Downtown market celebrating 21 years

Saturday’s Downtown Marketplace starts around 6:30 a.m. on Friday for Ahmet Sezgin. He starts to mix 12 batches of dough that will eventually turn into around 80 loaves of bread spread across his table for hungry shoppers at the weekly market. In its 21st year, the market set in the Park Avenue Chain of Parks…

OUR VIEW: Don’t use CRAs to second-guess cities

Like parents who fret when they hand the car keys to their teenage children, county governments are understandably loathe to let go when they approve Community Redevelopment Areas for municipalities. Given the amount of money involved, it’s appropriate for counties to ensure the CRAs are effectively targeted and properly managed. But they shouldn’t become back-seat…