Public Forums on Streetlight Placement

Originally posted on Nextdoor by Public Information Officer Aliya Wishner from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services   Come help determine key indicators for streetlight placement These forums are intended to gather public input on what factors should be used to guide placement of new streetlights in the future. IPL has partnered with the IU Public Policy Institute to host the public forums.  Register here to attend March 1st 6:30 – 8:00pm at the Wayne Township Government Center March 2nd 6:30 – 8:00pm at the John Boner Neighborhood Center  

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Black History Month: William Trotter

Last night, PBS premiered the documentary Birth of a Movement, based on the book The Birth of a Movement: How Birth of a Nation Ignited the Battle for Civil Rights, by Dick Lehr.  Both chronicle the very public battle between activist and newspaper editor (The Boston Guardian)  William Monroe Trotter, and film pioneer D.W. Griffith (The Birth of a Nation). Trotter came from a well-to-do family, his father James Trotter being the first Black man to earn lieutenant rank in the 55th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War.  James later became the first Black man in Boston employed with the U.S. Postal Service.  And appointed as Recorder of Deeds for Washington, D.C. by President Grover Cleveland.  Trotter’s mother Virginia Isaacs, was the great granddaughter of Elizabeth Hemings, mother of Sally Hemings (Monticello, Thomas Jefferson). William Trotter grew up in the predominantly white area of Hyde Park, where he graduated high school and went on to attend Harvard University, becoming the first Black man to graduate Phi Beta Kappa at the school. In 1895 he graduated with his bachelor’s – magna cum laude, and in 1896 with his master’s degree. With fellow Harvard intellectual W.E.B. Du Bois, Trotter founded The Niagara Movement, precursor to the NAACP […]

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January 26, 2017 by Leslie House Politics, Read 0

What He’s Done So Far

The President has wasted no time signing executive orders.  Get more details from the Newshour at pbs.org including Donald Trump’s Contract with the American Voter *ACA repeal, funding waiver, states control of healthcare and insurance marketplaces Regulation freeze (any that have not been approved) Abortion Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Hiring freeze on federal government jobs Approval for Dakota Access pipeline (Standing Rock) Approval for Keystone Oil pipeline Push environmental reviews for priority infrastructure Made in America steel pipelines Review manufacturing regulations Aggressive deportations and block funding to sanctuary cities Build that wall *Trump’s repeal of the ACA includes returning control of Medicaid, to state governments.  Meaning the federal government will no longer assist with cost, instead issuing block amount funding for states to manage themselves.  This could make it harder for those who depend on Medicaid to get the care they need.  

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