Amphibians and Reptiles in Your Neighborhood

by on Nov 18, 2014 | 0 comments

Join the Wetlands Conservatory as they present an evening of speakers talking about common and rare species of amphibians and reptiles found in outer Northeast Portland and Gresham neighborhoods.   The Wetlands Conservatory present an evening of speakers about common and rare species of amphibians and reptiles found in outer east Portland and Gresham neighborhoods Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Gresham City Hall Council...
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Are High-Stakes Tests Worth the Cost?

by on Nov 18, 2014 | 0 comments

To the Editor: I am a resident of Mid-county and a strong supporter of our public schools. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, or SBAC, the *High-Stakes Test mandated by the State of Oregon, is having a negative impact on our students, teachers, and administrators directly, and in turn, our community-at-large. High-stakes testing does not support the academic success of all students. We cannot afford SBAC for a number of good reasons....
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Drive-By Shooting in Parkrose

by on Nov 16, 2014 | 0 comments

Around 10 p.m. tonight, police responded to the report of a drive-by shooting outside Be Van Sports Bar at 10834 N.E. Sandy Blvd. in Parkrose. When they arrived, police found evidence of gunfire and damage to the side of the building the bar is in. Several bullets penetrated the wall and entered the bar, but nobody inside was injured, police said. Police received limited suspect information that indicates a newer, light-colored sedan may be...
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PDX Job Fair date set

by on Nov 11, 2014 | 0 comments

New and existing concessionaires at Portland International Airport hold a job fair Monday, Nov. 17. Hoping to fill more than 300 jobs over the next few months, airport concessionaires are looking for seasonal, temporary, part-time, and full-time employees. The event is from noon to 5 p.m. in the PDX Conference Center, located above the Oregon Market in the airport’s main terminal. The jobs emanate from 11 new shops and restaurants coming...
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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...
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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. 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. 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...
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