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City seeks input on plans to reroute University Boulevard, which will mean big changes for that corridor

As Harrisonburg prepares for the estimated $10 million project to reroute University Boulevard, the construction is expected to improve traffic flow while adding a walking and biking path — but will also lead to some big changes in that area, including the demolition of eight homes. 

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Council aims for ‘greatest impact’ with ARPA funds. Meanwhile, upcoming events will divert traffic.

The city council unanimously approved applications for several upcoming events in Harrisonburg, and some involve road closures, so even if you don’t plan to attend, they might affect you as you drive around town. 

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Open Doors returns to JMU for the summer but city finds a site for a permanent shelter

The city’s announcement that Harrisonburg has found a permanent site for a homeless shelter will eventually put an end to years of shifting from one temporary facility to another for Open Doors, the organization that runs the shelter. 

New mixed-use development near Regal clears hurdle

A development with 274 high-end apartments to be built next to the Regal movie theater won the city council’s initial approval Tuesday, allowing for housing in the middle of one of the city’s main shopping districts.

Acclaimed Furious Flower Poetry Center to create living, digital archive of Black poetry’s past, present and future

Thanks to a $2 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, academics at James Madison University will soon begin digitizing records to create a “living archive” for the internationally recognized Furious Flower Poetry Center.

Amid ‘stunning surge’ in COVID cases, city shifts meetings back online

The city council approved an emergency declaration Tuesday, sending public meetings back online for at least a month and raising the alarm that the community’s sharp increase in COVID-19 cases will further strain an overstretched health care system. 

As new semester begins, JMU COVID protocols remain mostly unchanged

As the omicron variant spreads, JMU says that it will not require boosters for students and faculty, but is prepared change requirements if CDC guidelines change.

Although slightly remote, new charging station offers glimpse of off-the-grid future

Harrisonburg’s first off-the-grid vehicle charging station is a little out of the way — but a sunny preview of what’s to come, environmentalists say.

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