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Noche de Paz Night of Peace Celebrating community! Hosted by Latina leaders and friends

Noche de Paz  Night of Peace Celebrating community! Hosted by Latina leaders and friends

By Kathleen Sullivan and Mary Laurel True, Powderhorn neighbors What brought neighbors to come together in warmth and light on a cold February evening? Inspired by the Peace in Powderhorn event on December 1, Powderhorn neighbors kept the bonfires burning, and came together to enjoy a Noche de Paz or Night of Peace. It was an evening of [...]

Fire Destroyed Bloomington Lake Clinic except for records

The Bloomington Lake Clinic (BLC) on Bloomington Avenue near Lake Street was destroyed by a fire on Wednesday, March 9. It is an 80-year-old medical clinic serving more than 50,000 patients in greater Minneapolis, The clinic’s second site is still in full operation at 79th Street and Xerxes Avenue in Bloomington, Minnesota and has taken on all [...]

What is TRANSITION TOWN PHILLIPS? Here, in a nutshell

By Corrine Bruning The transition towns concept hails from England, is that peak oil and climate change are challenges that are real and will start having major effects on our oil based society. We look to become resilient and create an Energy Action Descent Plan that moves us toward a localized clean energy future. This also means learning how [...]

Youth Gather and Grow Solutions in Phillips

By Ruby Levine In July 2010, the unemployment rate for people ages 16-24 reached 19.1% nationally - it’s worse in low-income and minority communities. In response, young people here in the Twin Cities are working with the broader community to create solutions. The Summer of Solutions (SoS) is a two-month summer program building capacity [...]

Public comments NEEDED on the Certificate of Need Xcel Energy Public Hearings Wed. March 16

Plaza Verde, 1516 E. Lake St., 3rd floor ballroom Afternoon session 2 p.m. – Evening session 6 p.m. This is the time to bring up ideas on alternative energy sources MN Office of Energy Security (OES) will conduct a public information meeting Wed., March 16, on the Certificate of Need application submitted by Northern States Power Company [...]

Concrete Beet Farmers Puts Down Roots in Midtown Phillips

By Dusty Hinz What do you get when you mix a global environmental crisis, an industrial food system that threatens our food security, a city with an increasing number of vacant properties, and six conscious young people with an entrepreneurial and community spirit? The answer is a micro urban farm that seeks to help re-localize our community [...]

After 18 years! Tim Springer Resigns as Executive Director: Replacement Sought

After 18 years! Tim Springer Resigns as Executive Director:  Replacement Sought

by Tim Springer “Wow. I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to work on the Greenway as part of a team with dedicated fellow staff, volunteers, elected officials, and public and private partners. Yay for the Midtown Greenway, Minnesota’s busiest bikeway! I’m also very proud that we’ve created a new national model for [...]

2323 11th Phillips Community Center Update Park Board’s Planning Committee Passes PCC Plan

by Robert Albee It wasn’t really a surprise! January 5th’s Minneapolis Park Board Meeting was the occasion when Planning Committee members voted unanimously to support the Phillips Community Parks Initiative’s (PCPI) re-use plan to utilize available space within the 49,000 square foot facility. The plan promotes programs and activities to [...]

What are the goals for content in each Alley Newspaper?

The Alley Newspaper is not classic journalism that strives for absolute objectivity. The Alley is subjective because it is written by people who live and work in the community and their experiences in doing so. Ever wonder how The Alley arrived at its name? It acquired the name 35 years ago to represent the honest, person-to-person [...]

The Alley Newspaper is Bound for The Future!

Bound for the Future had two meanings for The Alley Newspaper in 2010 and now into 2011. First, it means that the first 30 years of The Alley Newspaper’s issues are now reprinted on good quality book paper instead of lower quality newsprint paper, and the over 4,000 pages are bound into two sets of 13, hardcover volumes. One set is available [...]

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