Governor Dayton signs Champion/Melin Second Chance Expungement Bill
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 16:08
Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill that will give a second chance to thousands of Minnesotans who are taking honest steps to support themselves and their families. The new law (Chapter 246, HF2576) creates a more thorough expungement mechanism that allows judges to permanently seal the criminal records of reformed offenders – making it easier for these Minnesotans to secure good jobs, access quality housing, and provide for their families.
West Broadway Business Profile: Paradise Beauty Salon
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 16:05
Shaina Brassard, West Broadway Business and Area Coalition
Marie Egbujor has been operating Paradise Beauty Salon on West Broadway in North Minneapolis since 2009. The inviting salon is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 7pm. Ms. Egbujor is kept busy by her loyal clients; Paradise Beauty is famous for its Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday-only specials: $75 for a full weave sew-in, and dread retouching for just $40.
New brand announced: Harold Mezile North Community YMCA Youth and Teen Enrichment Center
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 16:00
May 10, 2014—The North Community YMCA Youth and Teen Enrichment Center, located at 1711 West Broadway Avenue in North Minneapolis, is one of the only YMCA facilities in the country dedicated solely to serving children and youth. On May 10, the facility was renamed the Harold Mezile North Community YMCA Youth and Teen Enrichment Center, to include the name of the man who played an essential role in its creation. Newly-elected Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, who was unable to attend the ceremony, also passed along a proclamation officially declaring May 10th as Harold Mezile Day in the City of Minneapolis.
Minneapolis, MN—On May 10, community members met with a panel of Metropolitan Council members and local transit riders to discuss the proposed Southwest Light Rail Transit METRO Green Line Extension (SWLRT) and address the racial inequities present in the regional public transportation system.
Reva Chamblis is seeking DFL endorsement for 2014 Brooklyn Park City Council seat at first ever Brooklyn Park DFL Endorsing Convention
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:46
Reva Chamblis, a 14 year resident of Brooklyn Park, who sits on both the city's Human Rights Commission and Public Safety Task Force, is seeking endorsement by the newly formed Brooklyn Park City DFL Unit (she has already received the DFL African American 'Caucus endorsement)q. The Brooklyn Park endorsing convention is being held at 2pm, Saturday, May 17th at the Brookdale Library in Brooklyn Center. Reva is running on a progressive platform that includes "Prosperity and Equality for All" believing that the two values go hand in hand in creating "a more prosperous, safe, stable and engaged city."
Site advocates for transit enhancements to address racial and economic inequities along corridor
A growing coalition of organizations and transit riders launched a campaign and website on Thursday to promote a new dialog around construction of the Southwest light rail as the municipal consent process of public meetings gets underway. The first is a public forum in North Minneapolis to be held at Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) between transit riders and Met Council members on Saturday afternoon, May 10.