Facilitated by Seattle U grad students and part of the Union Street 98122 project, the meeting is a follow-up to one held in December.
Since then, a renewed sense of urgency has been injected into the conversation. The Post Office moved its distribution efforts, taking with it most of the employees working at the 23rd and Union branch.
The city is also moving forward with a land use change that would allow buildings up to 65 feet tall to be built on the block on the southeast corner.
From the USBA:
Join the conversation. Your comments and feedback will help shape the future of our Union Street neighborhood. All are welcome!
Light refreshments served.
Facilitated by Seattle University Graduate Students
Come out and support the Garfield High School production of West Side Story, a timeless romance between two desperate young lovers separated by prejudice. This year, our talented cast will recreate the epic love story portraying the brutal injustice and violence of gangs of New York City’s West Side in the 1950s. The show will feature lively dance numbers and impressive vocals, not to mention larger than life costumes!
Starring as Tony and Maria are the gifted Augustine Vanden Brulle and Sophia Garcia Galindo. The cast radiates great energy and enthusiasm, and their passion is palpable throughout the musical. The performers are spending hours of rehearsals and hard work re-creating the original choreography by Jerome Robbins, with the guidance of experienced director Stewart Hawk and musical director Carol Burton, to bring a show you do not want to miss. They are bringing back all your favorite moments from the ageless tale, as well as the vibrant music, including classics like “Maria,” “I Feel Pretty,” “Somewhere,” and “America.” The plot will carry you from enchanting encounters, through quick witted banter and spicy dancing, to a haunting, emotional finale.
Bring the whole family for an unforgettable musical experience that will have you in tears. Spread the word, come see West Side Story. Support the Bulldog theater department and fill the house. Experience a night to remember!
After nearly two and a half years at the helm of Central District News, it’s time for me to step aside to make room for a new editor.
As many of you know, CDNews is a part-time job for me, sharing my attention with Seattle Bike Blog. Since I founded the bike blog in 2010 (shortly before taking the reigns of CDNews), it has grown dramatically. I am now making the leap from part-time to full-time on that site, and that unfortunately means leaving CDNews.
I have been honored to be the editor of this innovative, popular and collaborative community news site. Started in 2007 by CD resident and software developer Scott Durham, the site was uniquely built around tips and contributions directly from readers like you. I will miss helping all you active CD residents get out the word about your own innovative projects, moderating vibrant community conversations and helping to keep my neighbors connected and informed about what’s happening down the street and across the neighborhood.
I will not be completely absent. Aside from helping the new editor get settled, I am still hoping to develop the Central District Journalism School. And, of course, I can’t wait to join all of my neighbors as a regular commenter :-)
There will be some changes to the site, including one you will notice very soon: Advertising placements on CDNews and our sister site Capitol Hill Seattle will be combined, expanding the reach for advertisers in both neighborhoods.
Stay tuned, because the site will need you all more than ever during the transition to a new editor.
Speaking of which: We are now seeking someone to take over as Editor at Central District News. It’s a big responsibility but a good opportunity for anybody interested in being a big part of the community. Pay is part-time equivalent.
- Experience in professional or student journalism (experience in an editorial role is a plus) or related field.
- Desire to grow both the journalistic and business elements of the site.
- Flexible schedule. Community news sometimes happens at strange hours.
- Ability and motivation to work with lots of independence.
- Residence in, ties to or great love for the Central District neighborhood.
- Report and produce regularly-scheduled and current content for CDNews website.
- Report breaking news, including reporting from the scene if applicable.
- Moderate website discussions (comments) and user-submitted content (stories and event listings)
- Maintain social media for CDNews, including active Twitter and Facebook accounts.
- Maintain and expand relationships with advertisers. Editor will still have full editorial independence.
- Part-time pay to start.
- Pay will grow as the business grows.
Central District News was started in 2007 by resident and software developer Scott Durham who handed over the reins of the site to his business partner Justin Carder. Justin is also publisher of CapitolHillSeattle.com and continues to manage both sites. CDNews has grown to be read by more than 1,000 visitors every day.
To apply, send résumé, a one-page cover letter and up to three published writing examples to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will accept applications through June 3.
To all incoming Garfield High School 9th graders, class of 2017 Bulldogs
Garfield invites you to our no-cost Bulldog Summer Bridge Program. Join us to get to know your way around school and learn what to expect in your first year as a freshman!
You’ll take classes taught by Garfield teachers to help you prepare for high school Social Studies, Language Arts, Science, Math and Advisory. University of Washington’s Teacher Education students will join you for a variety of fun activities, including a college visit! And, you’ll learn how to handle your six rigorous course load, set academic goals and meet Garfield juniors and seniors who will share tips about academic and social life to help you get comfortable in your first year as a Bulldog!
Get a jump start on high school and meet other incoming 9th graders. Join us at Garfield High School:
July 1 through July 31, Monday through Friday , 8:30 am to 1:30am (July 4 & 5 are off)
The link to the Bulldog Summer Bridge Program Registration is listed below. Mail it or drop it off at Garfield HS by June 1.
Save Head Start!
Two local longtime Head Start programs recently lost their federal funding and are being forced to close their doors. This is part of nationwide cuts to a program that has helped huge numbers of children. Both local programs provide comprehensive preschool, nutrition and social services for poor children. Without these programs many low-income children and parents will be left with no options!
Come hear from a staff member at United Indians of All Tribes Head Start, one of the locations facing closure. Learn about this outrageous situation and how it will impact staff and program recipients. Find out what you can do to help save this vital service!
One woman was injured and a suspect arrested following a late-night shootout at MLK and S Norman Street.
The woman was struck in the leg, and police found her in a nearby construction site with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police arrested a suspect they say was with one other person firing east across MLK at another group. No suspects in the other group were located. (UPDATE: A second suspect turned himself in. See below for more details)
Officers have one suspect in custody and continue to look for others in what appears to be an exchange of gunfire across MLK.
On May 19th at approximately 11:53 p.m. officers responded to 911 calls of multiple shots fired in the 2800 block of South Norman Street. A witness saw two suspects hiding in a driveway shooting eastbound across MLK Jr. Way South. Both suspects then fled westbound on foot. Additional calls of shots fired then came in to police dispatch. Continue reading
How does the development of Micro-housing impact you and your neighborhood?
There has been a lot of concern about this increasingly upward trend of Micro-Housing, also known as “APODments”, small, single occupancy units sometimes with shared kitchens. The Capitol Hill Community Council has been addressing this issue for some time, and the City Council has hosted forums to explore citizen concerns.
The micro-housing movement has been expanding beyond Capitol Hill into the Central District, First Hill and other East Precinct neighborhoods. With a rising demand for affordable housing, these units provide a way for young singles, professionals and retired folks to actually be able to live in Seattle, close to work, restaurants and entertainment venues, and also bring rich diversity to neighborhoods. These small units are not only affordable, but provide updated amenities such as free internet.
It seems like a simple solution. Or is it? What are the concerns of some citizens who reside in the neighborhoods near these developments? Zoning loopholes, shortage of parking, transitional, short term residents? What are the benefits to folks living in the units?
We hope to answer some of these and other questions at our Thursday, May 23rd East Precinct Advisory Board (EastPAC) Community Meeting. This is our effort to address a quality of life issues and proactively develop mutually beneficial solutions. Continue reading
I was scammed this week by someone who arrived on my front porch at dusk. My first clue should have been that he pounded on the door (without using the clearly marked doorbell), creating a false sense of urgency. Second clue was the too many details story (technique used by liars) name, employer, partner’s employer etc. He gave his name as Patrick and the problem he need cash help with was to “pay the locksmith”, as he was locked out of his house. Third clue: He asked for sympathy, to gain my trust -have you ever been locked out? 4th Clue: Couldn’t give the name of the locksmith and last clue: he knew something about a car I had owned before (creepy).
He asked for a small amount and promised to return it “as soon as he paid the locksmith and got back into his house”. And did he return? Not yet.
This is all easy to write down afterwards; I usually get rid of people like this right away, but maybe the moon was full! Should I call in a description to the police?