Thursday, February 26, 2015

Guess Who Wants City Money This Time?

Louisville-based 21c Museum Hotels hopes to receive a $9.1 million loan from the city of Indianapolis to help it pay for a $55 million redevelopment of Old City Hall, reports

Word gets around fast that Indy's a soft touch for downtown development cash, eh?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Yep: No Trash Pickup Again Today

Due to extreme cold the City's Department of Public Works is cancelling residential trash, heavy trash and curbside recycling collection for today, 23 February. Residents affected by the cancellations will receive double collection on their next scheduled collection day.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Kudos to John Green

Adoped Hoosier (and best-selling author) John Green does the right thing when he discovers a popular quote attributed to him actually came from a fan.

Read about it here.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

No Trash Pickup, Again

According to the Mayor's Office, Indy's Department of Public Works is cancelling residential trash, heavy trash and curbside recycling collection tomorrow (19 February) due to extreme cold. This cancellation applies to all DPW trash routes and all trash routes serviced by contracted trash collectors.

The City will make a determination on Thursday as to whether affected residents will have trash picked up a slide schedule or will receive double pickup next week.

This Indianapolis Observer, who has just spent a week in Quebec, Canada, wonders why "extreme cold" stops trash pickup in Indianapolis when it proceeds on schedule in the frozen North (which is much colder and snowier than Indy). What's the problem here?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Yet Another Shooting

This Indianapolis observer is astounded at Tim Swarens' response to the shooting of a 9-year-old on an Indianapolis street.

"Buy Girl Scout cookies," he advises in The Indianapolis Star.

OK, so buying Girl Scout cookies is always a good thing (this writer has been addicted to Thin Mints for years), but, seriously?

Does one have to point out the obvious? Violence won't be reduced by increased cookie sales.

Purdue Fish Fry in Indy

If you want to attend Saturday's Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry, you'd better hurry.

Tickets are available only by advance sale.

It starts at 11:20 a.m. in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis. Dr. W. Dwight Armstrong, chief executive officer of the National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation, will present the keynote address.

Sponsored by the Agricultural Alumni Association, this is an alumni gathering and networking event for Purdue agriculture friends and family; industry leaders also attend.