Ninth Street Journal Durham Mayor O’Neal’s Campaign Promises Revisted Mayor Elaine O’Neal’s June 22 announcement that she won’t run for reelection follows what was, at times, a turbulent term. Durham Bulls Search for a New Wool E. Bull by Sofie Buckminster A Day in Probation Court at the Durham County Courthouse by Akiya Dillon Solarize the Triangle’s 2023 Program Kicks Off With Pizza, Beer, and a Pitch by Audrey Patterson Durham Council Signals Support for Major Affordable Housing Proposal By acquiring 531 E. Carver Street, Housing for New Hope would be able to develop and preserve 100-120 units of supportive housing. Former Bulls Pitcher Gets Another Chance Tyler Zombro, who has recovered from a head injury and was recently released by the Durham Bulls, will play for a Texas Rangers minor league team. Durham Police Chief Presents “Sobering” Crime Report for the First Quarter of 2023 Along with an increase in homicides and rape reports came a startling rise in motor vehicle theft. A Day of Remembrance for Durham’s Youth Lost to Violence The students at R.N. Harris were among thousands across the school district–and at businesses, non-profits, and universities– who took part in a moment of silence at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 15. Student Monitoring Software Draws Scrutiny Originally piloted at six Durham schools during the 2021-2022 school year, Gaggle was expanded to the entire district. It now monitors all DPS students’ school laptops, emails, and online accounts. Resident Alleges Retaliation at Housing Complex That Saw December Blackout A longtime resident at JJ Henderson Senior Apartments says she believes she is being evicted after speaking out against the building’s management company following the December blackout. For Durham’s Women’s Commission, the Issues and Dedication Persist The group, which has a dual mission to serve the community by organizing events and advising the Durham County Board of Commissioners, has been advocating for Durham’s women since its founding in 1987. Durham Council Votes to Permanently Protect Great Blue Heron Rookery The council voted to assign 215 acres of city-owned property to a dedicated nature preserve, ensuring permanent protection by the state of North Carolina. Workshop Educates Durham Residents on Preserving City’s Tree Canopy “I’m here because I want to learn how to be a better Lorax!” As Rents and Housing Prices Spike in Durham, so Does Unsheltered Homelessness The annual point-in-time count, conducted earlier this year, saw a 10 percent increase in unsheltered homelessness compared to last year. Rating Durham’s Mayor’s Campaign Promises on the O’Neal-O-Meter The 9th Street Journal examined 23 of Mayor Elaine O’Neal’s campaign promises that had measurable outcomes as her first term winds down. The O’Neal-O-Meter: The Complete List A tally of Mayor Elaine O’Neal’s 23 campaign promises and whether she’s kept them. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.