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The Planning Board is scheduled to vote on the 97,000-square-foot Walmart Supercenter project Nov. 14.
Police are focusing on the 'Top 20,' a group of homeless people who break the law repeatedly. Advocates for the homeless say the city's overall approach is not getting to the heart of the issue.
A final report is still forthcoming, but the city manager says the focus will now turn to trying to move the city ahead and tackling key issues.
One parcel is already under contract. City commissioners could use profits to pay down employee health-care costs.
The marketing contract with the major league baseball team includes free promotion in the postseason.
City commissioners approved a request to allow chalk art to stick around after the festival. But some Burns Square merchants worry that a 10-day street closure will hurt business.