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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Nov 6, 9:31 a.m.

    @baldchip & @scubagirl, what would you do to reduce crime? Make improvements to your city, maybe? Reduce poverty (which has a direct correlation to crime)? ...because that's what Durham has been doing and one reason that you're reading this story on WRAL.

  • Bronco Nov 5, 1:25 p.m.

    Go Durham Go !!

  • Durhamborn1980 Nov 5, 12:32 p.m.

    to all the people talking about violence, its not just a Durham thing its an American thing. violence is all over the place read the news... we are nothing in numbers compared to other places. I think people have to have a negative to go with a positive just to balance themselves out sometimes smh.

  • storchheim Nov 5, 12:13 p.m.

    What I got from this story is that people were coming up with ideas and getting involved. That's always good.

  • Scubagirl Nov 5, 12:04 p.m.

    "Durham needs to stem the violence before they worry about anything else. baldchip"

    my thoughts exactly!

  • goner Nov 5, 11:45 a.m.

    "Tackling the gentrification in Durham could be an interesting project."

    Yeah, because the last thing we'd want is for a city to become wealthier, safer, cleaner, and a more desirable place to live.

  • hollylama Nov 5, 11:14 a.m.

    Tackling the gentrification in Durham could be an interesting project.

  • baldchip Nov 5, 11:10 a.m.

    Durham needs to stem the violence before they worry about anything else.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Nov 5, 10:48 a.m.

    While other cities stagnate, Durham keeps improving...keeps up the forward thinking...keeps evolving. Yay, Durham!

  • davidbh61255 Nov 5, 10:04 a.m.

    So this is what they do in downtown Durham,besides buying golf courses and baseball rights??? Or do we just give the winnings away to 'special non-profits?'

  • atheistswillrule Nov 5, 9:54 a.m.

    Called the Mayor's Challenge, the contest invited cities of 30,000 people or more to propose ideas that would address a major social or economic issue, make it easier for residents or businesses to deal with city government, increase efficiency, or enhance accountability and public participation — or all of the above.

    How the commenters here on this board continue to spew vitriol when Mayor Bloomberg is trying to help cities find ways to improve themselves, just shows how correct Gov. Perdue was when she said " we look like Mississippi".

  • areyououtofyourmind Nov 5, 9:48 a.m.

    Wow, you two are complaining about a positive story in government? I guess you'll never be happy.

  • whatelseisnew Nov 5, 9:36 a.m.

    Bloomberg ought to be handing this money out to the Middle Class in State Island. Many of them will get zero in terms of financial help. He should set up a fund to help people offset any costs that are not covered by their insurance companies.

  • lrfarms27572 Nov 5, 8:40 a.m.

    here's the carrot...keep jumping!

    I thought government should be doing things like this anyways, not be bribed into working

  • WageSlave Nov 5, 8:32 a.m.

    Nice to see Bloomburg throwing this kind of money around, yet asking FEMA to pay 100% of all NYC cost due to Hurricane Sandy.

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