Learn about changes to Central Avenue

Attend a public presentation May 23 at Kehrein Center for the Arts to learn more about initial recommendations being made to strengthen Central Avenue so it can be a north-south connector for the Austin community.

Attend restorative justice summit this week

The two-day event, which will be held at BUILD Chicago’s campus in Austin, will be rooted in the guiding values of restorative justice, and participants will be introduced to approaches that address equity, harm, conflict and proactive community building in ways that center relationships and avoid exclusion.

Congressman Davis collecting input for Mars Wrigley site

Congressman Danny K. Davis said West Siders can send their thoughts about the property at 2019 N. Oak Park Ave. to him, and he will share that information with company officials. The candy maker will cease operations at that location in the Galewood neighborhbood in 2024.

Expo planned for people affected by crime

The free event – to be held from 12 to 2 p.m. March 11 at Michele Clark High School, 5101 W. Harrison St. – will provide resources for families about family liaison officers, the arrest process and victims compensation.

Co-owners Malcolm Brown, Shrone Conaway and Marnell Brown

Nelson Mandela Community Center coming to Austin this fall

The center will be housed in a building, located at Madison Street and Cicero Avenue, that lifelong West Side residents Shrone Conaway and brothers Marnell and Malcolm Brown purchased. The center will provide resources on violence prevention, HIV/AIDS testing, housing, job coaching and support for people experiencing substance use disorders.

Church announces award in honor of slain member

Tracey Showers, a longtime member of Greater St. John Bible Church, was killed Tuesday night in front of her Austin home. The Tracey Showers Faithful Servant Award will be given each year to a woman in the community whose light has shined exceptionally over the past year. A $10,000 award also has been announced to help find Showers’ killer.