A longtime neighbor – St. Mary’s Cemetery

St. Mary's Cemetery

By Sue Filbin One of the busiest intersections in our neighborhood – 46th and Chicago – is also among the most quiet. Since 1873, long before traffic became plentiful, the northeast corner of this intersection has been occupied by St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. With its location near the center of Field Regina Northrop, St. Mary’s […]

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New Director at McRae Park

Heather Susag

By Chris Schommer McRae Park welcomed new full-time director Heather Susag in December. Heather first started working for the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board (MPRB) as a 16-year-old and has been involved ever since. For the past nine years, Heather has been working full time for the MPRB in the area of youth development and […]

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Committee Name Change Proposed

Proposal Renames Committee Name to Housing & Community Development Committee By Ian Campbell and Nate Lansing With new real estate developments being constructed around the City of Minneapolis at a seemingly breakneck pace, it’s only a matter of time before the Field Regina Northrop neighborhood begins to experience some of these changes. The FRNNG housing committee […]

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46th Street Update

By Chris Schommer While the time-frame for resurfacing 46th Street has not changed from this summer, the 46th Street planning process has been slightly delayed. The delay is mostly due to several other other major Hennepin County planning projects that are occurring this winter and the slow task of coordination between different agencies. In this […]

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Follow-up Community Safety Meeting

Monday, April 4, 7-8pm at McRae Park Join your neighbors for a follow up meeting to address issues raised at the well attended February 22nd, “Neighborhood Crime information and Prevention meeting” at St. Joan of Arc Church. Speakers will include Council Member Glidden, Council Member Quincy, Lt Lund for the 3rd Precinct , and a representative from Community Planning […]

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Pick Up a Free Home Radon Test Kit

FRNNG, in partnership with the City of Minneapolis, is offering residents free radon test kits during February for “Radon-Awareness Month.” The neighborhood group has received 100 kits on a first-come basis. The tests will be available for pickup at two times and locations. If you cannot drop by during these times, please contact the neighborhood […]

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New Italian Restaurant Opens on Cedar Avenue

The weekend after Thanksgiving, ie – short for Italian Eatery – opened its doors at 4724 Cedar Avenue. This welcome new addition to the growing food scene in south Minneapolis has created a lot of buzz in the neighborhood. Owners Eric and Vanessa Carrera closed on the property in the fall, and managed a complete […]

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46th Street Community Open House

In the Summer of 2016 Hennepin County will be performing a “mill and overlay” of 46th street that will extend the life of the road. This process removes the top layer of asphalt and replaces it with a new smooth surface. During this process there is an opportunity to rethink the lane configuration of the […]

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Plants and flowers for 2nd Avenue

Neighbors:  As you may know or have read, the Field Regina Northrop Neighborhood Group (FRNNG) Greening Committee has been working to maintain the lands east and adjacent to the sound barrier walls of 35W South running from 42nd Street to 51st Street along 2nd Avenue South.  We have made a lot of progress in maintaining the lands (mowing) […]

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Advertisements in Close to Home

 Our Bi-monthly Newsletter Close to Home is now including  advertising for local business in future issues of our newsletter to help partially offset our costs. We are now offering two sizes for advertisements: 4” wide by 2” deep or a 4×4″ square option. The cost to place one smaller ad is $65, and $130 for the […]

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