Week in Review: Northeast Seattle News Highlights

Last Wednesday, we covered news highlights from the University District, Magnuson Park, and City Hall. This week, let’s take a look at highlights from the past week, as well as a peek at what lies ahead for Northeast Seattle.

1. University of Washington Graduation Day

Last weekend marked the 142nd University of Washington Commencement ceremony. Approximately 50,000 audience members packed into Husky Stadium to watch 5,700 students graduate. The Saturday, June 10 ceremony followed a week of individual departmental ceremonies.

2. Sand Point Block Party Approaches

What began as a small neighborhood barbecue has become an annual Sand Point community tradition. The annual Sand Point Block Party, hosted by the University Sunrise Rotary Club, will take place on Thursday, June 29. The event will benefit Solid Ground, a Sand Point nonprofit organization that provides housing resources in an effort to mitigate local poverty. Head to Magnuson Park for an afternoon picnic with live music, games, and fun for the whole family (and for a good cause!).

3. Northeast Seattle Car Prowl

In the morning hours on Friday, June 9, police found a 36-year-old man inside a parked vehicle at NE 105th Street and 5th Avenue NE, where he was arrested on suspicion of car prowling. The suspect claimed he had received the car as a reward for “good grades,” though upon further investigation, the car was found to be registered to a different owner. The owner confirmed that the car had not been given away as a gift. The man also had two felony warrants and was booked into jail. The incident followed another car prowling arrest made in West Seattle earlier in the week.

Featured photo courtesy of University of Washington

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