Troubled Young Avenue property may get new owner
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Troubled Young Avenue property may get new owner

Many in the neighborhood have been concerned about the status of the blighted building at the corner of Cox Street and Young Avenue. We are happy to have some positive news to share. The property owner, Ms. Sandra Alderson, and her daughter appeared in Environmental Court for their initial hearing on Sept. 5, 2013. It quickly became clear to me that this blighted property was not due to an owner who was careless. Since the passing of...

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Special election to fill Cooper-Young’s Tenn. House seat

There will be a special election Nov. 21, with a primary Oct. 8, to fill the Tennessee House District 91 seat formerly held by Rep. Lois DeBerry, who died in July at age 68. DeBerry, a Democrat, had held the seat since 1972, making her the longest-serving House member in Tennessee. House District 91 takes in nearly all of Cooper-Young, between Barksdale and East Parkway. (The few blocks between Barksdale and McLean are in District 98,...

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City should take action on stray dogs roaming Memphis streets

OPINION The Washington Times recently reported that as many as 50,000 stray dogs roam the streets of the now-bankrupt city of Detroit. Often considered our sister city when it comes to such nefarious statistics, Memphis is apparently hell-bent on catching up with this one too. I am personally aware of two of our neighbors, in two separate parts of CY, whose cats were brutally murdered by stray dogs in just the past month. Interviewing...

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Cooper-Young presses city officials for action on vacant building

UPDATE, AUG. 5: Mayor A C Wharton sent the following email to CYCA director Kristan Huntley and CYBA director Tamara Cook: I just read the story  about the above referenced building in the August edition of The Lamplighter. My office will contact you on August 5. As a matter of fact I am  at this  time taking pictures of the building . I apologize for the difficulty you have faced in getting an acceptable response. UPDATE, AUG. 1:...

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No money for Cooper-Young parking deck in Memphis budget

A $3.4 million request to the City of Memphis to build a proposed parking deck on Young Avenue was not included in the city’s final budget approved June 25, leaving the future of the proposal unclear. The Cooper-Young Business Association put the project forward as a solution to parking congestion in the entertainment and retail district, and had plans drawn up by Pensacola, Fla.-based Structured Parking Solutions. They asked the city...

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