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[21 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 2,254 views]
Grant to help revitalize Pettaway neighborhood

The following information is a revised version of press release issued earlier this month from the University of Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE-A National Endowment for the Arts grant is a first step toward the revival of the historic, 60-block Pettaway neighborhood in Little Rock, by blending new development within the fabric of that turn-of-the-century urban neighborhood.
The $30,000 grant, awarded to the University of Arkansas Community Design Center and the Downtown Little Rock Community Development Corp., will fund the creation of the Pettaway Neighborhood Revitalization Plan.
The grant recipients were among 1,145 nonprofit national, regional, …

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[1 Mar 2011 | 4 Comments | 3,396 views]
Hooliganism in downtown Little Rock

See that lady in the photo?
That’s Erica Bonds, a Little Rock resident who was excited on Saturday because she bought a 2006 Saturn Vue that afternoon. She wasn’t too happy because that car was broken into Saturday night — part of what First Arkansas News has learned is becoming a disturbing trend in the area.
Bonds went to a performance of the Arkansas Symphony Performance at the Robinson Music Hall at 7 Statehouse Plaza in downtown Little Rock on Saturday night with her fiance, David Hudson. Yes, Hudson has written an …