The City of Tucson is the recipient of a $1.3 million Choice Neighborhoods Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The money will be used to improve the Oracle Neighborhood and the Tucson House public housing facility in the neighborhood.
A male tamandua was born at Reid Park Zoo on Aug. 31. The little one has yet to be named, and the animal care staff has been taking care of him behind the scenes. During the baby tamandua’s health check, he weighed 420 grams, which is a healthy weight for a newborn of this species.
The Tucson Arena soon will be the home of Tucson’s new indoor football team in the Indoor Football League. The first kickoff will be in March 2019, and the team is taking online name submissions.
The deadline is Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. The name and logo will be unveiled at a public event on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Stay tuned to NewsNet for more details.
The City of Tucson is recruiting a cement mason for the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT). Duties include leading construction personnel in building, installing, repairing, and replacing concrete structures, block walls, pavers, bollards, fences, and rails. A cement mason also reviews workloads, assigns work, and coaches employees with specialized instructions and practices.
Public input is sought on proposed changes to Sun Tran Route 15. Changes include adding intermittent service to the Tucson Marketplace at the Bridges on Kino Parkway, as well as making service intermittent at Eastland Street to Country Club Road.
Members of the military, police, fire, and first responders will be joining their families for the 9/11 Memorial Tower Challenge next Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 a.m. at Arizona Stadium to remember the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.