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Cook Medical Funds Weekend Hours At Shalom Center

Cook Medical Group pledged twenty-two thousand dollars in order to keep the Shalom Center open on the weekends. This move comes after Mayor John Hamilton’s speech last Thursday, in which he presented steps the City of Bloomington plans to take toward tackling homelessness and drug abuse. During his talk at the public library, Hamilton stated that the Safety, Civility and …

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Mayor: Increased Enforcement Will Continue

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton stated that increased law enforcement presence of People’s Park and the downtown area had been effective during a press conference this afternoon. Hamilton– flanked by Police Chief Mike Diekhoff and Community & Family Resources Director Beverly Calendar Anderson— told the crowd gathered in the Monroe County Public Library’s auditorium that the city plans to crack down …

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Police Presence Downtown Debated by Task Force

This afternoon a group of about a dozen people were sitting or lying down on the sidewalk on East Kirkwood Avenue, alongside shopping carts full of belongings and various other items. The group congregated in front of the site where construction crews are building a new boutique hotel, The Graduate. At least some members of the group have been regular …

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Mayor’s Task Force Officially Recommends More Police, Other Changes Downtown

A task force today recommended 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.” Mayor John Hamilton’s Safety, Civility and Justice Task Force officially presented their report at City Hall. Other suggestions include more enforcement of panhandling laws, installation of a public restroom …

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More Police Hired To Patrol Downtown

The Bloomington Police Department has hired more police to patrol downtown, following the recommendations of a task force assembled by Mayor John Hamilton. Police chief Michael Diekhoff told the Herald-Times the four extra officers would focus attention on drug use, fighting, and public consumption of alcohol. Diekhoff has not responded to a request for comment from WFHB. In recent years …

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DAILY LOCAL NEWS – June 12, 2017

The Bloomington Police Department has hired more police to patrol downtown; Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Judge Christopher Goff to the Indiana Supreme Court; This Thursday, June 15th, will mark the 12th annual Dump the Pump Day; The City of Bloomington has accumulated $3.9 million in unspent funds. FEATURE According to the Centers for Disease Control, Baby Boomers — those …

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Daily Local News – April 12, 2017

The Monroe County Council has put plans for a new library branch in a holding pattern, citing concerns about annexation; Revisions to a town ordinance governing the floodplain overlay district could prove expensive for some Ellettsville residents; A City of Bloomington press release announced the results of the city’s monthly water testing program; A bill to create a new state …

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Kite Line: March 24, 2017- Cyclical Confinement: Homelessness and Incarceration

In this episode, we speak to people with experience with both homelessness and incarceration. Often, there is a cyclical relationship between these two situations. We speak with Forest Gilmore, the director of the Shalom Center here in Bloomington. Forest talks about various barriers that both people who experience homelessness and those who have been incarcerated face. We have conversations with …

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Breaking Ground on Extension of Crawford Homes, Supportive Housing for the Homeless

Yesterday, representatives from local organizations including Life Designs and the Shalom Community Center broke ground on what they call Crawford 2. The project is an extension of the Crawford Homes, a complex in Bloomington offering permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness. The new building will be constructed next to the existing Crawford Homes at 2440 South Henderson Street. In …

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Daily Local News – November 29, 2016

11/29/16 The city of Bloomington has announced the results of a new round of water quality tests, showing a continued decrease in levels of disinfectant byproducts; The City of Bloomington Utilities Department has agreed to handle the treatment of grease waste produced by food services at Indiana University; Monroe County Commissioners have given the go ahead to the Sheriff’s Department …

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