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Innovative Development for an East 10th St. Neighborhood

Guest writers: Sarah Evans and Tammi Hughes; Photo courtesy of East 10th Street Civic Association: In addition to informing our readers about news and happenings in Irvington, IDO is intentional about highlighting the good news that is occurring with other eastside community groups and neighborhoods. This post is a reprint from the most recent East […]

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Irvington Luminaria – Sunday, Dec 21

Guest writer – Paula Schmidt: Photo credit – Jenny McGinnis: Irvington has followed a lovely tradition for 38 years.  Beginning in 1976, a Winter Luminaria has served as Irvington’s unique version of a Neighborhood Night Out!  It continues to be true to that original idea.  A time to slow down, enjoy your home and take […]

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Teaching Youth Respect, Discipline and Responsibility – SIMS Boxing Gym

Guest writer: Jessica Leck: Photos courtesy of SIMS Boxing Gym:   Recently, a new Boxing Gym opened in nearby Emerson Heights. SIMS Boxing Gym is located at 4615 E. 10th Street, just across from the Emerson Theatre. The gym offers an affordable rate for kids in our neighborhoods to enjoy a great sport in a local business. Sims Boxing […]

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Magic #8 Bus Goes to The Spirit & Place Festival for First Friday!

Irvington Development Organization and Foundation East along with IndyGo, Marian University Writing Center,  Indiana Campus Compact and ICAT, have sponsored a year-long series of events called “Magic #8 Bus”. These events are focused on family-friendly, affordable outings to cultural, arts and sporting events in downtown Indy. Our final trip is to the Old City Hall for the Spirit & Place Festival opening party […]

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B’s Po Boy Cajun Restaurant to Open at Irvington Coal Factory in 2015

  Wow! Are we ever excited about B’s Po Boy coming to the Irvington Coal Factory! Read more in the press release below. For Immediate Release:                         Media Contact: Oct. 17, 2014                                                Margaret Lawrence Banning, 317/260-0669 Popular local restaurant to open second location at Irvington’s Coal Factory B’s Po Boy makes […]

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Ellenberger Park and Pleasant Run Parkway Projects

Guest blogger: Patricia Waters: Photo cred: Patricia Waters: Have you noticed some of the changes around Ellenberger Park and Pleasant Run Parkway? Both areas got a little love during last weekend’s city-wide days of service for Indy DO Day. Friends of Ellenberger Park Indy DO Day Service Project  On Oct 4th as a part of […]

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Coal Factory Development in Irvington is a GO!

      We are THRILLED that this new development in Irvington has been given the green light. See details in our press release: For Immediate Release: Oct. 1, 2014                       Media Contact: Margaret Lawrence Banning, 317/260-0669 New commercial development in Irvington gets green light from City Commission to move forward Coal Factory in south Irvington […]

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Irvington Development Organization Seeks Volunteer Coordinator

      JOB DESCRIPTION Volunteer Coordinator (Unpaid Position) The Irvington Development Organization (IDO) works for the benefit of the Irvington neighborhood by cultivating positive business development, promoting the unique character of our neighborhood and enhancing the quality of life for residents and visitors.  As a not-for-profit, IDO accomplishes its mission with a one-person staff, […]

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Irvington Arts Organization, Foundation East, Named #1 for Best New Public Art!

Photo courtesy of Vishant Shah Irvington Development Organization is proud to have served as  one of the many partners with Foundation East’s Traffic Signal Box art project AND Foundation East is delighted to announce that the traffic signal box art project in Irvington has won first place in the category of Best New Public Art […]

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Coal Factory and Pennsy Trail Updates

  (updated Aug 29, 2014) Margaret Banning, Executive Director of the Irvington Development Organization, provides an update an important Irvington project: Hello Irvington Friends and supporters, It’s hard to imagine a project with more profound benefit to our neighborhood being heard by the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission (IHPC).  On October 1, the Irvington Coal Factory site plan and design […]

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