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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 and 1960′s and recently took a drive to the area known as Sheffield to see what it looks like today. Sadly, it looks more like a ghost town than the robust, vibrant community I remember. All that stirred were a couple of wind blown tumbleweeds that startled a small group of pigeons searching for grain along the railroad tracks just inside the gate.

Winner Road ends its journey through Historic Northeast at these gates.

The many businesses that once lined this wide road and her side streets are

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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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