Partnership Plants Lasting Benefits

June 10, 2019 0

by Thomas P. Healy When it rains as little as a quarter of an inch, the city’s antiquated drainage system combines stormwater with wastewater (sewage). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers such combined sewer […more…]

First Responders’ Secondhand Trauma

May 4, 2019 0

by Thomas P. Healy Public health impacts of firearm violence are not limited to victims, their families, and neighbors. The community’s first responders—police, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians—routinely encounter traumatic situations and gruesome circumstances that […more…]

Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis

April 25, 2019 0

by Thomas P. Healy During an early April violence prevention presentation for Public Health Week 2019, Brittany Yarnell, a surveillance epidemiologist at Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD), shared data compiled from the Centers for […more…]

BRHS: Worth More Than $1

April 14, 2019 0

by Thomas P. Healy The most recent public meeting to discuss the future of the Broad Ripple High School (BRHS) property followed a predictable pattern: A standing-room-only crowd viewed a series of slides crammed full […more…]

Scooteropolis Revisited

March 19, 2019 0

by Thomas P. Healy Winter weather appears to have accomplished what public safety concerns have not: reduced rental scooter clutter. The seasonal time-out also affords an opportunity to review the impacts of widespread rental scooter […more…]

IndyGo Shifts Into Overdrive

February 19, 2019 0

by Thomas P. Healy In an attempt to make up for lost time caused by federal government delays, IndyGo is accelerating Red Line construction in the College Avenue corridor through May. According to Transportation for […more…]

Safety First

December 28, 2018 0

by Thomas P. Healy Residents and commuters may have been inconvenienced by temporary lane closures on Meridian Street for Citizen Energy Group’s DigIndy project and IndyGo’s Red Line bus rapid transit (BRT) construction, but for […more…]

Scooteropolis

December 28, 2018 0

by Thomas P. Healy Like many cities across the nation, Indianapolis was the target of a new type of urban litter in 2018 when rentable, dockless, battery-powered scooters appeared on downtown and Midtown streets and […more…]

Nickel Plate Saga Touches Midtown

November 9, 2018 0

by Thomas P. Healy Attorneys representing the City of Indianapolis have filed paperwork with the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) seeking permission to assume financial responsibility for the section of the former Nickel Plate rail […more…]

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