Bunny gives kudos to NE volunteers

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 dumpsters at The Concourse and Budd Park, and an urban 4-H group helped paint benches along Gladstone Boulevard near The Concourse.

This newshound was nursing the mother of all viruses on Saturday but was out there in spirit. Neighborhood leaders are now developing a plan to work with multi-family property owners who regularly leave piles of trash at the curb for extended periods of time, which attract all manner of pillagers who leave the pile strewn from one end of the block to the other.

Hopefully the city’s Codes Department will follow suit and neighborhood leaders can make a dent in the trash issues that continue to plague our community. But for now, bask in the glow of a job well done, Northeast volunteers. A toast to you!

Comments are closed.

  • A legitimate victory…or not

    November 30th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News November 30, 2016 Well, if you thought the hot mess that was the presidential election that took place […]


    The Good Knight

    November 23rd, 2016
    by

    Northeast News November 23, 2016 The dog was saddened late last week to learn of the passing of a Northeast […]


    Misplaced Rage

    November 16th, 2016
    by

    Last week Donald J. Trump pulled off what seemed like an impossible feat, defeating the Democratic heir apparent to the presidency, Hillary Rodham Clinton. The day after the election, social media played host to more drama than a Bette Davis movie marathon at the Heart Drive-In Theater…


    Water Audit

    November 9th, 2016
    by

    This civic-minded News-Dog has long been critical of the city’s Water Services Department, with their inefficiency rating almost as high as where their billing statements are headed these days…


    Task Force, Shmask Force

    November 2nd, 2016
    by

    The Mayor’s blue ribbon, anti-violence task force released its recommendations last week, and this dog called it: not one substantive item on the nine-point list that aims to reduce violence in this cow-town…


  • Another violent weekend in the cowtown

    October 26th, 2016
    by

    Well folks, this dog is not surprised. Two more murders over the weekend – one in Westport and one on the city’s East side – ratchet this year’s body count up to 95…


    Words Mean Things

    October 19th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News October 19, 2016 Kansas City Mayor Sly James released the following statement following the shooting on the Country […]


    Blight defined

    October 12th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News October 12, 2016 As a public service, the News-Dog would like to clarify the definition of blight according […]


    Something to crow about

    October 5th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News October 5, 2016 It’s that time of year again, and this News-dog is tickled pink to make the […]


    Ruffled Feathers

    September 27th, 2016
    by

    Apparently our Buzz column from last week ruffled some feathers in the Prosecutor’s office, given our more-than-accurate description of the prosecutorial paradigm that routinely and systematically lets dangerous criminals out of


  • Local Weather

  • What’s Happening

    KCPS gets chance to impress DESE with James Elementary tour

    By Paul Thompson Northeast News December 1, 2016 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – James Elementary was one of three buildings in […]

    Mural installation at Scarritt Elementary almost finished

    By Michael Bushnell Northeast News December 1, 2016 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Northeast News caught up with Kansas City […]

    Robbery suspect dies after officer-involved shooting

    By Paul Thompson Northeast News November 30, 2016 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – A Kansas City, Missouri police officer shot and […]