Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration received some criticism from council members for agreeing to spend $37,860 to build sidewalks for the city’s new dog park on River Street.
The city council unanimously enacted a new ordinance to force liquor stores to stop selling package goods – including beer and wine – after 10 p.m. The measure was heavily lobbied for by local young people and anti-drug advocates.
Eleven people were displaced from their home and a cigar shop was shuttered following a fire at a two-story mixed-use building on West Broadway.
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres delivered the final state of the city address for his third nonconsecutive term on Tuesday afternoon. His speech was devoid of any major new initiatives or big plans for the city, a marked departure from his previous addresses.
Months after driving out drug dealers and addicts from his Auburn Street apartment complex by deploying a pair of armed security guards, prominent city developer Charles Florio is pursuing similar strategies at his other properties.
Three members of the board of adjustment removed for boycotting meetings have filed a lawsuit against the city, according to federal court documents.
Nakeia Wimberly turned the Great Falls into an outdoor classroom for a dozen city students on Friday morning. She had her students conducting experiments on how rainwater infiltrates the ground and the role impervious surfaces play in urban flooding.