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Jun 20

Council grills Red River on trash

After more than an hour of questioning and explanations Tuesday, members of the Fort Wayne City Council remain dissatisfied with the level of service provided by Red River Waste Solutions, the city’s new garbage collection contractor. Read the full story on Journalgazette.net    

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May 15

Major issues of my mayoral platform

The Mayor’s office has been held by the same party for 20 years. Every organization after a time becomes complacent and inflexible. After asking citizens for feedback on whether they think it’s time for a change, the answer was YES.  And, I agree!!  It’s time for a fresh approach to…

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Apr 22

Evidentiary analysis is all that matters

An op-ed I wrote about the crime and homicide problem in Fort Wayne (“Crimefighting must evolve to keep up,” March 25) praised the Fort Wayne United program as a promising long-term strategy. I desperately hope this succeeds. Christopher Guerin’s April 1 opinion piece mistakenly suggests I am not completely in…

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Apr 19

Councilman balks at bid for legal fees

The Fort Wayne City Council won’t consider Mayor Tom Henry’s request for $500,000 in legal fees for the Electric Works development after one council member called the move unnecessary and counterproductive. Speaking to reporters at a news conference Wednesday, Councilman John Crawford, R-at large, said he will not be submitting…

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Apr 15

Council urged to know FW United

Fort Wayne City Councilman Geoff Paddock, D-5th, asked fellow council members Tuesday to spend time to get to know Fort Wayne United ahead of this year’s October budget discussions. Last year, several councilmen asked for metrics that can be used to determine whether the program, which focuses on developing opportunities…

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Apr 04

Dozens march to remember Martin Luther King Jr.

About 60 people Marched across the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge into downtown Wednesday. The march started at 7:01 p.m., the minute the civil rights leader was killed 50 years ago. The march ended at Freimann Square where the community prayed for the healing Dr. King was dedicated to…

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Apr 01

City must lead way on complex GE project

“Never put off until tomorrow,” Mark Twain once said, “what you can do the day after tomorrow.” But more than simple procrastination appears to be behind the city’s failure to actively engage in the process that will decide whether the Electric Works project lives or dies. Of course there should…

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