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Par for the Concourse

Posted October 21, 2014 at 11:00 pm

 

By Joe Jarosz
Northeast News
October 22, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Saturday in the park, you’d think it was the Fourth of July.

There were different kinds of fireworks though, with people celebrating an explosive beginning to turning around the area into a more family-friendly environment.

Over a six hour period, the look of The Concourse changed dramatically. Roughly 200 volunteers assembled early Saturday morning and by 3 p.m., the Northeast had a new, multigenerational playground, coupled with adult exercise equipment and more seating.

Earlier this summer, the neighborhood association was awarded a KaBOOM! grant. KaBoom! is a national non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all kids get a childhood filled with the balanced and active play needed to thrive. With the grant, the park received a playground

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    Scarritt Homes Tour 2014

    Posted October 21, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Michael Bushnell
    Northeast News
    October 22, 2014

    Along with the hundreds of volunteers who spent time building a playground, hundreds more flocked to the Northeast to tour six historic homes in the Northeast. The houses, all in the Scarritt Renaissance

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    Showcasing culture

    Posted October 21, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Michael Bushnell
    Northeast News
    October 22, 2014

    On Oct. 18, the Don Bosco English as a Second Language Center at St. Anthony’s hosted a multi-cultural event open house, where members from the community were be able to get a look

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    Barber shop wants to grow with Columbus Park

    Posted October 14, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    October 15, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Eric Barnhart has big plans for his barber shop.

    Even though Fifth Street Barbershop, located in Columbus Park at 913 E. Fifth St., is less than a year old,

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    Playground build coming soon

    Posted October 14, 2014 at 11:00 pm

     

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    October 15, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – This Saturday, after the neighborhood builds it, people will come.

    On Saturday, Oct. 18, the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association, Kansas City Parks and Recreation, Humana Inc., KaBOOM! and area

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    More awards for Northeast News

    Posted October 7, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Northeast News
    October 8, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Last week at the Missouri Press Association’s convention, newspapers from across the state were recognized for excellence in journalism and The Northeast News was not left out.

    The

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    Lincoln College Prep earns National Blue Ribbon Award

    Posted October 7, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    October 8, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Lincoln College Preparatory Academy Tigers are once again among the very best in the nation.

    The U.S. Department of Education announced that Lincoln College Prep has earned a

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