06:44:00

Quapaw Quarter halfway house continues to occupy zoning agency

The Capitol Zoning District Commission will have a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday to adopt findings of fact relative to the commission's denial of a permit for a rooming house at 2000 Broadway for former first-offenders recovering from substance abuse.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 15:54:00

Speaking of Main Street: The open line

The line is open. And why not another bit about Main Street and Little Rock neighborhoods.

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 21:07:00

Little Rock South Main St. bike lanes coming soon

Main Street, from 7th to Roosevelt, should be repaved and re-striped to include bike lanes and a center turning lane by the end of the week.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 09:08:51

There goes the neighborhood: Push emerges to sell Forest Hills for Tech Park

A letter has been distributed to the board of the Little Rock Technology Park asking that it consider the Forest Hills neighborhood, a lower-income residential area between UAMS and UALR, for the site of the tech park.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 04:06:36

Tech Park - neighborhoods shouldn't breathe easy

I heard last night from an organizer of the residential neighborhoods that are the first choice of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce and its cutouts on the Little Rock Technology Authority Board about the recent choruses of kumbaya being hummed at some show meetings — utterly without authority or consequence — in which neighbors have been allowed to air concerns to select members of the authority board about potential taking of their homes.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 19:31:40

Late dispatch re the Job Corps building

"Enough is enough," Planning Commissioner Keith Fountain and other residents of the Pettaway Neighborhood Association say: It's time for the city to condemn the vacant and derelict Job Corps building at 21st and Vance and bulldoze it.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 22:43:00

DNA to VA: go away

For nearly three hours (6-9 p.m.) in a jam-packed alert center, downtown residents and business owners complained, sometimes angrily, to representatives of the Veterans Administration that their proposal to open a drop-in clinic in the former Cook Jeep showroom on Main Street would bring new homeless people to the neighborhood, some made violent by mental illness, and ruin the neighborhood's delicate recovery.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 17:27:41

The technology park: inspiring "misery merchants"?

City Director Ken Richardson, who represents Ward 2, where the Little Rock Technology Park could be built, told the park Authority this afternoon that unless it acts swiftly to identify where it will build "misery merchants" will prey on unsuspecting residents to get them to sell their homes.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011 - 06:33:53

Blind/Deaf School Board rejects Easter Seals proposal

The Board of the Arkansas Schools for the Blind and Deaf last night rejected a proposal from Easter Seals to transfer its $1-a-year lease of almost 10 acres of Blind School land to Little Rock businessman John Chandler, who proposed to buy the former Easter Seals center on the property at the eastern end of Lee Avenue for business offices, including for his clothing business.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 06:29:55

Proposal made for Easter Seals property

I'm in receipt of more details about an alternate proposal for the former Easter Seals training center property at the east end of Lee Avenue across a ravine from the owner of the land underneath the building, the Arkansas School for the Blind.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 06:39:32

Easter Seals deal stirring neighborhood

I've been reporting sporadically on the latest effort by Easter Seals to sell its derelict building on the eastern end of Lee Avenue, on state land across a ravine from the owner, the state schools for the blind and deaf.

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