On this week’s Northeast Newscast, we bring the first component to a new feature: Between the Avenue. Combining written, audio and photographic elements, we delve into issues present beyond Independence Avenue — within the Northeast community. 

Alongside Fourth District-at-Large Councilman, Crispin Rea, we address the illegal dumping epidemic within our neighborhoods. Illegal dumping includes the unauthorized discarding of materials and items on vacant public lots and properties. However, Kansas City is actively working to combat this crisis through its new docket, which hones in on stricter enforcement and penalization. 

For more information on this docket, and additional developed regulations surrounding illegal dumping, tune in to this week’s Northeast Newscast. 

To see further aspects of this “Between the Avenue” feature, look out for the July 17 edition of the Northeast News.