Boosters Monthly Pop Can Drive at Parkrose Middle School Tomorrow

by on Oct 31, 2014 | 0 comments

Tomorrow, the Parkrose Bronco Boosters’ hold their monthly pop can and bottle drive at Parkrose Middle School, 11800 N.E. Shaver St.

The Parkrose Bronco Boosters' monthly pop can and bottle drive is tomorrow at Parkrose Middle School, 11800 N.E. Shaver St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Parkrose Bronco Boosters’ monthly pop can and bottle drive is tomorrow at Parkrose Middle School, 11800 N.E. Shaver St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bring your returnables to the middle school from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This month’s collection benefits 2015 Outdoor School.

Tomorrow, the Parkrose Bronco Boosters’ hold their monthly pop can and bottle drive at Parkrose Middle School, 11800 N.E. Shaver St. Bring your returnables to the middle school from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This month’s collection benefits 2015 Outdoor...
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Argay Terrace: Portland Has a Plan for Your Future, is it the Future You Want?

by on Oct 31, 2014 | 1 comment

A Letter to the Editor from Argay Neighborhood Association Board Member Al Brown:

Portland is currently in the second phase of its revision of the city-wide 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

The new, 16-acre Beech Park in the Argay Terrace neigborhood is expected to be built-out by 2017, according to parks officials.

The new, 16-acre Beech Park in the Argay Terrace neighborhood is expected to be built-out by 2017, according to parks officials.

It’s not new zoning for the city; however, the plan serves as the general road map city planners follow over the next 20 years when making decisions on zone changes and new land uses.

A Letter to the Editor from Argay Neighborhood Association Board Member Al Brown: Portland is currently in the second phase of its revision of the city-wide 2035 Comprehensive Plan. It’s not new zoning for the city; however, the plan serves as the general road map city planners follow over the next 20 years when making decisions on zone changes and new land uses. While its adoption scheduled for early 2016 does not automatically change...
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Police Investigating Suspicious Deaths in Hazelwood

by on Oct 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Half past noon today police responded to a house in the 600 block of Northeast 114th Avenue in the Hazelwood neighborhood on the report of a possible deceased person inside the home.

When police and medical personnel arrived and made entry into the residence, they found a deceased man and woman.

They appear to be in their fifties or sixties, according to police.

Based on their initial examination, police called for homicide detectives and criminologists from the forensic evidence division to begin a death investigation.

Even at this early stage of the investigation, detectives are saying the deaths are suspicious-in-nature.

Half past noon today police responded to a house in the 600 block of Northeast 114th Avenue in the Hazelwood neighborhood on the report of a possible deceased person inside the home. When police and medical personnel arrived and made entry into the residence, they found a deceased man and woman. They appear to be in their fifties or sixties, according to police. Based on their initial examination, police called for homicide detectives and...
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82nd Ave. Opportunities Town Hall

by on Oct 30, 2014 | 0 comments

On Thursday, Nov. 6th three east Portland legislators host a Town Hall on 82nd Avenue opportunities from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Community Hall at Portland Community College’s Southeast Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Ave.

On Thursday, Nov. 6th, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Sen. Michael Dembrow, second from left, and Rep. Barbara Smith Warner, right, are two of three east Portland legislators who are hosting a Town Hall on 82nd Avenue opportunities at Portland Community College's Southeast Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Ave.

On Thursday, Nov. 6th, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Sen. Michael Dembrow, second from left, and Rep. Barbara Smith Warner, right, are two of three east Portland legislators who are hosting a Town Hall on 82nd Avenue opportunities at Portland Community College’s Southeast Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Ave.

On Thursday, Nov. 6th three east Portland legislators host a Town Hall on 82nd Avenue opportunities from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Community Hall at Portland Community College’s Southeast Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Ave. Hosted by state Sen. Michael Dembrow, Reps. Alissa Keny-Guyer and Barbara Smith Warner, the event includes not only a presentation from Oregon Department of Transportation officials on the planning process for a transportation...
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Carpet Kingdom moves to bigger castle

by on Oct 29, 2014 | 0 comments

After 21 years at their Russell neighborhood location next to Bi-Mart on Northeast 123rd and Halsey Street, the Carpet Kingdom is moving to a new, larger castle 20 blocks west next to Loving’s Salon at 656 N.E. 102nd Ave., in the Hazelwood neighborhood.

Father and son team Tom, right, and Dean Gauthier, who own the neighborhood carpet and flooring  Carpet Kingdom, moved 20 blocks west to 656 N.E. 102nd Ave. next to Loving's Salon. Their new location has triple the showroom space and a warehouse, which allows them to stock discounted carpet remnants.

Father and son team Tom, right, and Dean Gauthier, who own the neighborhood carpet and flooring Carpet Kingdom, moved 20 blocks west to 656 N.E. 102nd Ave. next to Loving’s Salon. Their new location has triple the showroom space and a warehouse, which allows them to stock discounted carpet remnants.

After 21 years at their Russell neighborhood location next to Bi-Mart on Northeast 123rd and Halsey Street, the Carpet Kingdom is moving to a new, larger castle 20 blocks west next to Loving’s Salon at 656 N.E. 102nd Ave., in the Hazelwood neighborhood. With the move, the neighborhood carpet and flooring store, owned by father and son Tom and Dean Gauthier, grows from 1,700 to 5,500 sq. ft., tripling its showroom space and adding a...
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Argay Terrace neighbors, developer reach rapprochement

by on Oct 26, 2014 | 0 comments

If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, it is partly because that is the road they generally start out on.” — Stephen Garrard Post

The day after Al Brown’s unanimous election (5-0) to the Argay Neighborhood Association board, also chair of its Land Use Committee, he got to work on his plan to bring city planners and developer Chet Antonsen closer to the group’s ideals of what they want to see in Antonsen’s Castlegate Apartment development at the neighborhood’s eastern edge.

So far, neither neighbors nor the city approves of Antonsen’s plans to develop three-acres off Northeast 148th Avenue between dead-end streets Morris Court and Rose Parkway.

“If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, it is partly because that is the road they generally start out on.” — Stephen Garrard Post The day after Al Brown’s unanimous election (5-0) to the Argay Neighborhood Association board, also chair of its Land Use Committee, he got to work on his plan to bring city planners and developer Chet Antonsen closer to the group’s ideals of what they want to see in...
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Vandalism blows Windscape Away

by on Oct 24, 2014 | 0 comments

We got a call recently from reader John Chinakos.

He wanted to know what happened to the array of red poles in the traffic jug handle at Northeast 102nd Avenue and Weidler Street at the edge of the Parkrose Heights neighborhood that city workers removed recently.

An array of 51 20 foot poles called Windscape were at this stormwater retention facility, or jughandle, at Northeast 102nd Avenue and Weidler Street before they were removed by the city because of vandalism. Designed to symbolize the junction of E. Burnside St. and 102nd Avenue, with federal matching funds, the Portland Development Commission paid about $100,000 for the project, with $10,000 for the plastic poles.

Before they were removed by the city because of vandalism, an array of 51 20 foot poles called Windscape were at this stormwater retention facility, or jug handle, at Northeast 102nd Avenue and Weidler Street.

Chinakos’ call was not unique.

We got a call recently from reader John Chinakos. He wanted to know what happened to the array of red poles in the traffic jug handle at Northeast 102nd Avenue and Weidler Street at the edge of the Parkrose Heights neighborhood that city workers removed recently. Chinakos’ call was not unique. Since its creation in late 2008, and despite a half-dozen Lee Perlman reports of its evolution and a front-page feature when it was being...
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