Tito Brown

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The city of Youngstown wants to improve its Central Business District with a $10.8 million dollar federal grant.

The Secretary of Transportation announced Tuesday that Youngstown is one of the 91 projects receiving a grant from the Department of Transportation through its new BUILD program.

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Youngstown’s Riverfront Park and Amphitheater project is getting under way with the coming of the New Year, and so is its oversight by a new administration in City Hall.  

Tito Brown took office as Youngstown’s 51st mayor last week.  This week he is making time for his first formal update on the $12 million public space development that he is inheriting.

“There’s weekly meetings that happen for progress.  And Thursday they have a meeting, so I’m going to get my briefing.