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Frank Brocato 2018

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We will build on the strength of our diversity and offer hope for our city, our state and our country. Read more

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The death of George Floyd has once again highlighted the stark reality of inequities and discrimination faced by people of color in communities across the United States, 149 readers say in this letter to the editor. Read more

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I have been focused on three key priorities: 1) supporting our city businesses as they work to reopen and recover; 2) reopening all city-owned facilities to serve our citizens; and 3) protecting city finances in the coming months. Read more

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A member of the Hoover High School Class of 2000 who now teaches in New York City asked Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy to consider the lessons being taught by proceeding with in-person graduation ceremonies. Read more

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Hoover medical alumni

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A group of at least 32 Hoover High School alumni from the medical and allied health professions is urging school officials to cancel the plan for large in-person graduation ceremonies. Read more

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"We have been enjoying the countless hours of family time and being together." Read more

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Frank Brocato 2018

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Truly, we are living through an unprecedented time, and I often think of you— our residents and business owners — who have come together to help our city in its time of need. Read more

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Recently, we added a new STEM business to our city with the HAILO Ventures Business Incubator and Accelerator. The focus is to provide space and support for tech startup companies that want to launch, grow and secure funding. Read more

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The Alabama Recreation and Parks Association named the Explore Playground and Splash Pad the Facility of the Year for cities with a population of 15,000 or more. Read more

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Frank Brocato Feb 2016

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2020 has gotten off to a fast start, and I am so excited about the events that lie ahead. You may have joined us for some of our traditional activities in years past. I hope you will attend those again, along with some new events this year. Read more

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There is no doubt — winter is well on its way to Hoover. The chill in the air carries with it the anticipation of the holidays as they quickly approach. Read more

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I hope you will take a few moments to reflect on how fortunate we are to live in such a great country — a country that would not be what it is today if it weren’t for the men and women who have served and are serving in our armed forces. Read more

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It is no secret business is booming in the city of Hoover. What is really exciting is the wide variety of companies we are attracting — both nationally recognized and locally owned businesses. Read more

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People should read beyond the preamble and study the amendments and Bill of Rights. Read more

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Frank Brocato Feb 2016

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Very soon we will see the leaves begin to change as another season rolls in. While these thoughts bring a smile, they are always accompanied by a somber moment as I also reflect on the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. Read more

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It has been said that “August is like the Sunday of summer.” August brings the beginning of another school year, with hallways filled with laughter and classrooms filled with lots of learning. Read more

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The city of Hoover has abundant amenities and is a wonderful place to live. Hoover offers strong schools, reliable public services, numerous green spaces and much more. Read more

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Spring is upon us and that means new beginnings are in the air. Read more

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Over the last few months, I have had a chance to learn some unique facts about the city. Read more

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It’s hard to believe 2019 is here! I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas and that you are off to a happy and healthy New Year. Read more

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