NOTE: As of September 2012, we are no longer updating the Roosevelt Neighborhood Blog. Please visit the Ravenna Blog for all of your neighborhood news needs!

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Roosiehood Blog on hiatus

Sadly, we no longer have the time or resources to maintain the Roosevelt Neighborhood Blog on an ongoing basis. We will continue to post neighborhood updates and news to Twitter and Facebook. Facebook: Twitter:  

Photo: Albino Burmese Python courtesy of falling_angel on Flickr.

7-foot snake lost in Cowen Park

Hide your pets and your smaller children! There’s a python loose in Cowen Park. Or maybe Ravenna. Nobody really knows for sure.

The former home of a beauty salon was prepped for demolition on Wednesday, July 18. (Photo: RavennaBlog)

Townhouses on NE 66th Street will soon move to new location

Sound Transit has finally found a buyer for the four townhomes on the future site of the Roosevelt Light Rail Station. Expect to see a lot of activity around that block in the next month.

Burglary leaves local organic cafe in need of help

The organic and dairy-free cafe, Thrive, was burglarized overnight on Monday, July 2.

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Ravenna Boulevard is magically paved overnight

When we went to bed last night, you could hear the machinery cranking away on Ravenna Boulevard. We woke up to find part of Ravenna Blvd. had been paved smooth. A collective sigh of relief was heard throughout the ‘hood.

Roosevelt Bull Moose

Volunteers needed for this summer’s Bull Moose Festival

The Roosevelt Bull Moose Festival planning committee is charging ahead with exciting plans for this year’s festival (July 28) and are looking for some extra help. Want to get involved?

Roosevelt High School performs with Wynton Marsalis at Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. Photo credit Frank Stewart for Jazz at Lincoln Center

Roosevelt Jazz year-end concerts Wednesday and Friday nights

This is the week to catch some truly amazing Jazz groups from Roosevelt High School performing their final concerts of the year.

Engine 16 arrives on the scene.

Stove top fire causes $20,000 damage in Roosevelt home

The Seattle Fire Department responded quickly to a fire that started in the kitchen of a south Roosevelt home on Monday afternoon.


Repaving of Ravenna Boulevard delayed due to rain

Due to rain (what else?) the Seattle Department of Transportation has had to delay the repaving of Ravenna Boulevard until Tuesday, June 5. The on- and off-ramps will be closed overnight on Wednesday, June 6.

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Repaving of NE Ravenna Boulevard starts Monday, June 4 (Finally!)

ARE YOU READY? NE Ravenna Boulevard repaving will start on Monday, June 4, at 7:00 a.m. Woohoo!

Vigil at Cafe Racer on Roosevelt Way, May 30, 2012 - Photo: Steve Sorbo

UPDATE: Benefits and fundraisers for victims of Cafe Racer shootings

A list of benefit shows, fundraisers, and other events being organized to raise money for the victims and families of the shootings at Cafe Racer.

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Seattle Schools finalize start times for 2012 – 2013

Seattle Public Schools today released the start times for the 2012 – 2013 school year. Most schools serving the Roosevelt neighborhood won’t see a change in their schedules, with the exception of Wedgwood Elementary.