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. ###

Feb 07

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble brings distinctive sound to Music City

...both financially and socially. It runs Feb. 9-18 at Belmont’s Black Box Theater, 1575 Compton Ave., Nashville...

...painting watch dials with radium. It runs Feb. 16-25 at Belmont’s Troutt Theater, 2112 Belmont Blvd., Nashville...

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The performance is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Tickets are $40, available at or by calling 615-782-4040.

It runs Feb. 9-17 at Street Theatre Company, 6727 Charlotte Pike, Nashville. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Tickets are $15, available at or by calling 615-554-7414. The event is BYOB.

Galerie Tangerine is at 900 South St., Suite 104.  Hours are 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.  Admission is free.  

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 19

Updates and Events/Meetings Jan. 19-27

...joined community leaders for a groundbreaking on 160 units of affordable and workforce housing at 12th and Wedgewood. This is Metro's first private-public partnership to create affordable housing, and I'm...

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South Nashville Action People will meet at 6 p.m. at Southgate Station, 514 Southgate Ave.

    Updates and Events/Meetings Jan. 19-27
    After a snowy and icy week, it's good to see everything thawing out and warming up. (Shoutout to all the MNPS parents.) For our Nashvillians experiencing homelessness, we have been operating at Cold Weather Plan Level 4 for most of the week; you can check Mayor Barry's Twitter account for the latest updates.


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