Theft at The Grotto

by on Dec 15, 2014 | 0 comments

Monday morning police responded to The Grotto, 8840 N.E. Skidmore St., on a report of three bronze plaques stolen from the property. Police search for clues behind the frame that held two of three stolen plaques. Plaques in the photo are similar in size and style. When police arrived and contacted employees, they learned the plaques were stolen overnight. The plaques are 18 x 18″ and located near the monastery on the upper part of the...
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New tests test east Portland districts

by on Dec 10, 2014 | 0 comments

Last year, Common Core State Standards, or CCSS, the new curriculum introduced to public schools in 43 states, attempt to standardize education requirements in line with worldwide workforce demands. More rigorous in many ways because it requires 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 2013-14...
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Christmas Bazaars, Craft Fairs this Weekend in Mid-county

by on Dec 4, 2014 | 0 comments

Leach Botanical Garden The festive holiday bazaar at 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave., Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. includes freshly made wreaths, swags, centerpieces, cut greens, baked goods and an artist market featuring work by local glass, ceramic, metal and fabric artists. Craft Fairs and Christmas Bazaars abound this weekend in mid-county Experience the winter garden, sip hot cider in the historic Manor House and enjoy...
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Donate your refundable bottles and cans at Parkrose Middle School

by on Dec 4, 2014 | 0 comments

The Parkrose Bronco Boosters monthly can and bottle collection drive is Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Parkrose Middle School, 11800 N.E. Shaver St. The Parkrose Bronco Boosters monthly can and bottle collection drive is Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Parkrose Middle School, 11800 N.E. Shaver St. Portland East Young Life students will unload your donation and sort it for delivery to the redemption center. After...
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82nd Avenue improvements planned

by on Dec 2, 2014 | 0 comments

Last month, the Oregon Department of Transportation, which currently has jurisdiction over 82nd Avenue, kicked off its 82nd Avenue Improvement Plan. In many ways, 82nd Avenue is the best of roads and the worst of roads.  Last month, east Portland legislators, from left, Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer, State Senator Michael Dembrow and Rep. Barbara Smith Warner hosted the first of many Town Hall meetings on 82nd Avenue improvements. Alongside...
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Football success energizes Parkrose

by on Nov 30, 2014 | 0 comments

In November, Parkrose wrapped up its best football season in decades, losing a first-round playoff game to Springfield. Not only did the senior-laden team have a winning record overall–6-4, 6-3 Northwest Oregon Conference–but it also made it to the playoffs for the first time in four years as its conference’s number-four seed. The Springfield Millers upended quarterback Jonathan Boland and the Parkrose Broncos 25-14 in a first...
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Hazelwood stabbing injures three people

by on Nov 29, 2014 | 0 comments

Police responded to Northeast 126th Avenue and Clackamas Street on the report of a large fight outside a home early this morning, and that one person may have been stabbed around 2:30 a.m. When police and medical personnel arrived in the area they found a 19-year-old female victim suffering from a non-life-threatening stab wound. Police said they learned a second stabbing victim went by private vehicle to a Portland hospital. The second victim,...
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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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