City Hall

City will open West Side senior center for overnight emergency shelter, but continues to seek alternatives

Kimberly Drohan has spent the past decade serving the city’s most senior citizens at the William Cashin Senior Activity Center on the West Side. As Senior Center Manager, she and two other staff members manage the flow of some 150 seniors who come through daily for exercise classes, socializing and special events. She objects to the city’s plan to open the Cashin center as an emergency overnight shelter. After listening to the Board of Aldermen discuss the plan during Tuesday’s meeting Drohan spent the night tossing and turning, then penned a letter expressing her reservations. READ MORE

Around Town

Welcome to Cat Alley Cafe: Artist’s creation inspires brand refresh with artful focus at Bookery’s cafe

Tulip Hospitality owner and operator Tom Puskarich’s latest venture has a new name and new look. Formerly known as Café at Bookery, the rebranded Cat Alley Cafe inside the downtown bookstore is inspired by Brooke Van Gurp, Cat Alley muralist and longtime employee of Restoration Café – and now operations manager at Cat Alley Cafe. READ MORE