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Hundreds Gather for ‘Read for the Record’ with Shelby County Schools and Memphis Public Libraries
11/07/2019
Memphis Public Libraries and Shelby County Schools joined together Thursday, November 7, at Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library to take part in Jumpstart’s 14th annual "Read for the Record."
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Service changes and closures for Veterans Day
11/06/2019
City of Memphis offices will be closed and there will be no solid waste pick up on Monday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.
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Liberty Bowl sells out for Memphis-SMU game
11/04/2019
Saturday’s SMU at Memphis football game was officially a sell-out at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium with more than 59,000 people packing the stadium.
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Changes for property alarm customers
11/04/2019
The rules for alarm customers and false alarms are changing, effective January 1, 2020, in Memphis.
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Storm recovery services transitioning
11/01/2019
After nearly two full weeks of operation, the shelter at Marian Hale Community Center will be closing Friday at 4 p.m.
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City unveils Memphis Data Hub
10/30/2019
The City of Memphis has unveiled a state-of-the-art data hub that the public can access 24/7.
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College GameDay street closures announced
10/30/2019
Starting Wednesday, October 30, at midnight, B.B. King Boulevard will be closed between Dr. MLK Jr. Avenue and Peabody Place until Saturday evening.
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Solid Waste storm debris collection schedule released
10/24/2019
Solid Waste Management’s storm debris collection is underway. Customers are urged to have all storm-related debris ready for pickup curbside by Saturday, October 26.
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City to host State of Memphis Housing Summit
10/23/2019
The City of Memphis will host the inaugural State of Memphis Housing Summit on October 29 at the Memphis Botanic Garden from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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Thanksgiving tradition on hiatus
10/23/2019
A 35 year tradition is taking a hiatus. The Memphis Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless and Hungry has been suspended this year due to construction at the Cook Convention Center.
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U of M lands cybersecurity HQ, more than 150 jobs
10/17/2019
A cybersecurity company has found a new home at the University of Memphis’ Research Park.
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Part of Kansas Street to close for rail crossing repairs
10/15/2019
Beginning Thursday, October 17, at 8 a.m., Kansas Street between Belz Boulevard and Yazoo Street will be blocked to through traffic to allow CNIC Railroad to perform repairs to their rail crossing at this location.
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Division of Parks and Neighborhoods to host Master Plan Public Meetings
10/14/2019
The City of Memphis Parks and Neighborhoods Division, will host three public meetings to gain insight, suggestions and priorities from residents and youth on how to improve parks and recreation.
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Structural work begins for Memphis International Airport’s modernization project
10/11/2019
Structural work has begun on Memphis International Airport’s B Concourse modernization project.
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City of Memphis and University of Memphis repaint Lewis-Davis Basketball court
10/10/2019
The University of Memphis and the City of Memphis have again created another partnership for the good of the Memphis community.
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Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Plan wins Tennessee’s Outstanding Plan Award for 2019
10/10/2019
Memphis 3.0, the City of Memphis’ first comprehensive plan for growth since 1981, has been selected by the Tennessee chapter of the American Planning Association for the Outstanding Plan Award for 2019.
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Memphis Fire Department partners with Stryker
10/07/2019
Memphis Fire Department has partnered with medical technology company Stryker to improve working conditions for firefighters and paramedics.
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City awarded $5.6 Million for lead paint removal
10/03/2019
The City of Memphis’ Division of Housing and Community Development was awarded a $5.6 million grant to remove lead paint from homes.
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Superlo to open in Kroger’s former Lamar Avenue location
10/01/2019
A full-service grocery is returning to a South Memphis intersection where a Kroger store closed last year.
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Front Street closure due to Convention Center renovation to start October 7
09/27/2019
Beginning Monday, October 7 and lasting until May 1, 2020, all lanes of Front Street between Poplar Avenue and Jackson Avenue will be closed to traffic.
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Memphis Animal Services and Memphis Fire partner on “Fire Finders” program to help lost pets
09/26/2019
Memphis Animal Services and Memphis Fire Department announced today that they have partnered to offer a new service to citizens with “Fire Finders,” a grant-funded program that provides pet microchip scanners for every MFD fire station.
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Memphis airport maintains No. 2 world ranking for cargo
09/25/2019
Memphis International Airport held steady as the planet’s second busiest cargo airport in 2018, the industry group Airports Council International said.
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A Taste of Japan returns to Memphis Botanic Garden September 29 for the Memphis Japan Festival
09/23/2019
Offerings from an assortment of food trucks and food vendors will provide plenty of tasty tidbits for Japanese food lovers at the 2019 Memphis Japan Festival on Sunday, September 29 at Memphis Botanic Garden.
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Reducing Memphis' contributions to climate change
09/19/2019
In an effort to reduce the Memphis community’s carbon footprint, Memphis and Shelby County have worked together to develop a Climate Action Plan
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Memphis economy best in decades, economist says
09/18/2019
The Memphis economy is as good as it's been for about four decades.
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SARP-10 sewer work to continue on Georgia Avenue
09/18/2019
Beginning Thursday, Georgia Avenue between Riverside Drive and Kansas Street, as well as Kansas Street between Carolina Avenue and Georgia Avenue will be blocked to through traffic.
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Part of Broad Avenue to close for rail crossing repairs
09/17/2019
Starting Tuesday, September 17, Broad Avenue between Scott Street and Cumberland Street will be blocked to through traffic to allow CNIC Railroad to perform repairs to two rail crossings.
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Foote Park at South City grand opening
09/16/2019
Foote Park at South City welcomed the South Memphis community during a grand opening ribbon cutting on Monday.
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Local first responders honored at Nashville ceremony
09/13/2019
Governor Bill Lee and Senator Becky Massey presented awards to Tennessee first responders for their heroism, as well as posthumous honors for law enforcement officers who died while on duty, during the Three Stars of Tennessee and First Responders Ceremony in Nashville on September 11.
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Notice of funding availability: Community Coalition Grant Program
09/13/2019
The City of Memphis-Division of Housing and Community Development has set aside Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the Community Coalition Grant Program.
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Competitive grant program to open for the Memphis Affordable Housing Trust Fund
09/13/2019
Today the City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announced the opening of the competitive grant program for the Memphis Affordable Housing Trust Fund (MAHFT).
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30th Southern Heritage Classic kicks off
09/12/2019
For the 30th consecutive year, Jackson State University will face Tennessee State University in the Southern Heritage Classic this Saturday, September 14, at 6 p.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
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North Island Drive Sewer Improvement Public Meeting set for Thursday
09/11/2019
As part of ongoing efforts to improve the City’s sewer pipelines, the Sewer Assessment and Rehabilitation Program (SARP10) Team will host a public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m at Harbor Landing - 280 Island Drive.
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City of Memphis awarded financial reporting certificate
09/11/2019
The City of Memphis has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR.)
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First Investments from Community Catalyst Fund Announced with Demolition of Tillman Cove Apartments
09/10/2019
Mayor Jim Strickland has announced the first investments that will be made from the Community Catalyst Fund, putting the Memphis 3.0 comprehensive plan into action with the demolition of the Tillman Cove Apartments in Binghampton.
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Fred Jones Way
Fred Jones Way
09/09/2019
Mayor Jim Strickland and the City of Memphis honored Fred Jones, founder of the Southern Heritage Classic, by recognizing his contributions and achievements with the naming of Fred Jones Way.
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Service changes, closures for Labor Day
08/27/2019
City of Memphis offices will be closed and solid waste pickup will not run on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day.
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City of Memphis and University of Memphis Announce Fan Enhancements for 2019 Football Season
08/23/2019
The City of Memphis, through its Division of Parks & Neighborhoods, has partnered with the Liberty Bowl, University of Memphis, and Daktronics to design, manufacture and install new video displays at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
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Testimonial on MIFA's work in connecting families with stable housing
08/22/2019
In FY18, MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association) connected 258 families representing 278 adults and 641 children with permanent stable housing in Memphis.
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Cooling Center will open Monday, August 19
08/19/2019
The City's Cooling Center will open Monday, August 19, at 12 p.m. and run until further notice.
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Part of North Front Street to close for sewer work
08/15/2019
Beginning Thursday, August 22, North Front Street between Saffarans Avenue and Greenlaw Avenue, will be blocked to through traffic for SARP-10 sewer work.
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Strickland: MPD on track to reach target number of officers
08/14/2019
The Memphis Police Department (MPD) is on track to have 2,100 officers by the end of the year, according to Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland.
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Cooling Center moved to Lewis Senior Center
08/12/2019
The City’s Cooling Center has moved to a new location where it will continue to run until further notice. New Location: Lewis Senior Center, 1188 North Parkway
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Whitehaven community input fuels revamped David Carnes Park
08/09/2019
An overhauled David Carnes Park in Whitehaven celebrates its reopening Saturday, featuring several play areas, a splash pad and an obstacle course all designed with accessibility in mind.
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National Night Out Memphis to be celebrated October 1
08/06/2019
Interested in getting to know the police officers who serve your community? Memphis is celebrating National Night Out across the city on Tuesday, October 1.
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How to e-scoot safely and respectfully, Memphis
08/06/2019
The City of Memphis is in the midst of an expansion to its Shared Mobility Program. Over the next couple months, residents should expect to see an increase in the number of e-scooters around town.
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City, University of Memphis, and Tennis Memphis partner for Leftwich Tennis Center expansion
08/05/2019
The City of Memphis, University of Memphis and Tennis Memphis have partnered to renovate the Leftwich Tennis Center in Audubon Park.
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"Do the Work": Memphis Fire Director Gina Sweat's Tough Road to the Top
08/02/2019
As a little girl, fighting fires didn't exist in Gina Sweat's reality, nor in her imagination or her worldview. Her reality was scooping ice into bags for her parents' grocery store and bait shop in Middleton, Tennessee.
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New field hospital debuts
08/01/2019
A new field hospital made its debut a few weeks ago at Robert Church Park.
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City utilizing new technology to detect potholes and blight
07/31/2019
The City of Memphis is utilizing new technology to help detect potholes and blight in the community. By collaborating with Google and SpringML, this technology is expected to significantly reduce claim costs for pothole damage, and create safer streets and neighborhoods.
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Memphis Fire accepting applications for recruits
07/30/2019
“Be disciplined, respectful, physically fit, have integrity and a heart to serve.” These are the qualities Chief Hope Lloyd of the Memphis Fire Department says she wants to see in new recruits.
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In Memphis, effort to boost businesses of color gains momentum
07/29/2019
In May 2018, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced an ambitious plan to help 800 of the city’s burgeoning black-owned businesses grow their revenue by $50 million by 2023.
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Tennis Memphis receives grant for Play Tennis, Family Play Day
07/26/2019
Tennis Memphis plans to host Play Tennis, Memphis! Family Play Day on Saturday, August 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will offer Memphians the chance to play tennis and receive instruction at six tennis centers free of charge.
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Portion of South Fourth Street to close for roof construction at FedExForum
07/23/2019
South Fourth Street between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Beale Street will be closed to through traffic to allow for roof replacement construction on FedEx Forum starting Monday, July 29.
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New field hospital opens its flaps in Robert Church Park
07/17/2019
The huge field hospital, billowing in the humid breeze at Robert Church Park, is the face of modern triage.
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Cooling Center to open Wednesday at 6 p.m.
07/17/2019
The Cooling Center will open Wednesday, July 17, at 6 p.m. and remain open continuously until Tuesday, July 23, at 7 a.m.
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City of Memphis partners with Frayser CDC to build new homes
07/15/2019
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland spent his Saturday looking at the progress being made on affordable housing in Frayser.
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Jobs in July Career Fair to be held Thursday
07/15/2019
Find your next career opportunity this Thursday at Mayor Jim Strickland’s Jobs in July Career Fair presented by FedEx.
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ICYMI: A look at Whitehaven’s new multi-million dollar park
07/10/2019
WMC Action News 5 stopped by Whitehaven’s new multi-million dollar park to see how it’s shaping up. Under construction for more than a year now, the redesign of David Carnes Park off Shelby Drive near Fairfield is designed to get people active.
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After Hours Cooling Center opens Tuesday
07/09/2019
The After Hours Cooling Center will open Tuesday, July 9, at 6 p.m. and run each night until Friday, July 12, at 7 a.m.
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Dog and cat adoption fees $10 through July at Memphis Animal Services
07/05/2019
All dog and cat adoption fees are $10 through the end of July at Memphis Animal Services.
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City increasing paving efforts
07/03/2019
The City of Memphis is increasing paving efforts that will lead to smoother streets. The Mayor and City Council officials have allocated $19.5 million for Public Works FY20 street paving. This is the largest paving budget —ever.
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ICYMI: Here's how many tourists visited Memphis and Shelby County in 2018 — and why 2019 may see more
07/02/2019
In 2018, Memphis and Shelby County welcomed about 11.8 million tourists and that number is expected to rise even higher in 2019, according to Memphis Tourism.
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Service changes, closures for Independence Day
07/01/2019
City of Memphis offices will be closed and there will be no solid waste pick up on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
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Guide to Independence Day Celebrations
06/27/2019
Celebrate America’s independence this year with a number of events in Memphis for all ages.
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City receives Municipal League award for Excellence in Green Leadership and Excellence in Human Resources
06/27/2019
Tuesday, the Tennessee Municipal League presented the City of Memphis with two awards—an Excellence in Green Leadership award and an award for Excellence in Human Resources.
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Citi Foundation, Living Cities Expands Initiative to 10 Major U.S. Cities with Memphis’ Business Diversity and Compliance
06/19/2019
Over the last five years, 22 cities have piloted innovative efforts that generate economic opportunities for low-income populations and help cities run effectively.
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Play Your Park program begins
06/10/2019
Play Your Park 2019 kicked off Monday, June 10. The program offers kids and teens in the community a chance to get outside and have fun during summer vacation at City of Memphis parks.
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Friday Night Lights runs through August 2
06/10/2019
Looking for something fun to kick off your weekends this summer? Friday Night Lights offers supervised activities for the whole family at participating locations.
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Here's what's in your 2019-20 City budget
06/04/2019
A few moments ago, the City Council passed the 2019-20 City budget. Since budgets are essentially documents that speak to our priorities, I want to make sure you know what’s in your City budget that takes effect July 1
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Housing Choice Voucher is closed and Memphis Housing Authority not accepting applications
06/03/2019
A false post to Facebook was made over the weekend indicating Memphis Housing Authority was accepting housing choice voucher applications through the HUD’s Family Reunification Program.
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Olympians come to Memphis to help people learn to swim
05/30/2019
A group of gold medal Olympians visited Memphis hoping to help people learn to swim.
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ICYMI: Residents gather to celebrate 100 years of Orange Mound
05/23/2019
Residents and community members gathered Wednesday to celebrate 100 years of the historic Orange Mound Community.
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Service changes, closures for Memorial Day
05/23/2019
City of Memphis offices will be closed and there will be no solid waste pick up on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.
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Memphis welcomes A New Century of Soul on May 22
05/22/2019
On May 22, the City of Memphis officially celebrates its 200th anniversary.
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Memphians give back with "A New Century of Service"
05/22/2019
On May 22, in honor of Memphis’ 200th birthday, Memphians are joining together by doing service projects at different locations around the city.
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Agape celebrating 50th anniversary next year
05/20/2019
In 2020, Agape will celebrate its 50th birthday. Agape is a non-profit organization that serves both children and parents in the Memphis community in several ways – including adoption and foster care, school-based support, workforce readiness, homeless services, and counseling.
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New Certified Neighborhood Leader Training session to be held May 25
05/16/2019
The Certified Neighborhood Leader Training Program (CNLTP) helps community leaders create positive change for their neighborhoods by sharing with them best practices in engaging our City's core services.
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Allison J. Fouché will be honored at 2019 NAGC Communications School
05/09/2019
The National Association of Government Communicators has chosen Allison J. Fouché, Deputy Chief Communications Officer for the City of Memphis, as the 2019 NAGC Communicator of the Year.
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Memphis serves as backdrop for Facebook’s More Together campaign
05/07/2019
Beale Street Music Festival is over, but the city of Memphis will see benefits after being featured in a new ad campaign by social media giant Facebook.
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Memphis Botanic Garden creates "Bicentennial Blues Bed"
05/02/2019
In celebration of Memphis’ 200th birthday this May, the Memphis Botanic Garden has created a “Bicentennial Blues Bed.”
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City announces new communications tools to keep residents informed on solid waste collection
04/29/2019
In a few days, the City of Memphis' new service model to improve trash collection of items left outside the cart will begin.
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Weekly Update: National recognition for Memphis government
04/26/2019
We're one of seven cities nationwide honored as leading the way in using data to improve citizens' lives.
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Construction on Overton Park Sidewalk Project to start Monday
04/25/2019
Construction on the Overton Park Sidewalk Project will start Monday, April 29, weather dependent.
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Bloomberg Philanthropies announces Memphis as American City Best at Using Data to Improve Residents’ Lives
04/24/2019
Wednesday, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced that Memphis is one of seven cities to achieve "2019 What Works Cities Certification," a national standard of excellence in city governance.
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Weekly Update: Budget specifics, more jobs, working on 5G
04/18/2019
We presented our 2019-20 budget proposal Tuesday afternoon. It’s a budget designed to accelerate our ongoing growth, spread it even further across our city, and continue our work to improve core City services.
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Temporary relocation of Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center trolley stop effective April 23
04/17/2019
Starting April 23, the Sheraton Hotel/Memphis Convention Center trolley stop will be closed for convention center renovation construction along Main Street.
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Mayor aims to accelerate momentum with proposed FY20 budgets
04/16/2019
Mayor Jim Strickland today presented the City of Memphis’ proposed 2019-20 Operating and Capital Improvements budgets to the Memphis City Council.
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Weekly Update: On crime, our upcoming budget, and improving trash service
04/12/2019
The long-term reduction of violent crime remains priority No. 1 at City Hall, just like it is priority No. 1 for you. Our budget presentation next week will show that, but so have our actions these past three years.
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City announces Elvis Presley Boulevard expansion improvements
04/11/2019
Three miles of improvements are coming to Elvis Presley Boulevard from Shelby Drive to Brooks Road.
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City changes yard debris and curbside collection service
04/10/2019
On May 1st, the City of Memphis’ Division of Solid Waste will launch a new system for collecting yard debris and outside the cart trash to provide our residents with better service.
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