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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Car thief rams police cars during east Portland chase

by on Jan 17, 2015 | 0 comments

Suspected car thief Brandon Boik was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail Friday after leading police on a pursuit, which included the suspect ramming police vehicles to get out of a dead-end street. Brandon Boik, 26, was arrested and booked into Multnomah County Jail Friday after allegedly stealing a vehicle  and ramming police cars. His bail is set at $250,000. Friday evening, around 5:30 p.m., East Precinct officers responded...
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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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Car Crashes into Columbia, one dead

by on Oct 8, 2014 | 0 comments

This morning, around 6:30 a.m., police responded to reports that a vehicle crashed into the Columbia River off Marine Drive at Northeast 166th Avenue in the Wilkes neighborhood. A witness told the dispatcher it appeared the driver was trying to get out of the car, but went under water. The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office responded with two boats and, at approximately 7:00 a.m., recovered a body from the river. Police said divers are...
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August 2014 Mid-county Memo

by on Aug 9, 2014 | 0 comments

The August issue of the Mid-county Memo posted online this week. This month’s feature stories are: The Halsey-Weidler corridor Working Group got a pleasant surprise when Portland Development Commission representatives told them money for improvements tripled; obituaries on Dr. Leo J. Freiermuth and Joel Caldera; an east Portland pools free-swim guide; after more than five decades, Parkrose tire king Bob Brown retires, and finally this...
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May 2014 Mid-county Memo posted online

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The May 2014 issue posted online. This month’s feature stories and Departments are: A Parkrose home illegally occupied by squatters is in presale: Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick discuss the new street maintenance fee with business owners at a forum; the Beech Street Community Garden is underway in Madison South neighborhood; results of a study by Civilis Consultants for the Portland Development Commission  on the...
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February 2014 edition posted online

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The February 2014 edition posted online. This month’s feature stories are: Commissioner Amanda Fritz annouced two new east Portland parks to be fully built by 2017; Parkrose School District is one step closer to outsourcing its bus service, letting 19 employees go and selling its bus fleet; the house occupied by alleged squatters moves closer to foreclosure, pleasing neighbors; with an overwhelming majority of registered Democrats in...
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Wilkes man who inspired homeowner bill dies

by on Feb 3, 2014 | 0 comments

Wilkes resident Jim Crockford had been battling to stay in his home for his remaining years. In the end, he got what he wanted. On Jan. 14, Mid-county Memo publisher and friend Tim Curran found the 85-year-old Crockford dead of a heart attack in his home. The county coroner estimates Crockford died three days earlier. Before his death, for roughly three years, Crockford fought what looked like a losing battle with his mortgage holder and the...
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December edition posted

by on Dec 9, 2013 | 0 comments

The December 2013 edition posted online last week. Feature stories include: Parkrose squatters make poor neighbors; Twenty-six facts about the 26th annual Christmas Festival of Lights at The Grotto; Parkrose Farmers’ market moves to a new home in Gateway; a report on the Synergies project community meeting. Synergies is a project tracking why Parkrose middle school students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math...
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