Category Archives: Editorial

Brooklyn couple killed in crash

A well respected neighborhood couple was killed in a deadly crash on Hwy 26 on Dec 26th.

adam-and-shannon

Shannon O’Leary, 39, and Adam Clausen, 37, both of SE 9th Ave in the Brooklyn neighborhood, were killed in the crash reported at about 4 p.m. on the highway near milepost 86 on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. Their 4-year-old son, Felix, was taken to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with minor injuries.
This is a link to the full Oregonian story :
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/12/post_249.html#incart_most-read_..

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2016/12/27/3-dead-multi-car-crash-near-warm-springs/95876086/

http://www.kptv.com/story/34136170/police-identify-victims-killed-in-crash-along-hwy-26-near-warm-springs

Professor maps Portland Hot Spots

Portland over view

Do you sometimes think that the Brooklyn Neighborhood is a bit warmer than our neighboring areas? You may be right in assuming this according to a study by a PSU professor and reported on KGW news on July 8th.

The Professor has done an extensive collection of data and found that Brooklyn is one of the hottest neighborhoods (temperature wise) in Portland.

What contributes to this phenomenon? Watch this Channel 8 video report and form your own conclusion. Is it the lack of tree canopies or the accumulation of excess concrete, or some other fact?

Check this full report that addresses climate change.

 

Family book store … or porn shop?

Armchair Book Store

Update: KGW Reporter Erica Heartquist confirmed the explicit advertisements were taken down by the building’s owner Thursday (7/31/14) afternoon.

The Armchair Book Store has been a fixture on Milwaukie Ave for many years. Recently it has been leased to Angelo Ardito of  B-A Video. Many neighbors have been up in arms since a sign went up in the window advertising hard core porn. “It’s my right for me to sell what’s legal,” said Angelo Ardito, who said he’s been selling porn in Portland for 38 years.

Regardless of whether it is a constitutional right, many folks feel it crosses the line of sensibility for a small neighborhood main street where many school kids pass by this store on a daily basis.

Several TV stations picked up the story and interviewed neighbors.
Channel 8 KGW    http://www.kgw.com/news/SE-Portland-adult-store-ad-angers-neighbors-269383871.html

Channel 12 KPTV  http://www.kptv.com/story/26157613/se-porn-shop-criticized-for-questionable-poster