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  • The first-ever direct flight connecting Boston and Nashville was met with celebrations from community leaders, city officials, and a few hometown icons. Mayors Karl Dean of Nashville and Thomas M. Menino of Boston were both on hand this week to commemorate the new Southwest Airlines route.
    August 20, 2012

    NLC Cities Celebrate Arrival of New Nashville-Boston Nonstop Flight

    The first-ever direct flight connecting Boston and Nashville was met with celebrations from community leaders, city officials, and a few hometown icons. Mayors Karl Dean of Nashville and Thomas M. Menino of Boston were both on hand this week to commemorate the new Southwest Airlines route.

  • August 20, 2012

    The National League of Cities Congratulates Members of FirstNet Public Safety Board

    NLC President Ted Ellis, mayor of Bluffton, IN, released a statement regarding Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank’s announcement regarding initial appointments to the Board of Directors for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).

  • August 15, 2012

    This is Police Work? Building Trust in Salinas, Calif., to Reduce Violent Crime

    As part of a comprehensive violence reduction strategy, police officers are working to build trust with residents of Salinas' Hebbron Heights neighborhood. The city believes that bridging the gaps between law enforcement and neighborhoods is essential to public safety.

  • August 15, 2012

    City Leaders Chart Future of California Gang Prevention Network

    City officials gathered in Santa Rosa, Calif., on August 8-9 to develop plans for sustaining the California Cities Gang Prevention Network. Over the last five years, this 13-city network has helped local collaborative teams develop comprehensive gang prevention plans, identify promising strategies for reducing gang violence, and recommend state and federal policy changes.

  • August 15, 2012

    Lynch Scholarship Recipient Pursues Education to Better Serve Community

    Mayor Pro-Tem Quentin Hart, of Waterloo, IA, has been chosen as the 2012 Michael H.T. Lynch Memorial Scholarship Recipient. The scholarship provides funding for a city official to attend NLC’s annual Leadership Summit.

  • Boston's new city-wide initiative aimed at helping residents lose one million pounds and move ten million miles together will be highlighted as a mobile workshop at NLC's Congress of Cities and Exposition, November 28-December 1.
    August 14, 2012

    A Healthier Boston, One Step at a Time

    Boston's new city-wide initiative aimed at helping residents lose one million pounds and move ten million miles together will be highlighted as a mobile workshop at NLC's Congress of Cities and Exposition, November 28-December 1.

  • August 12, 2012

    Columnist: American Federalism: Unkempt Garden Needs A Plan

    Neal Peirce praises the proposal for a new intergovernmental policy council that could mold solutions to America’s current deep fiscal emergency.

  • On August 6, for the second time in as many weeks, President Obama signed legislation to expand and enhance the services and resources available for our service members, veterans and their families.
    August 10, 2012

    Bipartisan Action in Support of Veterans Taken Before Congress Leaves for Recess

    On August 6, for the second time in as many weeks, President Obama signed legislation to expand and enhance the services and resources available for our service members, veterans and their families.

  • August 05, 2012

    Columnist: Fiscal Doom for States: Are There Ways Out?

    Neal Peirce discusses the recent blue-ribbon report on finances of the 50 state governments, issued by a task force headed by Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, and Richard Ravitch, recently New York lieutenant governor and a chief author of New York City's fiscal recovery plan of the 1970s.

  • As a result of the housing and economic crisis many cities and towns are struggling with a troublesome trend of homes being abandoned. In communities large and small concerns are being raised about how to minimize risks abandoned properties can cause.
    August 03, 2012

    Cities Get Help with Monitoring Abandoned Homes

    As a result of the housing and economic crisis many cities and towns are struggling with a troublesome trend of homes being abandoned. In communities large and small concerns are being raised about how to minimize risks abandoned properties can cause.