City of Minneapolis to host public meeting to discuss the design of the Downtown East Commons
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 14:24
On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 6:00-7:30pm at the Mill City Museum, 704 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, the City of Minneapolis will be hosting a public meeting in collaboration with Hargreaves Associates to discuss the design of the Downtown East Commons. A nationally and internationally recognized landscape architecture firm known for designing projects leading to economic growth and neighborhood change, Hargreaves Associates was selected to lead the Downtown East Commons design team project by the Minneapolis City Council on January 16, 2015. The Hargreaves Team was selected through a competitive Request for Proposals process that resulted in 14 proposals.
Hennepin County Sheriff's Office shares community engagement video for Somali-Americans
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 14:53
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office released a new video aimed at strengthening relationships between law enforcement and the Somali community. The video discusses the public safety responsibilities of the Sheriff's Office, opportunities for community members to connect with the Sheriff's Office, and describes the Sheriff's Community Engagement Team (CET). The video is approximately six minutes long and the narration is in the Somali language.
Minnesota African American Heritage Calendar to celebrate 2015 honorees
Monday, 26 January 2015 14:56
The Minnesota African-American Heritage Calendar Award Committee (MAAHC) is hosting an awards ceremony to unveil its 2015 calendar and its honorees. The celebration takes place Friday, Jan. 30 at Progressive Family Life Center, 1505 Burns Ave., St. Paul. The celebration takes place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will have several artists performing including Gevonee Ford, Sam and Valerie Butler and Family and S.W.A.G. Teen Praise Dancers.
West Broadway Improvement District begins operations
Thursday, 22 January 2015 15:59
Shaina Brassard, West Broadway Business and Area Coalition
The start of the New Year marked the beginning of implementation of the West Broadway Improvement District (WBID).
West Broadway Business and Area Coalition officials say ongoing services on West Broadway, the primary commercial corridor in north Minneapolis, will have a positive and long-lasting impact on both the neighborhood and the larger community of Minneapolis. Residents, business owners and visitors have already noticed the difference made after the first rounds of litter pickup and poster removal undertaken by WBID crews.
Senior Community Services' HOME chore program expands as Neighborhood Involvement Program ends senior services
Thursday, 22 January 2015 15:11
Nonprofit Senior Community Services (SCS), which operates the state's largest chore services program for seniors, has acquired a household chore program serving Minneapolis seniors from Neighborhood Involvement Program (NIP), which ended direct client services Dec. 31.
Mattie Davis loves and cares for people ... all people.
When someone is in need, she does what she can to help. She lives in Booth Manor, a senior high-rise across the street from Loring Park that houses 275 hundred elders, including an enclave of Russian immigrants. It troubled Davis seeing seniors who were alone during the holidays.