City of Monroe

The City of Monroe’s Planning and Urban Development Department will be closed for official business on Thursday, July 11th due to emergency air conditioning repairs at the building that houses it. That building, located at 3901 Jackson Street, is known as City Hall Annex South or CHAS.

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KEDM held an open community forum on Crime Prevention on Monday, Feburary 25.

The discussion was held at 2Dudes Brew & Que, 436 DeSiard Street in Monroe. The expert panel of police and community members answered questions and talked about  problems and solutions with those attending. Topics ranged from the goals of community policing, to social media, to practical steps citizens can take to prevent crime.

The conversation aired on 90.3 KEDM on Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m. 

Join 90.3 KEDM Public Radio for Policy and a Pint on Monday, Feburary 25. In this open community forum we will discuss crime in the Twin Cities.

We will meet at 2Dudes Brew & Que, 436 DeSiard Street in Monroe. Our expert panel of police and community members will be ready to answer you questions and we will hear about problems and solutions from our guests. The "Meet and Greet" begins at 5:30 p.m. The radio event begins at 6 p.m. 

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The City of Monroe, the University of Louisiana Monroe, and Grambling State University have been awarded a grants which will further the university’s dedication to being a good steward of the environment.

ULM received a $179,830 grant on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, from Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell.

The grant will fund installation of high-efficiency LED lights in some ULM buildings.

“These improvements will lower electric bills by thousands of dollars,” Campbell said.

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To provide the most effective disinfection process, the City of Monroe Water System is making a temporary change in the type of disinfectant used in the water supply starting on November 20, 2018 and ending around January 21, 2019.

 

Community Meetings To Fight Monroe's Blight

Jul 27, 2018
1001 DeSaird Street, Monroe, LA
Lila Strode

The City of Monroe is announcing a series of community development seminars aimed at helping in the Fight the Blight effort.

 

The seminars will be conducted by the Southern University Center tor Economic and Entrepreneurial Development. They will be held on consecutive Saturdays, August 4th and 11th from 9 am until 1 pm. The seminars will take place at the City of Monroe Pubic Safety Center located at 1810 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive (U.S. Hwy 165 South).

 

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Cities across Louisiana have issued proclamations celebrating men’s health and fatherhood in June, helping educate men, boys, and their families about disease prevention, timely screenings, healthy lifestyles, and positive family relationships.

 

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo has declared June Men's Health Month

 

A Monroe Police officer died while responding to a radio dispatch call. The accident happened at 7 p.m. on Monday. The officer was killed after her police car left the roadway and struck a tree on S. 8th Street in Monroe.  

The name of the officer has not been released pending notification of the family. 

Doug Duffey

National Blues Hall of Famer, Doug Duffey was born in Monroe, Louisiana.  Named as the “Louisiana Ambassador of the Blues,” Duffey was inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame in 2001 and the National Blues Hall of Fame in 2009.

Born in 1950 at St. Francis Medical Center, Duffey began performing Blues and playing the piano at the age of 14. Influenced by his aunt who also played the piano, Duffey started taking lessons from a local piano teacher and began combining his love of singing and playing music.

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The weather is becoming hot and with that comes nice refreshing glasses of lemonade. In honor of Louisiana's " Lemonade Day", Children get to learn how to make an ice cold glass of lemonade and market it at the governor's mansion.

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