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Marching down H-F streets, protesters call for an end to police violence

A hot microphone caught a Homewood official disparaging residents protesting a development deal before a planning and zoning commission meeting Thursday.

On the agenda was a public hearing for the rezoning of the former Calumet Country Club. Homewood agreed to a settlement with Diversified Partners last month. The Arizona developer plans to construct a warehouse distribution center on the property.

“If this (desk) wasn’t blocking me between those a**holes in the audience last time,” Homewood Director of Economic and Community Development Angela Mesaros is heard saying. “No. 1, I can’t fight. And . . .

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Fall events

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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