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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Jackson Fire Department using new rescue stabilization tools

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Firefighters at the Jackson Fire Department are working with the latest stabilization tools when they go to rescues at a vehicle crash or fire scene. Two sets of the tools, called Rescue 42s, were recently acquired by the fire department and put into serv...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

City of Jackson employees undergo active shooter training

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Jackson City Hall closed for several hours Wednesday afternoon so City of Jackson employees could attend active shooter training at City Hall. Dozens of employees received training from the Jackson Police Department about what they should do to stay safe ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

New pavement and roundabout complete on Fourth St.

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Fourth Street is now back open to traffic following a large construction project! The street was resurfaced from Audubon Blvd. to Ella Sharp Park, and the roundabout at West Ave. was reconfigured. It was taken from two lanes to just one lane to make it ea...

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

Groundbreaking planned for new apartment development in Downtown Jackson

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The skyline of Downtown Jackson is about to undergo another dramatic change with the addition of the Albert Kahn Apartments to the downtown area. A groundbreaking for the new low-to-moderate income housing development is planned for Monday, Aug. 5 at 12:3...

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

Get involved with City government by joining a board or commission

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Jackson residents who want to get involved in City government currently have 12 opportunities to make a difference in their community. The City of Jackson is looking for residents to fill 12 vacancies on six City boards and commissions. Applicants may be ...

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

Mt. Evergreen Cemetery recognized by National Park Service for contributions to Underground Railroad

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A historic cemetery in Jackson is being recognized by the National Park Service for its contributions to the Underground Railroad. Buried in Mt. Evergreen Cemetery are seven people who played important parts in the Underground Railroad in Jackson County. ...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Section of MLK Drive closing for building construction

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A section of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Downtown Jackson will be closed to traffic starting Monday, July 29. MLK Drive between Franklin and Wesley streets is the impacted area. The street is closing so storm and sanitary sewer services for the Franci...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

Summer Youth Program helping hundreds of kids in Jackson

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Watch this video to learn about the Summer Youth Program at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. 

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Jackson Fire Department using CPR machines to save lives

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Firefighters from the Jackson Fire Department are now using the latest life-saving technology when they go out on rescues. The department recently acquired two new machines called “LUCAS 3”. The product from Stryker is affixed to patie...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Jackson City Council July 16, 2019 Meeting

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Funding a new traffic circle, making plans for a new roundabout, and proposed changes to the Non-Discrimination Ordinance. Watch this video to see what was decided at the July 16, 2019 meeting of the Jackson City Council.

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Massive construction project starting July 15 in neighborhood south of Downtown Jackson

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A neighborhood south of Downtown Jackson is about to receive a big overhaul, as the City of Jackson prepares to start a massive road construction project on Monday, July 15 that will last until mid-November. The work focuses on the area surrounding Austin...

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Posted on: July 8, 2019

Construction underway on four city streets

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A busy construction season in Jackson continues this week, with crews starting work on four city streets. One of the road construction projects impacts a major thoroughfare in Downtown Jackson, while the three other projects are happening on neighborhood ...

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

Happy 190th Birthday to Jackson!

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July 3, 2019 marks Jackson's 190th year! Watch this video to learn about our community's humble origins back in 1829. 

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

Summer Newsletter going out to Jackson residents

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The City of Jackson Summer Newsletter is being mailed out to residents. Click on this link to learn the latest news from the City.

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

City of Jackson starts employment program for local youth

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When you’re out and about in Jackson this summer, you’re likely to see a group of young people working hard to clean up the city. Micah Cretsinger, a recent graduate of Jackson High School, is one of them. “This is actually m...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Jackson City Council June 25, 2019 Meeting

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Community events, funding for construction projects, and an unusually short meeting! Watch this video to see what was decided at tonight’s Jackson City Council meeting.

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Gas main work in Jackson neighborhood starting June 24

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Consumers Energy will be in a Jackson neighborhood over the next four months replacing gas mains. 

Starting Monday, June 24, workers will dig up old gas mains and replace them with new gas lines.

The gas main replacement project will focus in areas...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Light Up the City returns to Jackson this summer

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Light Up the City is returning this summer to brighten up Jackson and make neighborhoods safer! Consumers Energy, the City of Jackson, local law enforcement and various community partners are working together to provide free energy-efficient light bulbs t...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Affordable housing project planned in Jackson neighborhood

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Plans for an affordable housing project were unveiled Monday, June 17 by the City of Jackson and several community partners. The City is working with Greater Jackson Habitat for Humanity and Community Action Agency to build 14 new homes for low-to-moderat...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Steward Ave. closed for construction

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A major roadway near Downtown Jackson is receiving long-awaited attention. Steward Avenue from Wildwood Avenue to W. Ganson Street will be closed to through traffic staring Monday, June 17 so crews can replace a water main under the street and repair dama...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Jackson City Council June 11, 2019 meeting

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Stopping gun violence, supporting LGBTQ rights, and a new traffic circle. Watch this video to see what was decided at the June 11, 2019 Jackson City Council meeting.

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

E. Ganson St. closed on Jackson's east side for three weeks

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E. Ganson Street at Edgewood Street will be closed starting Monday, June 10 and lasting the next three weeks.

This is part of ongoing work to replace a water main in this east side neighborhood near Loomis Park.

The intersection will be completely shut do...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Gun Violence Awareness Day in Jackson

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Mayor Derek Dobies has signed a Mayoral Proclamation that declares June 7, 2019 as Gun Violence Awareness Day in Jackson. In this video Mayor Dobies talks about what the City of Jackson is doing to stop gun violence in the community. 

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

New recreation activities added to Blackman Park in Downtown Jackson

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Fun for the whole family can now be found in a popular park in Downtown Jackson. The City of Jackson Parks and Recreation Department has completed the installation of new recreation activities in Horace Blackman Park.

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

June is LGBTQ Pride Month in City of Jackson

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Mayor Derek Dobies has signed a Mayoral Proclamation that declares June, 2019 as LGBTQ Pride Month in the City of Jackson. 

Watch this video to learn more about Pride Month and ongoing efforts to make Jackson a more inclusive city. 

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Fourth Street construction project repaving street, redesigning intersections

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The City of Jackson Engineering Division is preparing for a large construction project that will impact a busy roadway on the City’s southwest side. Starting Monday, June 3, crews will begin work on Fourth Street, focusing on replacing pavement ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

City Council passes ordinance that allows harm reduction effort in Jackson

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The City of Jackson is supporting a new effort that intends to battle the opioid epidemic and stop the spread of infectious disease in the city. At its Tuesday, May 28 meeting, the Jackson City Council passed the final adoption of an ordinance that allows...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Jackson City Council May 28, 2019 Meeting

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Watch this video to see what was approved at the May 28, 2019 meeting of the Jackson City Council. 

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Crews to fully reconstruct portion of Second Street in Jackson

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Efforts to repair streets and replace aging infrastructure are ramping up in the City of Jackson. Construction on a residential street in Jackson’s Under the Oaks neighborhood is set to begin Tuesday, May 28. One block of Second Street between W...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

New rules for fireworks use in City of Jackson

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As Jackson residents plan summer holiday celebrations, they will want to be aware of new rules about fireworks. In December, 2018, Gov. Rick Snyder signed new rules for using fireworks in Michigan. The Jackson City Council changed the City of Jackson&...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Jackson Police Dept. giving out free gun locks to community

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In an effort to encourage responsible gun ownership, the Jackson Police Department is providing free gun locks to the Jackson community. The gun locks are made available through Project ChildSafe, a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation to pr...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Jackson City Council Meeting May 14, 2019

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Watch this video to see what was decided at the May 14, 2019 meeting of the Jackson City Council. 

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Groundbreaking event for The 200 development

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Construction on The 200 mixed-use development officially began Tuesday, May 14 with a groundbreaking event in downtown Jackson. The four story building located at the corner of Pearl and Jackson will feature 86 apartments with commercial space on the firs...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Assessor's Office conducting photo survey of Jackson homes this spring/summer

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The City of Jackson Assessor's Office is conducting a photo survey of Jackson homes this spring/summer season. 

City staff will be going out in neighborhoods across Jackson in marked city vehicles to take photos of residential properties. ...

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

CITY COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS: April 23 meeting

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What to do with the State of Michigan Lead Copper Rule Water Rate Increase was the main topic of discussion at last night's council meeting. Watch this video to see what was considered by the council. 

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

City of Jackson 2018 Annual Report ready to view

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The City of Jackson 2018 Annual Report has been accepted and placed on file by the Jackson City Council. 

The annual report highlights the accomplishments and innovations of City leaders and departments over the past year. 

The report can ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

City of Jackson wins tap water taste test award

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The City of Jackson is raising a glass to a special award that honors the tastiness of our drinking water. At its annual Spring Regional Meeting in Livonia on April 9, the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association awarded the City of Jackso...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Spring newsletter going out to Jackson residents

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The Spring 2019 newsletter is being mailed out to City of Jackson residents. Residents can now look forward to getting the latest news from the City of Jackson once a season. 

The spring issue contains information about new features at parks, road...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

City receives award for downtown street conversion

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Major changes to the way residents move around Downtown Jackson is getting statewide attention. At its 3rd Annual Award Ceremony on Thursday, April 4, the Lansing-Jackson Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers honored the City of Jackson and th...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

"Evicted" named Mayor's 2019 Book of the Year

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Mayor Derek Dobies has selected the Pulitzer Prize winning book "Evicted" by Matthew Desmond as the 2019 Mayor's Book of the Year.  

Watch this video learn more about this year's selection. 

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

CITY COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS: March 26 meeting

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Watch this video to see what was decided at the March 26 meeting of the Jackson City Council. 

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Road construction season starts with street resurfacing in west side neighborhood

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The City of Jackson is getting an early start on road construction season. On Thursday, March 21, crews will continue efforts to resurface three neighborhood streets on Jackson’s west side.

These streets are currently in poor condition and have not receive...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Home makeover: Family's house rehabbed by the City of Jackson

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The Bentley family has lived in a two story house on Merriman Street in Jackson for 12 years. While it is a familiar setting, they’re now seeing it with new eyes following a big makeover. “It’s like a whole new house,&rdq...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Jackson City Council Meeting March 12

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Watch this video to see what was decided at the March 12 meeting of the Jackson City Council.

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Jackson City Council unanimously approves resolution to rename Francis Street for Martin Luther King

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At Thursday night’s special City Council meeting, the Jackson City Council unanimously approved a resolution to rename Francis Street, from Cooper Street to South Street, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The street will soon be known as Martin Luther Ki...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Jackson City Council Meeting Feb. 26

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Watch this video to see what was decided at the Feb. 26 meeting of the Jackson City Council. 

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Jackson City Council passes new ordinance to help displaced renters

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The Jackson City Council has enacted a pioneering ordinance to help renters in the City of Jackson who have been forced from their homes because of dangerous living conditions.

At their Feb. 12 meeting, council members gave final approval to the Relocation...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Jackson City Council Meeting Feb. 12

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Watch this video to see what was decided at the Tuesday, Feb. 12 meeting of the Jackson City Council. 

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