Monthly Archives: March 2010

Midtown Phillips Census Update

I looked at the data on March 30th and so far Midtown only has 31.5% of the Census forms returned. The entire Phillips community is at 38% while Minneapolis is currently at 43%. The state is at 56% while nationally we are at 50%. Midtown Phillips …

Park & Rec Commissioner Scott Vreeland to speak at Green Central park TONIGHT‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏

Question: ARE THE PARKS STILL WORKING FOR THE NEIGHBORHOODS?? OR WILL PUBLIC SPACE GO TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER?? WILL THE MINNEAPOLIS PARK & RECREATION BOARD’S (MPRB) EFFORT TO SOLVE THEIR MONEY PROBLEMS MEAN THAT LOW INCOME PEOPLE OR THOSE WITHOUT A…

School Board Candidates 2 Minute Introduction Videos

At a recent Breakfast with Gary, Minneapolis School Board Candidates were given 2 minutes to make introductory remarks about their campaign. In part 1 candidates Richard Mammen, Doug Mann, and Alberto Monserrate share their platforms. In part 2 ca…

Xcel Line Public Hearings

Public Hearings will be held April 5th & 6th at Plaza Verde in Mpls.2 afternoon sessions at 2PM, 2 evening sessions at 7PM.Administrative Law Judge Beverly Jones Heydinger will preside at the hearing. DEADLINE for WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENTS to the Ad…

Park Commissioner Vreeland Responds About Pool Destruction Delay

These comments generally align to what he commented on Friday to me and a couple of other residents. From Commissioner Scott Vreeland to the Minneapolis Issues Forum We will be delaying the reconstruction of the Phillips pool space until May 1st s…

School Board Candidate Panel – Video

Below is a video from this morning’s School Board Candidate Panel hosted by Councilman Gary Schiff at his monthly Breakfast with Gary. The following candidates for the School Board were in attendance:T. Williams,David DeGrio, Richard Mammen, Doug …

EPA ready to return to recovery act-funded South Minneapolis arsenic site; meeting March 31, 6 P.M.

EPA ready to return to recovery act-funded South Minneapolis arsenic site; meeting March 31, 6 P.M. (CHICAGO March 24, 2010) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said today that it will return to its cleanup of arsenic-contaminated soil at nearly …

Kaleidoscope Place Gala March 27 @kscopekids

From Kaleidoscope Place Mark your calendars for the 9th Annual: Kaleidoscope Place Gala Saturday, March 27th from 5-8pm in the Centrum of the beautiful Center for Changing Lives 2400 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, 55404 Enjoy an elegant dinner, a live …

US Commerce Secretary has Panel in Phillips

Official remarks from the Secretary can be found here. While the accompanying fact sheet is here (pdf) Here is the official Press Release: MINNEAPOLIS—U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke participated in a roundtable discussion in Minneapolis today …

A Response to the Park Board on Phillips Pool Destruction

Crystal Trutnau, Executive Director of the Phillips West Neighborhood Organization responded to Annie Young’s comments about the destruction of the Phillips Community Center’s pool. She brings up some very valid points. Commissioner-at-large Young…