The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, January 16, 2017 This Week's Paper
Treecycle your Christmas tree

When the holidays are over, don’t forget to "treecycle" your fresh cut Christmas tree.

Pierce County residents who subscribe to yard waste collection service can place their unflocked tree in their container. Flocked trees cannot be recycled and must be disposed as garbage.

Residents may also recycle their tree free of charge at Pierce County’s transfer stations. For locations, visit

To treecycle, remove the tree stand, tinsel, decorations and any nails or staples. Place the tree… Read More

Prep work for new Greater Tacoma Convention Center Hotel to begin nexth month

Work to construct a ramp from Commerce Street into the parking garage under the Greater Tacoma Convention Center and Trade Center– as well as additional dock space adjacent to the existing ones on Market Street is now scheduled to begin in January at the developer’s expense.

Sidewalks in the vicinity of the new Greater Tacoma Convention Center A garage entrance on Commerce Street will be closed through March to enable ramp construction, and a fence will be placed to secure the development site in April, blocking access to the surface lots and the Carlton parking structure at South… Read More

Lincoln District Revitalization Project to begin in March

The City of Tacoma has gone out to bid for Phase 1 of the Lincoln District Revitalization Project, which will include work on streetscape improvements and underground utilities. Bids are due in late January, with construction projected to take place from March to November. During construction, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction in the construction zone.

Having recently been awarded $1,299,530 in Transportation Improvement Board grant funding by the State of Washington, the city is also working on plans for Phase 2 of the project, which will include the creation of a… Read More

Outer loop of Five Mile Drive now reopen

The outer loop of Point Defiance Park’s Five Mile Drive reopened to vehicular traffic Wednesday after crews fixed a break in a six-inch water line.

The break, in a line linked to nearby fire hydrants, occurred last Friday morning near the Vashon Viewpoint. Workers secured the line, which kept the popular scenic drive open to vehicles over the weekend. The loop was closed Monday and Tuesday to ensure safety as crews repaired the problem.

The break occurred near another section of line that broke Dec. 13. That first break was fixed the following morning. The second… Read More

Man who shook infant son pleads guilty

Joshua Sullivan, 21, has pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree for violently shaking his 7-day-old son in 2013. Sullivan had already pleaded guilty in 2014 to assault of a child for the shaking crime. Subsequently, the baby passed away from injuries sustained in the shaking, and the murder charge was filed.

“Protecting the vulnerable and holding accountable those who harm the vulnerable is one of our main missions,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.

On May 23, 2013, Sullivan was awoken at approximately 3 a.m. by his crying infant son. Sullivan got out of bed to check… Read More

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