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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Durham Parks and Recreation Hosts Earth Day Celebration

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Residents are invited to celebrate Earth Day with DPR in a socially-distanced way including conservation tips, musical performances, food trucks, and more. The event takes place rain or shine on Saturday, April 24, at Durham County Memorial Stadium.

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Durham Announces New Parking Pilot Programs for Free Daytime Parking in Downtown Garages

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As COVID-19 causes ongoing financial challenges, the City is piloting two programs to provide relief for those who work or visit downtown businesses: free parking week from May 3-7 and the Downtown Employee Daytime Parking Assistance Pilot Program.

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Our Community Stories: Merrick Moore

Group image of members of Merrick Moore community

Join our Neighborhood Improvement Services Department for their monthly, virtual history series focusing on historically Black and African American neighborhoods. This month, features Merrick Moore.

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Durham to Better Engage Underrepresented Communities with New Partnerships

Riders get on and off a GoDurham bus

Community Organizations to Help Lead GoDurham Better Bus Project Engagement Efforts

Underrepresented communities most impacted by City of Durham projects will soon have more opportunities to give their input into local government decision-making thanks to ...

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City of Durham News
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Video Statement from Durham City Manager on Resignation of Police Chief C.J. Davis

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Yesterday, Cerelyn J. (C.J.) Davis informed me of her resignation as Durham Police Chief, effective June 11, 2021, to become the next police chief of Memphis, Tennessee. 

While I am sad to see her leave, I am excited for the next chapter of her ex...

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City of Durham News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Durham Water to Resume Ammonia Addition to Drinking Water

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On Monday, April 12, Durham's Department of Water Management will resume adding ammonia to the City’s drinking water as part of the City’s water treatment process. This is the last step of the annual temporary water disinfection changeover process.

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Durham YouthWorks Program Now Seeking Applicants for Summer 2021

2021 Durham Youthworks Program

Online Applications Accepted Until April 25

Durham young adults who want to participate in a paid, work-based learning experiences this summer can now apply to participate in the 2021 Durham YouthWorks Program.

The program works in partnership with local em...

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City of Durham News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Join Mayor Steve Schewel and Take the Pledge for Water Conservation

Mayor Schewel and Wayne Drop encourage Durham residents to take the water pledge

City of Durham Mayor Steve Schewel encourages all residents to take their pledge at mywaterpledge.com from April 1-30. The pledge is part of the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, which is an annual challenge to promote water conservation.

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Watch City Life: Affordable Housing Investment Program Update

Host Beverly Thompson conducts virtual interview

Host Beverly Thompson learns about the City's Affordable Housing Investment Program, including the program goals, how they’re being achieved, and how Durham’s public housing fits into the scope of the program’s funding.

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Durham City Council Names Wanda Page as City Manager

City Manager Wanda Page in City Council Chamber

Appointment follows Page’s 6-months as Interim City Manager

The Durham City Council has named Interim City Manager Wanda Page to the permanent position, effective immediately. The announcement comes following an initial engagement with a firm to begin a na...

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