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Hawthorne Safeway Store: Update on Neighborhood Concerns

March 2012 is the target date for the opening of the new Hawthorne Safeway store.

For the past nine months during the construction process, HAND has continued to ask Safeway to: 1) participate in a “crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED)” review of its building plans, and 2) develop a “good neighbor agreement (GNA)” […]

October is Crime Prevention Month

From our Crime Prevention Coordinators from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement: It’s Time To Celebrate Crime Prevention Awareness Month!

October is National Crime Prevention Awareness Month, the official month for recognizing the practice of crime prevention, as well as promoting awareness of important issues such as victimization,volunteerism, and creating safer, more connected communities.

To […]

Burglaries Reported in the Neighborhood

Last month there was an email sent out on the Abernethy Elementary parent email list alerting neighbors to a few burglaries or attempted burglaries in the area. Thanks to a curious neighbor’s reminder, we asked to our awesome Southeast Crime Prevention Coordinator Havliah Ferschweiler with the Office of Neighborhood Involvement about these concerns.

Havilah looked […]

Portland Police Investigate Hate Crime in HAND

SEE: Portland Mercury Article: “Hate Crime Reported in SE KOIN report: Authorities Looking for Suspects in Beating of Gay Man

Portland Police alert sent out Dec. 2.:The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, is asking for your help in solving an assault and possible hate crime.

Just after midnight on Monday […]

Police Arrest Man Accused of Exposing Himself Near Hosford

UPDATE: Police report the arrest of man accused of exposing himself to students, 10/5/10

Below is a press release/crime alert from Portland Police about incidents near Hosford Middle School. Thanks to our Southeast Crime Prevention Coordinator Katherine Anderson for passing this on. As she says, “You are extra eyes and ears out in the neighborhoods.”


Commercial Burglary Alert in Inner SE

The following information was sent out by our neighborhood’s crime prevention coordinator to local business associations. It’s a good reminder for everyone to be aware of their surroundings.

The recent “hot spot” on the east side of the river for commercial burglaries is in inner-Southeast and does include a portion of lower DCBA (Division/Clinton Business […]

Proposed County Cuts Could Eliminate Tools for Handling Small Crimes

Proposed County budget cuts may eliminate some of our limited tools for discouraging nuisance and livability crimes. Please see the attached letter from the DA’s office for an actual list of the crimes that would no longer be prosecuted.

There will be a hearing on the County budget at their Commission Chambers (Hawthorne and […]

Possible Changes to OLCC/ONI Agreements with Liquor Licenses?

A note from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement to Community Members: The Oregon Restaurant Association (ORA) has petitioned the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to implement two year licensing. Public comments are currently being accepted by the OLCC through May 19th. You can view information online at (_http://oregon.gov/OLCC/_ go to “rule making” under “current petitions”) […]

Homelessness & Livability Concerns in HAND

Last week, several stakeholders from our neighborhood along with local business leaders, police and representatives from the city’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement, met to discuss what many seem to believe is an uptick in transient activity within our neighborhood.

At HAND’s neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, April 20th, several at-large neighbors also attended to voice their […]

Filmed by Bike Street Party Meeting with Neighbors

For anybody wishing to provide input on the Filmed By Bike street party we will be meeting with the event organizer on Tuesday, March 9th, 7-8pm at the Southeast Uplift building.

Tuseday, March 9th 7-8 pm Southeast Uplift 3534 SE Main Street

*There is a parking lot on the east side of the building […]