Neighborhoods

Open Office Hours with Mia Burroughs and Lee Storrow


Join Chapel Hill - Carrboro City School Board Member Mia Burroughs and Chapel Hill Town Council Member Lee Storrow for open office hours to discuss your concerns in Orange County. We'll provide refreshments, just bring yourself. Whether you have a specific concern, or just want to hear more about what local government and the school system are doing, we want to hear from you!

Date: 

Monday, January 13, 2014 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Joe Van Gogh Coffee 1129 AD Weaver Dairy Road Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Rogers Road Proposal Under Consideration this Week Deserves Support

My op-ed from today arguing that the proposal under consideration this Thursday reflects the best of our progressive traditions while beginning to repay our debt to the Rogers Road community:

In 2011 a conservative faction of the Greensboro City Council moved to expand their White Street Landfill, located in the overwhelmingly African-American northeast portion of the city.

As the attorney for community members opposing this expansion as well as a long-term resident of Orange County, it was endlessly frustrating to me when expansion supporters pointed to our own Rogers Road to justify their decision.

Wake county just isn't crowded enough to support rail transit outside experts say

http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/11/12/3365566/wake-county-just-isnt-crowded.html

The panelists said Wake County was not likely to attract the federal funding it would need for a light rail line, and it doesn’t have a dense downtown employment center that would support rush-hour commuter trains.

“It’s a mass mode,” Polzin said. “And you need mass to make it work cost-effectively."

But Chapel Hill is going to bet $30 million (with Durham) that we could use for other transit on getting federal and state funding?  Now that's something worth ranting about!

Haunted House Benefit - Dr. Grave's Zombie Research Facility

For one night only come tour Dr. Graves’ Zombie Research Facility. Witness the exciting medical breakthroughs and social benefits of harnessing zombie labor. Our future is zombies!

October 31st 7pm to 11pm
@ The Hillsborough Rd. Coop
621 Hillsborough Rd. in Carrboro

$10 ADULTS
$5 Under 18
No Onsite Parking- a short walk from downtown Carrboro
(ride a bike or trick or treat your way there)

Benefit For Internationalist Books and
The Weaver Community Housing Association
http://internationalistbooks.org/
http://wcha.coop/

Date: 

Thursday, October 31, 2013 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm

Location: 

621 Hillsborough Rd. Carrboro, NC

2013 Annual Members Meeting for Internationalist Bookstore & Community Center

Are you an Ibooks member, volunteer, or patron? Come out to the annual members meetup and enjoy delicious food donated by Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe. Hear about what’s up with the store such finances, new projects, exciting events that we’ve hosted over the year, and conversation with other like-minded and involved people. You’ll also be able to vote on new members to this year’s board of directors. You can renew your membership at the event or become a sustaining member online here.

Internationalist Bookstore has served as an activist center and a free organizing and event space for youth and other community members in the Chapel Hill area since 1981.

Date: 

Saturday, October 26, 2013 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe 431 W. Franklin St.

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