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East Street Cycle Link And Safety Improvements Proposed

Creating a safe environment for people travelling around
the City Rail Link (CRL) Karangahape Station construction
zone is behind a proposed East Street cycleway link and
safety improvements on the surrounding
streets.

Auckland Transport (AT) is proposing a range
of tactical changes including a cycleway link between Te Ara
I Whiti – Lightpath and Karangahape Road, via East
Street.

AT Programme Manager, Ian Howell says “With
the number of heavy trucks entering the CRL worksite
continuing to increase, we want to ensure that people
walking, riding bikes, or driving through this area are safe
and protected,” he says.

The proposal includes
turning East Street into a one way for vehicles northbound
between Canada and Galatos Streets and installing a two-way
protected cycleway.

Speed tables will be also
installed to create a slower-speed environment for all road
users. To assist with

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East Dallas is a ‘hot’ home market, firm says

It is not surprising that East Dallas has become one of Dallas’ hottest markets, according to Allie Beth Allman and Associates, with residents of all ages attracted to its green spaces, active lifestyle and location close to downtown and White Rock Lake.

Here are two East Dallas homes on the market.

The renovated three-bedroom Austin stone design at 5923 Winton St. is close to Mockingbird Elementary School. Offered by Nancy Lukken, this residence features a double-car rear-entry garage and an extra parking spot. The interior provides $40,000 in updates and air conditioning that was installed in 2016. Two bathrooms were remodeled with period tile and Kohler fixtures. The kitchen has stainless-steel appliances, double ovens, a custom-built pantry and pull-out storage. Relax on the patio or front porch and let the sprinkler system maintain the landscaped yard.

Susie Thompson is marketing the four-bedroom home situated on a corner lot at 2235

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Family snaps up stunning East Geelong renovation without inspection

A young family from Melbourne has paid close to a suburb record price for a renovated East Geelong house without making a physical inspection.

The four-bedroom house at 15 Anderson Street sold for $1.32 million after the buyers made the bold play for the extended california bungalow early in the auction campaign.

Buxton, East Geelong agent Carl McCann said the strong early offer attracted competition from other hopeful purchasers, pushing the sale price $45,000 above the top of the quoted range.

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The competition moved the selling agents to skip the October 17 auction and wrap up the sale early.

“They’re a young family coming out of Melbourne. They’ve bought it without seeing it,” Mr McCann said.

“But they were pretty confident with the video that we provided them and

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Pedestrian, bicyclist safety improvements on tap for East Palm Canyon

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2019 had the second-highest number of pedestrian fatalities in a decade. The worst year was 2016, when 29 people died.

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Safety improvements, including a new sidewalk, are on tap for a stretch of East Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs.

Work is ongoing in the stretch between South Palm Canyon Drive and Sunrise Way. The $1.9 million project is expected to benefit pedestrians and bicyclists in the area.

The sidewalk is being installed along the eastbound lanes, west of Sunrise.

Other improvements include new crosswalks at various intersections and new street lights at the curve where South Palm Canyon meets East Palm Canyon, Assistant City Manager Marcus Fuller said.

The sidewalk portion in particular has caught the attention of local residents. It’s being built across a dirt lot that’s existed for years and disrupted joggers in particular.

“There’s sort of a dirt path on a small stretch and

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Repair start on damage to East Haven High School’s Crisafi Field

EAST HAVEN — Work has begun to rebuild East Haven High School’s Frank “Coach” Crisafi Field, which was destroyed by wind micro-bursts in the Aug. 27 severe thunderstorm — and the Board of Education this week gave the go-ahead to do repair work on home bleachers, which also were damaged.

The synthetic turf field — used by both the Yellowjackets football and soccer teams — should be completed by Nov. 2, Athletic Director Anthony Verderame told the Board of Education this week.

“The field is scheduled to be completed on Nov. 2 and we will have our last games for soccer that week,” Verderame told the board. “If we do not get the $10,000 to fix the home stands, we will not be able to use the facility for fans.

“It will just be the athletes competing,” he said.

“As of now they are scheduled to complete the leveling of

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Much needed improvements coming to Highway 501 and East Cox Ferry Road

CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) – Improvements are finally coming to one of the most dangerous intersections in Horry County.



the inside of a building: SCDOT is working on improvements to one of the most dangerous intersections in the county.


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SCDOT is working on improvements to one of the most dangerous intersections in the county.

Between backed up traffic down Highway 501, to last-minute lane changes before a confusing intersection, Highway 501 and East Cox Ferry Road in Conway can be an everyday headache for Horry County drivers.

But it’s not just a headache. It can be deadly.

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Public Safety said in 2017, 2018, and 2019, throughout each year, there were over 100 accidents at the intersection. In 2019, a person was killed.

But the DOT said upgrades are coming.

“So anytime we look at improving intersections we look at a lot of these same type of corrective measures. As far as offsetting left-turn lanes, adding additional turn lanes,”

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Man threatens to cut off victim’s finger in East Side home invasion

El Paso police arrested a man accused of threatening to cut off another man’s finger over a debt during a home invasion on the East Side.

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Police Department Gang Unit investigators arrested James Daniel Badajosa on Sunday night, hours after a home invasion at an apartment in the 10500 block of Ashwood Drive near Montwood Mall on Yarbrough Drive, police said.



a man looking at the camera: James Daniel Badajosa


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James Daniel Badajosa

Police arrested Badajosa, 24, on a charge of burglary of habitation, a police news release states. 

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About 2 p.m. Sunday, Badajosa allegedly forced his way into an apartment and assaulted 24-year-old Adrian Gonzalez, police said.

Badajosa allegedly used a knife to threaten to cut off one of Gonzalez’s fingers over a debt before stealing several items and leaving, police said. The nature of the debt was not disclosed.

Badajosa, of the 6000 block

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Pilot, Haslam family give $5M for East TN Children’s Hospital Emergency Department renovation

Work will include dedicated behavioral health care section.

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Knoxville-based Pilot Company and members of the Haslam family are donating $5 million to renovate the Emergency Department at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Fort Sanders.

Department improvements will include dedicated trauma rooms and an expanded lobby. Also, there’ll be a behavioral health care section, “providing safe spaces for patients receiving treatment or awaiting inpatient placement. Sensory-sensitive rooms also will be available.”

It’ll be called the Pilot Emergency Care Center, recognizing those who have worked and will work as Pilot Company team members and their families.

Children’s Hospital President and CEO Matt Schaefer in a news release thanked the Haslam family for the gift.

“I am proud to be part of an organization that runs to where the need is, and humbled to have the backing of the Pilot Company and Haslam family in this effort. The children of

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City-County councilor wants to see safety improvements for pedestrians on far east side roads

INDIANAPOLIS — An 11-year-old boy was struck and killed riding his bike this past weekend on the far east side, and now City-County Council members are speaking out.

They want to see more done to improve the safety on east side roads.

“For the family, my deepest condolences. I send a prayer up,” says District 14 City-County Councilor La Keisha Jackson. “We can’t bring your child back, but we can put law into place to move forward to help other kids, so this doesn’t continue to happen.”

The incident occurred along north Post Road near Jamestown Apartments. Lawrence Police say the boy was riding his bike with his 15-year-old brother. The pair was on one bike while crossing the road when they were struck.

The nearest cross walk at that spot is three to four blocks away in each direction. The road actually splits two City-County Council districts. Jackson wants

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