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Entries from August 2008

Editorial: Can Brooklyn Survive Its Outdated Zoning?

August 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Planners at the City of Portland’s Bureu of Planning are hard at work on a much-needed update to the Central City Plan.  The plan was last updated in 1988, and much has changed since that time.  It seems that mixed-use development and urban revitalization has happened along just about every major commercial street in the city.  […]

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Eastside Streetcar to Start Construction in June 2009

August 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Portland City Commissioners have voted to spend $6.3 million dollars to help jump start the planned eastside extension of the popular Portland Streetcar.  Current plans call for a new line to be built from the existing line in the Pearl District, across the Broadway Bridge to the Rose Quarter and the Lloyd District before heading […]

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Editorial:Where in the world is Maria Rojo de Steffey?

August 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Commuters in and around the Brooklyn Neighborhood found an even worse than usual evening commute on Thursday, July 31st.  A large water main at SE 11TH Avenue and Tacoma streets, broke and caused an emergency closure of the aging Sellwood Bridge.  Traffic along Tacoma Street, Milwaukie Avenue, Powell Boulevard, McLoughlin Boulevard, the Ross Island Bridge and […]

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In Memorium: Chester Yeom

August 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments

Chester Yeom, the former operator of Brooklyn’s Milwaukie Market, has passed away.  Many area residents will no doubt remember Chester for his keen sense of humor and his collection of Polaroid pictures that he had taken over the years of his regular customers. 

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