Big shoes to fill

Posted October 14, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Northeast News
October 15, 2014

This past weekend, Kansas City’s Westside lost a powerful advocate for community based policing and representation.

Westside Community Action Network [CAN] director Lynda Callon passed away on Sunday, leaving a void at the 20-year-old CAN Center that was home to a number of advocacy programs for Kansas City’s undocumented immigrant population. This news-canine butted heads with Callon on a few occasions, but always admired her tenacity for the goals and mission of the Westside CAN. She was just as comfortable in the boardroom as she was clearing brush and litter from an urban hillside and made as many friends as she did enemies, but her passion for the CAN concept is what persevered.

This news-pooch has already heard some off-the-radar chatter about moving the CAN Center to Northeast where

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    A complete and total waste

    Posted October 7, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Northeast News
    October 8, 2014

    Calling the justice system in Jackson County a joke would be a gross understatement. Of course, using the words “justice system” and “Jackson County” in the same breath is not only a contradiction in terms but this newsdog is surprised we

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    System Fail

    Posted September 30, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Northeast News
    October 1, 2014

    Last week, one of Scarritt Renaissance neighborhood’s biggest village idiots, one Tyler Sutton of 426 Gladstone Blvd., was arrested and jailed on three drug related charges. Prosecutors originally asked for a $20,000 bond, but a liberal Judge, the Honorable Mary Francis

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    Return to Sender – Address Unknown

    Posted September 23, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Northeast News
    September 24, 2014

    Expecting that important letter from a long lost cousin? Check from the government? Well if you’re relying on the United States Postal Service to deliver that, better get a plan B in place because these days, delivering mail or keeping stamps

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    Avenue Buzzing with new construction

    Posted September 16, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Northeast News
    September 17, 2014

    There’s a flurry of construction on Independence Avenue these days and it’s not all centered on the demolition of the old Benton Theater at Independence and Benton Boulevards. This news-dog has caught wind of a number of new construction projects that

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    Sewer warranty plan creates confusion

    Posted May 28, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    May 29, 2013

    Confused? This news-pooch certainly is. Last week we ran a story in our web edition announcing a partnership between the city and a company offering water and sewer line warranties. The press release we got from City Hall was full of back slappin’ and glad handing quotes, reassuring

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    Bunny gives kudos to NE volunteers

    Posted May 21, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    May 22, 2013

    Once again, Historic Northeast neighbors did not disappoint. Last Saturday morning more than 100 neighborhood volunteers dedicated their time to making our community a cleaner and brighter place to live. New flowers were planted in the raised beds along Independence Avenue, litter and bulky trash were hauled to

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    Dumpers beware; we’re watching

    Posted May 14, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    May 15, 2013

    We’ve all seen them – old beater pickup trucks, heavily laden with all manner of trash, refuse and debris, slowly navigating the streets of Northeast looking for a deserted area in which to jettison their trashy cargo.

    Some have even followed the trucks to the nether, less populated regions

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    A few bumps in the road

    Posted April 30, 2013 at 10:35 am

    May 1, 2013

    Recently the city’s parks and recreation department was busy installing some pretty serious speed bumps at all of the entrances to the Cliff Drive Scenic Byway. This work has a number of folks wondering, this newspooch included, what was the reason for installing the offending speed bumps, given

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    Avenue CID – Clean it up and they will come

    Posted March 19, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    March 20, 2013

    This feisty newshound would like to throw a shout out to the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Independence Avenue Community Improvement District (CID) Committee for shepherding the pending CID proposal for the Avenue through the labyrinth of administrative bailiwicks and committee hearings on its way

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