This month: 1) Pearl Wine and Market Breaks Ground; 2) Mayor’s Homelessness Plan Update; 3) McAuliffe’s Innovation Status; 4) Second Place for Northfield High School and East High School Boys Soccer; and 5) Drybar Coming to Central Park.
They seem to be everywhere: electric bikes of all shapes and sizes speeding along roads, bike lanes, and shared pedestrian pathways. Some look like regular bikes, some like small motorcycles, and still others appear as strange contraptions with pedals, handlebars, and enormous cargo platforms in front or back that are designed to carry children, groceries, and packages.
Despite some pushback at public meetings, Mayor Mike Johnston’s ambitious plan to move 1,000 people currently living on the streets into temporary housing by the end of the year is still on track, according to Cole Chandler, the mayor’s lead advisor on homelessness. “We’re very much pushing forward and think it’s an achievable goal.”
On a recent Wednesday in May, more than four dozen police recruits stood outside the Blazing Chicken Shack in Park Hill listening to owner Rhonda Banks talk about how she and other small business owners have felt ignored by the Denver Police Department over the years.
This month: Glissade Coffee Opens in NW Aurora; Alexan Montview Plaza Progress; East High Con-Law Fourth in Nation; Northfield Drones; Suncor Update; Denver Discovery Classrooms; and Costco Opens in Green Valley Ranch.
Anger has been growing after two recent incidents of gun violence at East High School, which left one student dead and two administrators wounded. Thousands of students, parents, teachers, and administrators are demanding that leaders at Denver Public Schools (DPS) take action to make schools safer.
What does it mean to create a safe neighborhood? How can youth violence be prevented? How can school shootings be stopped? These were among the many complex issues discussed at the November 16 neighborhood forum sponsored by Central Park United Neighbors and Front Porch.
United States Congressman Jason Crow is the co-sponsor of a bill that would prevent law enforcement officers from needing to respond to calls involving mental health crises. The bill, which was passed by the House, would provide local governments with grants to form mental health units, instead of police, to respond to certain 911 calls.
Over the past three years, the rates of car crimes committed in Denver have skyrocketed and include vandalism, catalytic converter removal, gasoline siphoning, and vehicle theft. Although these problems are impacting the entire city, car crimes have been especially prevalent in Northeast Denver neighborhoods.
Denver residents who no longer want guns in their homes previously had few options to discard their weapons.