Northeast News

Back to School Issue

July 31, 2019

As the back-to-school project manager, I produced the entire issue myself by writing the stories and designing the pages.

Northeast Newscast Episode 97: What it’s like being a Northeast News intern with Layne Stracener

July 24, 2019

Northeast News Editor Elizabeth Orosco sat down with me to discuss my time at the Northeast News. I worked alongside the news staff for eight weeks, writing stories, getting to know the community, producing an entire issue by myself and learning a few things along the way. Working at the Northeast News gave me lots of hands-on experience that I will be able to take with me to future job opportunities.

Opinion: Demand accountability

July 10, 2019

At least seven children have died in immigration custody since last year, after almost a decade in which no child reportedly died while in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Northeast Newscast Episode 95: A look at KCPS with Treasurer Manny Abarca

July 9, 2019

On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast, we are speaking with Manny Abarca, Treasurer of the Kansas City Public School Board. Abarca currently serves the 3rd Sub-District, which includes a portion of the Historic Northeast, Columbus Park, City Market, a portion of Downtown, Quality Hill, and the Historic Westside communities.

Coffee shop to open in Pendleton Heights with goal of connecting people

July 3, 2019

PH Coffee, a locally owned and operated coffee shop, will soon open in Pendleton Heights on the northeast corner of Lexington Avenue and Brooklyn Avenue with the overarching goal of community connection.

Northeast artists chosen for summer mural project

July 3, 2019

The artist selections for this year’s Northeast Chamber of Commerce summer mural project were announced at the Northeast Chamber of Commerce luncheon June 25.

Northeast Newscast Episode 94: Liz Zini discusses vision for Don Bosco Center

July 2, 2019

On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast, we are speaking with Liz Zini about her new role as director of the Don Bosco Center and the new vision and goals for the center. Zini became the director in March.

Kansas City Public Library goes fine free effective July 1

June 28, 2019

Beginning Monday, July 1, the Kansas City Public Library will no longer charge overdue fines and will clear all previous fines accrued before this date.

Northeast artist receives grant for installation art in collaboration with Kansas City Museum

June 26, 2019

“Witness” will debut at the Kansas City Museum’s grand re-opening in late 2020. It focuses on the role society has in documenting and preserving history.

Faces of Northeast: Whitney Barnardo

June 26, 2019

She came for the beautiful houses, but she stayed for the community.

International bluegrass musician finds home in Northeast

June 24, 2019

Ellis said she loves the Northeast because of the diversity and creative scene.
“Kansas City alone is just an amazing creative scene, as we all know,” Ellis said. “It’s just astonishing in all artistic pursuits and beyond.”

Folk band Short Round Stringband performing at Summer Dusk Concert tonight

June 21, 2019

Short Round Stringband is an old-time folk band made up of two musical couples: Betse & Clarke (Betse Ellis and Clarke Wyatt, who live in Northeast Kansas City, Mo.), and The Aching Hearts (Kelly Wells and Ryan Spearman, who live in St. Louis, Mo.). The bassist is Chris DeVictor of Konza Swamp and other bands, who lives in Lawrence, Kan.

KC Museum collaborates with local radio to spotlight youth voices

June 19, 2019

The Kansas City Museum and One Kansas City Radio recently began a youth-driven radio pilot program, “The BloKC is Hott.” Kansas City Museum Executive Director Anna Marie Tutera said she created this program because she saw a need for a youth radio program in the community.

Jerusalem Farm offers positions to live and work in the community

June 19, 2019

Jerusalem Farm is looking for a community companion, sojourner, and house manager to live and work in the community. Jerusalem Farm is a Catholic community in the Northeast whose mission is to transform people’s lives through service, retreat experiences, sustainable living and home repair.

Northeast Chamber wants community input on art submitted for mural project

June 14, 2019

The Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is seeking the community’s input on the summer mural project, a beautification project that selects local artists to paint murals on various buildings in the Historic Northeast reflecting the diversity and rich history of the community.

Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce interns focus on engaging community

June 4, 2019

While Cristina Aurich and David Tamez have different career plans, they both have similar goals for their summer internships at the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce — to gain experience in engaging the community.

First State of the Schools Leadership Breakfast celebrates recent KCPS success

June 3, 2019

The event served as a celebration of KCPS’s successes throughout the past three years and as a fundraiser to allow stakeholders to invest in KCPS. KCPS Education Foundation Director Nicole White said the Public Schools Education Foundation plans to host this event every year.

Four Northeast neighborhoods receive annual grant

May 29, 2019

Four Northeast neighborhoods received the annual Neighborhood Rising Fund grant. Here is what each neighborhood plans to do with the funds.

Residents tour Pendleton ArtsBlock at Northeast Chamber Luncheon

May 29, 2019

Pendleton ArtsBlock is an apartment being built on the Paseo Gateway. It is catered to artists and located in Pendleton Heights. The Pendleton ArtsBlock is scheduled to be completed by August 31.

Memorial Day at Elmwood Cemetery

May 24, 2019

The Elmwood cemetery, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, will have at least two volunteers available to assist visitors and answer questions Memorial Day weekend. The cemetery has more than 3,000 veterans interred there from the War of 1812 to Vietnam.

Kansas City Police Department honors fallen officers at annual memorial service

May 23, 2019

The Kansas City Missouri Police Department held its annual memorial service May 23 in front of Police Headquarters to honor its 119 police officers killed in the line of duty.

Celebrating Memorial Day at WWI Museum

May 22, 2019

National WWI Museum and Memorial Director of Communications Mike Vietti said the purpose of the Memorial Day weekend events is to have a place for the community to gather and honor those who have served our country.