Brooklyn Sees Rise in Burglaries

Caught in the Act
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Recently there has been an increase in burglaries in the Brooklyn neighborhood, so I wanted to take the opportunity to share some home security tips with you. Often burglaries are a crime of opportunity, so these tips suggest ways to decrease the interest that a burglar might have in your home/apartment. For more in-depth information, please refer to the online resources listed below or contact Havilah Ferschweiler, Crime Prevention Coordinator for the Brooklyn neighborhood at 503-823-0540 or hferschweiler@ci.portland.or.us.

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Robert Liberty to Speak Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00PM

Metro Councilor Robert Liberty will be the featured speaker at this month’s Brooklyn Action Corps General Meeting.  Mr. Liberty will speak on the topic of transit oriented development and the expansion of the MAX light rail system.  He has also been an outspoken critic of the Columbia River Crossing project.  Continue reading Robert Liberty to Speak Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00PM

Eastside Streetcar to Start Construction in 2010

Portland TriMet Streetcar by markmusicgreen.

Plans to extend the popular Portland Streetcar into the Central Eastside Industrial District took another major step forward this week.  Construction is now scheduled to begin in early 2010 on a line that will connect OMSI with the Oregon Convention Center, the  Lloyd Center Neighborhood and the Pearl.  When completed, the Portland to Milwaukie Light Rail line will include a station at the OMSI campus that will allow Brooklyn residents to conveniently transfer from one rail line to the other.

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Brooklyn Light Rail Working Group to Hold First Meeting

The first meeting of the SE 17TH Avenue Light Rail Working Group will be held on Wednesday, March 11th, at 6:00 PM at the Thelma Skelton Loaves and Fishes Center at the corner of SE Milwaukie Avenue and SW Center Streets.  Residents, property owners, and transit riders are strongly encouraged to attend.   TriMet staff will be on hand to answer questions and to gather feedback about the project.  Major decisions about the future design of SE 17TH Avenue will be made over the next few months.

Saturday March 7 10AM-Town Hall Meeting in Brooklyn-State Sen. Diane Rosenbaum, State Rep. Jules Bailey and State Attorney General John Kroger

Title: Town Hall Meeting in Brooklyn-Diane Rosenbaum, Jules Bailey and State Attorney General John Kroger
Location: SEIU Local 49, 3536 SE 26th Avenue
Description: Senator Diane Rosenbaum will be holding a Town Hall meeting on Saturday, March 7th, where she’ll be joined by Representative Jules Bailey and State Attorney General John Kroger. Please join them for the latest news from the Legislature.
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2009-03-07
End Time: 12:00

Rosenbaum

Please Attend this TriMet SE Corridor Light Rail Open House Tuesday March 10, 5:30-7:30PM

Night BridgeTitle: TriMet Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Open House
Location: St. Philip Neri Church, 2804 SE 16th Ave., Portland
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Description: Please join us at this open house for a progress report on the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project. Topics will include the new Willamette River transit bridge, engineering, the project timeline and the Final Environmental Impact Statement. Continue reading Please Attend this TriMet SE Corridor Light Rail Open House Tuesday March 10, 5:30-7:30PM

OREGONIAN: Tualatin May Have to Wait Two Years for MAX Quiet Zone

Wednesday, March 04, 2009
BRAD SCHMIDT
The Oregonian Staff

Tualatin policymakers hope to use federal stimulus money as part of a new and cheaper plan to eventually end the use of train horns by TriMet’s Westside Express Service.

City officials now say they can create a citywide quiet zone for about $2.5 million, half the original budget-busting price tag. But the lower cost comes with fewer safety enhancements, and the horns probably would continue blowing for another two years until improvements are made. Continue reading OREGONIAN: Tualatin May Have to Wait Two Years for MAX Quiet Zone