Chapel Hill Celebrates Arbor Day Nov. 17
The Town of Chapel Hill’s annual Arbor Day celebration will be held at 11:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in the parking lot on the corner of Columbia and Stevens streets.
Suzie Roth’s third grade class from Northside Elementary School will participate and do a presentation of The Giving Tree.
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Chapel Hill Officials Affirm Support for UNC Center for Civil Rights (Chapelboro.com)
An advocacy group that also serves as a training vehicle for law students at UNC-Chapel Hill may come screeching to a halt by order of university system officials. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/local-government/chapel-hill-officials-affirm-support-unc-center-civil-rights
Pedestrian Safety on MLK Boulevard to Increase (ABC 11)
Chapel Hill is working to boost pedestrian safety along MLK Boulevard after officials said accidents have increased since 2016. Read more: http://abc11.com/news/pedestrian-safety-on-mlk-boulevard-to-increase-/1973255/
Proposal Calls for 273 Apartment Units on Fordham Boulevard (Chapelboro.com)
A new apartment complex may be coming to the Ephesus-Fordham District in Chapel Hill. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/development/proposal-calls-273-apartment-units-fordham-boulevard
Chapel Hill Town Council pushes for more affordable housing spending in budget (The Herald-Sun)
Town Council members made it clear Monday that they want to put a significant amount of money into affordable housing. Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article149455269.html
$106.8M Chapel Hill budget spends more on transit, stormwater (The Herald-Sun)
Next year’s proposed $106.8 million budget continues existing town services, sets a new property tax rate and spends more on stormwater improvements and Chapel Hill Transit. Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article149419384.html
Construction Bringing New Crosswalks to MLK Blvd in Chapel Hill (Chapelboro.com)
Road construction aimed toward pedestrian safety is ongoing on Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard in Chapel Hill. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/safety/construction-bringing-new-crosswalks-mlk-blvd-chapel-hill
Chapel Hill adding new crosswalks and improving sidewalks (WNCN)
Drivers in Chapel Hill will need to be on the lookout for some construction as the town works to make things safer for pedestrians. Read more: http://wncn.com/2017/05/07/chapel-hill-adding-new-crosswalks-and-improving-sidewalks/