VALPARAISO | From church services and Shakespeare to Lazer Ball, the upcoming season at Central Park Plaza promises to be busy and varied.
CROWN POINT | A sewer line will be installed along a portion of Indiana Avenue as part of a plan to revitalize the neighborhood.
CROWN POINT | A Family Express gas station at Indiana Avenue and North Street is scheduled to open in May.
VALPARAISO | Even stoplights blink a bright red and green, and, in the downtown area, they do it much more energy efficiently now and with battery backups.
VALPARAISO | With plans for the expansion of Central Park Plaza about two months from completion, parks officials are ready to start transforming Bicentennial Park.
VALPARAISO | The city is beginning the process of providing battery backup power for its traffic signals.
VALPARAISO | The downtown signal modernization project will benefit from a federal grant for 80 percent of the cost, and bids for the project were well below estimates.
VALPARAISO | If applications for facade grants are any indication, North Washington Street is a very popular place for businesses to invest these days.
VALPARAISO | Storm sewer work again dominated the business at Tuesday's meeting of Valparaiso's Utilities Board with contracts approved for four projects and changes approved on two others.
VALPARAISO | Public Works Director Matt Evans hopes to pave or treat about 15 miles of Valparaiso roads this year, but it's some of the roads that were done in 2011 that are a bigger concern.
VALPARAISO | The intersection with the most wrecks for the past several years will be getting a traffic signal Monday.
VALPARAISO | Ridership on the city's buses is growing by the month, and now the city could earn almost $100,000 more a year from the buses without adding a single passenger.
VALPARAISO | The expansion of Central Park Plaza will begin March 29 with the demolition of the building at the northwest corner of Lafayette Street and Indiana Avenue.
CROWN POINT | Two families were temporarily displaced Sunday after a fire damaged the duplex they occupied in the 300 block of North Indiana Avenue.
VALPARAISO | A project to upgrade several traffic signals in the downtown area, including adding two signals, is expected to begin by April.
VALPARAISO | The city hopes to acquire the vacant Worstell building within 30 days and begin demolition by the end of March in preparation for expanding Central Park Plaza.
VALPARAISO | City skating enthusiasts will have to enjoy the sport "neat" this winter: without ice.
VALPARAISO | Although its revenue is expected to be only about $5 million this year, the city's Redevelopment Commission approved a budget Thursday that calls for spending almost $18.3 million.
VALPARAISO | The downtown Central Park Plaza opened fewer than five months ago, but it has been so successful the city is looking to expand it.
VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board awarded the contract for replacing the West Street culvert on Tuesday despite the fact the low bid was almost $28,000 higher than the engineer's estimate.
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