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(Portland, OR)  --  The NAACP says it's now participating in a discussion involving a possible new location for Trader Joe's in Northeast Portland.  NAACP Portland chapter head Doctor Audrey Terrell says the organization is interested in affordable housing in the area and projected economic impact on the neighborhood.  Trader Joe's recently scrapped plans to build on a vacant lot in Northeast Portland after negative feedback from many members of the community.  Mayor Charlie Hales has come out in support of building a Trader Joe's on the site and has called for adding 20-million dollars for low-income housing along Northeast MLK Boulevard.

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  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.