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No end in site for popular area deli

Posted April 22, 2014 at 11:00 pm

By DALE CASTLE
Northeast News
April, 23, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – I sat in my car on a crisp March morning at 910 E. Fifth St., in an area most of us call Little Italy or the Northend.

The three story brick building that occupies that address is still in pretty good shape when you consider it has been through a 107 years of our hot, humid summers and harsh winters. Just as the early morning sun crept over the nearby roof tops and began to warm the east side of the old structure, the man I was waiting for drove up. Pete Mesh shook my hand and said welcome to the North End Deli as we walked in the front door.

Pete has lived in the Northend for all but one of his

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    Clarence's Place: not your typical grocery store

    Posted March 18, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By DALE CASTLE
    Northeast News
    March 19, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Two blocks north of Independence and Ewing Avenues sits the main gate to the defunct Armco Steel.

    I grew up just three blocks from the entrance in the 1950′s

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    Glad to be here NEKC

    Posted February 26, 2014 at 12:00 am

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    February 26, 2014

    Some of you might have noticed the bylines have changed over the past week. No longer are readers seeing the name Leslie Collins above stories that concern the historic northeast Kansas City. The name that now appears is Joe

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    Pensions cited for city budget belt tightening

    Posted February 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    February 19, 2014

    “This is a budget that reflects a harsh reality,” Kansas City Mayor Sly James told members of the city council on Feb. 6. “We had to come to grips with our pension issue.”

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    Dear Northeast: Be proud

    Posted February 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    February 19, 2014

    Driving down Independence Avenue, I felt slightly apprehensive. It was Christmas Eve and bitterly cold, and the bold, multicolored buildings glaringly stood out against the pale sky. Signs and advertisements in foreign languages plastered the storefronts of businesses,

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