Joe Hogsett said more streetlights, for safer streets, would be one of his first priorities as mayor. Nearly four months after taking office, the administration is still in discussions with Indianapolis Power & Light Co.
Businessman Jay Brammer’s adult daughter was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis in January 2014. Since then, he’s emerged as one of the top fundraisers for the Indiana chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and expects to raise more than $125,000 for the group this year alone.
The study said more than 11,000 Hoosiers die prematurely each year from smoking and another 1,400 die as a result of second-hand smoke. Twenty-three percent of Indiana adults smoke, higher than the U.S. median of 18 percent.
The United Way of Central Indiana is set to receive a $7 million federal grant that is expected to result in more than $20 million being invested to help unstable families in specific Indianapolis neighborhoods.
The Indiana University School of Medicine got the donation from the children of Indianapolis real estate developer Sidney Eskenazi. The endowed fund will be used to recruit a cancer researcher to Simon Cancer Center.