Zach Bernard

Reporter/Host

Zach joined 89.1 WBOI as a reporter and local host for All Things Considered. He currently hosts Morning Edition.

Previously, he worked for WGLT in Normal, Ill. and reported from the Illinois Capitol for WICS-TV.

Zach graduated from Illinois State University with a major in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science. He has his master's degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Red River Waste Solutions

Fort Wayne residents will soon pay about two dollars more for trash collection. City Council approved a contract with a new garbage and recycling business Tuesday night, following more than two decades of partnering with Republic.

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While construction on Fort Wayne’s riverfront development project isn’t set to begin until July, that isn’t stopping the city from planning what will come next.

Even though ground hasn’t been broken on the first phase yet, the city is already looking ahead to phase two. Parks and recreation director Al Moll calls the second phase entirely “conceptual” at this point, and notes the project will be far less intensive than phase one.

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Fort Wayne City Council voted 5-3 in favor of allowing construction of a three-building shopping center on West Jefferson Boulevard. The proposal needed City Council’s approval to rezone the six-and-a-half acres of residential land.

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As the city of Fort Wayne prepares to begin construction on the first phase of its massive riverfront development project, there’s one more hurdle to jump before it can start.

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The City of Fort Wayne announced Tuesday afternoon a new downtown event that will take place this summer.

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A Fort Wayne City Council meeting was cancelled this week, as a controversial measure looms ahead of council members for a vote.

Elevatus Architecture

As Fort Wayne’s riverfront development project begins construction this summer, the city is looking to fill some long-term funding holes in the project. A new proposal in City Council to help fund the project would increase the local income tax.

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Indiana’s 3rd District Congressman Jim Banks held a town hall at Adams Woodcrest Health Facility in Decatur on Friday morning.

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A global relocation and moving services provider based in Fort Wayne will be moving from its current location on US 30 to downtown.

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