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Re: “Tamboli’s Pasta Finds a Home

Congrats Miles, we are always happy to see one of our vendors grow into a sustainable business! You can find Miles and his great pasta this weekend, Oct 19, at the Memphis Farmers Market, downtown, from 8 to 1pm.

Posted by Robert Marcy on 10/17/2019 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Meet the Mushroom Man: Bluff City Fungi

Nice article, thanks Lorna.
Scott will be at the Memphis Farmers Market, downtown, this Saturday 10/19, from 8am to 1pm

Posted by Robert Marcy on 10/17/2019 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Take Me to the PILOT

The age of Momentum!

I'm trying to remember, was there any outrage over FedEx Logistics moving to the former Gibson factory?

Same program. Moving existing jobs, within the same county. Giving cash and a decades worth of tax deferment to a profitable multi-billion dollar multi-national.

But nobody is talking about the local business, lunch counters and such, that go out of business when their clientele are relocated across town.

Nope, this is just more of #jimjim and em, white developers staying rich.

But we can't fix the bus system so poor disenfranchised folks could get to work.

I guess we should just be happy we have clean water.

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Posted by Fitz Dearmore on 10/17/2019 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Rally to Raise Awareness of Period Poverty this Weekend

Which part of Overton Park will this rally take place?

Posted by Carol Elkins on 10/17/2019 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Take Me to the PILOT

Welcome to Strickland's Memphis, where the rich get welfare, and poor get potholes.

Sometimes I think the reason the city refuses to fund education to keep us from being smart enough to see through this garbage.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 10/17/2019 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Take Me to the PILOT

And the city has heard this story of promised jobs, etc., how many times before with rather disappointing results? And still going for it?....This just doesn't sound like a legitimate "trade-off"....not that anyone involved gives a flying rat what I think about it...

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Posted by mejjep on 10/17/2019 at 10:57 AM

Re: “State Supreme Court Denies Sons of Confederate Veterans’ Petition to Review Lower Courts’ Decision

Looks like the city's strategy paid off. It worked.

Posted by Bakerspond on 10/17/2019 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Changing Police, Fire Residency Rules Raises Concern Among City Council Members

Mike and Bakerspond, the paucity of decent cops makes it worthwhile to get those few that are available. But what makes them decent is a knowledge of their beat beyond google maps. Could a cop living in Oxford MS but who grew up and went to school at Carver bring this knowledge. Can a cop from Grosse Point but who lives Downtown do as well?

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Posted by crackoamerican on 10/16/2019 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Beantown Blues Brothers

I love hockey and I wish Memphis had a professional hockey team. It's unfortunate the River Kings went bust and the Tigers dissolved their college hockey team, because I enjoyed going to their games. It would be great, if a group of investors bring professional hockey back to Memphis.

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Posted by LL on 10/16/2019 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Changing Police, Fire Residency Rules Raises Concern Among City Council Members

It matters that police have some feeling that the areas they patrol are in some way their home. With the militarization of police, add in letting them live in Oxford, MS, or Bolivar, TN, you have a recipe for a police force that acts more like an army on garrison duty and sees most citizens as subject enemies.

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Posted by Bakerspond on 10/16/2019 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Changing Police, Fire Residency Rules Raises Concern Among City Council Members

If they're qualified, show up on time, and do a good job, what does it matter where they live?
This is a stupid rule that smacks of provincialism.

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Posted by Mike H on 10/16/2019 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Changing Police, Fire Residency Rules Raises Concern Among City Council Members

The problem isn't not enough cops: it's too many criminals.
We know education prevents children from growing up to become criminals.
But we won't fund education because educated workers demand higher wages, and our city leaders market Memphis to businesses as a "Cheap labor" town.

Cops don't prevent crime: they can't, because criminals by definition hide what they do.

We need to fund education, but we won't, instead we cut taxes that pay for education and increase taxes that pay for police.

A cop is like a bucket in a leaky boat. If you need to bail out water, you're going to need lots of buckets, but if you have a boat that doesn't leak, you won't even need one bucket.

Fix the education system, and the rest will fall into place.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 10/16/2019 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Zinnie's Slated to Reopen November 1st

So will it be smoking or non smoking?

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Posted by Jake38104 on 10/15/2019 at 7:00 PM

Re: “Changing Police, Fire Residency Rules Raises Concern Among City Council Members

Considering what crappy policing is going on all over America, I don't think expanding the search will do much good

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Posted by crackoamerican on 10/15/2019 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Changing Police, Fire Residency Rules Raises Concern Among City Council Members

Did Memphis voters not just approve a sales tax hike to restore retirement and health benefits? I'm not keen on paying higher taxes to restore benefits to people that don't want to live in the city I expect them to protect. Currently, MPD & MFD personnel are required to live within Shelby County. If any changes are made I would prefer to meet in the middle and see an ordinance that requires them to live within Shelby, Desoto, Fayette, or Tipton County.

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Posted by Cindy Hardin on 10/15/2019 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Zinnie's Slated to Reopen November 1st

For music, the Rusty Pieces are an awesome duo! They have a wide selection of covers and original tunes.

Posted by Cindy Hardin on 10/15/2019 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Changing Police, Fire Residency Rules Raises Concern Among City Council Members

"Currently, 12 percent of MPD officers live outside the city and county, MPD director Michael Rallings said. Forty-two percent live in the city."

And where do the remaining 46% live? Outer space?

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Posted by J Thom on 10/15/2019 at 3:14 PM

Re: “After the Deluge ...

Thanks crackoamerican, but I was asking brucev, who made the claim.
I agree, an equal and opposite reaction to an endless deluge of appalling news "May be" not a bad thing ...unless door #3 is opened.

- 3 scenarios present themselves -
1) an endless deluge of great news!
2) an trickle of appalling news,
-or-
3) an endless deluge of catastrophic news.

>But hey, 2 out of 3 ain't half-bad!

Posted by Randal Toma on 10/15/2019 at 1:12 AM

Re: “Richard Cohen’s Last Column

@ALJ2
It's real. Check with Bradlee.

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Posted by Julie Ray on 10/14/2019 at 10:27 PM

Re: “Post-Election Thoughts

Common sense prevailed in the mayoral election: A fairly solid incumbent vs. 2 batshit crazies who would have run more of the tax base to suburbia.

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Posted by Cory901 on 10/14/2019 at 8:52 AM

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