Work Begins On the North Lake Union Community Wharf

photo by MIKE SIEGEL / THE SEATTLE TIMES Kyle Hunter is the project manager for Center for Wooden Boats’ newest location at the north end of Lake Union. The building at left and shown below will become a facility where people can work on their boats. A future phase will develop the […]

Mercer Street Switch is Coming

Drivers taking Mercer Street to I-5 could feel like they are driving on the wrong side of the road in the new year.

That’s because the Seattle Department of Transportation plans to switch all eastbound traffic from the south side of Mercer Street to the north side – the future westbound Mercer lanes that […]

Feds Say Excessive Use of Force by Seattle PD Must Stop

SEATTLE – A 10-month investigation by the U.S. Justice Department has found the Seattle Police Department “engages in a pattern of unnecessary and excessive force” in “violation of the Fourth Amendment,” federal officials announced Friday.

According to the Justice Department report, Seattle police use force in an “unconstitutional manner nearly 20 percent of the […]

Grisly Discovery in Eastlake – Bag of Human remains found

A volunteer helping the homeless found a human leg bone and foot in a black plastic bag under the Ship Canal Bridge Saturday morning.

Heroes for the Homeless founder Tricia Lapitan said a group of three volunteers was in the 3100 block of Fairview Avenue East in the Eastlake neighborhood at about 10 a.m., […]

Man pulled From Lake Union in Critical Condition

After working to revive a man who was pulled from Lake Union this morning, medics and firefighters wheel him off the dock on a stretcher. (Photo by Emily Heffter / The Seattle Times)

A man was pulled from Lake Union this morning near the Center for Wooden Boats. Firefighters and medics […]

Five hit by Car in Fremont – North Lake Union

Five pedestrians were hit by a car in Fremont early Saturday morning after a man drove into a crowd of people just after bar closing at 2 a.m.

 Fremont Universe reports that the people were sent flying into the air after the car hit them near the Nectar Lounge at North 36th Street and Phinney […]

Seattle Mayor Launches Fury at South Lake’s Citywide Towing

The Beat says Occupy Citywide!

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2016900791_towfees01m.html

South Lake Union’s Citywide Towing Takes on Notoriety

We’re going to let the two recent Danny Westneat stories speak for themselves, on what we feel is beyond-outrageous price gouging by one of our local tow companies. If you have yet to read these pieces here they are:

 http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/dannywestneat/2016890039_danny30.html

And here’s the follow-up, which is even worse …

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/dannywestneat/2016927608_danny04.html

 Somebody ought to Occupy […]