Mar 09

Updates and Events/Meetings for March 9-15

...for our city, and especially District 17. Together, we worked on new affordable housing at 12th and Wedgewood, new park space at Fairgrounds Nashville, and the successful application for a Major League Soccer... On Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Watson Grove Missionary Baptist (1415 Horton Ave.), we will begin a critical citywide conversation on community benefits tied to the MLS stadium...

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...tomorrow, Saturday, March 10 at a special time: 11:30 a.m. at Casa Azafran, 2195 Nolensville Pike...

Edgehill Coalition will meet at 6 p.m. at Salama Urban Ministries, 1205 8th Ave S.

    Updates and Events/Meetings for March 9-15
    This week feels as though it lasted a year. In a matter of days, Nashville has undergone a drastic change in leadership. Despite the way her term ended, I want to thank Mayor Barry for the many good things she did for our city, and especially District 17.

Feb 28

CRIME & SAFETY UPDATE from Metropolitan Nashv...

CRIME & SAFETY UPDATE from Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. February 28, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Officers assigned to the Juvenile Crime Reduction Task Force tonight arrested two 16-year-olds, one of them an alleged carjacker, and a 17-year-old who fled from them in a Toyota Camry that was stolen on Sunday from the 4100 block of Hillsboro Pike. Officer Benjamin Spees spotted the stolen Camry on Wedgewood Avenue near 12th Avenue South and attempted to follow it until unmarked support units could arrive in the area. However, the 16-year-old driver noticed Spees’ police car and fled. Given the weather conditions, Spees did not engage in a pursuit. A short time later, a Midtown Hills Precinct undercover detective saw the Camry in an alley near the 2100 block of 11th Avenue North. As officers approached, the three teens ran. They were all apprehended after a short foot pursuit. The 16-year-old driver of the Camry was already wanted for an armed carjacking that occurred at 1:10 a.m. on Sunday where a woman was robbed of her Nissan Sentra near 2000 Belcourt Avenue. That 16-year-old is being charged tonight with aggravated robbery, unlawful gun possession and vehicle theft. The two teens with him tonight are charged with joyriding. The carjacked Sentra was recovered at 9:20 a.m. Sunday after North Precinct Officer Raymond Heymann spotted it on 17th Avenue North. Two other 16-year-olds, a boy and a girl, were by themselves in the car and were arrested. He was charged with vehicle theft. She was charged with joyriding. The continuing investigation led to the identity of the 16-year-old alleged carjacker arrested tonight. In an unrelated case from Friday night, the Juvenile Crime Reduction Task Force stopped a van on Buena Vista Pike near Clarksville Pike for having an expired tag and an inoperable brake light. The 17-year-old driver, when asked whether anything illegal was in the vehicle, replied that there was a pistol. A .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine containing 19 rounds was found underneath the seat along with a nine millimeter semi-automatic pistol loaded with 11 rounds. Both pistols had been reported stolen. Also in the car was a baggie containing 1.7 grams of marijuana. The 17-year-old was taken to juvenile detention and charged with multiple offenses. ###

Jan 30

In case you were wondering what was being bui...

In case you were wondering what was being built at 12th & Wedgewood, check out Mayor Barry's post: "We work on affordable housing every day, but it takes time to go from funding to fruition. So when plans are final and permits secured, putting the first shovel in the ground is a wonderful thing. This month, we did just that at 12th & Wedgewood, a formerly vacant Metro-owned lot that will soon be the home of our first private-public partnership for 160 units of workforce housing." Watch the groundbreaking:

    12th & Wedgewood Development: Groundbreaking
    Coverage of the groundbreaking, by Mayor Megan Barry and other key stakeholders, of the Edgehill private-public partnership using Metro-owned land for workforce housing development.

Jan 27

Mayor Megan Barry committed to fighting homelessness in Nashville either in process or in the planning. We just broke ground last week at 12th and Wedgewood for 160 units of affordable housing, so as we continue to try to find creative...

    Mayor Megan Barry committed to fighting homelessness in Nashville
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - The 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress is out, and nationally, the numbers are up. News 2 wanted to find out how those numbers compare with Nashville's, so we asked Mayor Megan Barry.

Jan 26

Updates and Events/Meetings for Jan. 26-Feb. 3

...and Parking Commission will take up my appeal to place a 4-way stop at 15th Ave S and Horton on Monday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. at Sonny West Conference Center, 700 2nd...

Envision Edgehill will host a community storytelling tour around Edgehill from 2 to 4 p.m. Vans will leave from Edgehill Library (1409 12th Ave S) every 15 minutes. Hot cocoa, tea and pastries will be provided.

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...and Horton on Monday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. at Sonny West Conference Center, 700 2nd Ave S. Your attendance makes a difference, and you will have an opportunity to testify to wrecks...

All About Women will host a meet-and-greet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the offices of Page | Duke Landscape Architects, 1206 17th Ave S. You can RSVP here.

Chestnut Hill neighbors interested in a neighborhood watch are meeting with Sgt. Rafael Fernandez of South Precinct at 5:30 p.m. at Safe Haven Family Center, 1234 3rd Ave S.

    Updates and Events/Meetings for Jan. 26-Feb. 3
    We had quite a week at Council, which you'll see below, but first things first: Our next District 17 meeting will be Saturday (tomorrow!), Jan. 27 at 8:30 a.m. at Midtown Hills Precinct. I'll be going over a lot of ongoing and anticipated proposals in District 17 for 2018.


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