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Mayor Durkan seeks members for four Landmarks Preservation Board positions

Mayor Jenny Durkan is looking for four new members to join the Landmarks Preservation Board. These positions are for the at-large, urban planning, history, and real estate sectors. The Landmarks Preservation Board is made up of 12 members who review physical alteration or renovation proposals of designated features for landmark properties. The Board also makes […]

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NoLIta restaurant opening in former Pasta Bella location

15th Avenue has welcomed a new restaurant to its line-up of cuisine. NoLIta, named after New York’s “North of Little Italy” area, is the brainchild of three New Yorkers—Corona, Fulvio, and Neal—who found their way to Seattle. Corona Sacramento is heading up the kitchen; he was previously chef at Carmine’s in Bellevue. Born in Mexico, […]

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Cougar spotted at Discovery Park

Over the holidays, a number of people reported sightings of a cougar in Magnolia and Discovery Park. According to Friends of Discovery Park, the cougar was spotted in the park and the surrounding neighborhood over the past couple of weeks. “Please be cautious when visiting the park; especially when running, with small children or pets […]

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Local charity installs port-a-potty and dumpster at Leary Triangle

Local charity Seattle Compassion has installed a portable toilet and dumpster at the Leary Triangle (NW Leary Way, Leary Way NW, and 9th Ave NW). According to Seattle Compassion volunteer Ted Dubinsky, there are about a dozen or so people living at the Triangle who are using it, and at least a couple of nearby […]

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SPD investigating Woodland Park homicide

Police are investigating after a 38-year-old man was found dead at Woodland Park. According to the SPD Blotter, the man was found at 2:30 am Wednesday in the 5000 block of Aurora Ave N after a passing motorist spotted a person lying in the road and called 911. Police say the cause of death is […]

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Q&A with Seattle City Councilmember Dan Strauss

To help North Seattle residents stay informed about District 6, we’ve launched an ongoing monthly conversation with Seattle City Councilmember Dan Strauss. This first Q&A looks at Councilmember Strauss’ first year serving District 6, digging a bit deeper into public safety issues, homelessness, and small business struggles in Ballard. To submit questions for future Q&As, […]

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Great Notion Brewing now open in Ballard

There’s a new taproom in the neighborhood: last week, Great Notion Brewing opened their fifth location at the corner of 14th Ave NW and NW 51st St. The Portland-born brewery touched down in Seattle just a few months ago when they opened a location at Airport Way South—the Ballard taproom is their second Seattle brick-and-mortar. […]

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‘Brand New Year’ street closures now permitted on residential Seattle streets

The City is allowing another round of street closures for the holidays, providing street closure permits from now until Jan. 3, 2021. It’s called the “Brand New Year,” yet another spinoff of the City’s Stay Healthy Blocks  program, providing one-block street closures for non-arterial streets to Seattle residents. The closures will be permitted from 9am […]

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Free COVID-19 self-testing kiosk coming to Woodland Park

The City of Seattle is rolling out three new free COVID-19 self-testing kiosks in Seattle this month, one of which will be installed in North Seattle at Lower Woodland Park, at 5201 Greenlake Way N. The new Curative testing kiosks will bring the total self-testing sites to five around the city; the other new sites […]

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Bergen Place mural vandalized—again

Vandals have yet again targeted the mural at Bergen Place Park. The taggers left their marks all along the bottom edge of the bottom of the 52-foot-long mural—”the worst ever,” Friends of Bergen Place volunteer Victoria Sangrey Hunter tells My Ballard. She discovered the tags on Friday night, and spent the weekend scrubbing the mural […]

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