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Office heroes chew the fat at Flagstaff

Office heroes chew the fat at Flagstaff

By Spencer Fowler Steen It’s not often you get a two-for-one dog deal at Flagstaff gardens! CBD News was lucky enough to meet a boisterous bulldog hell-bent on making studying almost impossible for his owner, and a Jack Russell who loves fraternising with city barristers. Svenson Barristers director Anna Svenson brings her Jack Russell, Hank,

June Jones

By Chris Mineral  June Jones, a most unique Melbourne musical artist, launched her brilliant new vinyl record Leafcutter (Emotion Punk Records) upstairs at Rock Steady Records located on the first floor at Mitchell House, corner Lonsdale and Elizabeth streets. Around Chinese New Year celebrations, driving into the Year Of The Ox, this launch was superb.

Your City Precinct

By Hayley Haynes – executive officer, City Precinct As Autumn begins to settle in, at City Precinct we are feeling positive about the beginning of a new cycle. As people start to return to the city, we are ready and waiting with open doors and full sanitiser pumps! City Precinct is a small business collective

The time for waiting is over

By Brendan Nottle – Salvation Army It is fair to say that nothing in our work in the City of Melbourne is predictable. However, one recent day will stand out in my mind for some time to come. It started with an orange ferret, standing upright on its hind legs at the top end of Bourke

Inner city schools for inner city kids

By Ellen Sandell – State MP for Melbourne We know what makes our inner city great; vibrant arts and culture, our intricate network of laneways lined with cafes and shops, our bustling streets and lovely parks laid out more than a century ago. But with more people moving into our inner city, it doesn’t leave

Knife fights and Airbnb

Another wild fight in an Airbnb apartment in the CBD left a number of young people with stab wounds and residents fuming about the under-regulated short-stay industry. A brawl broke out in a Spencer St apartment in March as about 50 revellers gathered at a private party. Police believe the fight began in the apartment

Centreway Arcade’s lost heritage

By Tristan Davies – President, Melbourne Heritage Action We were saddened and somewhat baffled to see construction hoardings pop up inside the Centreway Arcade in March.  The move signals the removal of unique marble, metal-clad shopfronts with custom door handles and other attention to detail, such as custom light fittings in a film set-like style

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