$65 million renovation of iconic Riverside Plaza is complete
Monday, 22 October 2012 15:28
The $65 million renovation of 1,303 affordable housing units at the iconic Riverside Plaza is now complete. The renovation is one of the largest U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-supported projects in the country. An event was held at Riverside Plaza today to celebrate the revitalization of the property. The housing unit improvements include upgrades to the mechanical and electrical systems that will extend the lifespan of the property for another 40 years. The exterior and site work focused on returning much of Riverside Plaza to its original 1970s appearance.
(DFL- Mpls) received an Arts All Star Award from Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA) on September 19, 2012 at MacPhail Center for Music. The award was in recognition of Rep. Champion's support of the arts in the 2012 legislative session and represents one of only a few Arts All Star Awards being presented this year.
Cleveland Neighborhood Association hosts community cooks
Sunday, 07 October 2012 11:27
Ivan Phifer, Staff Writer
A Cleveland Connects, Community Cooks, workshop and dinner was recently hosted by the Cleveland Neighborhood Association (CNA).
Cleveland Connects, led by Appetite for Change was held on at the Christ English Lutheran Church, 3210 Oliver Ave. N. Appetite for Change is a community based organization in North Minneapolis that engages communities to eat healthier while building community connections.
Conflict (and cooperation) between newly arrived African immigrants and the African American community. Co-hosted by Reverend Jerry McAfee, Pastor of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church. Abdirizak Bihi, Director of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center. Jackie Cherryhomes, former member of Minneapolis City Council and candidate for Minneapolis Mayor. Patwin Lawrence, Board Chair for the Council on Black Minnesotans.