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Letters to the Editor November 2014

To the Editor:   Concerning the extension of short term rentals to condos and apartments, it is not enough for the mayor to say that since they are already doing it, that it should be allowed, or that just because it is now allowed in houses and duplexes that it [...]

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Eastside Village PDX Volunteers Growing Model Community

By Nancy Tannler   Eastside Village PDX is a group of like-minded people living on Portland’s east side who have come together to develop resources they will need to age comfortably in their own homes. (See southeastexaminer.com archives Eastside Village PDX–A plan for aging in place January 2013) The Southeast [...]

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Update on Mt. Tabor Disconnect

By Midge Pierce   A last ditch campaign to save Portland’s iconic Mt. Tabor reservoirs is emerging from outer SE citizens who lobbied successfully against fluoridation. At a recent Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Association meeting, a handful of diehard water watchdogs from neighborhoods as far away as Park Rose, called for [...]

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A good use of concrete

Green Wall on the Expo Center’s campus

The Bureau of Environmental Services, Metro and the Expo Center in a joint effort created the Green Wall on the Expo Center’s campus. It is an ingenious way to beautify a space with cement, glass and steel structures while reducing the amount of stormwater runoff produced by the 53 acre [...]

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Partition Pinpoints Lax Protections

By Midge Pierce   Portlanders may assume historic designations protect treasured places from the SE wave of new construction, but the saga of the Herman Vetter Property, midway up SE Taylor between 55th and 60th, indicates that even National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) are vulnerable to development. Everett Custom [...]

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The Portland Community Summit Planning is Underway for 2015

By Don MacGillivray   If you’ve wanted to know more about neighborhood associations and the many advocacy groups in Portland, the Office of Neighborhood Information (ONI) Community Summit is your ticket. The Community Summit will be held January 31, 2015 and the entire Portland community is invited to attend and [...]

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North Tabor November 2014

By Dana Savoie   On October 21, NTNA held its yearly elections. We are happy to say that almost all of our current board members renewed their terms for another year. Additionally, we have new board members joining in and adding lots of experience as well. The 2014-2015 board is [...]

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Richmond November 2014

By Allen Field   Richmond Neighborhood Association (RNA) held its monthly meeting Monday, October 13, at Waverly Heights Church at SE 33rd & Woodward St. The annual Richmond/HAND/Buckman Friends of Trees planting will be December 6.  Street trees are available at the fantastic price of $25.  The deadline to signup [...]

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Epigenetics–a way to a Healthy Future

By Don MacGillivray   Portland is increasingly interested in addressing issues about equity of opportunity. In a society with wide economic diversity, opportunities are not distributed equally. Much of the responsibility for taking advantage of opportunity is up to the individual, but science is learning more about how to  make [...]

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New Litigation to Address Climate Change

By Don MacGillivray   On September 21, 400,000 people marched in the streets of New York City to call on 100 global leaders to take action on climate change during the United Nations climate summit that took place September 23. This action was supported by 1,400 climate related organizations. At [...]

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