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Patricia Sully with VOCAL-WA discusses the benefits of safe drug consumption sites during a The Pledge event at Peloton on Friday, Oct. 7.
Patricia Sully with VOCAL-WA discusses the benefits of safe drug consumption sites during a The Pledge event at Peloton on Friday, Oct. 7.
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Saturday, October 8, 2016 1:34 PM
The Pledge movement spent Friday night collecting baby food while having very adult conversations about homelessness, addiction and activism at Peloton bike shop and cafe.
  • Capitol Hill Alliance to address neighborhood's continued success

    “The chamber of commerce is evolving through what is called the Capitol Hill Alliance,” said Jeff Pelletier, chair for the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce.

  • Soccer Without Borders launching at Seattle World School
    Soccer Without Borders uses soccer to foster inclusion and support newcomer refugee and immigrant youth as they integrate into their new communities and build their English language skills. This mission made Seattle World School a perfect fit for the city’s first program.
  • Durkan looks to future during first State of the City address
    Mayor Jenny Durkan promised to continue being impatient about meeting the growing needs of Seattle residents during her first State of the City address on Tuesday, and also laid out new programs and initiatives she’ll be pushing in 2018.
  • LoveCityLove opens new space with 'The Feels'

    The storefronts facing East Pike along 14th Avenue still bear the Royal Cleaners and The Artificial Limb Co. façades, but inside, LoveCityLove has completely taken over.
    With renovation of both spaces almost complete, the neon-light sign was plugged in on Valentine’s Day for the soft opening of the second group show, “The Feels.” 

  • Holy Names submits land use application for underground parking garage, new gymnasium on top
    Holy Names Academy principal Elizabeth Swift says the school wants to be a good neighbor, and that means taking steps to address what has been a longtime issue in the neighborhood — parking.
  • Salt & Straw ready for Capitol Hill grand opening

    The Capitol Hill Salt & Straw ice cream shop is ready to dish out cold treats on East Pike during its Friday grand opening.
    This will be the Portland-based ice-cream company’s second Seattle store to open in as many weeks, and the last location planned for a while, says Tyler Malek, who joined with cousin Kim Malek in starting Salt & Straw as an ice cream cart back in 2011.

  • New Seasons employees speaking up as grocer moves forward with Seattle stores
    As New Seasons Market moves forward with plans to open two stores in Seattle, current and former employees are speaking out about the company’s treatment of its workers and impacts on the communities it serves.
  • Heritage eyeing early summer opening for Capitol Hill distillery, tasting room
    Heritage Distilling Company hopes to have its new Capitol Hill distillery and tasting room open by early summer, taking over the former Meat and Bread space in the Central Agency building.
  • PrideFest Capitol Hill cleared for 2018 festival

    Citing a tumultuous working relationship and disregard for public safety over the years by the historic Capitol Hill pride festival organizers, which in 2017 resulted in the hospitalization of an elderly woman, the Seattle Special Events Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously in favor of letting new organizer PrideFest step in for this summer’s festivities.

     
  • Cafe Flora owner plants Floret in Sea-Tac Airport

    Opening a sit-down vegetarian restaurant that relies on locally sourced produce inside an airport takes some extra effort, but Nat Stratton-Clarke thinks it’s worth it. Floret opened at Sea-Tac International Airport in mid-February, and is a spinoff of Cafe Flora, which has operated in Madison Park for the last 27 years. 

  • Consulate of Mexico moving to Harvard Exit

    The Consulate of Mexico is now confirming it will be moving to Capitol Hill sometime this year after more than a decade in Belltown.
    “We don’t have the exact date, the moving date,” said Marco Barcena, in the Consulate of Mexico’s press department, adding when that is know the consulate will want to reach out to the Mexican communities it represents.

  • Yes to SCS campaign hitting the streets

    The process of discerning which neighborhood will host the first Safe Consumption Space and choosing a building is underway. Seattle City Council will address the implementation phase at the end of February.
    “I would be very surprised if on the 28th we will be announcing the opening of a facility,” Johnson said.

  • Seattle moves to vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions
    The Seattle City Attorney’s Office will be asking the municipal court to vacate convictions and charges for misdemeanor marijuana possession in a move Mayor Jenny Durkan says will right the wrongs of a once broken system that disproportionately targeted people of color.
  • 35th North to pay $30K settlement for illegal Duck Island skate bowl
    A Capitol Hill skate shop accused of causing massive damage to wildlife habitat on Duck Island in Green Lake has reached a $30,000 settlement with the City of Seattle.
  • Sullivan House receives city landmark status
    The Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board was divided about whether to designate Capitol Hill’s Patrick and Johanna Sullivan House at the start of deliberations on Wednesday, but ultimately granted the 120-year-old house landmark status in a 6-2 vote based on its historic style and neighborhood prominence.
  • Capitol Hill Pride organizers attempting another festival after denial last year
    Capitol Hill Pride has announced its plans to host another Pride Weekend festival in June, despite being denied a permit from the city last year and community stakeholders reinvesting in PrideFest as the new organizer of the annual event when it took over in 2017.
  • New Seasons Market still set to open in Central District, Ballard as company revises business strategy

    The departure of New Seasons Market CEO Wendy Collie, the closure of one California store and cessation of plans to open three more will not affect the company’s plans for opening Ballard and Central District locations in Seattle later this year.

     
  • Seattle Central College emphasizing equity, social justice
    Seattle Central College began working to create a new Equity and Social Justice emphasis prior to the last presidential election, but college president Sheila Edwards Lange said the political climate — before and after — is evidence for why such an offering is needed.
  • Contractor suing Sound Transit for back compensation on Capitol Hill station
    The general contractor for the Capitol Hill light rail station is suing Sound Transit for back compensation it claims was generated by the agency’s late adjustments to the facility’s design and a lack of coordination between interrelated construction projects.
  • Seattle Asian American Film Festival represents in Capitol Hill
    The increasingly popular SAAFF serves to showcase works by Northwest Asian American filmmakers, as well as films from across North America dealing with Asian American people, issues and themes. A celebration with local musicians and speakers will follow the opening program on Thursday, Feb. 22.
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