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Study: Parking Meters Profitable for City

Jim Blickensdorf is a downtown Bloomington business owner, who admits he was at first skeptical of the metered parking. Blickensdorf recently chaired the first Bloomington Parking Commission and, as he tells WFHB News Director Wes Martin, his views have definitely changed. Blickensdorf talks about the Commission’s first annual report, its findings, and where we go from here, on today’s WFHB …

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Voices in the Street: “Construction downtown: Is it a curse or a blessing?”

If one walks or drives around downtown Bloomington one cannot help but notice that new buildings are sprouting like mushrooms after a rain. And one also starts to wonder whether this is a good or a bad thing. We have asked your friends and neighbors about their thoughts regarding downtown construction.

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Voices in the Street: “Do you think the stepped up police presence in peoples park was a good move?”

Recently, the Bloomington Police Department increased their presence in peoples park. The move came in response to complaints about aggressive panhandling and criminal activity. Voices in the street has asked your friends and neighbors whether you think that increased police presence downtown is a good thing?

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Daily Local News – June 15, 2017

A task force recommends the city of Bloomington hire more police, increase patrols, develop a new jobs program and take other steps aimed at addressing “downtown safety and civility issues”; The Bloomington City Council awards more than 285 thousand dollars in Jack Hopkins Social Service Funds to 22 Bloomington social service agencies; The City of Bloomington put two adjacent vacant …

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Switchyard Brewing Company to lease Jake’s Night Club

Bloomington startup, Switchyard Brewing Company, has signed a long-term lease for the former Jake’s Night Club building at 419 North Walnut Street. That’s according to a press release from the brewing company. The owners of the brewing company say they plan major renovations and a complete interior makeover for the 8,800-square-foot building. Company founder Kurtis Cummings says the location will …

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Daily Local News – April 27, 2017

Hoosiers are coming together this Saturday to participate in a march for jobs, climate justice and clean energy; A task force assembled by Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton is recommending more police officers patrol the downtown area; U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young met this week with officers and leadership from law enforcement agencies across Central Indiana to discuss a …

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Top Stories of 2016: What’s Wrong With Downtown Bloomington?

Today is number 1 on our countdown of the Top Stories of 2016. In this episode, we take a look back at the many ways Bloomington officials and residents have talked about – and acted on – issues in the downtown area during the past twelve months. Depending on who’s talking, there can be a long list of complaints about …

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Document: Full List of “Action Ideas” for Downtown Bloomington

The city of Bloomington is asking for feedback on a broad range of ideas that could affect the future of the downtown area. From 9AM to noon on Saturday, City Hall is hosting an event where community members will discuss various action ideas generated as part of Mayor John Hamilton’s Downtown Safety, Civility and Justice Initiative. There are dozens of …

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Big Talk w/ Michael Glab: The Book Corner

The Book Corner on Walnut Street has anchored the southeast corner of the Courthouse Square through lean times and boom times for more than a half century. The story of the family-run business reads like a history of the town. The shop has weathered the advent of e-readers as well as the demise of newspapers and magazines but proprietor Margaret …

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Daily Local News – July 28, 2016

Despite an expected loss of state funding, Monroe County’s day reporting program for juvenile offenders is positioned to continue operations; The county council also heard about efforts to fully fund a 35-hour-a-week Problem Solving Court Program Director; The race for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat could become the most expensive general race in Indiana state history, according to political observers; Downtown …

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