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Daily Local News – May 17, 2017

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton announced today he wants the city to give a piece of land on South Rogers Street to a nonprofit group that would build housing there. David Moore, the owner of Pictura Gallery, has purchased the former site of Bloomingfoods in Elm Heights. While IU Health moves forward with its plans for a $400 million new hospital …

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Bloomingfoods GM Talks About Community Co-Op

A recent front page article in the Herald-Times reported that Bloomington’s cooperative grocery chain, Bloomingfoods, was failing to  meet its goals. But the general manager at Bloomingfoods says that message could be misinterpreted. We bring you a  conversation between General Manager, Tony Alongi, and WFHB News Director, Joe Crawford, for today’s WFHB community report. The 2016 Bloomingfoods Ends Monitoring Report …

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Daily Local News – December 12, 2016

A handful of local residents stood outside the Sunoco gas station on South Walnut Street this afternoon, demonstrating opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline; The Indiana Recovery Alliance, which started its needle exchange program in February of this year, is expanding its services into Lawrence County starting tomorrow; four Indiana cities are continuing to challenge a lawsuit by conservative groups …

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EcoReport – May 5, 2016

In today’s EcoReport feature, Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan speaks with the city of Bloomington’s sustainability coordinator, Jacqui Bauer, about efforts to encourage awareness of environmental issues in the rental/housing market. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to …

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Bloomingfoods Closing Elm Heights Store

The Bloomingfoods board of directors announced today that the co-op will be closing down the Elm Heights location in May as part of their consolidation process in the face of financial strain. Both the Elm Heights store and the commissary kitchen employ up to 50 workers, who are represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. While a …

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Daily Local News – April 27, 2016

The Bloomingfoods board of directors announced today that the co-op will be closing down the Elm Heights location in May; The I-69 Development Partners Team have announced continued intermittent overnight closure of both northbound and southbound lanes on State Road 37; Earlier this month, a 28-year-old bald eagle was spotted for the first time since being rescued back in 1987; …

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Daily Local News – November 11, 2014

Bloomingfoods workers will have a union; The City of Bloomington wants to develop a coherent neighborhood on a 15 acre parcel of land just north of City Hall, one that includes a balance of residential, commercial and industrial, and it wants the housing to be a mixed income, owner occupied rather than predominantly student housing like other near by new …

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Bloomingfoods Market and Deli Cooperative Holds Annual Meeting

Bloomingfoods Market and Deli Cooperative held its annual meeting of the membership last week. The General Manager and Board president both addressed the crowd of more than 300 attendees, focusing their summaries on the recent efforts of Bloomingfoods workers to join a union. There were also break out discussions focused on the unionization efforts, management/employee relations, and board communications. WFHB …

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Bloomingfoods employees and co-op members rally during annual meeting in support of unionization

WFHB Correspondent David Murphy attended Bloomingfood’s annual meeting last week and an accompanying rally by those who support a recent effort by workers to form a union. Today we hear comments from the rally for our Daily Local News community report.

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Bloomingfoods Workers Hold Rally in Support to Unionize

Workers at Bloomingfoods are holding a rally today in support of efforts to unionize. Dakota Walker, a Bloomingfoods employee and an active participant in the union organizing drive talks about the purpose of the rally. Walker said that the rally is about employee empowerment- it’s an effort to make our community stronger. The goal is to enable and protect the rights …

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