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September 2020 BAC general meeting

This month’s BAC general meeting will be held as a conference call. You can join via your computer, tablet, or phone. Call-in details can be found at the event link below.

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September 2020 BAC board meeting

This month’s BAC board meeting will be held as a conference call. You can join via your computer, tablet, or phone. Call-in details can be found at the event link below.

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Brooklyn Neighborhood News September/October 2020

Brooklyn Neighborhood News Sept. - Oct 2020
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One-time $500 pandemic emergency relief program now open

Many people have been financially impacted by the pandemic. Some some still haven’t received unemployment benefits which they are owed. The State of Oregon now has a one-time $500 emergency relief program specifically to help those most in need.

Rob Nosse, Brooklyn’s Oregon State Representative, has written a helpful summary of the Emergency Checks program. The Oregonian also published an article explaining how it works.

If you are applying, you’ll need to go to a participating bank or credit union. The participating banks and credit unions nearest to Brooklyn are:

  • OnPoint Community Credit Union: Sellwood (8085 SE 13th Ave)
  • OnPoint Community Credit Union: Hawthorne (3404 SE Hawthorne Blvd)
  • Umpqua Bank: Sellwood (7851 SE 13th Ave)
  • Umpqua Bank: Hawthorne (3557 SE Hawthorne Blvd)

For more details, please see the official website, emergencychecks.oregon.gov.

For details on other relief programs, check out Get Help COVID Oregon. The guide is maintained by SEIU Local 503 and provides information in multiple languages.

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August 2020 BAC board meeting

This month’s BAC board meeting will be held as a conference call. You can join via your computer, tablet, or phone. Call-in details can be found at the event link below.

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July 2020 BAC general meeting

This month’s BAC general meeting will be held as a conference call. You can join via your computer, tablet, or phone. Call-in details can be found at the event link below.

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July 2020 BAC board meeting

This month’s BAC board meeting will be held as a conference call. You can join via your computer, tablet, or phone. Call-in details can be found at the event link below.

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What happened to Brooklyn Creek?

In the 1850s, when Gideon Tibbetts, the original donation land grantee of the area that would become the Brooklyn Neighborhood, first sited his farm and subsequent extensive apple and pear orchards, he chose fertile land on the banks of a creek that ran through his new property. As one of the first land grant holders on the east side of the river opposite the newly established townsite of Portland, he also built the first flour mill on the eastside, on the bank of that same creek, using waterpower to operate the mill wheels.

After satisfying the land grant requirements of personal use for 4 years, he began to sell farm sites, platting out and selling parcels of his claim for $10 to $50 per acre. The creek was used as a selling point – the area was called Brook Land in advertisements in the Oregonian to attract buyers. As the land was developed, the name became shortened to Brooklyn. For 50 years, as the area was absorbed into East Portland then Portland, Brooklyn Creek threaded its way through the community. Then, just after 1900, to control flooding and to allow more development, the city decided to bury the creek in a massive pipe draining into the Willamette. Brooklyn Creek was no more, existing only in memories or stories. Today, one can still hear Brooklyn Creek gurgling along underground at manholes on SE 16th Street.

Composite Sanborn map of the route of Brooklyn Creek in 1901
Stephens Slough, which Brooklyn Creek flows into as it widens, lies off the map to the northwest. Upper Brooklyn Creek extends along 16th Street. Street names changes: Ellsworth is now Woodward, Cole is Kelly, Beacon is Franklin, and Frederick is Pershing. The large arrow indicates the footprint of the house of Gideon Tibbetts. Click image for full size PDF.
1901 Brooklyn Creek map overlaid with current aerial photo of Brooklyn neighborhood
1901 Brooklyn Creek map overlaid with current aerial photo of Brooklyn neighborhood. Click image for full size PDF.

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Brooklyn Neighborhood News July/August 2020

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For more details on the historical route of Brooklyn Creek and a high-resolution map, check out the expanded web version of the article What happened to Brooklyn Creek?

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Peaceful Protest in Brooklyn Park

Family friendly peaceful protest organized by a group of your fellow neighbors! Come join us in support of racial justice and equity on Monday, June 15th, at 4:30pm.

Get your signs, voices, and noise makers ready! See you there!

Masks and social distancing is encouraged.