The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, June 26, 2017 This Week's Paper
Street Repairs on Ruston Way Scheduled June 6 and 7

The City of Tacoma’s Street Operations Division will perform street repairs on Tuesday, June 6, and Wednesday, June 7, on Ruston Way between McCarver and North 49th streets.

Ruston Way will be restricted to one lane of travel and will be flagger controlled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on these dates. The repairs will involve grinding and replacing the asphalt, resulting in a smoother ride and preserved street surface.

All repairs are weather dependent and rescheduling may be required. Notice boards that will be on location will reflect any necessary changes.

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C-SPAN reveals Tacoma history and highlights authors during visit

Film crews from C-SPAN are visiting Tacoma this week to feature the history and non-fiction literary life of the city on the cable network’s non-fiction book channel BookTV (on C-SPAN2) and history channel American History TV (on C-SPAN3).

In conjunction with its partners at the local Comcast offices in Pierce County, the C-SPAN Cities Tour producers will visit various literary and historic sites, interview local historians, non-fiction authors and conduct education and community outreach in the area.

Local segments recorded during the week will air on BookTV (on… Read More

Comcast announces 1 gig service coming to Tacoma

Comcast has announced that it is launching a service that will deliver speeds up to 1 Gigabit-per-second to residential customers throughout Seattle with plans to expand the service to Tacoma later this year.

These speeds will be among the fastest and most widely available in the region and include access to the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network of more than 17 million hotspots. Combined with the company’s recently launched Xfinity xFi platform, a new and personalized home Wi-Fi experience, Comcast is giving customers the fastest speeds, the best coverage, and ultimate Wi-Fi control… Read More

Expect lane, road closures for Festival of Sail

Traffic adjustments along the Thea Foss Waterway and Dock Street, and in other areas within Downtown Tacoma, are expected during the Festival of Sail event taking place Thursday, June 15, through Sunday, June 18, 2017.

The northbound lane on Dock Street between East 15th Street and Schuster Parkway will be closed starting Wednesday, June 14, at 4 p.m. through Sunday, June 18, until 10 p.m. In addition, South 15th Street from Pacific Avenue to South Hood Street will also be closed during the event.

During this time, vehicles accessing Dock Street will only be allowed… Read More

Learn about resources available for older adults

Many older adults have a dream that they will be able to live worry-free lives after their working years. In theory, Social Security, retirement benefits and savings are their means to continue living healthy, active lives. But often times that income shrinks and financial pressures grow.

“Every Last Cent”, a free presentation, aims to connect older adults, their families and friends with a huge array of available benefits and programs so they may continue to live safely in their own homes. The presentation is a collaborative effort of Pierce County’s Aging and Disability Resource… Read More

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