David Douglas pounds Parkrose

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Last month, in a matchup of neighboring school districts, the undefeated and No. 1 ranked 6A David Douglas Scots (7-0, 1-0), rode the smaller 5A Parkrose Broncos (2-5, 1-0) into the ground, 83-64. It was over before it started. Hit with a technical foul for dunking the ball just before the game got underway, the spirited Broncos spotted the Scots two points before a second ticked off the clock. With its stifling defense, David Douglas, went up...
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New tests test east Portland districts

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The Common Core State Standards the new curriculum introduced to public schools in 43 states last year, attempt to standardize education requirements in line with worldwide workforce demands. More rigorous in many ways because they require students to explain what they know and how they know it, the new standards sparked concern from parents across the country, worried about how the shift would affect their child’s GPA. The Smarter Balanced...
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Irish Moss low-income development opens

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Last month, Mayor Charlie Hales and Multnomah County Commissioner Jules Bailey joined PHC Northwest Interim CEO Deb Houston at the opening of Irish Moss, the non-profit’s new, 27-unit low-income housing development on East Burnside Street at Northeast 141st Avenue in the Parkrose School District panhandle. “All of us in this room want Portland to be not just a great city, but a great city that’s affordable for everyone,” Hales said to the more...
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The Rose Apartments plan March opening

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Construction at the 90-unit Rose Apartments at 328 N.E. 97th Ave. is ongoing so that its first tenants can move in, possibly as early as March 1, 2015. The two, four-story apartment buildings, Rose East and Rose West, mirror each other, one facing Northeast 97th Avenue, the other facing Northeast 99th Avenue, each with 45 units. Forty percent of the units are for low-income qualified tenants, available to people earning 60 percent of median...
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New building for seniors opens in April

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Crews from R & H Colas Construction are currently completing a new complex for low income seniors scheduled to open in April 2015. Starting in January, potential tenants can sign up to pre-lease apartments in the building. Formerly called Glisan Commons Phase II, the $15.8 million building at 610 NE 99th Avenue was recently re-named Gilman Court is named in honor of Dennis Gilman, the founder and first director of REACH, which was founded...
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BES showers money on Halsey-Weidler Group for rain garden

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In December, the Bureau of Environmental Services approved a grant, possibly for as much as $100,000 through its 1% for Green program to design and build a rain garden on the east island of the Northeast Halsey-Weidler corridor at Northeast 112th Ave. and Halsey Street. Tom Badrick, a member of the Halsey-Weidler work group and board chair of the Parkrose Heights Neighborhood Association, wrote the grant on behalf of the neighborhood...
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82nd Avenue plan seeks consultant

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This month, the Oregon Department of Transportation expects to issue a request for proposal to hire a consultant for its 82nd Avenue of Roses Implementation plan. Part of ODOT’s plan involves spending about $15 million to improve 7.3 miles of 82nd Avenue, including sidewalk repairs, curb additions and traffic signal upgrades at dangerous intersections along the street dubbed a crash corridor. The plan also considers possibly transferring...
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Outer Powell Transportation Safety Project open house held

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The public wrote down ideas about how to improve Southeast Powell Boulevard, site of many pedestrian and auto accidents, at an informational open house at Centennial High School on Dec. 9. Sponsored by the Oregon Department of Transportation, the event was the first of several to receive feedback about the state agency’s Outer Powell Transportation Safety Project. The project hopes to improve pedestrian safety by adding marked crossings,...
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