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New program, Invest Northeast, hopes to promote local business, urban renewal

Posted July 28, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Micah Wilkins
Northeast News
July 28, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Monday was a special day, according to Scott Wagner, First District At-Large representative, and not just because of the cooler weather.

On the morning of July 28, city officials and community members representing the Historic Northeast gathered in the Lykins neighborhood to announce a new re-development program, Invest Northeast. Organized by the Northeast Alliance Together (NEAT), this program hopes to bring about change and improvements to the historic neighborhood. According to Wagner, for Invest Northeast, the city leveraged $250,000 in one-time revenues from a prior redevelopment project in the Historic Northeast. That amount has already grown to $800,000 through investments.

“It’s all about trying to make the Northeast better and asking the community what they need,” Wagner said.

Wagner laid out the four phases of the program, which are designed to promote local businesses and encourage

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    City, residents roll out Invest Northeast program

    Posted July 26, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Micah Wilkins
    Northeast News
    July 26, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Right before demolishing an unsuitable home in the Northeast, the Kansas City, Mo., officials and members of the Historic Northeast community will announce a new redevelopment program.

    Invest Northeast, a multifaceted program involving Northeast residents and stakeholders, hopes to promote property

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    Puppet show draws crowd at the library

    Posted July 25, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Micah Wilkins
    Northeast News
    July 25, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Paul Mesner’s Puppet Theater performed “The Stinky Cheese Man” puppet show on Friday, July 25, to a crowd of about 50 children at the North-East Public Library. The puppet show is part of

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    KCPD identify contractor who fell from US-24 Bridge

    Posted July 24, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 24, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City, Mo., Police Department has identified the man who died from an accidental fall off of the US-24 bridge.

    David Craven, 53, was working on a MoDOT project at Independence and Cambridge Avenues at around 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, when

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    NE resident’s play set for Fringe Festival

    Posted July 22, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Micah Wilkins
    Northeast News
    July 23, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Catherine Browder has lived and worked as a writer in the Northeast for more than 30 years. But only until recently have her works of fiction and short form taken place in this historic neighborhood.

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    A gateway to improvements along Paseo Boulevard

    Posted July 22, 2014 at 11:00 pm

     

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 23, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Because of its location, Paseo Boulevard is called a gateway for multiple reasons.

    If you’re traveling from downtown east on Independence Avenue, it is a gateway to the city’s

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    President visiting Kansas City next week

    Posted July 22, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 22, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Plan accordingly, it appears the President is visiting Kansas City, Mo., next week.

    President Barack Obama will travel to Kansas City next week to deliver a speech on the economy. The White House announced today the President will arrive On Tuesday, July 29,

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    PID first for KC and Missouri

    Posted July 22, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 23, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Port Authority of Kansas City, Mo., is ready for an improvement.

    At last week’s Kansas City City Council meeting, city officials unanimously approved an ordinance that would allow

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    US-24 Bridge opening delayed until mid-August

    Posted July 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 19, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The third update’s the charm.

    The re-opening of the US-24 bridge has been pushed back again, this time to mid-August. US-24 is closed between Manchester Trafficway and Ewing Avenue for bridge deck

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    Suspicious death outside Century Tower

    Posted July 19, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 19, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — A man’s death outside the Century Towers Apartments is being investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department as a suspicious death.

    Captain Tye Grant of the KCPD Media Unit said the victim, a male in his early 40s, was an employee of

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    City offering free pet vaccinations

    Posted July 17, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Northeast News
    July 17, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Kansas City, Mo., will partner with the Raytown Animal Hospital to host two free pet vaccinations and microchipping clinic.

    The first event will be held from noon – 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Spirit of Freedom Fountain, 4700 Cleveland Ave. The

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    What to know about what you'll be voting for

    Posted July 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Northeast News
    July 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Missouri’s Aug. 5, primary will feature five proposed constitutional amendments, as suggested by the General Assembly.

    The proposed constitutional amendments are as follows:

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    KCUMB clinical trials ending

    Posted July 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences will no longer sponsor clinical trials.

    According to Lisa Cambridge, director of public relations for KCUMB, the center for clinical research

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    Grant to help bring more soccer to Northeast

    Posted May 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    May 28, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Are you ready for some football Northeast Kansas City?

    Well, not the American version, but the European style, better known to us as soccer.

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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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    Ride Along proves uneventful but teaches much

    Posted July 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – On the morning of June 27, 2014, I began to get nervous.

    This sensation wasn’t stemming from not getting a story done, but that the idea of a story

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    A family gift turns into a NE history lesson

    Posted July 8, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 9, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – About 15 years ago, Roy McCaully’s daughter moved to France.

    Unknown to her if she would move back, she would pester her father about writing what it was like

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    A lunch fit for a hero

    Posted July 8, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By MICAH WILKINS
    Northeast News
    July 9, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Sometimes, a simple thank you can make all the difference.

    On June 28, New Beginning Apostolic Church, at 200 N. Bales, held a Heroes Day Event to recognize the

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    NEHS alum helps Nueva Vida Church go green

    Posted May 28, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    May 29, 2013

     

     

    Thanks to a Northeast High School alum, Nueva Vida (New Life) Church in Historic Northeast is harnessing the power of the sun to reduce electricity costs.

    Solar panels now line the church’s flat roof, soaking up the

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    Around the world

    Posted May 28, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Northeast News
    May 29, 2013

    Holy Cross Catholic School students show off their dancing skills and colorful costumes during the May 10 World Cultures Program at the school. Students created their costumes in art class and each costume represented a different country, ranging from   Mexico to Sudan to France to India

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    Bike time at James Elem.

    Posted May 21, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    By LESLIE COLLINS 
    Northeast News
    May 22, 2013

    “I didn’t think it was going to be as fun as it was. I had a lot of fun in this program,” James Elementary fifth grader Alesha Cheffen said.

    Cheffen, along with five other James fifth graders, just completed the Earn-A-Bike program sponsored  and created by

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