Children’s bikes stolen from Whittier Elementary

Posted October 15, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Northeast News
Oct. 15, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — BikeWalkKC is asking for your help locating some missing bikes.

On Monday, Oct. 13, a trailer holding bicycles used for fifth and sixth grade safety education classes was broken into at Whittier Elementary, 1012 Bales Ave. About nine new Trek bicycles were stolen, along with a blue tool box and red bicycle pump. Property of Whittier Elementary was also damaged.

The trailer, bikes and other contents are owned by Children’s Mercy Hospital and are used to teach bicycle safety education programs. If you have any information regarding this incidence or the whereabouts of the stolen property, contact Maggie Priesmeyer, Education Program Manager at BikeWalkKC, at 573-201-9815 or maggie.priesmeyer@bikewalkkc.org.

    Parks Board gains Northeast member

    Michael Bushnell
    Northeast News
    Oct. 15, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — On Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Sly James appointed Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood resident Amber Hackett to the city’s Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners. Hackett replaces McClain Bryant who recently joined the Mayor’s staff.

    Hackett hails from Corpus Christi, Texas and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas. She received her law degree from the University of Oklahoma. She currently serves as the Director of Corporate and Community Relations at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City.

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    Majestic hours once lived on Armour Blvd

    This postcard published by the Elite Postcard Company of Kansas City doubles as an advertising postcard for the Jenkins Music Company, also of Kansas City.

    The view on the front shows the stately mansions of The Paseo looking north from the intersection of Armour Boulevard, formerly known as Commonwealth Avenue. Like most postcards of that era, it was hand-painted and lithographed in Leipzig, Germany because of the Germans' superior printing and lithographing abilities at the time.

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    Playground build coming soon

     

    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 volunteers will gather at 6 a.m. at the Concourse to build a new multigenerational playground in one day. Weather permitting, a ribbon-cutting will be held once the build is complete. The park will host around 200-250 volunteers with supplies arriving just days before the build begins. The park features traditional

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    EPD hitting the right notes

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    October 15, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The number of homicides in the East Patrol Division of the Kansas City Police Department continue to fall.

    Major Rick Smith gave a department update to the Public Safety and Emergency Services Committee last Wednesday on where the division stands in terms of statistics compared to last year and community policing.

    Compared to Oct. 8, 2013, homicides are down 45 percent in the EPD, 17 this year to 31 last year.

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    Experience a world of culture in NEKC

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    October 15, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – If you’re building a park or touring historic homes and need a break, then Don Bosco might have an option for you.

    From noon – 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, the Don Bosco English as a Second Language Center at St. Anthony’s, 309 Benton Blvd., will host its first Multi-Cultural event.

    Leslie Gasser, fund development director for the Don Bosco Center, said the ESL Center has been partners with Donnelly College in Kansas

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    Six of Kansas City's iconic fountains have been turned blue to support the Kansas City Royals.

    How blue are you?

    Northeast News
    Oct. 14, 2015

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Is your KCMO yard, neighborhood, business or school decked out in blue these days?

    Show your true blue support for the Kansas City the Royals by entering the city’s photo/video contest recognizing the team’s performance in the playoffs. Winning entries should creatively combine Kansas City and Royals pride. Entries will be accepted through Sunday, Oct. 19.

    You can post your creative efforts on Twitter using #kctrueblue and tagging the city’s account at @kcmo, Facebook at www.Facebook.com/kcmogov or Instagram at instagram.com/kcmogov. Your photo or video may be featured on our social media accounts and on

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    Four Star Chef in HNE for charity fundraiser

    Michael Bushnell
    Northeast News
    Oct. 13, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — It’s not often a Mobil Four Star Chef, restauranteur and radio host comes in to a private home to prepare a seven course dinner complete with wine flights. But that’s exactly what happened this past Sunday evening in the home of Scarritt residents Sarah and Doug Reed.

    Jasper Mirabile, owner and namesake of nationally renowned Jasper’s Restaurant in South Kansas City and host of the “Jasper’s Kitchen” radio show (Saturday morning, 11 a.m. on 810, KCMO Radio) took over the culinary duties in the Reed home as part of a charity fundraiser for

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    City offers water, sewer line protection program

    Northeast News
    Oct. 13, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Kansas City homeowners will soon receive or may have already received a letter from city manager Troy Schulte reminding them they have another opportunity to sign-up for the city’s voluntary program to pay for repairs to their water and sewer lines.

    The program is offered through the National League of Cities and is administered by Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA).

    The program offers protection against normal wear and tear, which is not covered under most traditional homeowners policies. If lines clog, leak or break, the program will cover the cost to repair the line

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    Race to affect Northeast area Saturday morning

    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 www.kcraceday.org/races/inspired-darrell-5k-run/ or contact Raul Flores at 816-399-5330.