In response to “Gentrification plans of MPHA and Sherman Associates,” MSR, January 19 issue A letter published in a recent issue of the Spokesman-Recorder discussed gentrification in the Twin Cities, as well as the writers’ concerns about possible changes at the Glendale Townhomes owned by the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority. Given MPHA’s mission to provide housing for … [Read more...]
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Last night I heard an interesting radio commercial about the harms of menthol cigarettes. The ad exposes how tobacco companies target menthol products to African Americans, members of the LGBTQ community, and young people. As an African American, I’m concerned about the alarming number of people I see using these products within my community. The industry has a long history … [Read more...]
Dear Neighbors, I have no doubt that the Edina Police Department is an excellent organization that deserves wide public support. But so are the Edina Fire Department and two libraries among other local agencies. Yet the flowering of lawn signs reported in the September 15, 2016 Sun Current expresses gratitude only to the police. Why? Hasn’t it got something to do with the … [Read more...]
Claims arguing against the Northside Greenway project, detailed in the September 2016 issue of the Camden News article “Pros and cons to the Northside Greenway,” deserve critical assessment. I envision a North Minneapolis that is healthier, safer, more economically thriving, and more socially cohesive as a result of the Northside Greenway project. The project was spawned out … [Read more...]
Finally, someone is actually commenting on the total lack of respect the best pro team — the Lynx — get in the sports reporting of the Star Tribune and elsewhere (Magazine cover gives WNBA some overdue respect, MSR, June 2, 2016). Recently, the Lynx finally made it to the front page of the Star Tribune sports page (June 15, and 22, 2016). Yeah! Although they are better than the … [Read more...]