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REPAVING Franklin Avenue between South 16th and 21st Avenues, Includes intersections of Franklin, Cedar and Minnehaha Avenues

REPAVING Franklin Avenue between South 16th and 21st Avenues, Includes intersections of Franklin, Cedar and Minnehaha Avenues

Hennepin County is making improvements to and repaving Franklin Avenue (County Road 5) between South 16th and South 21st avenues. This includes the high volume intersection of Franklin and Cedar avenues, which is immediately adjacent to the intersection of Franklin and Minnehaha avenues. Stan Lim stanley.lim@hennepin.us Phone: [...]

A New Column: PUBLIC TRANSIT

By JOHN CHARLES WILSON Hello, People of the Phillips Community!  My name is John Charles Wilson and I have been graciously invited by the Editor of The Alley Newspaper to write a monthly column on the subject of public transit. I grew up in St. Paul, near the present-day Rondo Library, in the 1970s and 1980s.  I have always loved buses and [...]

Cross-Cultural Urban garden unites neighbors and a business in a healthy mission impacting climate change

Cross-Cultural Urban garden unites neighbors and a business in a healthy mission impacting climate change

From left are Gandhi Mahal Interfaith Garden partners last summer: Ruhel Islam, owner and executive chef at Gandhi Mahal Restaurant; Claire Baglien, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light office manager; Ritchie Robertson Two Bulls, arts therapist for Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center; and the Rev. Robert Two Bulls of First Nations [...]

Corrine Zala, longtime Phillips Resident, Housing Facilitator and Coach, Comedienne, Cook, and Preservationist

Corrine Zala, longtime Phillips Resident, Housing Facilitator and Coach, Comedienne, Cook, and Preservationist

Corrine Zala, b. February 14, 1955 died April 26th, 2017 pictured here with “Les Walstein, my very best friend.” BY SUE HUNTER WEIR, JANA METGE, DONNA NESTEA, and David PIEHL Corrine Zala. A name known by so many families in this neighborhood.  We met Corrine because she sold us our homes, many our first homes. She negotiated through the [...]

Frank Reflections – June 2017

BY FRANK ERICKSON I asked Minneapolis City Attorney Susan Segal about these rising rent costs in the Twin Cities.  Her response was, “the rising costs of rent are based on what the market will bear.” How absurd and cruel to believe that the payment of an ever increasing rental amount is an affordable and “bearable” amount---simply [...]

Amos Yancy: A Slave, A Soldier, A Free Man.

Amos Yancy: A Slave, A Soldier, A Free Man.

Amos Yancy learned of the formation of colored regiments in Missouri (perhaps from an advertisement like the one above) and must have realized that this would be his opportunity to escape the bonds of slavery. On May 30, 1864, at the age of 18 years, Amos enlisted in the 18th Regiment U.S. Colored Troops as noted on the Enlisted card, right; thus [...]

Frank Reflections – May 2017

BY FRANK ERICKSON How can the forced removal of a doctor from an airplane get more press coverage and national outrage than a U.S. missile attack on Mosul, Iraq that killed 140 civilians? It appears the world revolves around America. And then the U.S. government drops a 22,000 pound bomb on Afghanistan. They can’t be stupid enough to believe [...]

SPRING RENEWAL with Latino Environmental Health Begins At Home A Community Health Action Team (CHAT) of the Backyard Initiative

SPRING RENEWAL with Latino Environmental Health Begins At Home A Community Health Action Team (CHAT) of the Backyard Initiative

Bertha Medina, Latino Environmental Health Begins At Home (LEHBAH) CHAT leader talks with families about safe cleaning products outside of her beauty shop on Lake Street. The Latino Environmental Health Begins At Home (LEHBAH) CHAT works with Latino families to learn how they can contribute to creating a healthy environment for their families and [...]

Meetings since Feb., thousands of Workshop hours in Apr. & May, donated materials & dollars all year = MayDay Parade & Park Pageant for tens of thousands of participants & viewers May 7th!

Meetings since Feb., thousands of Workshop hours in Apr. & May, donated materials & dollars all year = MayDay Parade & Park Pageant for tens of thousands of participants & viewers May 7th!

43rd MayDay Parade, Ceremony and Festival Sunday, MAY 7, 2017 - Save the Date! *And check out the many opportunities to Volunteer or get involved Donate to the 43rd MayDay! It takes $200,000 to fund the people, puppets, park fees, parade permits, police presence, and porta potties to support MayDay. Please give as generously as possible [...]

American Indian Month Events

Events First Person Radio May 3 @ 9 - 10 am Our guest will be Kate Beane, she’ll be discussing the Dakota Truth Telling Omniciye event, which begins on Saturday May 4, at Fort Snelling. To listen live, dial in 90.3 on your FM radio American Indian Wellness Fair May 3 @ 11 am - 3 pm The American Indian Wellness Fair continues the goal to [...]

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