Neighbors See Opportunities, Challenges with Proposed Criminal Justice Site

When Mayor Joe Hogsett took office, he stated that one of the priorities of the new administration would be criminal justice reform, which would include policy changes as well as the exploration of new facilities. In May 2016, he announced the formation of a Criminal Justice Reform Task Force, comprised of community and issue stakeholders, members of the City-County Council, and more. The task force spend months gathering and examining data about the current criminal justice system in the county, and developed recommendations. In December, the city unveiled reform recommendations … Read More

Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument Now A National Historic Landmark

INDIANAPOLIS — Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell officially named the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Indianapolis a National Historic Landmark. The monument has been included as an expansion of the Indiana World War Memorials Historic District, which includes the already-designated World War Memorial Plaza to the north. The new nomination recognizes these world-class civic designs that have shaped the image of Indianapolis. DHPA assisted in the review of the nomination, per our Federal mandate. IN 1887 the newly formed the Board of Monument Commissioners held an international competition … Read More

Bryan Roach Promoted to Chief of Police

INDIANAPOLIS —Twenty-six-year veteran Bryan Roach has been named the Chief of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. During his career, Roach has held every rank, merit and appointed, within the police department. Most recently, he has served as Assistant Chief of Administration for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. As Assistant Chief, he has made significant strides in streamlining department processes, finding efficiencies and identifying significant savings of taxpayer dollars. His leadership has created an atmosphere of cooperation among government and private agencies that has broken down bureaucratic silos and led to … Read More

Fantastic Food Fest Jan. 21-22

INDIANAPOLIS — Fantastic Food Fest is the largest food and beverage event in Indiana. Fantastic Food Fest is a culinary celebration featuring hundreds of food exhibitors, cooking demos, tastings, workshops, book signings and appearances by TV food personalities and other celebrities. Nearly 10,000 culinary enthusiasts will gather to explore the latest cooking trends and learn techniques and recipes from local and world-renowned chefs on Jan. 21 from 10  a.m.-7 p.m and Jan. 22 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m at the Champions Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Attendees can try, taste … Read More

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

Mileva Maric enters her first physics class at the Zurich Swiss Federal Polytechnic University in the first paragraph of The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict. This action doesn’t seem particularly interesting until you realize that it takes place on October … Read More

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? at the IRT

The Indiana Repertory Theatre’s production of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? serves up sharp performances by seasoned actors, sprinkled with a savory awareness of the racial tensions simmering even now, 50 years after it was written by William Rose. When … Read More

Flickering Light on the Silver Screen, Part 1

The Paleface — Bob Hope singing “Buttons and Bows” and Jane Russell, well, being Jane Russell — is my earliest memory of seeing a motion picture show. I saw the film with my parents at The Indiana. A few years … Read More

Applause!: Jan. 20-26

• The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (GIPC) is now accepting nominations for the 16th Annual Mayor’s Celebration of Diversity Awards. The awards will be presented to businesses and organizations throughout Marion County that embrace, celebrate, and apply holistic inclusion and … Read More

“Calder, the Musical” at IndyFringe Jan. 27-Feb. 12

INDIANAPOLIS — IndyFringe Basile Theatre is pleased to announce the world premiere of Calder, The Musical, opening Jan. 27 on its main stage. The production runs through Feb. 12, with Tom Alvarez as director and Dustin Klein as music director. … Read More

Lilly Endowment Awards Grants to Local Agencies

INDIANAPOLIS — As part of its support for efforts that improve the quality of life in Indianapolis and in Indiana, Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced $100 million in grants to 15 human service organizations to help them enhance their long-term … Read More

Christmas Tree Disposal Wraps up Jan. 31

INDIANAPOLIS — The opportunity to drop off live Christmas trees at Indy Parks drop-off locations ends on Tues., Jan. 31.  Trees can be dropped off from dusk until dawn at the following locations. All ornaments, tinsel, lights, tree stands and … Read More

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown at Buck Creek

INDIANAPOLIS — The Buck Creek Players Collection of Favorites continues with the 43rd season of quality theater with the new, revised Broadway production of the high-energy musical, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. With book, music, and lyrics by Clark … Read More

Where Have You Gone, Robert Allen Latta?

It’s Presidential Inauguration time in America again. Rather than tax an already over saturated media market filled with D.C. Inaugural stories, I thought I’d revisit a memory from another Inauguration Day right smack in the middle of the Reagan Revolution … Read More

The Further Adventures of Pusscatkin and Lilydog

All things bright and beautiful— All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all. James Herriot used this hymn as the titles of his delightful books about his life as a veterinarian in … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Jan. 20-26

From The Indianapolis News, Saturday, January 20: The Y.W.C.A. education department will soon offer a new course for Indianapolis business women. With machines and filing systems filling their niche in every modern office, the course will include practice in and … Read More

World War I: 100 Years Ago – Jan. 20-26

From The Indianapolis News, Friday, January 26: A mass meeting of 2,600 Indianapolis citizens was held last evening at the Murat Theater to protest the deportation of thousands of Belgian men by the German government into Germany to perform involuntary … Read More

That And That

If you watched the Green Bay Packers/Dallas Cowboys playoff game you were one in 48.5 million people to do so. That set a record for the most TV viewers ever for any kind of a football playoff game. The seventh … Read More

The Auction Experience

Whether it be fine art or appliances, vintage clothing or patio furniture, Victorian jewelry or a riding mower, if you need it or want it…. you can most likely find it at an auction. Auction houses across the country are … Read More

I Love My Doctor

In the first week of November, I needed my doctor to assess a painful condition and recommend remediation. The first visit achieved diagnosis and treatment and in the follow-up, the doctor reviewed the results of my laboratory tests. My “labs” … Read More