Did East Portland Action Plan’s director call volunteers racist?

by on May 29, 2015 | 0 comments

Publisher’s note 1: Over the years, the Memo has spoken to many highly cynical individuals who have been involved with East Portland Neighborhood Office‘s system. Did East Portland Action Plan director Lore Wintergreen, right, call volunteers racist for requiring EPAP grantees to fill out IRS forms before receiving taxpayer funds? According to original meeting minutes taken by Alesia Reese, middle, she did. There’s a way the...
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Carter wins Parkrose school board seat; Reynolds levy passing

by on May 20, 2015 | 0 comments

Yesterday’s election results show Dave Carter ahead in the race to replace Thuy Tran on the Parkrose school board. Dave Carter holds a lead over Josh Singleton to replace Thuy Tran on Parkrose School District’s Board of Education. Carter ran for the only contested Mid-county school board position against Josh Singleton and was leading with 60.96 percent of the vote, or 987 votes to Singleton’s 37.92 percent, or 614 votes. In...
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Last night’s Hazelwood shooting garners police attention

by on May 17, 2015 | 0 comments

Last night, at about 10:30 p.m., East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the area of Southeast 127th Avenue and East Burnside Street after a Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office sergeant reported hearing gunfire in the area of the Sheriff’s Office at Northeast 122nd Avenue and Glisan Street. Police said additional callers reported hearing the gunshots near 127th and Burnside, police said. When police arrived, they...
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Kings Omelets robbed

by on May 17, 2015 | 0 comments

This morning, at about 7:30 a.m., police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Kings Omelets restaurant at 10711 N.E. Halsey St. Early Sunday morning, just after opening, Kings Omelets in Gateway was robbed. In 2012, owner Eva Liu poses for a picture. When police arrived, owners told police the suspect was armed with a handgun and demanded money, which was promptly given to him. The suspect then left the Gateway restaurant without...
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Halsey-Weidler work group seeks variances for trashcans, benches

by on May 7, 2015 | 0 comments

Seven new trashcans and five benches might appear in front of businesses along the Halsey-Weidler corridor as early as June, according to Tom Badrick, a member of the Halsey-Weidler corridor work group. Benches similar to these could appear in the Halsey-Weidler corridor from Northeast 102nd to 112th avenues as early as June. During the past weeks, Halsey-Weidler corridor work group members discussed with each other, by e-mail and in person,...
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Two vie for Parkrose school board

by on May 6, 2015 | 0 comments

In Mid-county’s only contested school board election this May, voters choose between Joshua Singleton and Dave Carter for a four-year term on the Parkrose Board of Education. The seat is open because incumbent Thuy Tran, who was elected in 2013 to a two-year term after being appointed to the seat, decided not to run for re-election. Asked why, without elaboration, Tran said in an email, “I will not run for re-election as a Parkrose...
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Rose Apartments holds grand opening May 6

by on May 4, 2015 | 0 comments

The grand opening for the new The Rose Apartments complex is Wednesday, May 6 from noon to 1 p.m. at the building, 328 N.E. 97th Ave. Tours of the $10.5 million complex are held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Rose Apartments developer holds a grand-opening celebration Wednesday, May 6 from noon to 1 p.m. In January, workers put the finishing touches on the Rose East. Lunch is served at noon. Speakers at the event are Bob Stacey and Carlotta Colette,...
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Rose Spada Garre 1920-2015

by on Apr 30, 2015 | 0 comments

Last month, Rose Garre, matriarch to one of Parkrose’s historic farming families, passed away. She was 94. COURTESY GARRE FAMILY Last month, Rose Garre, matriarch to one of Parkrose’s historic farming families, passed away. She was 94. Rose Spada was born in Metzger, the fourth of six children by Cosmo and Angiolina Spada. As an infant, she moved with her family to the Parkrose area. She was a graduate of Grant High School. Rose married Bert...
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David Douglas’ African American Family Night Thursday

by on Apr 15, 2015 | 0 comments

David Douglas School District’s  annual African American Family Night is Thursday, April 16 at David Douglas High School. David Douglas School district’s annual African American Family Night is Thursday in the high school’s north cafeteria. An evening celebration of African American students and their families begins at 5:30 p.m. in the high School’s north cafeteria, 1001 S.E. 135th Ave. The fete includes a dinner,...
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Group Selects Trashcans, Benches for Halsey-Weidler Corridor

by on Apr 3, 2015 | 0 comments

Members of the Halsey-Weidler corridor work group showed up on March 12 at a Riverview Bank conference room to talk trash. Trashcans, that is, along with benches.   The group selected a stylish, smoothly tapered trashcan with a single side opening manufactured by landscapeforms, a company based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Called the “Austin,” they cost about $1,300 each.   Choosing favorites among four competing trashcans and...
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