The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, January 19, 2017 This Week's Paper
Informational meeting about planned Proctor South development set for Oct. 10

The developers of Proctor Station are applying for permitting approval from the City of Tacoma for Proctor South, a multi-family apartment building, planned for North 25th and Proctor.

The City of Tacoma and the Northend Neighborhood Council will host an informational meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct.10, at Mason Middle School about the proposed development, provide details of the permitting and the environmental review process and describe ways for the community to comment.  

The presentation will take about a half hour and include time for questions and forms… Read More

Open house on Chamber Bay plan set for Oct. 5

Pierce County officials will hold an open house next week on the Chambers Creek Regional Park Master Site Plan. This 930-acre regional park includes two miles of saltwater shoreline, 2.5 miles of urban creek canyon, walking trails, soccer fields, open lawns, and breathtaking mountain and Puget Sound views.

Park users, citizens and interested stakeholders are encouraged… Read More

Four Tacoma schools earn 2016 ‘School of Distinction’ award

Four Tacoma schools—Wilson High School, Geiger Elementary School, Lincoln High School and Science and Math Institute (SAMI)—earn 2016 School of Distinction awards for ranking in the top 5 percent of Washington schools for increasing academic achievement.

Wilson is the only school in the state to win this award for an unprecedented sixth year in a row. This is the second year on the list for both Geiger and Lincoln, and the first for SAMI, one of Tacoma Public Schools’ innovative high schools.

The School of Distinction designation recognizes the top 5 percent of… Read More

Leave Law Gives Domestic Violence Victims Time to Seek Help

Tacoma’s paid leave law, which went into effect last February, can be used for more than just sick time. Paid leave hours can also be used for absences that improve an employee’s safety or wellbeing following incidents of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. During Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October, the City of Tacoma’s Employment Standards Office is working to increase awareness of the “safe time” uses for paid leave. As part of this effort, it is partnering with the YWCA to share information with social service providers and domestic violence survivors at various… Read More

People’s Community Center pool is now open, offering special

Everyone’s invited to enjoy the warm, sparkling water of the newly opened indoor swimming pool at the People’s Community Center in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood.

Saturday’s grand opening celebration and open house attracted about 400 people to see the new pool at People's Community Center, 1602 Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

Erik Hanberg, president of the Metro Parks Board of Commissioners; Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland; City Council Member Victoria Woodards and former City Council Member Lauren Walker all heralded the pool as the kind of community treasure the… Read More

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