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Race to affect Northeast area Saturday morning

Posted October 10, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Northeast News
Oct. 10, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — City officials are notifying motorists that runners will impact traffic in the Northeast area around Saturday morning.

The Inspired by Darrell Sublett 5k will kick off 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in the area of 19th Street and Brooklyn Avenue. The Inspired by Darrell Sublett 5K Run/Walk is an event to honor the memory and warrior spirit of the late Darrell Sublett.

For more information, visit or contact Raul Flores at 816-399-5330.

    Be on the lookout for stylish cyclists this weekend

    Northeast News
    Oct. 9, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The fifth annual Kansas City Tweed Ride is right around the corner.

    The Tweed Ride is a casual, historical bike ride through the Historic Northeast. The ride takes place from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at beginning at St John Avenue and Gladstone Boulevard.

    All individuals participating in the event are encouraged to dress in their finest vintage cycling attire, from houndstooth blazers to argyle socks, and hop on their bicycles to celebrate cycling, history and community. Registration is closed for this event.

    Riders and their bicycles will have the opportunity to be

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    SIAC parent applications due Friday

    Northeast News
    Oct. 8, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — What is it going to take for the Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) to regain full accreditation? How can the school district retain and attract students?

    The district is looking for parents and community members to help answer these questions.

    The School Improvement Advisory Committees (SIAC) will begin work in this fall to address strategies for each KCPS school and the district as a whole. Each school’s SIAC will include representatives from school staff, parents and the community. Each KCPS school is now seeking parents interested in serving on the SIAC.

    The committee will meet monthly

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    Don Bosco hits the jackpot with help from Harrah’s


    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    October 8, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Don Bosco Senior Center hit the jackpot.

    Last Tuesday, the Caesars Foundation and Harrah’s North Kansas City Casino presented the Don Bosco Senior Center, the local member of the Meals On Wheels Association of America, with a Ford Transit Connect Van to expand the organization’s ability to provide meals to older individuals in the community. In addition, Tom Cook, general manager for Harrah’s North Kansas City, surprised senior center director Anne Miller with a check for $10,000.

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    Time running out to register to vote for November election

    Northeast News
    Oct. 7, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri —With the deadline to vote for the November general election closing in, the Kansas City Board of Elections (KCEB) wants to remind everyone to register by Wednesday, Oct. 8.

    Residents may register either: in person at the Election Board headquarters in Union Station, at all local libraries, City Hall and other government agencies, or by visiting the Missouri Secretary of State’s website at

    Absentee voting has already begun for the Nov. 4 election. If you’re unable to make it to the polls on election day, voters may request an absentee ballot and either return it

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    No Ebola in Kansas City

    Northeast News
    Oct. 7, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City, Mo., Health Department is working closely with the area public health and medical care community in monitoring the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Africa and the case in Texas. At this time, based on clinical guidelines and the case definition provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Department has ruled out the presence of Ebola in Kansas City.

    It is important to remember that you cannot catch Ebola unless you come in direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of someone who is sick with Ebola. To

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    Kansas City to host public forum on childhood obesity

    Northeast News
    Oct. 5, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City, Mo. Health Department will join the Children’s Mercy Hospital to welcome the Missouri Children’s Services Commission Subcommittee on Childhood Obesity to Kansas City.

    The group will host a public forum on prevention and treatment policies from 4 – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Health Department, 2400 Troost Ave., in the multipurpose room.

    The forum will include a presentation and discussion about potential policy actions to improve prevention and treatment of childhood obesity in Missouri. The subcommittee will seek advice and guidance from the public as it prepares policy recommendations for

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    KC Grow program awarded

    Northeast News
    Oct. 4, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Kansas City, Mo., recently received an award for its urban gardens.

    Kansas City was awarded the Innovation Award Honorable Mention in the large cities category at the Missouri Municipal League Conference on Sept. 16, 2014.

    KC Grow, which launched this past April, makes it easier to grow nutritious food for the community as vacant lots and lawns are turned into productive growing space. In a press release, First District At-Large Councilman Scott Wagner said the city has recognized that urban agriculture provides an opportunity to make its vacant properties more productive.

    “So by removing a barrier

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    Sutton bail glitch addressed by court

    Michael Bushnell
    Northeast News
    Oct. 3, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — A minor glitch at the Jackson County Courthouse had some Scarritt Neighborhood residents fuming.

    Tyler Sutton, South Gladstone Boulevard’s scourge, was released on his own recognizance last weekend after posting a ridiculously low bond imposed by Judge Mary Francis Weir for his arrest on three drug related charges from the prior week.

    The bail provision that forbade Sutton from returning to his residence at 426 S. Gladstone Blvd., however, was apparently missed in the initial filing by prosecutors at the courthouse. Sutton, as our own Bunny the Newshound noted in last week’s Buzz column,

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    City Hall to temporarily close Friday, Oct. 3 for fire drill

    Northeast News
    Oct. 2, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — City Hall will close for several hours Friday, Oct. 3, because of its annual fire drill.

    City officials announced that City Hall, 414 E. 12th St., will hold a fire drill sometime between 9 a.m. and noon on Friday, Oct. 3. The City’s 311 Call Center, which is located in City Hall, will also be closed for a brief period during the drill and will reopen no later than 1 p.m.

    Residents may still contact 311 online at or by using the 311 mobile app

    The following intersections also will be closed for a brief

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