Good morning, Nashville. With Halloween just around the corner (is it really the end of October already?), there’s at least one group of people who won’t be partying it up. As it does every year, the Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole will be keeping a close eye on sex offenders to make sure that they’re not handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, decorating their homes, wearing costumes, hosting Halloween parties, taking their own kids trick-or-treating, going to haunted houses, and pretty much everything else Halloween-related. Throughout the day and evening, they’ll be making visits to sex offenders’ homes to make sure these policies are strictly enforced.
- Things are looking up. With a little help from the feds, Jefferson Street will soon be getting a facelift that includes a brand new park at the I-40 overpass. City officials hope this will be the beginning of a revitalization for the area, which has become increasingly run-down in the past few years.
- New grant for Meharry. Congratulations to Meharry Medical College for scoring the biggest grant in the school’s history from the National Institutes for Health. The $21 million award will go towards exploring health discrepancies among African Americans.
- Bits & pieces. Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend, so don’t forget to set your clocks back … The Preds finally won, thank goodness. It’s about time someone wins a game in this city … Metro received some federal grants to train and hire 50 new police officers.
Photo by Grey Street Girl.