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Posted on: March 9, 2017

West Park, Bridge Over Broad, Free Tax Assistance, and more featured ‘In the City’

Listen as residents provide input on West Park, see changes unfolding on Bridge Over Broad, and take advantage of free tax assistance in this month’s edition of “In the City.”

The March video magazine show showcases renovations at Linebaugh Library, new programs at Wilderness Station and plans for widening Jones Boulevard. Plus, Hobgood Elementary School’s “If I Had A Hammer Program,” Mitchell Neilson’s “We Heart the Arts,” the One Book Committee and MFRD’s EMT Training. 

The March 2017 show is available for viewing on YouTube at https://youtu.be/4pQAqynfDqE.

You can also watch "In the City" on CityTV (AT&T Uverse Channel 99/Comcast Xfinity in Murfreesboro on Channel 3, or on Roku) everyday at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Murfreesboro’s video magazine show is hosted by Cecilia Herrell and produced by Steve Burris.

Airing throughout March, “In the City” features:

• City planners gathered input from residents on features desired for the new West Park. Hear what residents want to see on the 123-acre parcel of land.
• Bridge Over Broad is taking shape with completion expected in late 2017.  See the biggest changes to construction in a quarterly report from TDOT including how traffic will be impacted in the coming months. For information visit TDOT’s Smartway at www.tnsmartway.com/traffic  
• Tax time is stressful but Free Income Tax Assistance make it easier for Murfreesboro residents who qualify. Call United Way’s Helpline at 211 or visit www.yourlocalvita.org for information. 
• Improved service to Linebaugh Public Library is underway with renovations to reading rooms, restrooms and an upgraded boardroom open for public reservation. Learn more at www.linebaugh.org
• The goal of Wilderness Station is to get residents outdoors to learn about environmental education and to participate in recreation from kayaking to backpacking.  Lean about a host of new programs this Spring and Summer, including a four-part series on backpacking with Outdoor Recreation Coordinator Lauren Hughes.
• Bidding and construction for major improvements to Jones Boulevard will get underway in 2017.  Learn about plans for the 1.5 mile stretch of roadway from Northfield to Medical Center Parkway.
•  Murfreesboro City Schools provides students with fun ways to learn. The “If I Had a Hammer Program” at Hobgood Elementary helps kids work on math and social skills while building interest in architecture, construction and construction management.  Mitchell Neilson Elementary School’s “We Heart the Arts” showcases the talents of student and community-wide artists.  Learn more about both programs at www.Cityschools.net.
• Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue and Motlow Community College have teamed-up to enhance emergency response to citizens.  Firefighters are upgrading to EMTs this Spring and Advanced Life Support EMT this fall with the skills needed to achieve state licensure.
• Plus, the One Book Committee features Ariel Lawhon’s novel Flight to Dreams to encourage the community to read and start a discussion at participating outlets.  For more information on Read to Succeed, visit www.readtosucceed.org or call 615-733-READ.

CityTV’s monthly video magazine show features previous programs online anytime at www.murfreesborotn.gov/itc, or watch In the City on CityTV (AT&T Uverse Channel 99/Comcast Xfinity in Murfreesboro Channel 3 and on Roku) every day at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Past episodes of In the City’s most recent newsbreaks can be viewed on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/cityofmurfreesboro.

For City News online, visit www.Murfreesborotn.gov
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