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Mauricio Solano, the economic development manager at El Centro Hispano, poses in the nonprofit's new ToolBank on Friday, Feb. 18. 

El Centro Hispano announces program to increase job opportunities for Latinx workers

Announced on Feb. 12, the new ToolBank program allows for workers who are a part of the nonprofit's Casa for Employment & Leadership program to rent tools at a low cost in Carrboro. Mauricio Solano, El Centro Hispano’s economic development manager, said access to tools is necessary for improving workers' abilities to take on new jobs. "The first goal is to increase or improve the income and the economic condition for the Latin community," Solano said.

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Bikes are parked along the bike racks outside of Lenoir Dining Hall on Feb. 12, 2022. 

Chapel Hill ups safety enforcement in response to recent pedestrian, bike crashes

In recent weeks, Chapel Hill has seen an increase in bicycle and pedestrian accidents, and many community members have expressed concerns about safety in the Town. At last week's Town Council meeting, staff described different programs and initiatives Chapel Hill is employing to increase biker and pedestrian safety. “The goal that we have is to make the infrastructure and policy changes so that crashes, when they do happen, don't result in serious injury or death," Chapel Hill Transportation Planning Manager Bergen Watterson said.

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