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Candlelight Vigil for Mental Illness

As part of Mental Illness Awareness Week this week, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Southern Arizona invites the community to participate in the Candlelight Vigil for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding. There will be a short candle lighting ceremony and personal stories of recovery and hope. Speakers will tell their stories about how mental illness has affected them, their path to recovery, and how they found help and hope.

Downtown Wellness Center to Occupy Main Floor of New Building

Health On Broadway is set to open in January in leased space on the first floor of a building still under construction at 1 W. Broadway, a six-story structure on the southwest corner of Broadway Boulevard and Stone Avenue, along the streetcar line. The health center is a collaboration between Tucson Medical Center and El Rio Community Health Center. The joint venture will lease the space from One West Broadway LLC, a local investment group.

Sun Link to Continue Late Night Service Through Mid-December

The Sun Link streetcar will continue to offer service until 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, through Dec. 18. The extended service hours are timed to coincide with the rest of the fall semester at the University of Arizona to accommodate increased demand and ridership by UA students, faculty, and staff. The late night hours will resume again for the spring semester (Jan. 12-May 14).

The extended schedule does not change streetcar hours of operation from Sunday through Wednesday.

Boo Bash Returns to Lincoln Park

The annual Halloween Boo Bash is a fun-filled night with tricks, treats, entertainment, and more. Some of the activities include a costume parade, carnival games, and inflatables. Food will be available for purchase.

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department and Pima Community College East Campus are hosting the event Saturday, Oct. 22, from 4-7 p.m. at Lincoln Park, 4325 S. Pantano Road. Admission is free.

Road Recovery Work Begins on Several Streets

Over the next couple of weeks, seven road segments will be preserved with asphalt patching and sealing. There will be both day work and night work associated with the projects. Day work is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and night work is 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The projects are part of the voter-approved, $100 million, five-year Road Recovery street bond program. For a complete schedule, visit the Tucson Department of Transportation.

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Speedway Boulevard/Stone Avenue Intersection Travel Lane Restrictions

On Monday, October 3, 2016, crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will install new traffic signal poles at the Speedway Boulevard and Stone Avenue intersection, and raise water valves in the intersection. This work is associated with the Stone Avenue - Drachman Street to First Street Roadway Improvement Project. The work at the intersection will bring the following travel lane restrictions:

Silverbell Road Traffic Shift

On Monday, October 3, 2016 at 1 a.m., crews from Hunter Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will shift traffic along Silverbell Road to accommodate construction activities. Residents and the traveling public should expect the following:

Plans Change for Tucson's Tallest Tower Complement

An earlier plan for developers to build a twin tower next to One South Church has been changed. Instead of a matching tower, plans now call for a six-story retail and residential complex near the 23-story building that was built in 1986.

Developers say the new structure, to be called RendezVous Urban Flats, will have 100 units with one and two bedrooms. The units will range in size from 660 square feet to 1,100 square feet. Rents are expected to start at about $1,300 a month. The ground-level plaza will have public and private areas and at least two dining options.


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