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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 [...]

Phillips Community Center at 2323 11th Ave building Update

by Robert Albee The Phillips Community Parks Initiative members met on Tuesday, December 14th with MPRB President John Erwin, Commissioner Scott Vreeland, Jayne Miller, the new MPRB Superintendent and with Al Bangoura, the CSA #6 Director that serves the Phillips Community. This meeting gave the PCPI members an opportunity to determine what the [...]

PCPI Pitches PCC Proposal to Park Personnel

PCPI Pitches PCC Proposal to Park Personnel

by Robert Albee After three months of waiting, the Phillips Community Parks Initiative (PCPI) finally had an opportunity to present its proposal to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) for leasing and participating in the operations of the Phillips Community Center. The actual written proposal was submitted July 9th and project [...]

Lifeway mural “Our Power comes from Our People”

Lifeway mural “Our Power comes from Our People”

Green Tomato Cook-Off Results

by Claudia Slovacek Although it was a smaller turnout for the 10th annual Green Tomato Cook-off, the results of the cooks just keep getting better each year. We added a fourth category this year for dishes made with a MN produce/product and then blended it with the original three categories of sweets, savories and sauces/condiments. Sue [...]

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