by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 10, 2017 11:56 am | Comments (4)
With the first blue sky in days overhead and wind whipping all around, Frank DeLeo shared a vision of trails along the West River and people biking and hiking near the former Pond Lily Dam just a few feet from the hustle and bustle of traffic and parking lots.
Continue reading ‘West River Comes To Life’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 2, 2017 2:30 pm | Comments (2)
“That’s a real dead body,” 15-year-old Evann Meyers recalled thinking during a recent trip to a local morgue.
It wasn’t a typical day in her after-school program at Common Ground High School, but it was memorable. And because of state budget cuts it could soon be a rare adventure.
Continue reading ‘After-School Programs Face Budget Axe’
by Staff | Jan 3, 2017 9:29 am | Comments (3)
Sgt. Renee Dominguez, Westville/West Hills’ top cop, is moving across town.
Continue reading ‘Dominguez Shifts East’
by Allan Appel | Dec 23, 2016 11:41 am
The city plans to sell four vacant lots to a not-for-profit in town at $1,000 a pop so affordable houses can be erected on three of them and an open community space maintained on the fourth.
The city turned around and became a purchaser, buying yet another vacant lot, for a buck. The plan is to sell it for a modest amount so another affordable house can be erected on it in the not too distant future.
Continue reading ‘5 Vacant Lot Sales Advance’
by Paul Bass | Sep 21, 2016 3:59 pm | Comments (1)
Marjorie Bonadies prefers you don’t ask her about Donald Trump. She’d rather talk about how her experience as a nurse prepared her to tackle government.
Continue reading ‘Local Republican Candidates Spotted’
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 14, 2016 8:19 am | Comments (3)
A pawn shop will not be coming to upper Whalley Avenue in the Beverly Hills section of the city, where neighbors and other businesses feared what kind of customers would come in.
Continue reading ‘Zoners To Pawner: No Sale’
by Laura Cahn | Aug 31, 2016 7:27 am | Comments (3)
For the fourth year, the officers from the Westville/West Hills district celebrated the first day of school by inviting kids to the neighborhood substation for backpacks and pizza.
Continue reading ‘Cops Help 400 Get Back(pack) To School’
by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 15, 2016 1:51 pm | Comments (13)
Lia Miller-Granger grew up in Newhallville hearing her parents talk about police violence in the neighborhood, but not experiencing it firsthand.
Now, she’s at the head of a local movement that aims to end it.
Continue reading ‘She Stepped Up To Lead Justice Fight’
by David Yaffe-Bellany | Jun 7, 2016 2:36 pm | Comments (2)
The public works crew gathered in the shade on South Genesee Street ready to make the road like new again. But they couldn’t get started: The asphalt truck hadn’t arrived.
Continue reading ‘Paving Crew Rolls With The Unexpected’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 17, 2016 8:04 am
A project to restore a wildlife habitat and construct handicap accessible trails around Common Ground High School’s garden will get a $55,000 shot in the arm.
Continue reading ‘Common Ground Gets $55,000 Boost’