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Northside residents take the lead as Navigators

By Abha Thakkar Northside Planning Council How do we begin to truly support a more racially and economically just community? By giving power to the people of that community. The Neighborhood Navigator program...
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NPC Executive Director’s Column: August/September 2017

Terri, Danielle, Mallory, Tamaha, Rachel, Tracy, Atasha. These seven women, along with Johnny and Deon, the two Northside Wanda Fullmore youth interns with the City, have occupied the better part of...
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NPC Executive Director’s Column: June/July 2017

Welcome to the summer whirlwind! The first quarter of the year is always a bit quiet for NPC with local food system activity slowing down during the winter months, but we’re...
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NPC Executive Director’s Column: April/May 2017

Welcome, Oona! I am thrilled to have my column bumped to page 4 because it means the Northside News is finally getting the attention it deserves with our new managing editor, Oona...

Helping families thrive on the Northside

By Abha Thakkar Northside Planning Council With wages stagnating and real costs like housing and health care on the rise every year, more and more families struggle to make ends meet. Once they...

A new year’s resolution you’ll enjoy keeping: Make a difference in your community

Get involved with the Northside Planning Council in 2017 By Abha Thakkar Northside Planning Council Are you looking for a way to connect to your neighborhood, to create a stronger sense of home and...
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Editor’s Column: Feb./March 2017

There’s a song by the group Bastille called, “Flaws.” I have been listening to it lately (on repeat). “All of your flaws and all of my flaws, they lie there hand...
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Editor’s Column: Dec. 2016/Jan. 2017

Right before Election Day, the Dalai Llama wrote a lovely op-ed in the New York Times. He said, “We should start each day by consciously asking ourselves, ‘What can I do...
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Editor’s Column: Oct./Nov. 2016

It’s astonishing to me that it’s the end of September. We have been so overwhelmingly busy for the last nine months — we’ve added significant new programs, our staff has grown...

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