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Church has big plans for its community

Posted September 16, 2014 at 11:00 pm

By Joe Jarosz
Northeast News
September 17, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Michael Mayberry has big goals for the Grace United Community Ministries.

Mayberry, the executive director for the church, set forth those plans last November when he contacted The Land Bank of Kansas City to request ownership of the former Tropics Car Wash located behind the church, at 801 Benton Blvd.

“They liked the proposal that we presented,” Mayberry said, adding it took about 10 months to complete the process and paperwork. “We closed it on Aug. 28. We’re very excited about it because we have big plans for it.”

The reasoning behind taking over the property, Mayberry said, was twofold. First and foremost, its an eyesore to the community. To his understanding, the land is a haven

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    New store in the East Bottoms showcases American products

    Posted September 16, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    September 17, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – There’s nothing general about this store.

    On Aug. 29, Savannah Northcraft and Britton Turnbull opened Urban Provisions General Store in the East Bottoms, 2616 Guinotte Ave. The store features

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    Hispanic grocery store opens second location in NEKC

    Posted September 16, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    September 17, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Tortilleria San Antonio has been a staple in Kansas City, Kan., since 2005.

    After opening a second location in Northeast Kansas City, Mo. over Labor Day weekend,

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    Better Block KC celebrates Pendleton Heights

    Posted September 16, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    September 17, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – What better way to get people outside than to schedule an entire day’s worth of activities in your neighborhood?

    From 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20,

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    Family Fun Days return to KC Museum

    Posted September 16, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Micah Wilkins
    Northeast News
    September 17, 2014

    The Kansas City Museum held its first Family Fun Day since May, when it began operating under the city’s Parks and

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    Down to three options for Cliff Drive

    Posted September 16, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    September 17, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The options are there.

    Now it’s a matter of figuring out which would be best for business along Cliff Drive.

    At the Cliff

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    District cuts ribbon on new Middle Schools

    Posted September 16, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Michael Bushnell
    Photos by David Remley
    Northeast News
    September 17, 2014

    The Kansas City Missouri School District on Saturday cut the ribbon on two brand new Middle Schools, ushering in a new era for mid level students in the KCPS. While

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    Murder charges filed in August shooting

    Posted September 16, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    Sept. 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the Aug. 24, 2014, murder of Darrell Fennell.

    Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said in a press release that Reginald L. Abbott, 35, faces first-degree murder and armed criminal action charges after officers

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    Ave McDonald’s Set for Rebuild

    Posted September 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
    Northeast News
    September 16, 2014

    The corner of Independence and Hardesty will look a little different after September 22nd. That’s because the McDonald’s restaurant located at 5347 Independence Avenue will be torn down and replaced with a gleaming new facility, complete with updated contemporary

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    Suspicious death investigation at NEKC motel

    Posted September 16, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    Sept. 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Police are investigating the suspicious death of a man at a motel at Admiral and Paseo.

    According to an email from Sgt. Kari Thompson, police officers were sent to the Admiral Motel, 1409 Admiral Blvd., at 11:14 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15, and discovered the

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    Taste and Tour 2014

    Posted September 9, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    September 10, 2014

    Attendees at this year’s Northeast Kansas City International Taste and Tour were able to sample foods from 20 area restaurants with international flavors from Ethiopia, France, Italy, Haiti, Mexico, Somalia and Vietnam. Vendors

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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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    Free little library

    Posted September 3, 2014 at 10:00 am

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    September 3, 2014

    On Friday, a free little library was installed outside the Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd. A free little library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick

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    KaBOOM! grant leads to park planning

    Posted September 3, 2014 at 10:00 am

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    September 3, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Play matters.

    That was the message last Thursday night as officials from the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association, Kansas City Parks and Recreation, Humana Inc., KaBOOM! and neighborhood residents met

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    More flavor with this year’s Taste and Tour

    Posted August 26, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    August 27, 2014

    NOTE: The date published in this week’s Northeast News for the Northeast Chamber’s Taste and Tour should be Saturday September 6th. The Northeast News regrets the error.

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Drive around the Northeast and you’ll notice some international

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    East Patrol public forum covers wide range of topics

    Posted August 26, 2014 at 11:00 pm

     

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    August 27, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – This past week, the Kansas City Mo., Police Department held citywide community forums – six total – to discuss with residents how to better improve and what’s being done correct in their respected area divisions.

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    Residents willing to be change agents in NEKC

    Posted August 26, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    August 27, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – For two nights in a row last week, Major Rick Smith and members of the East Patrol Division of the Kansas City Police Department took the time to listen to the concerns of the area

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