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Neighborhood news roundup

Here’s a roundup of recent news in the neighborhood:
The Seattle Police Department has now put its reports for the most serious crimes online, for anyone to see. Previously, you had to go to the precinct to pick up a CD of selected reports. Now, the online system provides reports for all homicides, robbery, burglary and aggravated assault cases.

Naturally, there will be a delay as the reports are transcribed and redacted, but generally they will be available within 2-3 business days of when the report was written. The reports will be searchable by General Offense number, offense and/or date range. If more staff becomes available, more types of crime reports may be added in the future.
(Y)ou will need to provide a valid email address and create a password. You will receive automatic confirmation and, once you have checked the terms and conditions agreement box, you will be able to access reports from any computer. We sincerely hope this will make it easier for citizens and members of the media to access reports.

AuroraSeattle reports that Cyndy’s House of Pancakes at Aurora Avenue North and North 105th St. will be turned into low-income housing, operated by the Downtown Emergency Service Center.
The Wallingford Street Fair Festival is looking for vendors for the July 10 event. If you’re interested in selling crafts, food or providing services such as massage, henna, etc., download the application form. Applications are due by June 30.
Seattle Sketcher Gabriel Campanario of The Seattle Times created several sketches from the Phinney Neighborhood Center’s showing of the first World Cup game early Friday morning. The PNA is showing 45 matches (40 of them live) on their huge 14-by-8 foot screen in Community Hall. The family-friendly showings have food, a face painter, and door prizes.
City Fruit is gearing up again to harvest extra fruit from neighborhood trees to share with those in need. If your fruit trees provide more than you need, if you or your organization need that fruit, or if you’d like to help harvest and deliver to food banks and community centers, please contact Harvest Coordinator Jen Mullen at 206-352-9580 or by email.

(Photo courtesy of City Fruit.)