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Changes coming to intersection of Benton and Independence

Posted August 19, 2014 at 11:00 pm

By Joe Jarosz
Northeast News
August 20, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Improvements at the intersection of Independence Avenue and Benton Boulevard are slowly getting closer to becoming official.

At last week’s Neighborhoods, Housing and Healthy Communities meeting, Scott Overbay, project manager for the Parks and Recreation Department, gave a short update on where the project stands. After the presentation, the committee approved 3-0, minus an absent Jim Glover, to allow the director of Parks and Recreation to enter into a cooperative grant funding agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation for the Independence Boulevard and Benton Boulevard Intersection Improvements Project for just under $1.5 million.

The grant agreement allows city officials to bid, award and administer the intersection project. The city is required to provide a $660,000 Public Improvements Advisory Committee match. The project

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    Homicides down and relations up in East Patrol

    Posted August 19, 2014 at 11:00 pm

     

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    August 20, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – At this point last year, there were 31 homicides in the area monitored by the Kansas City Police Department’s East Patrol Division.

    As of Aug. 13, 2014, there have

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    NE Chamber wins award

    Posted August 19, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By MICAH WILKINS
    Northeast News
    August 20, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce can now add the title “award winning” to its resume.

    The chamber won an award for Best Economic Restructuring Project from the

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    Police using new tool to find those who wander away from their caregivers

    Posted August 18, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Northeast News
    Aug. 18, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City Police Department has added another tool to help them protect and serve the community.

    The care trak system allows officers to locate people who have diminished mental capacities, including those who suffer from autism, traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer’s and dementia. The

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    Open house at East Patrol station

    Posted August 17, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Northeast News
    Aug. 17, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City Missouri Police Department invites all East Patrol Division residents to attend a community open house and forum at the station from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19. The East Patrol station is located at 5301 E. 27th St.

    Residents are

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    City launches program to better connect residents with their government

    Posted August 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    Aug. 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Curious about how the city government works? Do you want tips from city staff on how to improve your community?

    Then consider Community Engagement University, a free city program designed to connect residents of Kansas City, Mo., with their government. The goal of

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    Citizen Satisfaction Survey results reveal major improvements

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Northeast News
    Aug. 14, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The overall imagine of the Kansas City, Mo., is improving.

    At least that’s what residents said in a recent citywide survey. On Thursday morning, Mayor Sly James and city manager Troy Schulte unveiled the city’s 2013-14 Citizen Satisfaction Survey results during its Big 20

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    Jackson County offers yard waste collection center

    Posted July 30, 2014 at 11:25 am

    By MICAH WILKINS
    Northeast News
    July 30, 2014

    Now through October, Jackson County residents may recycle their yard waste at the Eastern Jackson County Yard Waste Collection Center in Oak Grove.

    The center is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jackson County residents must pay a reduced fee, anywhere from $1 for

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    Independence Avenue Vietnamese restaurant celebrates grand reopening

    Posted August 10, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Micah Wilkins
    Northeast News
    Aug. 9, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — When Pho Hoa Noodle Soup closed its doors earlier this year for some remodeling and a name change, many Northeast residents thought that it was for good. But, after being closed for more than three months, the restaurant is finally read

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    Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure will affect traffic Sunday

    Posted August 9, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Northeast News
    Aug. 8, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — City officials are advising motorists to use caution this weekend.

    From 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure will affect traffic in the Central Business District south through Crown Center.

    The following streets will be temporarily

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    KC man charged in Northeast home invasion

    Posted August 8, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    Aug. 8, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — A Kansas City, Mo., man has been charged in connection with a break-in and robbery of two residents in the Northeast.

    According to court documents, Marcos L. Fernandez, 27, whose last reported address is listed as 5518 E. 23rd St., has been charged

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    Back to school event at Mattie Rhodes

    Posted August 8, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Micah Wilkins
    Northeast News
    Aug. 8, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — With the first day of school just around the corner, the Mattie Rhodes Center hosted a back to school rally at their Northeast location.

    A bounce house, a clown, hair-cutting stations, and vendors from the La Chalupa farmers market filled the parking lot

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    No injuries in church collapse in Northeast

    Posted August 7, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    Aug. 7, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Children and adults safely escaped a church Thursday morning as a portion of the building collapsed.

    According to witness accounts and authorities, two Kansas City Police Department detectives were sitting at the stoplight at Independence and Benton when they witnessed a large puff

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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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    New school year means new buildings for some

    Posted August 12, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Northeast News
    August 13, 2014

    Northeast Middle School

    School’s back from summer break. Monday, Aug. 11, was the official first day of school for elementary, middle and high school students of the Kansas City Public

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    Committee swinging for fences with area park

    Posted July 29, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 30, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – As the playground committee gears up for the home stretch of phase one of its park plan, its already getting ready for what’s coming next.

    Earlier this year, 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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    Don Bosco welcomes new executive director

    Posted May 14, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    May 15, 2013

    Growing up in a family with 9 other siblings meant life was always interesting.

    “It was a blast,” Mo Orpin said. “I have nothing but great memories from my childhood.”

    Earlier this year, Orpin became the executive director of The Don Bosco Centers, taking over for Torre

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    National Bike to School Day

    Posted May 14, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Northeast News
    May 15, 2013

    Approximately 60 James Elementary School students participated in National Bike to School Day May 8. Each participant received a goodie bag from Missouri Care which included a patch kit, coloring book, granola bar, bicycle light and more. BikeWalkKC signed the students in and also gave away bike

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    New elm at James Elementary

    Posted May 7, 2013 at 11:00 pm

     

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    May 8, 2013

    Euphrates Gallery Incorporated and Hermes Landscaping partner together to celebrate National Arbor Day and to support the Neighborhood as Museum: Transforming Community Initiative. Representatives from Euphrates visited James Elementary, 5810 Scarritt Ave., at the end of

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