Fair Housing Conference

The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana’s 5th Annual Fair Housing Conference will be held on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at the Marriott East in Indianapolis from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. This year’s theme is No Hate in Our Neighborhood: How Fair Housing Laws Combat Hate and Promote Inclusion. Registration opens at 8:00 AM and the conference will begin at 9:00 AM. Keynote speakers: Ise Lyfe is […]

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The Business of Art Workshop

  Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association (IDADA) will team up with Ruckus Makerspace for “The Business of Art: Indy’s Evolving Scene”, a workshop giving tips and guidance to artists wanting to sell their art or take better advantage of local opportunities. The workshop will be hosted at Ruckus Makerspace, in the Circle City Industrial Complex, 1125 Brookside Ave, on […]

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IPS Board Approves Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School

Last night the IPS School Board approved the contract for Thomas Gregg Elementary School 15 to become a neighborhood-led Innovation School. Neighbors, leaders, parents, and staff, have been meeting and planning – at neighborhood summits and dialogue sessions – for hours and weeks and months to create and organize the best possible education plan for School 15. Thomas Gregg Neighborhood […]

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Near Eastside Business Survey

Are you a business owner on the Near Eastside? Complete this survey created by Near East Area Renewal so they can know how to better serve you and your business’ needs. The goal of the survey is to collect information from businesses about needed assistance, collect information about the business’ customer base, and gain a basic understanding of business stability on the […]

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Neidhammer Launches Cowork Studio

Neidhammer Coffee Co., located on E Washington St., finished renovating the second and third floor of their building and opened their Cowork Studio and event space. The three story building, est. 1900, survived a tornado and a roof collapse and used to be home to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), a drugstore, a salvage shop, and more. The second […]

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A Bit of History: Golden Ace Inn

Help us in recognizing some of Indianapolis’ Near Eastside historic businesses. These businesses shed light on the stories of former neighborhood residents, entrepreneurs, immigrants, and industries home to the Near Eastside. In search of a St Patrick’s Day celebration? Hit-up the historic, Near Eastside McGinley’s Golden Ace Inn for one of the top 8 St. Patrick’s Celebrations in the world […]

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Indy Voters Approve Transit Funding

On November 8 of 2016, Marion County voters approved an  income tax, up to 0.25%, dedicated to funding an improved public transportation system in Marion County. The new revenue will fund operational expenses and other costs outlined in the Marion County Transit Plan. The final decision now moves to the Indianapolis City-County Council. Once approved, IndyGo will proceed with implementation, planning, […]

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Twin Aire is Getting Attention

On November4th, 2016, Citizens Energy Group announced that they were awarded a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). Funding from this grant will allow for the implementation of a redevelopment strategy designed by Citizens in partnership with the City of Indianapolis and other community groups including the Twin Aire Coalition. Citizens will match EDA funding with $375,000 bringing […]

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Oxford Place Event Photos

The ribbon cutting for the new Oxford Place Senior Apartments was Saturday at 9a.m. There was an invocation from Greater Light Church of God in Christ pastor, Alonzo Aron. Then, short speeches by John Hall from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Clifton Snorten from the Office of Congressman Andre Carson, Jeff Bennett from the City of Indianapolis, and Tedd Grain […]

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Oxford Place is Opening

The former site of Crown Laundry (also a former brownfield), is about to begin its new life as an energy efficient, 30-unit residential building for low-income seniors. The project was developed by Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC) with The Whitsett Group (TWG), and financing was aided by tax credits awarded from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA). The […]

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