Mary Kavet Anderson, best known as a longtime activist for peace and justice, racial equality, women's rights, gay rights and a broader role for laity in the Catholic Church, died late last month. She was 80.
A memorial celebration will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 806 N.E. Alberta St.
Beginning in 1958, she was active in civil rights issues with several intercultural dialogue groups, prejudice reduction workshops and People of Faith Against Bigotry. She was co-founder and board member of Health Help Center, a free health clinic in North Portland, as well as co-founder and board member of the Center for Urban Education, FISH and East-CAP. She also was an associate member of the Sisters Of Holy Names
When Pat DiPrima first started to think about opening an Italian bakery and café, she asked everyone for advice. But among the best suggestions she received was to check out the Business Outreach Program at Portland State University.
"They helped me tremendously," said DiPrima, whose DiPrima Dolci Italian Bakery and Café is a neighborhood gathering spot at 1936 N. Killingsworth St. "They did everything from helping me gather data to apply for loans, to advising me on marketing and advertising plans and employee issues.
Since its inception, the Neil Kelly Memorial Foundation has presented dozens of scholarships to outstanding young people from the North/ Northeast Portland community.
The Rotary Club of Albina and the North/Northeast Business Association — the co-sponsors and co-creators of the foundation — along with members of the community at large, have often asked whatever happened to some of the foundation's past scholarship recipients.
The Oregon Supreme Court is coming to Portland Community College next week.
Sponsored by the college's criminal justice and paralegal programs, the visit will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, in Room 104 of the new Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building at the Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth St. The court will hear three cases.
Portland Community College Cascade Campus President Algie Gatewood, left, presents Rosalie Tucker with her Cooke Foundation scholarship certificate.
Rosalie Tucker dreams about doing many things. Now, she doesn't have to dream.
Tucker, 25, was selected as one of 38 students across the nation to receive a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship that will enable her to attend the University of California at Los Angeles.
An immigration rights march that drew thousands of people of all ages and races was marred by a car that struck a group of marchers at a downtown intersection.
Demonstrators surrounded and began beating on the car after it hit and slightly injured three people Monday afternoon, and the driver was arrested for investigation of assault, said police Officer Debra Brown.
Five other people were arrested for possible weapons violations and one person for obstructing police, Brown said.
Northwest Kidney Centers brings community health to the forefront at the fourth annual Kidney Health Fest for African American Families, set for 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the African American Academy, 8311 Beacon Avenue S.
The event is free to the public and designed to educate the African American community about kidney disease and ways to live smarter and healthier.
state Rep. Steve March
The Multnomah County Democratic Party will rock the house with local blues musicians during the House of Blues-Dick Celsi Awards Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6, in the Hilton Portland and Executive Towers, 921 S.W. Sixth Ave.
A silent and live auction are planned, as well as political speakers and opportunities to socialize with elected officials plus entertainment by Portland blues musicians.
When the Portland School Board meetsThursday night, it will consider five resolutions affecting schools in North, inner Northeast and West Portland. But there's one issue that won't be up for debate: the closure of Humboldt Elementary School.
Superintendent Vicki Phillips has tabled her proposal to close Humboldt.
Another $2 million will be added to increase the number of school-based health centers when Gov. Ted Kulongoski submits his budget to the Legislature next year.
Kulongoski announced his "Healthy Kids Plan" while visiting Roosevelt High School to celebrate the 20th anniversary of school-based health centers in Oregon. The state's first health center was based at Roosevelt in 1986.