Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, new restrictions are coming into effect across Oregon. There is a four-week “freeze” in Multnomah County (through December 16), and a statewide “freeze” for at least 2 weeks. During this time, there are new recommendations and restrictions on businesses and social gatherings. For more details on the freeze, check out this summary from our neighborhood’s Oregon State Rep, Rob Nosse.
The phone number for the Brooklyn HelpLine has changed. The new number to call or Text is … 971-222-9454.
The HelpLine has been a direct line to the BAC for all neighborhood residences to use when they are looking for advice or help pertaining to problems in the Brooklyn neighborhood.
In the past we have used an answering service that needed to be accessed by a volunteer. This new number will make the communications easier since we will be using a cell phone that will not necessitate going through a third party. It will still be monitored by a neighborhood volunteer.
A well respected neighborhood couple was killed in a deadly crash on Hwy 26 on Dec 26th.
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 :
Bullseye Glass in Brooklyn NeighborhoodDo you feel that you should have a test done to be sure your family has not been impacted by the air quality from Bullseye Glasses?
- Call 971-673-3308 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm, M-F) to determine if you qualify.
- OHA staff will collect some basic information and provide directions to a clinic where you can submit a urine specimen for testing.
- If no urine cadmium is detected, a letter will be mailed to you within 3 weeks.
- If urine cadmium is detected, your results will be forward to your primary care provider (PCP). If you do not have a PCP, our environmental health assessment program will help identify a provider who can help explain your results and any need for follow up.
The deadline for the FREE testing is April 30th .
The new Farmers Market will make its entrance on the Brooklyn scene Friday July 17. The market is located at 3338 SE Milwaukie Ave. It will feature premium local products from the Pacific Northwest and will be open Fridays 3pm – 7pm and Saturdays 9am – 2pm until November. The Market manager, Tyler Germann, welcomes his new neighbors to stop by and check it out.
The MAX Orange Line opens up possibilities for the often-overlooked Southeast neighborhood.
If you may not have had the opportunity to catch this article in the Business section on Friday Dec. 5. The article goes on to say, “real estate agents are optimistic about the neighborhood’s potential. They say Brooklyn is poised to become Portland’s next hot neighborhood.”
Read the full article here
While it may be a bit disconcerting having wild animals roaming our streets, the following information is made available from the Humane Society.
Both coyotes and foxes are members of the canid (dog) family. Coyotes look similar to medium sized dogs, and are often confused with Huskies. Foxes are slightly smaller, and have long bodies and relatively short legs. Coyotes and foxes are both opportunistic: they can exploit a wide range of habitats, feast on a variety of natural and human-supplied foods, and, if necessary, adapt their activity periods to times when humans are not active. Despite being one of the most successful urban mammals, many people are surprised to see a coyote or fox in their backyard – and that surprise often leads to panic. The good news is that there really is not much to worry about.
Q: I just saw a coyote/fox during the day – doesn’t that mean he is rabid?
A: It is actually not unusual to see a coyote or fox out during the day. Coyotes and foxes will venture out during daylight hours in search of food. Both animals are opportunistic feeders, meaning they will hunt for food as the opportunity presents itself –regardless of whether it is day or night. Additionally, both coyotes and foxes eat squirrels, and squirrels are only active during the day. So if you see a fox or coyote outside during the day, he is most likely in pursuit of a squirrel, small rodent, or other daytime food source.
Sometimes people are frightened because a coyote or fox exhibits a “brazenness” that is alarming. This does not necessarily mean that the animal is sick. Coyotes and foxes may habituate to humans because of food sources being constantly available (i.e. cat food left on porches) or repeated contact with no negative consequences.
You can teach a bold coyote or fox to be wary of you and other people by using negative conditioning. Make loud, scary noises by banging metal pot lids together when the animal is nearby, or spray the animal’s hindquarters with a hose. Call your local animal control officer (Multnomah county 503/988-7387) or police non-emergency (503/823-3333) if an adult coyote or fox seen in the daytime is acting at all sick or showing abnormal behaviors such as partial paralysis, circling, staggering as if drunk or disoriented, self mutilating, or exhibiting either unprovoked aggression or unnatural tameness. While waiting for animal control personnel, keep people and companion animals away from the animal.
Read the latest edition of BrookNews for Nov 2013