Tag: Community

  • Rogers Road Community: A Unified Front

    Rev. Campbell David Richter Tracy Coleman Jeff Kingman Jeanne Stroud Nancy Ignia Sharon Cook The Rogers-Eubanks Coalition to End Environmental Racism, a coalition of the Chapel Hill -Carrboro Branch of the NAACP Environmental Justice Network West End Revitalization Association Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom Orange County Progressive Democrats and members of UNC-CH Faculty, […]

  • The Climate Heats Up AND The Mayor Has A Website?

    Was looking for some information on October 4th’s National Conversation on Climate Action when I stumbled upon what appears to be the Mayor’s own, new website: www.chapelhillmayorsoffice.com. A quick Google of “www.chapelhillmayorsoffice.com” only turned up the site itself and this reference from today’s Herald-Sun: CHAPEL HILL — The town will be part of the National […]

  • Is the Rogers Road Community Worth $53,000?

    Being in government has its advantages. Concerned citizens trying to get a good baseline on the cost of adding a bus route through the Rogers Road community didn’t net a response in 2005 (I know, I took a stab at it 2 years ago when I ran for Town Council). Ahh, but if you’re a […]

  • Carolina North: What The Board Heard

    The July 31st Carolina North community outreach meeting was supposed to cover the same ground as last week’s presentation to UNC’s Board of Trustees. While Jack Evans might have presented the same material, my guess is the community’s reception was somewhat less excepting than the BOTs. The 4pm session ran to 5:30 and was well […]

  • Carolina North Forum: Another Perspective…The Video

    June 4th, 2007, several local grassroot organizations sponsored a forum on Carolina North (Carolina North Forum: Another Perspective”). It was an opportunity for folks within our community to ask questions and contribute suggestions on how best to address the challenges and potential rewards of UNC’s overflow campus. Direct link to movie. Mike Collins (pictured above […]

  • Carolina North: Not So Innovative Location for the Innovation Center?

    As I predicted (“Carolina North: What’s Next?”) last week, the Carrboro Citizen is reporting that UNC is prepared to move the Carolina North Innovation Center north of Estes to sit roughly on the Town’s former municipal services site. Not a hard guess given UNC’s Jack Evans recent comments. …one indication that the university is intent […]

  • Election 2007: Update on Early Voting On The Move

    Following up on my post “Election 2007: Early Voting on the Move”, BOE Director Barry Garner responded with lightning speed to my request for further information: Nothing has been decided yet however the Seymour Senior Center is an option. The board will meet on August 7, 2007 to discuss this. UNC has offered us the […]

  • Carolina North: What Next?

    I’ve heard from two different sources that the “final” design concept for Carolina North is ready to present to UNC’s Board of Trustees (BOT). The BOT, in years past, have happily rejected the efforts of both UNC’s administration and the local community to create a win-win for what is to replace the Horace-Williams Airport. The […]

  • Broadcast Localism: More Fun To Be Had…

    Chad Johnston just posted this over on OrangePolitics.org about this weekend’s Peoples Channel fundraiser (July 21st, Horace-William’s House, 6-8pm): Hey folks, Just wanted to give an update on this really cool event! Food and drink will be provided by: Benjamin Vineyard, Anathoth Community Garden from Cedar Grove, Cane Creek Farm Pork, Yugela’s treats, Matthew’s artisan […]

  • Cindy Sheehan: This is NOT a Rally

    [UPDATE:] More from the CarrboroCitizen. [UPDATEx2:] Some photos of the event.. Peggy Misch wants to make sure everyone knows, in spite of what the local press says, there is no Sheehan rally at Carr Mill Mall. Just a simple lunch with Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton and some folks from GRIM ( Grassroots Impeachment Movement). It […]

  • Not Just Real-Estate: Chapel Hill’s Draft Economic Development Report

    For several years I’ve called on the Town to hire a professional economic adviser. When I renewed the call during my 2005 campaign, many of the other candidates adopted (or co-opted) the idea. I suggested we hire someone with experience in developing an economic strategy that encompassed more than Downtown redevelopment or saw economic benefits […]

  • Summer’s Bloom

    No telling how brilliant this Summer’s harvest will be… Time will tell.

  • Broadcasting Localism, a People’s Channel Fundraiser

    As many of you know, I have a particular interest in employing technology to boost our citizens’ voices cost-effectively and in ways not otherwise possible. I met a kindred spirit in the The Peoples Channel’s director Chad Johnston many years ago when we both started attending the Town’s now defunct Technology Advisory Board to encourage […]

  • By George….Entenman

    In response to NY Times OP Ed piece promoting the use of a 13-year-old biological technology that stimulates milk production in dairy cows — a protein called recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST), or bovine growth hormone. The protein, produced naturally by a cow’s pituitary, is one of the substances that control its milk production. It can […]

  • Carolina North Forum: Another Perspective

    Local activists Neighborhoods for Responsible Growth are holding a forum this evening to discuss their and other local folks views of UNC’s Carolina North project: In cooperation with a series of sponsors and collaborators, NRG will host a community forum on Carolina North, the proposed UNC research campus planned for the Horace Williams tract in […]