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More intimate space at Eleos

Posted August 12, 2014 at 11:00 pm

By Joe Jarosz
Northeast News
August 13, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – More space to relax in the Northeast.

This past Friday, Eleos Coffee House, 3401 Independence Ave., opened its doors to its new, expanded seating area. The room, which has been under construction for several months, includes extra tables and chairs in a rustic decor with burlap sacks in lieu of drapes and curtains, a serving bar and more room for its coffee.

Eleos knocked out an adjacent wall to the current space to offer additional, more intimate seating, practically doubling the size of the space of the coffee house.

The night included music to celebrate the expansion. Nearly 60 people filled up the room to converse with friends, enjoy coffee and sandwiches or to relax while taking

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    Streetcar maintenance facility underway in Columbus Park

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    August 6, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – More construction has begun near the City Market area.

    On July 24, the Kansas City Streetcar Constructors started construction work on the Singleton Vehicle Maintenance Facility. The facility is located in Columbus Park, at the intersection of Third and Holmes Street. The facility is named after E. Crichton “Kite” Singleton, a longtime public transit advocate.

    The cost of the two-story, 24,982-square-foot station is estimated at around $10 million. Meghan Jansen, a spokeswoman for

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    Free immunizations provided at Back-to-School health fair

    By Micah Wilkins
    Northeast News
    July 30, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Kansas City Health Department is hosting a no-cost back-to-school health fair.

    Start the school year off right by ensuring that you’re in good health and that your immunizations are up to date. From 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9., the Health Department, and HealthCare USA, will offer free immunizations, sports physicals, screenings and other services at the Health Department building, 2400 Troost Ave.

    The services provided include:

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    NE resident’s play set for Fringe Festival

    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.

    “For a long time I wouldn’t write about it, but I’m liking it more and more,” Browder said. “As I get older, I realize this is a pretty cool place to set things.”

    Browder, 69, just sold a

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    What to know about what you'll be voting for

    Northeast News
    July 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Missouri’s Aug. 5, primary will feature five proposed constitutional amendments, as suggested by the General Assembly.

    The proposed constitutional amendments are as follows:

    House Joint Resolution 11 proposes language that would protect the rights of Missouri farmers in regards to their agricultural production and ranching practices.

    Senate Joint Resolution 36 proposes the declaration that the right to bear arms is an inalienable right that the state government is obligated

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    City officials connecting with residents Nextdoor

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Are your neighbors Nextdoor?

    On July 9, city officials announced at a press conference its plan to join the private social network website Nextdoor. The website is designed to improve communication at the neighborhood level. The city manger, police department and the mayor’s office will all have accounts on the website to share information regarding public safety issues, community meetings and neighborhood services specific to Kansas City neighborhoods enrolled in the website.

    The

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    KCPS helps neighborhood turn land into future park

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – If you build it, they will come.

    That’s the mindset behind the Blue Valley Neighborhood Association and their goal to build a park at the former location of McCoy Elementary School, 1524 White Ave.

    The neighborhood association was recently awarded a $15,000 tier two, Community Capital Fund grant. With the grant, the association will launch “McCoy Friends Y Amigos – Work. Gather. Play.” an initiative to create a neighborhood park on the

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    Ride Along proves uneventful but teaches much

    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 I’d be working on later that day. For five hours, I was going to ride along with a Kansas City, Mo., police officer.

    As someone who generally covers the darker side of what the KCPD respond to, I was worried. Just days earlier, 10-Sector

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    East Patrol goes old school in tracking crime trends

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Kansas City, Mo., Police Department’s East Patrol is using more old school tactics to combat crime in the area.

    Every Monday, for about an hour, commanding officers get together to discuss the past week’s crime trends. With the help of an analytical team, a map of the East Patrol coverage area – as far north as the Missouri River, Prospect Boulevard to the west and Hwy. 40 and 75th Street to the southeast – is handed out to

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    KCUMB clinical trials ending

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences will no longer sponsor clinical trials.

    According to Lisa Cambridge, director of public relations for KCUMB, the center for clinical research will still be part of the university, however, pursuing clinical trials is not in the school’s immediate future.

    The decision to stop the industry sponsored clinical trials came about because KCUMB is transforming its research model into “one focused on advancing scientific exploration of

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