“Don'€™t Miss a Beat” to train as many as 3,000 people Oct. 25 to know how to save a life

 Mayor Tom Henry joining with six community partners announced today they will offer free hands-only CPR training as part of “Don'€™t Miss a Beat” at the Regional Public Safety Academy, 7602 Patriot Crossing, Oct.

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 Starting Aug. 23, wood chips will be available at no cost to the public from the Parks and Recreation Department.

The free chips will be on a first-come, first-served basis at Franke Park. Signs directing people to the Day Camp parking lot are posted. Visitors should bring shovels, as the chips are not

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Westbrook from State to Clinton to close permanently providing park-like setting

Following voluntary buyouts of homes along Westbrook Avenue south of State Boulevard, work is scheduled to begin Aug. 18 to transform that area into a park-like setting that will serve as part of the City'€™s flood

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The Fort Wayne Fire Department Investigation Division announced the arrest Wednesday, Aug, 13, of Daniel Wayne Lopresti, 25, on preliminary charges of arson in connection with a rash of recent arson fires in the West Central Neighborhood.

Five intersections scheduled to change, studying additional locations to save drivers time, gasoline

To improve the flow of traffic throughout the city, the City of Fort Wayne'€™s Traffic Engineering Department plans to modify select traffic signals for off-peak driving times.

The City has

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Mayor, HUD Representatives Join Non-profit Organizations in Commitment to Improving Homes and Neighborhoods
 
Mayor Tom Henry was joined by representatives from Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as well as others from the administration and non-profit housing providers to declare Home Ownership Week in

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Water to be down from St. Joe dam, St. Marys River at Taylor Street to Maumee River dam to allow better access for work

The tainter gate on the Hosey Dam was replaced in 2006. It will be lifted Monday, Aug. 18 to lower river levels to make it easier for the City and County to perform work,

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Mayor Tom Henry announced Aug. 11 he will be appointing two additional members to the Board of Public Safety, bringing the board from three to five members.

Two recent ordinances were introduced to City Council establishing a fire merit commission. “If we already have a board to oversee those

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Joined by members of his staff and residents of the neighborhood, Mayor Tom Henry talked to residents of the Oxford neighborhood in Fort Wayne's southeast side Aug. 7, 2008. 

Mayor Tom Henry and members of his staff listen to this resident so they can follow up on his concerns.

The third in a series of

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More than 25 City employees from across divisions and departments spent Aug. 8 taking part in the United Way Day of Caring. The employees painted a house with recommended by Neighborhood Code Enforcement. In addition to painting the house, they also removed some weeds, added some perennial flower beds

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Curbs, gutters to be installed west of Getz starting Monday

Covington Road west of Getz Road will have lane restrictions starting Monday, weather permitting, for the construction of curbs, gutters and business entrances in this section of the Time Corners traffic improvement project.

There will be

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Drivers encouraged to use Evard, Reed, Stellhorn detour

St. Joseph Road, north of the St. Joseph Center Road intersection, will close at 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, weather permitting, for installation of a storm sewer line.

Part of the St. Joe Center widening project, this closure should last no more than 7

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 Mayor Tom Henry and Al Moll, Director of Parks & Recreation, were joined today by Swinney park users as they dedicated a Japanese-style pavilion at Swinney Park. The new pavilion is based on old photos of Swinney'€™s original Japanese Pavilion built in 1910.

The original Japanese Pavilion was

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City adds parking on Washington in West Central
 
Following through on a request from the West Central Neighborhood Association, Fort Wayne'€™s Traffic Engineering Department has added on-street parking on the north side of Washington Boulevard between Van Buren and Garden streets.

The no-parking signs

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Will improve north-south traffic flow in preparation for the opening of Harrison Square

Mayor Tom Henry and the City'€™s Public Works and Community Development divisions are starting the process of reorienting Calhoun Street to handle two-way traffic throughout downtown Fort Wayne.

The proposed

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Will add traffic signal, turn lanes, multiuse trail

Starting Tuesday, July 29, Taylor Street from Ardmore Avenue east to Portage Boulevard will be closed to all traffic for the start of the Taylor and Ardmore intersection improvement project that will add turn lanes, a traffic signal and other

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Purcell served under three mayors, returns to fill Deputy Mayor role for Henry administration

Mayor Tom Henry announced that Greg Purcell has accepted an offer to serve as Deputy Mayor.  Purcell is a familiar face to many in Fort Wayne, having served in City government from the mid-1980s to 2001.

“I

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Troop 369 distributes literature to neighbors reminding them of only rain in the drain

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 369 from the Indian Village neighborhood applied markers to storm drains in Waynedale Friday as part of an outreach effort through Fort Wayne City Utilities. City Utilities is organizing

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Mayor Tom Henry joined by members of his staff, Wayne Township Assessor Bev Zuber, and representatives of the Fairfield Neighborhood Association talked to residents of the Fairfield neighborhood July 23 as part of the Mayor's series of walks.

The Mayor listened to residents with their comments and

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