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It’s Veterans Day! And as a way to thank active duty military personnel and veterans for their service, local restaurants are offering free meals and then some.

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Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) will hold town hall meetings to finalize the district’s strategic plan. The meetings will be held in each region of the district from Nov. 4 to Nov. 14  to give parents and community members a chance to attend, learn about and discuss the district’s six prio…

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Celebrate Christmas with the Recorder Women’s Auxiliary with good music, good food and good company 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 14 at Marriott North, 3645 River Crossing Parkway. Proceeds from the event benefit Recorder Women’s Auxiliary scholarships and charities. Donations: $50. For more informati…

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Black Indianapolis enjoyed a kind of first this week with state Sen. Jim Merritt, a mayoral candidate, responding to concerns raised by a broad spectrum of Black leaders in his announcement of “An Agenda for the African American Community of Indianapolis.”

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Being a mentor to others has never been anything I had ever considered in my life, yet life always has always confronted me with the challenges and aspirations that I never thought were even possible. Though as I walk through this life, I made a realization that not only does my life matter,…

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The Bishop James E. Tyson Memorial Luncheon honoring pastors and their spouses was held Oct. 5 at The Wellington Banquet Center, Fishers. The pastors and their spouses were given a special gift. Also honored with special awards were Dr. Leonard Scott, Nathan Bluitt, Tyree Coleman, Sora Walke…

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By now, I'm sure you've heard about the Meatless Monday movement, but have you ever participated? Since 2003, Meatless Monday has grown into a global movement powered by a network of participating individuals, hospitals, schools, worksites and restaurants around the world. The goal is to enc…

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The Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission voted in early September to declare the vacant Drake Apartments building on the near north side as historically significant, a move that, if ratified, will protect what used to be a luxury apartment complex.

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Van Jones, a political commentator and former special advisor to President Barack Obama, will be the keynote speaker for “Uncomfortable Truths; Healing Impact,” an event organized by the Faith and Action Project, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 1 at Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University, 4602 Sunset Ave.