Northeast Portland Neighborhoods

Madison South

High school athletic facilities renovations nearing completion

High school athletic facilities renovations nearing completion

By Phill Colombo
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The push was on in August to complete summer projects at four Portland Public Schools high school athletic fields by restructuring drainage and modernizing the surface of the facilities. This year’s construction schedule included Madison, Jefferson, Wilson and Marshall athletic fields. Madison High School baseball coach Eric Bennett told the Star, “The upgrade of the athletic fields, specifically the football field, will bring great improvement to … More

City to residents in three neighborhoods: Sewer work is on the way

City to residents in three neighborhoods: Sewer work is on the way

By Phill Colombo
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In an April direct mailing to residents of Northeast Portland’s Rose City Park, Roseway and Madison South neighborhoods, Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services  gave notice of sewer pipe repair or replacement in the coming spring and summer months. The area affected includes avenues and streets south of Northeast Fremont Street to I-84 and between 55th and 74th avenues.

Motorists seeking access to streets under construction will … More

Portland Kitchen offers job training, cooking skills for neighborhood kids

Portland Kitchen offers job training, cooking skills for neighborhood kids

By Anne Laufe
For the Hollywood Star News

Home economics classes have gone the way of the rotary telephone and the typewriter. As budgets have shrunk over the past two decades, most schools in the Portland area have done away with home ec, leaving students with no formal training in how to shop and cook for themselves.

Now, faced with elevated obesity rates and a generation of students graduating from … More

African American Read-In a success

By Nancy Sullivan
Madison High School teacher/librarian

Madison High School’s 2013 African American Read-In was a wonderful event. Students heard from Byrd, Dr. Samuel D. Henry, Keith Lampton, Renee Mitchell, Turya Autry, and Jerry McGill. Guest readers traveled to various classrooms, and featured readers in the library presented to a packed house throughout the day.
It was very moving and inspiring to hear which pieces our readers chose and … More

Multi-Cultural Festival needs you

By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, June, 2010

The Portland International BUSINESS District (note their new name) is moving forward with their annual Multi-cultural Festival, noon to 6 p.m. July 10 on the Northeast 72nd Avenue Park Blocks immediately north of Fremont Street. The Reggae band Randy Ross, Latino musicians and others will be performing, and there will be tables occupied by food vendors, businesses and public agencies. … More