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Montgomery’s Mayoral Race

Montgomery’s Mayoral Race

By on 13 July, 2015 in Government, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Last week, we joined what seemed like a few hundred other interested Montgomery citizens at the first of several forums featuring the candidates who want to be our city’s next mayor. It was a pretty packed house at the Crump Senior Center. The event was sponsored by the East Montgomery Neighborhood Association and the Midtown […]

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Public Art

Public Art

By on 15 June, 2012 in Art, City Living, Fun, Government with 0 Comments

Last night at One Dexter Plaza, the City of Montgomery’s Development Department held an Idea Factory on public art. It was a huge success. About 50 people showed up bubbling with ideas. The setup was impressive, offering categories and visuals of different kinds of public art – engagement, formal and functional – to make the […]

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Barking for a Park … Our Own Way

If you followed the PetSafe “Bark for Your Park” $100,000 grant giveaway contest, you no doubt have heard that Montgomery came in fourth in the voting with 26,000 ballots cast. Huntingdon, West Virginia — with a population of just 50,000 residents — managed to pile up an amazing 87,854 votes and walk away the victor. […]

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Urban Farm

Urban Farm

On an overcast and generally drab day in April, various city officials stood on a red caboose and spoke to a crowd of folks gathered at what was once a repulsive scrap of riverside scrubland. With the train car as a sort of stage, Mayor Todd Strange and City Councilor Tracy Larkin stood in front […]

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Idea Factory

Idea Factory

In 1776, Thomas Paine wrote that inhabitants of our new nation were living in “times that try men’s souls.” For those interested in the future of our city, we’re living in times that try our consciences. It’s hard not to look at the city’s ever-unfolding ambitious plans and wonder if they aren’t part of some […]

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Condemnation Confabulation

Condemnation Confabulation

The City of Montgomery made national headlines recently — and not in a good way. The kerfuffle involves city actions that some pundits are framing as “eminent domain through the back door.” The phrase “eminent domain” sets off alarm bells in large numbers of people, particularly after the United States Supreme Court’s controversial 2005 decision […]

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Green Spaces 2: Cypress Pond

Green Spaces 2: Cypress Pond

By on 3 September, 2010 in City Living, City services, Outdoors, Parks with 0 Comments

By Andrew Cole-Tyson Note: This piece was originally published in an e-mail sent out to members of a young professionals group called Emerge Montgomery. We reprint it here with Mr. Cole-Tyson’s permission. Part 1 can be seen here. For almost two years now, 2WR (the company where I’m employed) has been working in partnership with […]

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Intro to Green Spaces

Intro to Green Spaces

On the evening of July 27, 2010, I attended the event at MAX Credit Union where Mayor Todd Strange spoke to our group of young professionals. The theme, “The Future of Montgomery,” was very relevant and timely. I believe that we are at a pivotal point in the development of our city where young professionals like […]

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Todd Strange Speaks to Emerge

Todd Strange Speaks to Emerge

We first heard about the “Future of Montgomery” program by way of Facebook. Hey, we live in Montgomery! We think about the future! Perfect! The Facebook event told us that the program would be put on by a group called Emerge Montgomery, which we were unfamiliar with, and would be held at a center of […]

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