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 will positively impact the Eastern end of Northeast’s primary thoroughfare. First up, McDonald’s will be getting an extreme makeover at Independence and Hardesty. A spankin new Golden Arches restaurant will be the end result. Trotting down to Independence and Wilson, the Express Stop Phillips 66 will be razed and a brand new building will go up and the site will be completely revamped so the space isn’t so cramped. Add to this the newly expanded Eleos Coffee and the ongoing Advance Auto project at Independence and Chestnut and this news-dog is pretty tickled at the uptick in interest along our

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    Trashy Tax

    Posted September 9, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Northeast News
    September 10, 2014

    Don’t look for any of the heated discussions on the illegal dumping issue to die down any time soon, especially after the bureaucrats at city hall approved a deal last week to hike the extra trash bag fee on residents. Given

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    Drive-Gate – The controversy rages on

    Posted September 3, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Northeast News
    September 3, 2014

    There’s recently been quite a bit of fur flyin’ on social media in regards to the status of the Cliff Drive Scenic By-Way and whether the gates should be open or permanently closed. The issue at hand – perceived out-of-control illegal

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    Due Process is Over-rated

    Posted August 26, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Northeast News
    August 27, 2014

    Well it appears that Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is “down with the struggle” as it were. Last week, in a much promoted You Tube video, Governor Jay Nixon promised vigorous prosecution of the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed

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    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

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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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