Community Center Annual Independence Day Celebration July 2

by on Jun 25, 2015 | 0 comments

The East Portland Community Center & Indoor Pool, 740 S.E. 106th Ave., holds its annual Independence Day Celebration Thursday, July 2. COURTESY PP&R The East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave., holds its annual Independence Day Celebration Thursday, July 2 at 11:30 a.m. Including a short parade, the fun begins at at 10:30 a.m., and includes face painting and a climbing wall. Join neighbors to watch the festivities or march...
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Crosswalk Sting Tomorrow on Glisan Street at 87th Avenue

by on Jun 22, 2015 | 0 comments

To raise awareness of pedestrian safety and traffic laws, Portland’s Bureau of Transportation and police bureau conduct a crosswalk enforcement action tomorrow, Tuesday, June 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the marked crosswalk of Northeast Glisan Street at 87th Avenue. Portland police and Bureau of Transportation staff conduct a crosswalk enforcement sting tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the marked crosswalk of Northeast Glisan Street...
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Armed Suspect Arrested After Attempt to Pass Bad Check at Gateway Business

by on Jun 13, 2015 | 0 comments

Friday, on a report someone was attempting to pass a bad check at the Gateway Jiffy Lube, police responded to the business at Northeast 108th Avenue and Halsey Street. After a brief struggle with police and citizens, Cory Peterson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of, among other things,  felon in possession of a firearm, delivery of methamphetamine, four counts of identity theft, and resisting arrest after allegedly...
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June 2015 edition posted

by on Jun 4, 2015 | 0 comments

The June 2015 edition of the Mid-county Memo posted online. Links to stories and departments are below. With nine-month-old daughter Molly in tow Hazelwood resident Jake Herbst often strolls to the Goodwill and Salvation Army stores near his home to shop. Herbst, a 2003 David Douglas High School graduate said he is looking forward to his first Father’s Day. This month’s front page features a Happy Father’s Day wish for not only...
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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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