Business Killer

Posted August 19, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Northeast News
August 20, 2014

Streetcar proponents have long ballyhooed their scheme as an economic driver for local business, citing that the streetcar will spur economic development. Sadly, however, that is not the case as a number of City Market area businesses are suffering 30-50 percent declines in business due to the traffic snarling construction along Third and Fifth Streets and Grand Avenue.

This news driven canine has talked with more than a few business owners who’ve indicated they’re merely “hanging on” due to the construction that continues to block easy access to their business establishments. Given City Market patrons are parking wherever they can find clear asphalt, the Kansas City Police Department Parking Control Unit has assigned a crew to the area to enforce parking ordinances, indicating they’ll ticket and tow offending vehicles, if necessary.

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    Déjà vu all over again

    Posted August 12, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Northeast News
    August 13, 2014

    “You ain’t seen the last of Ernest T. Bass” harkened the infamous character from the classic Andy Griffith television series from the 1960′s. But like both Ernest T and Clay Chastain, this Mayor and his tax and spend accomplices from the

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    Because basic infrastructure is boring and oh so passe’

    Posted August 5, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Northeast News
    August 6, 2014

    The debate rages on. Streetcar v. infrastructure. Some would say the two are synonymous. This smart lil’ pooch disagrees strongly.

    The streetcar proponents are all agog with a glitzy, new form of trendy, hipster transportation

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    Word parsing and endorsement games

    Posted July 22, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Northeast News
    July 23, 2014

    Step right this way folks, catch the magical mystery snake oil salesman at his very best. Yessiree, you too can be the proud owner of a ballot initiative you just really didn’t understand and will pay for dearly for years to

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    Where’s the outrage?

    Posted July 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Northeast News
    July 16, 2014

    When Cabin Rock Investments began to work with the Kansas City Planning and Zoning Department about two years ago with the intent to turn a vine choked, overgrown vacant lot at Sixth and Chestnut in to a thriving, national auto parts

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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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