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SPD teams up with Seattle University for community-police dialogue series

This year as part of the Seattle Police Department’s Micro-Community Policing Plans (MCPP) SPD is collaborating with Seattle University and their research team to host virtual community-police dialogues from the micro-communities about perceptions of crime and public safety. The dialogues’ purpose is to give the community who live and work in Seattle a chance to […]

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Officials warn of fraudulent pop-up COVID testing sites

Public health officials are warning the public to avoid pop-up COVID-19 testing sites, which they say are “unusual” and likely fraudulent. Seattle and King County Public Health say there have been a number of COVID testing operations popping up lately, often in the form of walk-up testing tables. One of these tables was recently spotted […]

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Golden Gardens Beach cleanup this weekend

This Sunday, volunteers will be out cleaning up Golden Gardens Beach. The event is being organized by the local chapter of Sea Shepherd. The group will be at the beach on Sunday, April 25 from 10:15am to 1pm. “Help us keep ocean plastics and other pollutants out of the Puget Sound and out of the […]

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Ballard Patagonia closes its doors

The Ballard Patagonia served their last customers last weekend after four years on Ballard Ave. The Patagonia Ballard location opened in 2017 as the brand’s Patagonia Workwear and Patagonia Provision’s flagship location. “We’re sad to announce that Patagonia Ballard has closed its doors,” Patagonia wrote in a letter to customers. “After four wonderful years on […]

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First look at 229-unit apartment complex planned for NW Market St

The plans for one of NW Market Street’s new apartment monoliths is taking shape, this one going in at 907 NW Market St. According to city records, the latest plans are for a 229-unit, 5-story apartment with no parking proposed. The apartment would replace five single-family homes along NW Market St, and would extend for […]

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Metropolitan Market making moves to take over former Crown Hill Value Village

The now-empty Value Village building at 8350 15th Ave NW in Crown Hill is set to be transformed into a new Metropolitan Market. As the Seattle DJC reports, Metropolitan Market and architect Cushing Terrell have filed plans to renovate the former Value Village and turn it into a new grocery store. Value Village closed in […]

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Vegan donut truck Dough Joy is coming to Ballard

Here’s a little sparkle for your Monday morning: There’s a new queer-owned plant-based donut truck rolling into Ballard next month. Dough Joy is the creation of Christopher Ballard and Sean Willis, Seattle-based vegan-trepreneuers. Willis and Ballard created the Outbound Herbivore brand and self-published magazine of the same name—Seattle’s only vegan magazine. “When we started Outbound […]

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City expands Health One program to Ballard for behavioral health crises and non-emergency complaints

A second Health One unit has been launched in Seattle, adding Ballard and the University District to its primary service areas. Health One is the Seattle Fire Department’s Mobile Integrated Health response unit which specializes in outreach and transport. Along with referrals from callers with non-emergency complaints and behavioral health crises. The second unit began […]

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The wait is over: Ballard Locks to reopen to pedestrians April 28

It’s been over a year since the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks pedestrian bridges closed to the public, but soon, that closure will lift. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials have announced they plan to reopen both the visitor center and pedestrian bridges this month. The first floor of the visitor center will open April […]

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Matador to relocate to former Ballard Annex location later this month

After almost two decades at the corner of Ballard Ave and NW Market St, one of Ballard’s staples The Matador is making moves just around the corner to a new home at 5410 Ballard Ave. The new location is the former Ballard Annex Oyster House, from the same owners as Matador: Zak Melang and Nathan […]

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Route 40 survey on proposed route changes closes this Friday

Changes are in the works for Route 40, and the public has until Friday to comment on proposed improvements. King County Metro and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) have been working on the Route 40 Transit-Plus Multimodal Corridor Project to make bus trips faster, reliable, and safer for the community with proposals for four […]

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