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“All the news?” Never!

“All the news?” Never!

Chuck Michener (l) and Kurt Bullert (r) were inaugurated with newly released “The Alley” T-Shirts and to the Midtown Phillips Festival July 25th by inveterate Neighborhood activist Joseph Spangler at Stewart Park. Photo Credit: Harvey Winje BY HARVEY WINJE, Senior Volunteer Editor and Outreach Coordinator The Alley Newspaper received an [...]

A Historic Decision! COMMENTARY: Mpls. School Board made a magnanimous commitment of money and intent to youth and the Phillips Aquatic Center partnering with the Mpls. Park Board

A Historic Decision! COMMENTARY: Mpls. School Board made a magnanimous commitment of money and intent to youth and the Phillips Aquatic Center partnering with the Mpls. Park Board

BY DENNY BENNETT, Minneapolis Swims, Board of Directors, president Tonight was historic. The in a most selfless and noble act, the resolution below was passed by the Minneapolis School Board. Historic, selfless, noble? Really? Yes, really! First, let me begin by saying tonight caps years of efforts by Minneapolis Swims to convince MPS of the [...]

COMMENTARY: The City Says “NO” to our Efforts to Clean Up Air Pollution and to Seek a Better Future for East Phillips

COMMENTARY: The City Says “NO” to our Efforts to Clean Up Air Pollution and to Seek a Better Future for East Phillips

By Carol Pass, Chair, East Phillips Improvement Coalition, EPIC. In spite of their continuing rhetoric about ‘equity’, the City of Minneapolis is rapidly moving forward with their long-hidden plans to intensify the air pollution and traffic congestion problems of what has become known by area residents as the “Intersection of Death”, 28th [...]

Dream Come True: New National Center for Norway in America

Dream Come True: New National Center for Norway  in America

“Color it Indigo,” said Dewey Thorbeck, NH Architect, to portray water’s mutual significance and beauty in Norway’s fjords and Minnesota’s deepest lakes. The vivid, eye-catching use of Indigo also recalls the strong cultural affinity of Norway and Minnesota. Welcome to Franklin Ave. and Ventura Village NH.By happenstance, Indigo’s [...]

The Phillips Aquatic Center: A Jewel of equity and collaboration

The Phillips Aquatic Center: A Jewel of equity and  collaboration

By State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis; state Rep. Karen Clark, DFL-Minneapolis; Minneapolis City Council Members Abdi Warsame and Alondra Cano; Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Members Brad Bourn, John Erwin, Meg Forney, and Scott Vreeland; Evan Hall, Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association board chair; Carol [...]

April 2015 Alley Newspaper – APRIL “FOOL” POOL? NO! “THE POOL” REALLY!

April 2015 Alley Newspaper – APRIL “FOOL” POOL?  NO! “THE POOL” REALLY!

March 2015 Alley Newspaper

March 2015 Alley Newspaper

Adella “Del” Bache Lundeen A Legacy of Service 1925 – 2015

Adella “Del” Bache Lundeen A Legacy of Service 1925 – 2015

Woman of Extreme Measures An “Operator” Par Excellence BY HARVEY WINJE From the many conversations  and stories shared at the Sunday memorial gathering for Del Lundeen, the consistent theme was that Del would always take extreme measures in devotion to family and in service to community. On the other hand, her strong determination, focus [...]

SPOKES and CYCLES for CHANGE Merge

By Sheldon Mains, SPOKES’ founding director On January 1, we had a big change: SPOKES (the community bike center just east of the LRT on 22nd Street) merged with Cycles for Change, a community bike center headquartered in St. Paul. The two community bike centers have very similar programs. Also, Cycles for Change provided fantastic support to [...]

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