Mayor Andre Sayegh swore in eight new police officers on Monday morning, first class since the sentencing of two of six police officers ensnared in a federal corruption investigation.
Dozens of people joined a mile-long march on Saturday morning as the city reels from a spate of shootings that left nine shot, one fatally, over a three-day span, calling for an end to gun violence.
Mayor Andre Sayegh swore in six new police officers on Monday morning. He described the class, which included a Muslim woman clad in a hijab, as reflective of the community at a time when police have been the target of protests and threats.
Mo’s Low Cost Liquors and Bar, a troubled business at the Main-Weiss intersection, will be closed for 60 days, mayor Andre Sayegh announced on Wednesday morning.
The city has received a $47,390 grant from the federal government for a public education initiative to prevent fires.
The ordinance to designate a violent segment of Union Avenue as a high crime zone to force businesses to close at midnight will not be up for a vote before the City Council on Tuesday night.
Prominent developer Charles Florio is willing to offer two buildings in the crime-ridden 1st and 4th Wards for police to set-up substations.