• Storefronts under siege—judge releases burglar

    Storefronts under siege—judge releases burglar

    A burglar is recognized and arrested, but released the same day despite a past history of business burglary and failure to appear. Across North Portland, storefront businesses have experienced a spate of break-ins and broken windows. Each incident can cost thousands of dollars in repairs, not to mention the value of items stolen. The St.…

  • City, County fail to stem crime

    City, County fail to stem crime

    The drug epidemic and underfunded criminal justice system contributed to a wave of violence against North Portland businesses last year. The St. Johns Boosters (SJB) quickly responded with a Reset Plan that proposed specific steps for the City of Portland and Multnomah County officials to take in North Portland starting with the hard-hit St. Johns…

  • Community shows love after Vinyl Resting Place break-ins

    Community shows love after Vinyl Resting Place break-ins

    The first break-in occurred before dawn on Thursday, March 7. The front door glass was shattered and cash register taken with several thousand dollars. Vinyl Resting Place, a small St. Johns record shop owned by Steve Cook, had to close down so the massive gap could be repaired. But before that could happen, the business…