Another bicyclist injured on Powell at CHS prompts ODOT action

Another bicyclist injured on Powell at CHS prompts ODOT action

Less than three weeks after a bicyclist lost his leg when hit by a pickup in front of Cleveland...

Baby badly injured, after four-story tumble near Powell

Baby badly injured, after four-story tumble near Powell

After a one-year-old baby fell out of a window, four stories above the concrete surface on which...

Reed student killed in bike crash right after graduation

Reed student killed in bike crash right after graduation

A week after 22-year-old Mark Angeles graduated from Reed College with a major in chemistry, the...

"Sewer-busters" are bursting through Sellwood

“Why is that big black plastic tube running in front of our house for a block on S.E....

Milk Carton Regatta resumes at Westmoreland Park

Milk Carton Regatta resumes at Westmoreland Park

It was sad, but understandable, that the Rose Festival Milk Carton Races were cancelled last...

Sellwood Bridge: Deck forms ready for concrete pour

Sellwood Bridge: Deck forms ready for concrete pour

Construction work on the new Sellwood Bridge project, high over the Willamette River, is moving...

Youngsters get their first MAX ride in Inner Southeast

Youngsters get their first MAX ride in Inner Southeast

Some elementary school “field trips” are better than others. Although the field trip...


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RITA A. LEONARD - Newly-elected or re-elected BAC Board members are, from left: Lynn Beadling, Don Stephens, Matt McComas, Mark Romanaggi, Joanna Jenkins, Eric Wieland, and Mike OConnor. Not shown is Stacy Johnson.
July 03, 2015

Brooklyn Action Corps elects new Board, turns to local issues

by Rita A. Leonard
Once a year in May, under the rules of the Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI), the city’s 95 recognized neighborhood associations elect a new Board. For the Brooklyn neighborhood,…
DAVID F. ASHTON - The Franklin Dance Ensemble performs Tradiciones.
July 03, 2015

Lively "final" show plays at old Franklin High Theater

by David F. Ashton
The final performances of the “Arts Alive!” shows, held on May 29 and May 30 in the Franklin High School (FHS) Theater, gave the aging auditorium a grand farewell. “These shows are really…
RITA A. LEONARD - A pick-up truck, whose driver suffered a seizure while driving on S.E. Division Street, ran right over a small Toyota sedan and smashed into business at 10th and Division. It took four people to remove the unconscious driver whose foot was stuck on the accelerator.
July 03, 2015

Driver with seizure plows over a car and into a store - but no…

by Rita A. Leonard
An apparent driver medical emergency led a GMC pickup truck to cross oncoming traffic at S.E. 10th and Division Street on Wednesday, May 27 – then drive right up over the hood of a sedan parked…
COURTESY OF THE PORTLAND TRIBUNE - It may not look trendy, but statistics say it is.
July 03, 2015

City mulls policy for trendy area north of OMSI

by Steve Law
Portland’s Inner Eastside “industrial sanctuary” has been a raving success in attracting new jobs throughout the Great Recession. Now the city is finalizing a 20-year land use and development…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Witnesses told THE BEE they were surprised the driver of this truck survived the crash, at S.E. Duke and 82nd Avenue of Roses.
July 03, 2015

Truck smash injures driver at Duke and 82nd

by David F. Ashton
For no apparent reason, a large pickup truck veered off S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses at Duke Street in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood, and smashed into a utility pole at 1:13 pm on Tuesday,…
RITA A. LEONARD - Kristyn Westphal, who will be the new Principal at Hosford Middle School when school resumes in the fall.
July 03, 2015

New Principal named at Hosford Middle School

by Rita A. Leonard
On July 1, Kristyn Westphal became Hosford Middle School’s new Principal, succeeding Interim Principal John Hinds. Mr. Hinds is a retired Portland Public Schools administrator, who will move on…
DAVID F. ASHTON - With ambulances on the way, medical personnel monitor the status of the crash victims, while traffic on McLoughlin Boulevard near S.E. 17th in Westmoreland is at a standstill.
July 03, 2015

Three-car, two-injury rear-ender slows McLoughlin Blvd traffic

by David F. Ashton
Traffic in the southbound lanes of S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard, just south of the Milwaukie Boulevard overpass, slowed to a stop while emergency first responders attended to a three-car crash on…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Lorentz Bruun Constructions operations are carried on by the founders son, Kelly Bruun, and grandsons Mark Bruun, Kurt Bruun and Erik Bruun - shown here atop the new footbridge theyve built for TriMet across the Union Pacific Brooklyn Yard at S.E. Lafayette Street.
July 03, 2015

Maker of Brooklyn's new footbridge has long history in Southeast

by David F. Ashton
Since 1946, when company patriarch and namesake of Lorentz Bruun Construction started the company after emigrating from Norway, this family-owned Inner Southeast Portland firm has prided itself…
ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - KILT bartender Angela Helmick told THE BEE nothing like this holdup had ever happened previously during her four years of bartending experience.
July 03, 2015

Arrests made in Woodstock armed robbery

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
While most residents were sleeping on Friday, May 24th, at 3:30 am two employees at KILT Irish Pub, Woodstock’s newest restaurant, had pistols thrust in their faces. The business, at 4336 S.E.…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Reed College Place was filled with young marchers on June 6th for the annual Duniway Neighborhood Parade.
July 03, 2015

Kids' parade celebrates end of school in Eastmoreland

by David F. Ashton
For many of the students of Duniway Elementary School, the annual June Neighborhood Parade is like a field trip, but without leaving Eastmoreland. This colorful, end-of-the-school-year…

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DAVID F. ASHTON - Co-authors Woodmere Elementary teacher Molly Thoman Walker and PPB Youth Services Division Officer Dave Thoman autograph the new Police Bureau childrens book, along with new Portland Police Bureau Chief Lawrence ODea III.
Jul 03, 2015

Updated "cop book" unveiled at Inner Southeast school

by David F. Ashton
Bureau: A Kid’s Guide to What We Do” was published, the second edition of this children’s book was unveiled on April 29 at the school where it HYPERLINK…
Jul 03, 2015

Kitchen alarm brings firefighters to Brooklyn

by Eric Norberg
A fire in a fourth-floor kitchen set off sprinklers and an automatic fire alarm at 7:19 pm on Saturday, June 20th, at the Sacred Heart Villa retirement community, 3911 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue at…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Natural gas shrieks, as it escapes from the broken four-inch main line, struck by a backhoe at 6th and S.E. Tacoma Street in Sellwood. The high velocity of the gas, normally transparent, resulted in a vapor haze perceptible here at upper left.
Jul 03, 2015

Major gas main break shuts Sellwood Bridge traffic

by David F. Ashton
All Sellwood Bridge traffic briefly came to a halt on Monday afternoon, June 8, at 1:41 pm, when a backhoe operator working in the northwest section of the intersection of S.E. 6th Avenue at…
DAVID F. ASHTON - After a motorist narrowly misses running down two Cleveland High School students in the monitored crosswalk, a Traffic Division officer pulls out westbound on S.E. Powell Boulevard.
Jul 03, 2015

Motorists hurtling past pedestrians get an array of tickets on…

by David F. Ashton
Increasing numbers of crashes involving vehicles with pedestrians and bicyclists along Inner Southeast sections of S.E. Powell Boulevard prompted another “Crosswalk Enforcement Action” on…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Taking a brief break from their busy morning at this years Lewis Elementary Plant Sale are three of its organizers: Laura Troxel, Genevieve Benner, and Julie Wallace.
Jul 03, 2015

Plant sale grows Lewis School PTA's finances

by David F. Ashton
Threatened thunderstorms were chased away by the springtime winds, and weather smiled on the annual Meriwether Lewis Elementary School Plant Sale, on Saturday, April 25. “It’s a combination of a…
DAVID F. ASHTON - Eastmoreland Garden Club Unit #1 Mothers Day Plant Sale organizers Elspeth Tanguay-Koo, Sande Greenwald, Sally Campbell, Judy Battles, and Judy Hayward say theyre ready for the customers!
Jul 03, 2015

Garden Club sale still keeping Eastmoreland green

by David F. Ashton
Again this year, the volunteers of the Eastmoreland Garden Club Unit #1 held their annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale – this year, on May 9. Although three other plant sales – all within a one-mile…
DAVID F. ASHTON - An Engine 20 firefighter checks for possible dangers, after a big rig snapped off a power pole on Holgate Boulevard - and simply drove off.
Jul 03, 2015

Big rig busts Holgate Blvd pole, flees scene

by David F. Ashton
Riders waiting for a westbound TriMet bus on S.E. Holgate Boulevard near 36th Avenue were surprised – and nearly run over by a big rig truck – mere minutes before 6 pm on Tuesday, June 9.…
Robb Hatley has been helping people keep good credit - and helping them fix it when they mess up - for years.  Learn just what to do, at the AHB meeting on July 16 at SMILE Station in Sellwood.
Jul 03, 2015

BUSINESS BRIEFS

by THE BEE
Credit damage – avoiding it, and fixing it, at AHB! The July meeting of the area-wide Association of Home Businesses, which meets in Sellwood, brings as speaker Robb Hatley – a local businessman…
Jul 03, 2015

FROM THE EDITOR

by Eric Norberg
We have heard comments for quite some time, from folks in the legal profession, suggesting that large law firms in Oregon get preferential treatment by the Oregon Bar Association over the small…
COURTESY OF SIMON KATZ CARTER - Letters to the Editor
Jul 03, 2015

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

by THE BEE
A tree branch falls – upon a truck Editor, A large tree branch fell on S.E. 17th Avenue between Tolman and Yukon [in Westmoreland] on June 8 on 7pm, and hit a parked vehicle. The truck wasn’t…