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Locals asked to help fund commuter-bus service

Andrea Muirragui Davis
August 18, 2014
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Fishers Town Council on Monday is expected to consider a subsidy of up to $22,500 to keep the Indy Express commuter buses running for the rest of 2014. Carmel City Council, meanwhile, has a $30,000 grant request on the table.
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Fishers' bike-share program to start with training wheels

Andrea Muirragui Davis
August 15, 2014
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Fishers expects to roll out a pilot bike-sharing program this month in its downtown Nickel Plate District.
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How to do IndyFringe: A beginner's guide (update)

Lou Harry
August 14, 2014
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There are still first-timers who have yet to experience the Mass Ave.-area 10-day fest. On its 10th anniversary, here's some guidance.
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Mass Ave merchants' pop-up shop reopening in Carmel

Andrea Muirragui Davis
August 12, 2014
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Mass Ave retailers are making a return trip to Carmel's Main Street, and they could stay longer this time.
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Alone in the universe: Why I didn't like 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Lou Harry
August 11, 2014
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We finally have a summer blockbuster. But I'll take "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" instead.
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St. Vincent Heart Center seeks to build helipad in Carmel

Andrea Muirragui Davis
August 8, 2014
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St. Vincent Heart Center is seeking city permission to build a helipad on church-owned property south of 103rd Street in Carmel, about a half-mile from the specialty hospital.
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The most likely conflict zone between Pence, Obama

J.K. Wall
August 7, 2014
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Gov. Mike Pence thinks his HIP 2.0 plan would reform Medicaid in line with conservative principles. To the extent the Obama administration agrees, that's the biggest hurdle to get the plan approved.
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Fishers Switch construction could start this month

Andrea Muirragui Davis
August 7, 2014
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Work is expected to begin this month on a $28 million mixed-use project on the site of the Fishers Train Station, which will be demolished to make way for offices, retail and apartments in the burgeoning suburban downtown.
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  1. How can any company that has the cash and other assets be allowed to simply foreclose and not pay the debt? Simon, pay the debt and sell the property yourself. Don't just stiff the bank with the loan and require them to find a buyer.

  2. If you only knew....

  3. The proposal is structured in such a way that a private company (who has competitors in the marketplace) has struck a deal to get "financing" through utility ratepayers via IPL. Competitors to BlueIndy are at disadvantage now. The story isn't "how green can we be" but how creative "financing" through captive ratepayers benefits a company whose proposal should sink or float in the competitive marketplace without customer funding. If it was a great idea there would be financing available. IBJ needs to be doing a story on the utility ratemaking piece of this (which is pretty complicated) but instead it suggests that folks are whining about paying for being green.

  4. The facts contained in your post make your position so much more credible than those based on sheer emotion. Thanks for enlightening us.

  5. Please consider a couple of economic realities: First, retail is more consolidated now than it was when malls like this were built. There used to be many department stores. Now, in essence, there is one--Macy's. Right off, you've eliminated the need for multiple anchor stores in malls. And in-line retailers have consolidated or folded or have stopped building new stores because so much of their business is now online. The Limited, for example, Next, malls are closing all over the country, even some of the former gems are now derelict.Times change. And finally, as the income level of any particular area declines, so do the retail offerings. Sad, but true.

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