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With schools closing come gang concerns (access required)

Much has been made of the potential negative consequences of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools closures and consolidations — whether they will affect students’ ability to learn or teachers’ ability to teach. But some members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Gang Intelligence ...

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‘Cash cow for Charlotte’ (access required)

Just follow the money. Do that, Cornelius Mayor Jeff Tarte says, and you’ll find out why people in the unincorporated areas of Cornelius aren’t getting the police protection for which they pay. “It’s politics at its ultimate,” he said. “The ...

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Board mulls taxicab fare changes

Charlotte’s Passenger Vehicles for Hire Board discussed Tuesday whether any changes should be made to the fare structure for Charlotte taxicabs. Burhan Al-Shaikh, manager of the Passenger Vehicles for Hire Division of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, said he is surveying ...

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Mental health for inmates lacking, some say (access required)

There are 2,267 inmates in Mecklenburg County. Of those, 281, or 12 percent, on average are receiving mental health services, according to Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Julia Rush. But some say the jail system is falling short of caring ...

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Cafe wins variance to keep operating as nightclub (access required)

Cosmos Cafe in Ballantyne has become the latest restaurant caught in an ambiguous area of the city’s zoning that threatened to shut the business down over concerns about illegal nightclubs. Mecklenburg County code inspectors and officers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police ...

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City (sometimes) makes the grade (access required)

Charlotte’s fiscal 2010 year-end report, released Sept. 29 by the city’s Budget and Evaluation Office, shows good news. The goals, broken down into five focus areas — community safety, economic development, housing and neighborhood development, transportation and environment — were ...

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