President Barack Obama visited Kansas City Wednesday to give a speech about the economy at the Uptown Theater.

President optimistic about country’s future

Posted July 30, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Joe Jarosz
Northeast News
July 30, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Before he got into the crux of his speech at the Uptown Theater, President Barack Obama noted he’s had to make a lot of tough decisions during his presidency..

But, after Tuesday night’s dinner at Arthur Bryant’s in Northeast Kansas City, he wasn’t ready to pick the best barbecue in Kansas City.

“I deal with a lot of tough issues but I’m not going to decide who makes the best barbecue in Kansas City,” Obama said to the roughly 1,500 people who turned out to head him speak Wednesday afternoon. “I haven’t had enough samples to make a definitive judgement.”

Obama said he went to dinner Tuesday night, joined by four Kansas City area residents, to talk about issues that are plaguing Americans. It was during the dinner discussion, as well as whenever he gets the chance to speak to those around the country, that

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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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    KCFD offers group CPR training

    Posted July 29, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Micah Wilkins
    Northeast News
    July 30, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Kansas City, Mo., Fire Department is catching up to the times, and encouraging others to do the same.

    In 2008, the American Heart Association approved continuous chest compressions,

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    Save money during the city’s sales tax holiday, Aug. 1-3

    Posted July 29, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Northeast News
    July 29, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The city is inviting residents to take advantage of a three-day sales tax holiday from Friday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 3. During this time, shoppers who purchase certain items of clothing, shoes, school supplies and computers in Kansas City, Mo., stores will

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Cover. Former Northeast resident Roy McCaully released a book about growing up in the NEKC. Joe Jarosz

    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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