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Men killed Monday in New Holly identified

Seattle Police reported yesterday that two men were found in a parked car yesterday morning in the New Holly neighborhood on the edge of South Beacon Hill, dead from gunshot wounds to the head. The two men were identified today as Edward James Westmoreland II, 34, and Elijah Roosevelt Paul III, 42.

An officer found the crime scene at 39 Avenue South and South Kenyon Street on Monday morning at about 6 a.m. when he stopped to investigate what looked like a car prowl.

According to the Seattle Times, a police source said that the men may have been involved in a drug transaction when they were killed. The case is being actively investigated, and anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 911.

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Fights and shooting Saturday night in NewHolly and Brighton

The SPDBlotter reports:

On December 6th at approximately 11:30 P.M., multiple units from the South Precinct responded to a large disturbance involving over 150 juveniles at a event in the 7000 Block of 32 Avenue South. … A short time later, officers responded to Harborview Medical Center where a gunshot victim had been taken. The victim stated he had been shot in the 4600 block of S. Othello and gave a suspect vehicle description of a white American car. Officers responded to 4600 S. Othello and located shell casings as well as damage to a residence and the victim’s vehicle.

It’s believed the two incidents are related. The Seattle Times has a bit more.

Beacon Bits: gloom, despair, and agony

Not to be a downer, but the news hasn’t been so good lately. We’ll start with some cheerful neighborhood organizing and then move on to the more depressing Bits:

New Holly playground completed in one day

You’ll remember a few days ago, when we published an appeal for volunteers to help build a playground for New Holly’s 2,500 children in six hours. The day was yesterday, and the playground was completed on time with the help of many volunteers. The Seattle Times has a nice story about it, including video (but I wish they’d have shown more video of the playground — anyone out there take any photos at the event?).

What do you want to see at the light rail stations?

The train is coming! Photo by Erwyn van der Meer.
The train is coming! Photo by Erwyn van der Meer.
We mentioned this before, but it’s worth repeating.

This Saturday, October 25, the Greater Duwamish Council and the SE District Council are co-sponsoring a community meeting to discuss the new neighborhood planning process and “how to create vibrant, successful neighborhoods” at the light rail stations.

The event will be at the New Holly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Avenue South, at 12:00 noon, and snacks and child care will be provided.

Help build a new playground at New Holly

One hundred volunteers are needed this coming Friday, October 24, to help build a new playground in the Central Park area of New Holly, based on designs created by neighborhood children. The plan is to build the entire park in 6 hours; work begins at 9:00 am, and at 3:00 pm, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the playground. Lunches will be provided for the volunteers. Interested? Meet at the south end of Central Park in Phase III (at the corner of Holden Street and Rockery Drive) at 9:00 am on Friday, or email Joy Bryngelson for more information.

More information is at the Rainier Valley Post — thanks!

Transit transformation of neighborhood plan?

The City is beginning a process of updating most of the 38 neighborhood plans throughout Seattle, but because of the light rail line opening next summer, Beacon Hill, Mount Baker, and Othello have been fast-tracked for station area planning and neighborhood plan updates. And they do mean fast. The stations open in July, and there is some indication that the city wants rezoning of the area done simultaneously with the plan updates. Things may be changing quickly, folks.

On Saturday, October 25 at 12:00 noon, the Southeast District Council and the Greater Duwamish District Council are hosting a community event to discuss the new neighborhood planning process and “how to create vibrant, successful neighborhoods at these stations.” The event is at the New Holly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Avenue South, and food, beverages, and child care will be provided.

Also in the neighborhood planning arena, the city’s Neighborhood Plan Advisory Committee (NPAC) needs four at-large members, “with a good mix of neighborhood knowledge, new passion, and a commitment to healthy communities,” to sit on the committee. The deadline is today, October 17, at 5:00 pm. If you’re interested in helping guide the forthcoming neighborhood planning process as an NPAC member, fill out this PDF and get it in ASAP.

Thanks to the SDC and GDDC for the postcard about the event, and the Rainier Valley Post for getting the news out about the NPAC applications.