Portland Public Schools (PPS) is doubling the number of schools slated for renovation during 2014’s summer, compared to last year’s projects. This year’s $15.5-million bond-funded improvements begin in June for completion when school opens on September 2, according to David Mayne, PPS spokesman for the bond projects.
Schools to be worked on this summer include Arleta, Beach, Boise-Eliot/Humboldt, Chief Joseph, Creston, Grout, Hosford, James John, King, … More
Trader Joe’s’ early February announcement that it would not site a store in one of two buildings of a 40,000-square-foot project at Northeast Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Alberta Street prompted Portland’s African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) to say the media misunderstood earlier Forum statements.
“Our advocacy was never about whether or not Trader Joe’s should be on the property,” the PAALF has since stated, … More
According to Vic Remmers, VWR Development has submitted applications for permits to construct a 36-unit, mixed-use building on Mason Street just off Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. “We’ve gone to the neighborhood groups and met with the owner of a barber shop (being displaced by the project), and VRW has offered the owner a place in the new building,” Remmers added. The Mason Street project will … More
The eighth annual Summer in September Jambalaya Festival & BBQ, featuring a Creole-style family recipe, is planned from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at Dawson Park, between North Williams and Vancouver Avenues, from Morris to Stanton streets.
By Rebecca Ragain For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010
Kim McDodge leans over a chive plant, showing another gardener which of the long, narrow leaves to snip in order to prolong the plant’s production of flavorful new shoots. A few minutes later, in another area of the garden, McDodge pulls a few leeks out of the ground, shaking the dirt off the plants’ roots. They’re getting too old and … More
By Lee Perlman For the Hollywood Star News, June, 2010
The Good in the Neighborhood festival will be back again for the 18th time this month. Originally a three-day affair, it has expanded over the years. It will start with a kickoff event from 6 to 10 p.m. June 21 at Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave., with food, dancing, live music, and a fashion show by Amani. There will … More