Acuity tests show change at NEHS

Posted April 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm

By JOE JAROSZ
Northeast News
April 16, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri -Northeast High School principal Douglas Bolden knows he’ll never be a spy. Or, at least a good one.

During spring break, he received news that he couldn’t keep to himself.

He was so excited to hear that his school had the highest improvement in English and third highest in mathematics for the Kansas City Public Schools mid-year acuity test, he was telling anyone he saw.

“I was ecstatic,” Bolden said. “I couldn’t keep my mouth shut.”

The mid-year acuity test is a test to predict how students will score on standardized tests such as Measures of Academic Progress [MAP] or End of Course [EOC]. Three acuity tests are administered in a school

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    Jackson County Drug Task Force wins award

    Posted April 15, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    April 15, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Multiple honors have been bestowed upon Jackson County’s Drug Task Force.

    For the third year in a row, the Jackson County Drug Task Force has been recognized as the Law Enforcement Unit of the Year by the Missouri Narcotic Officers Association. Dan Cummings,

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    Twelve roadway shootings are now linked, and reward increases

    Posted April 12, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    April 12, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Kansas City Police have positively linked 12 shooting incidents that have taken place recently on roadways around the metropolitan area.

    No new similar shootings have taken place since April 6.

    In a press release updating the media on the string of shootings taking

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    Could one of four Family Dollar stores in NEKC soon close?

    Posted April 11, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    April 11, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – With four stores in the Northeast area, the fate of several Family Dollar stores in up in the air.

    On Thursday, Family Dollar Stores, a discount retailer, announced it will close around 370 underperforming stores, cut jobs and slash prices. The cuts are

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    7th Street Casino’s Stride for Life 5k this weekend

    Posted April 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Northeast News
    April 10, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Before you head to the casino this weekend, why not try your luck at finishing a 5K?

    7th Street Casino is holding its fifth annual Stride for Life 5k, beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Pierson Park, 1800 S. 55th St., Kansas

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    Man falls into Missouri River from Heart of America bridge

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 2:26 pm


    Joe Jarosz

    Northeast News
    April 9, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Kansas City firefighters and water rescue crews are searching for a man in the Missouri River after falling from the Heart of America bridge.

    James Garrett, media contact for the KCFD, said the fire

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    KCATA hosts public meetings to discuss possible changes to Share-A-Fare eligibility process

    Posted January 14, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Northeast News
    January 14, 2014

    The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is considering revising its Share-A-Fare eligibility process and is hosting several public meetings to garner community feedback.

    Share-A-Fare is a transportation program that provides “specialized origin to destination service” for individuals whose disability prevents them from independently using fixed-route bus service.

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    Generosity. Former Northeast resident John Herbst (center) shows off a commemorative plaque he recently donated to the Kansas City Museum. Created by Kansas City artist Irma Starr, the plaque depicts one of the iconic Corinthian capitals that ornament the south facade of Corinthian Hall. Herbst also donated $10,000 to the museum to create an exhibit that highlights Historic Northeast. Pictured from left to right are: Director of Collections Denise Morrison, Herbst and Kansas City Museum Director Christopher Leitch. Photo courtesy of the Kansas City Museum.

    Former resident gives back to KC Museum in big way

    Posted May 28, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    By JOSHUA PHILLIPS
    Northeast News
    May 29, 2013

    This month the Kansas City Museum received a generous donation from a long-time supporter of the museum.

    John Herbst, former Kansas City Museum board member and former academic librarian at Metropolitan Community College, gave a financial gift of $10,000 to the Kansas City Museum in early

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    NEKC Renaissance takes another step

    Posted April 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    April 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – One more step has been taken to allow a renaissance in northeast Kansas City, Mo.

    At last Thursday’s City Council meeting, the motion was passed approving the preliminary plat

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    NE Library celebrates India

    Posted April 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    April 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Curiosity doesn’t always kill the cat, it also, on occasion, teaches.

    This past Saturday, the North-East Library held its Cultural Celebration of India, which featured ceremonial dances, poetry readings

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    Streetcar voices get day in court

    Posted April 8, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    April 9, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Some were for the streetcar. Others were against the streetcar. But everyone, though, was respectful of the process and grateful of the opportunity to speak.

    During last Tuesday’s public

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    Changes occurring in the Crimes Division at KCPD

    Posted April 8, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Northeast News
    April 9, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Kansas City Police Department has made some structural changes recently to better combat area violent crime.

    The changes began in 2013. Eventually, the moving of officers lead to the formation

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    Voters Approve Ballot Initiatives

    Posted April 8, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    April 8, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Residents made a splash at the polls on election day.

    On Tuesday, Kansas City, Mo. voters overwhelmingly voted yes for Question 1, authorizing the city to sell $500 million in

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    Reward Increase in Roadway shootings

    Posted April 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Northeast News
    April 8, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Local authorities have increased a reward for information leading to an arrest for those responsible for highway shootings.

    According to Det. Kevinn Boehm, crime stopper coordinator for the Kansas City, Mo. Police Department, up to $7,000 could be rewarded to anyone who provides credible

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    Last minute election reminders

    Posted April 6, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    April 6, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — On Tuesday, Kansas City, Mo., residents will be asked to head to area polling places to vote. The 213,018 registered voters, at least.

    But do you know where to go or what to do if you’re filing an absentee ballot? In-person absentee voting

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    Area youth getting the chance to ride

    Posted March 25, 2014 at 11:00 pm

     

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    March 26, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Inner-city youth are now able to go mountain biking in style, thanks to the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department.

    The Police Athletic League of Kansas City recently received a

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    Mattie Rhodes combines health lessons with soccer

    Posted December 25, 2013 at 12:00 am

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    December 25, 2013

    Missourians aren’t known for leading the most healthy lifestyles, but the Mattie Rhodes Center is hoping to break that trend.

    To promote health and wellness in youngsters, Mattie Rhodes is capitalizing

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    Thanksgiving Day races affect traffic

    Posted November 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Northeast News
    November 25, 2013

    Two races will affect traffic in Kansas City on Thursday, Nov. 28.

    Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day 5K 
    The Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day 5K will begin on the north side of the Ward Parkway Center (at Ward Parkway and 86th Terrace). Road closures will take place from about

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    Northeast High School re-dedicates gym

    Posted October 29, 2013 at 11:00 pm

     

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    October 30, 2013

    “Welcome to Viking Nation.” That’s the sign that now greets all who enter the Markey-Peters Field House at Northeast High School (NEHS).

    The field house has been transformed, featuring brand new

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    X Games athletes perform at NEHS

    Posted September 17, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    September 18, 2013

    “We came with a message and we came to represent our sport,” the announcer said as students gathered around the half-pipe.

    Music blared at the Northeast High School football field as

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    Extreme sports athletes bring positive message to NEHS

    Posted September 12, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    September 12, 2013

    “We came with a message and we came to represent our sport,” the announcer said as students gathered around the half-pipe.

    Music blared at the Northeast High School football field as the extreme sports athletes flipped and

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    Health fair

    Posted April 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    April 16, 2014

    Health. On April 5, area residents took advantage of free health screenings and information at the North-East Library. The event, hosted by Truman Medical Center, offered free cholesterol, body mass index (BMI) glucose

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    Launching pad for fun

    Posted April 1, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    April 2, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – On Sunday, March 30, the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association kicked off its crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the first phase of a playground near the tennis courts in

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    Flippin’ good pancakes!

    Posted April 1, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    April 2, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – On Saturday morning, if you wanted to eat, you had to keep your eye on the prize. Or else your breakfast might have

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    Kansas City's City Market goes greener

    Posted March 25, 2014 at 11:00 pm

     

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    March 26, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – One of the greenest areas in Kansas City is getting a little greener.

    The River Market, located in northeast Kansas City, Mo., has installed solar panels on the east

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