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Minneapolis councilmember Cano meets with 2909 Bloomington Ave. S. families

(Photos by Jay Clark) Young 2909 Bloomington residents greet councilmember Alondra Cano, give her tour of backyard

On August 7, councilmember Cano met with over 50 family members living at 2909 Bloomington Ave. S., to hear about safety concerns and work with residents to get problems fixed.

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CV | Ilana Rossoff: Jews confront the JCRC, mourn Palestinian genocide

50 people gathered Tuesday in front of the offices of the JCRC to mourn those killed in Gaza and oppose JCRC's support for Israel's aggression

T'sha B'av is the Jewish holiday that mourns the destruction of the ancient temples in Jerusalem and is interpreted to be a day of mourning for all atrocities against Jews.

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COMMUNITY VOICES | Open Streets event animates Central Avenue

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The third Open Streets event this summer in Minneapolis was held on Central Avenue on Sunday, July 27th. The street was closed to motor vehicle traffic from 18th Ave. NE to 26th Ave. NE from 10 am to 4 pm, and people biked, walked, and visited the many stations and vendors along the route. The event is a project of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition. The Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association worked to organize arts activities on the street.

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NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | August-September 2014 Standish-Ericsson community calendar

August

5 National Night Out pre-party, Minnehaha Senior Living (3733 23rd Ave. S.), 2:00–4:00 p.m. National Night Out, 6:00–10:00 p.m. Get your block together and have a party.

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COMMUNITY VOICES | A bishop, a rabbi, and an imam walk into ... the refugee debate

"We, as Americans, are better than this," Imam Asad Zaman told the crowd standing under the blazing August sun. "We cannot kick people away from the doorstep."

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