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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Neighborhood meeting for Fifth Ward happening Nov. 19

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Councilmember Kelsey Heck has called a neighborhood meeting for Jackson’s Fifth Ward on Monday Nov. 19. This is Heck’s first meeting with residents since she was appointed by the Jackson City Council to represent the Fifth Ward in Sept...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Jackson City Council Meeting Nov. 13

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Watch this video to learn about what the Jackson City Council decided at their last meeting. 

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

New fire truck arrives at Jackson Fire Department

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 A new fire truck is reporting for duty at the Jackson Fire Department. The new “Tower 8” rig arrived at the fire department on Tuesday Nov. 6 after more than a year of planning. This is the first ladder truck the department h...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

Bagged leaf pickup starting Oct. 27

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The City of Jackson is starting its Bagged Leaf Pickup Program on Saturday Oct. 27. The last day of collection is Saturday Dec. 8. 

The city has contracted with United Waste to collect bagged leaves along street curbs.

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Jackson City Council Meeting Oct. 23

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Here's a look at what the Jackson City Council approved at their meeting on Oct. 23. Human trafficking in Jackson, and a new ordinance for sexually-oriented businesses were key topics of discussion. The Jackson Youth Council also moved forward with the he...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Lofts of Jackson development unveiled with ribbon cutting & tour

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An exciting new mixed-use development in downtown Jackson was unveiled Monday morning with a ribbon cutting and tour. Located next to Jackson City Hall, the Lofts of Jackson development at 159 W. Michigan Ave. repurposes a two story commercial building.

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

VIDEO: New Kiwanis Park playground officially open

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The community gathered at Kiwanis Park for a ribbon cutting and official unveiling of the park's new playground equipment. 

It was made possible by the The Kiwanis Club of Jackson, Michigan and several community partners. 

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

VIDEO: Jackson firefighters train inside vacant elementary school

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Local firefighters and police officers are using the vacant Cascades Elementary School for training over the next two months. Watch this video of firefighters from the City of Jackson and Summit Township training on Oct. 17. 

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Jackson first responders using closed school building for training

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Jackson Police and Fire Services are taking advantage of a rare opportunity to train in a school building. Starting Wednesday Oct. 17, the Jackson Fire Department will work with the Summit Township Fire Department to train in and around Cascades Elementar...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Human Relations Commission honors local volunteers

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The City of Jackson Human Relations Commission awarded two local volunteers at the Harold White Sr. Volunteer Awards Breakfast.  The annual event was held Wednesday Oct. 17 at Cascades Manor.  Fran Adams of the First United Methodist Chu...

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

VIDEO: 4th St. roundabout construction update

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Here’s a look at the latest progress on the new roundabout at the intersection of 4th Street and the entrance to Ella Sharp Park. New sidewalks are in place, along with curbs for the new roadway. Work is underway to build the center of the round...

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Jackson City Council meeting Oct. 9

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Watch this video to see what the Jackson City Council voted on at the Oct. 9, 2018 meeting:  

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Road repairs start Oct. 8 in west side neighborhood

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The City of Jackson is continuing efforts to repair pothole plagued streets in neighborhoods. On Monday Oct. 8, crews will begin a major resurfacing project in a neighborhood on Jackson’s west side.  

Workers are first targeting Grinnell...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

West Ave. closed for water main replacement, pavement resurfacing

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A busy roadway in a neighborhood on Jackson’s southwest side is closed for water main replacement and pavement resurfacing. West Avenue between Bloomfield Boulevard and Crescent Road was closed to through traffic the morning of Monday Oct. 1. Cr...

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