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Entries from January 2012

Report a local pothole (and see if it gets fixed)

January 31st, 2012 by Support Staff

From time to time we get emailed complaints about potholes in the neighborhood. Then the Pothole Rangers are called out.

A week

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Seattle Schools asking for two-day snow waiver

January 30th, 2012 by hillaryu

Students may not have to make up all three school days they missed during this month

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Dogs attack school bus driver at Eckstein

January 27th, 2012 by Support Staff

Two dogs attacked a school bus driver this morning at Eckstein Middle School, leading to the school being locked down briefly.

Our news partners at The Seattle Times have the story about the attack, at 3003 N.E. 75th St.,

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Plan now for Neighbor Appreciation Day, Feb. 11

January 25th, 2012 by hillaryu

This summer, plenty of our neighbors gathered for National Night Out, but you don’t have to wait until summer for another reason to get together with your neighbors.

Feb. 11 is Seattle

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Seattle P-I lists Cafe Javasti a top coffee shop

January 23rd, 2012 by hillaryu

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January 22nd, 2012 by Support Staff

Update Monday Jan.23: Winds overnight didn’t even ready half that speed BUT there’s a lot of black ice in the neighborhoods this a.m. Drive carefully!


Shortly after 2:30 p.m. the National Weather Service issued a new wind advisory that

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Winter ends – for now. It's above freezing!

January 20th, 2012 by Support Staff


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Ice storm warning in effect now

January 19th, 2012 by Support Staff

3 p.m.: 1.5 inches of snow have fallen on top of the ice today, for a total storm total topping 7 inches.

City urges residents to get home before dark.

2 p.m.: National Weather Service issues Winter Weather Advisory until 4 a.m. Friday.

Noon: We now have a half-inch of new snow atop the ice atop the old snow.

Cliff Mass has posted:

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Solar panel project begins tomorrow in NE Seattle

January 16th, 2012 by hillaryu

With snow falling for the third day in a row and counting, it might seem like a weird time to learn about an initiative to educate Northeast Seattle residents about solar panels, and help them install the energy-saving systems more affordably.

But you’ve got some time to mull the details about the Solarize Seattle: Northeast project, which invites residents of the 98105, 98115 and 98125 ZIP codes to begin registering for the project starting tomorrow, Jan. 17. Registration, which allows residents to learn more information about adding solar panels but doesn’t require you to take any action, ends April 23.

As we wrote in the blog post Solarize Seattle adding Northeast branch,” Solarize Seattle is a program of Northwest SEED that has teamed up with Sustainable Northeast Seattle in this project. Sustainable Northeast Seattle tells us: [Read more →]

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Metro operating on snow routes until further notice

January 16th, 2012 by Support Staff

King County Metro Transit is operating all bus routes on designated snow routes until further notice.

From Metro:

If your bus does not have a pre-planned snow route, it will operate its regular route, however service may be delayed due to weather and road conditions. Transit customers are advised to wait for buses at posted bus stops on flat portions of cleared arterials or at major

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