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Sydney loses local papers as The Sydney Sentinel and Inner West Review close

By ERIN MODARO Two Sydney local newspapers have announced they will no longer be in operation. Both The Inner West Review and The Sydney Sentinel have ceased publishing, with the Review announcing this week that the paper is shutting its doors. Peter Hackney, the founder and editor-in-chief of the independently owned Sydney Sentinel , told […]

Kings Cross mural unites ‘voices of the community’

By SHARLOTTE THOU To describe Kings Cross as a suburb with a colourful history would be an understatement. This sentiment hopes to be captured in Fenella Kernebone’s latest project, Here Lies Your Story.   The project is a text-based mural installed outside the Potts Point Hotel and is accompanied by an audio work and short interview […]

Two inner Sydney councils approve moves for electric vehicle charging stations

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West and Waverley Councils will look into providing more public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in their areas, following successful motions at recent council meetings. At an Inner West Council meeting this month, councillors unanimously passed a motion proposing an EV charging station pilot program across council-managed public parking areas. The […]

Oxford Street: Character and chaos from 1966 to 2022

Opinion by SUE HANLEY The main CBD night strip in 1966 stretched from the corner of Sussex and Liverpool Streets up Oxford Street and to what is now the Greenwood Hotel in Paddington. It was then the Greenwood Tree. This was a wonderful, edgy strip where a teenager just starting university life could discover her […]

Sydney businesses will ‘need to adapt’ to single-use plastic ban: City of Sydney councillor

By SEJA AL ZAIDI All single-use plastics across NSW will be banned from June this year, forcing many Sydney businesses to change their practices to adhere to the new law. From June, NSW legislation will prohibit the use of certain single-use plastic items, posing a challenge to hospitality businesses using the products for takeaway services.  […]

‘I’ve been very reluctant to get involved at all’: Yvonne Weldon on life at Town Hall

By DANIEL LO SURDO Yvonne Weldon has to think when asked why she was hesitant to enter public office. Eventually, she finds an answer. It isn't for the scrutiny, nor for the responsibility, but for something much more unsuspecting. "Because I'm quite a private person," Weldon tells City Hub with a laugh. "Which is crazy considering […]

Inner West Council removes trans and gender diverse post after online abuse

By ERIN MODARO A social media post promoting a transgender and gender diverse swim night hosted by Inner West Council has received a deluge of abusive and transphobic comments, causing the post to be removed from Facebook.  Earlier this month, council announced that Ashfield Aquatic Centre would be hosting a free, exclusive swim night for […]

Inner West: 19-year-old Leichhardt man charged over Stanmore knifepoint robbery

By DANIEL LO SURDO A 19-year-old Leichhardt man has been charged by police over the knifepoint robbery of a Stanmore service station on Monday morning. At 12:15am on Monday, the man allegedly threatened an employee with a knife, demanding cash before fleeing on Parramatta Road. After inquiries made during the police investigation, officers executed a […]

Feedback open for Castlereagh Street ‘promenade’

By PATRICK MCKENZIE The western end of Castlereagh Street will be transformed into a ‘greener inner-city promenade,’ which will include widening footpaths and installing an extra 800 metres of the cycleway, according to a new proposal released by the City of Sydney.  The proposal, which is open for community feedback until April 22, hopes to […]

Man, 23, in critical condition after Oxford Street brawl

By PATRICK MCKENZIE A 23-year-old man is in a critical condition with significant head injuries at St Vincent's Hospital after being allegedly punched in a brawl on Oxford Street, causing him to fall to the ground and strike his head. At about 12:35am on Saturday morning, emergency services attended a scene on Oxford Street following […]