April Mid-county Memo posted online

Posted by on Apr 5, 2014 | 0 comments

The April 2014 issue posted online last week, here are April’s feature stories and Departments:

2014 Madison High School's Rose Festival court

East Portland princesses–from Madison, Parkrose and David Douglas high schools–were picked last month.

A new development is roiling neighbors in the outer Northeast Glenfair neighborhood.

The Parkrose School district passes on putting a local option levy on May’s ballot.

The Portland Development Commission spent $67,000 on a series of workshops for Gateway property and business owners.

A round-up of results from Mid-county winter high school sports and activities.

Joe Rossi cancels the Barn Bash, his popular annual party in Parkrose.

The April 2014 issue posted online last week, here are April’s feature stories and Departments: East Portland princesses–from Madison, Parkrose and David Douglas high schools–were picked last month. A new development is roiling neighbors in the outer Northeast Glenfair neighborhood. The Parkrose School district passes on putting a local option levy on May’s ballot. The Portland Development Commission spent $67,000 on a...
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November edition posted online

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 | 0 comments

Last week, the November 2013 edition posted online.

At the 211info call center in east Portland, Lead Information Specialist Raina Daniels monitors a call.Feature stories include the 411 on 211info, a non-profit that provides information on housing help and myriad social services; Is it end of the road for Parkrose bus drivers?; Longtime Russell neighborhood resident Ray Alexander celebrated his 100th birthday at Gateway Church, a congregation he helped found; construction updates on the new Parkrose Middle School and Glisan Commons, and the latest Mid-County restaurant ratings.

Memo Departments–Memo Pad, Memo Calendar, Letters to the Editor, Business Memos and the monthly Meals on Wheels People menu–teem with listings of events, reunions, activities, local business news, special events, fundraisers, achievements and milestones reached and passed.

Last week, the November 2013 edition posted online. Feature stories include the 411 on 211info, a non-profit that provides information on housing help and myriad social services; Is it end of the road for Parkrose bus drivers?; Longtime Russell neighborhood resident Ray Alexander celebrated his 100th birthday at Gateway Church, a congregation he helped found; construction updates on the new Parkrose Middle School and Glisan Commons, and the...
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Mayor’s budget: still cuts for east Portland

Posted by on May 22, 2013 | 0 comments

Mayor Charlie Hales’ draft budget, while kinder to neighborhood involvement programs in east Portland and elsewhere than previous projections suggested, still calls for significant cuts.

The East Portland Neighborhood Office is a branch of the Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and receives most of its funding from that bureau.

In April, at a budget hearing in east Portland, Portland’s City Council listens to citizen comments on Mayor Charlie Hales’, middle, proposed budget.

Last winter Hales asked ONI and all other City bureaus to submit budgets with a ten percent reduction from fiscal year 2012-13 levels.

Mayor Charlie Hales’ draft budget, while kinder to neighborhood involvement programs in east Portland and elsewhere than previous projections suggested, still calls for significant cuts. The East Portland Neighborhood Office is a branch of the Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and receives most of its funding from that bureau. Last winter Hales asked ONI and all other City bureaus to submit budgets with a ten percent reduction from...
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May issue recap

Posted by on May 8, 2013 | 0 comments

The May 2013 edition of the Mid-county Memo posted online.

Feature stories and news about east Portland, all right here.

LaShawn McCarthey, Prescott Elementary SUN site manager, poses with some of his students, from left, fifth grader Anthony Green, first grader Rickiya Overton and fifth grader Forrest Clark. Students participate in up to 45 minutes of daily homework help.

This month’s feature stories are: Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) shines at Prescott Elementary in the Parkrose School District; a Top Notch labor dispute at Yaw’s restaurant in Gateway; East Portland Sunday Parkways kicks off in outer southeast this Sunday; the East Portland Neighborhood Office and the East Portland Action Plan face budget cuts; Parkrose school board candidates answer a question and, how do Mid-county restaurants rate?

The May 2013 edition of the Mid-county Memo posted online. Feature stories and news about east Portland, all right here. This month’s feature stories are: Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) shines at Prescott Elementary in the Parkrose School District; a Top Notch labor dispute at Yaw’s restaurant in Gateway; East Portland Sunday Parkways kicks off in outer southeast this Sunday; the East Portland Neighborhood Office and the East...
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EPNO awards neighborhood grants

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 | 0 comments

Earlier this month, the East Portland Neighborhood Office awarded 11 neighborhood grants containing a total of $30,000 to community organizations for special projects. The awards were selected from 28 applications seeking a total of $58,611.

EPNO awarded the Parkrose High School Alumnae Association $3,500 for a 100 years of Parkrose Music project.

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EPNO awarded the Parkrose High School Alumnae Association $3,500 for a 100 years of Parkrose Music project.

The money comes from the City General Fund through the Office of Neighborhood Involvement for disbursement by EPNO and the city’s six other neighborhood offices and coalitions. According to the criteria, the grants are intended to “increase the capacity” of community groups, encourage partnerships among them, and promote participation by “under-represented communities.”

Earlier this month, the East Portland Neighborhood Office awarded 11 neighborhood grants containing a total of $30,000 to community organizations for special projects. The awards were selected from 28 applications seeking a total of $58,611. The money comes from the City General Fund through the Office of Neighborhood Involvement for disbursement by EPNO and the city’s six other neighborhood offices and coalitions. According to the...
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May edition posted online

Posted by on May 5, 2012 | 0 comments

The May 2012 Mid-county Memo is posted online. A recap of its contents:

Last month, the top three mayoral candidates debated at David Douglas High School’s Howard Horner Performing Arts Center; the new Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative areas are approved; Parkrose School District averts a teacher’s strike; David Douglas special education teacher Annie Harrell is named Outstanding Teacher of the Year; Lee Perlman interviews City Commissioner Amanda Fritz and opponent, state Rep. Mary Nolan; the Planning and Sustainability Commission endorsed the Outer Powell Conceptual Design Plan; since 2006, east Portland neighborhood associations have been operating illegally; the Portland Housing Bureau is changing tax abatement area boundaries in east Portland … again; and, longtime Gateway hairstylist June Bauer’s obituary.

The May 2012 Mid-county Memo is posted online. A recap of its contents: Last month, the top three mayoral candidates debated at David Douglas High School’s Howard Horner Performing Arts Center; the new Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative areas are approved; Parkrose School District averts a teacher’s strike; David Douglas special education teacher Annie Harrell is named Outstanding Teacher of the Year; Lee Perlman interviews City...
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For years, east Portland neighborhood associations operating illegally

Posted by on May 3, 2012 | 0 comments

Are east Portland neighborhood associations all illegal? Technically yes, says East Portland Neighborhood Office Executive Director Richard Bixby, but it is not their fault. It is his.
A handful of the City’s 95 recognized neighborhood associations are 501(c)3 non-profit corporations, able to offer tax deductions for donations. Most of the rest fall into a different non-profit status.

Because they handle relatively small amounts of money, they do not have to make yearly reports to the IRS — or did not until the year 2006, when the law was changed.

Are east Portland neighborhood associations all illegal? Technically yes, says East Portland Neighborhood Office Executive Director Richard Bixby, but it is not their fault. It is his. A handful of the City’s 95 recognized neighborhood associations are 501(c)3 non-profit corporations, able to offer tax deductions for donations. Most of the rest fall into a different non-profit status. Because they handle relatively small amounts of money,...
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Crime prevention consolidation proposed

Posted by on May 5, 2011 | 0 comments

Crime prevention consolidation proposed

The Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement is considering having all of its Neighborhood Crime Prevention Specialists; including Rosanne Lee, Teri Poppino and Mary Tompkins, work out of a central location.

The specialists, part of ONI’s Neighborhood Crime Prevention Program, help form block watch and business watch networks, help negotiate Good Neighbor Agreements between community groups and liquor license holders, and otherwise assist grass roots public safety programs.

Crime prevention consolidation proposed The Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement is considering having all of its Neighborhood Crime Prevention Specialists; including Rosanne Lee, Teri Poppino and Mary Tompkins, work out of a central location. The specialists, part of ONI’s Neighborhood Crime Prevention Program, help form block watch and business watch networks, help negotiate Good Neighbor Agreements between community groups and liquor...
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Hazelwood Neighborhood Association meets Monday

Posted by on Oct 12, 2010 | 0 comments

The Hazelwood Neighborhood Association meets Monday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. inside the  East Portland Neighborhood Office, 1017 N.E. 117th Ave.

For the meeting agenda, or for more information, contact HNA President Arlene Kimura, 503-252-9429 or e-mail her at: Arlene.kimura@kraft.com.

The Hazelwood Neighborhood Association meets Monday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. inside the  East Portland Neighborhood Office, 1017 N.E. 117th Ave. For the meeting agenda, or for more information, contact HNA President Arlene Kimura, 503-252-9429 or e-mail her at: Arlene.kimura@kraft.com.
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East Portland Spring clean-up Saturday

Posted by on May 14, 2010 | 4 comments

An east Portland multi-neighborhood bulky waste Spring clean-up is being held tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — earlier if dumpsters fill up — in TriMet’s Park & Ride at Southeast 122nd Ave. and E. Burnside St. in outer east Portland. Enter on Southeast Ash St.

They will welcome appliances, furniture, metal and tires.
Because of Metro’s new rules this year, they can’t accept yard debris, electronics (televisions and monitors), food, animal, Commercial or hazardous waste.

Suggested Donations are $10 per passenger car load; $20 per truck load. Tires: $2 off rim, $5 on rim — limit five.

An east Portland multi-neighborhood bulky waste Spring clean-up is being held tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — earlier if dumpsters fill up — in TriMet’s Park & Ride at Southeast 122nd Ave. and E. Burnside St. in outer east Portland. Enter on Southeast Ash St. They will welcome appliances, furniture, metal and tires. Because of Metro’s new rules this year, they can’t accept yard debris, electronics (televisions and...
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