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

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 the Hawthorne Bridge came to a near standstill.  One can only wonder if this is an omen of what future commutes will be like if the Sellwood Bridge is closed permanently. Continue reading Editorial:Where in the world is Maria Rojo de Steffey?

Breaking News: Portland City Council Approves MAX Extension

The planned Portland to Milwaukie MAX light rail line cleared another hurdle on July 17th with the adoption of the new locally preferred alignment by Portland City Council.

Mayor, and former Brooklyn Action Corps member, Tom Potter spoke highly of the project and its ability to transform inner southeast Portland.  The other members of City Council were also supportive. Continue reading Breaking News: Portland City Council Approves MAX Extension