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Activate Uptown Block Party Sure to Provide Fun For All


Uptown will be hopping on Saturday, October 1, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, for Activate Uptown, a free, open-streets block party along Artesia Boulevard between Atlantic and Orange Avenues, with live music, activities, food, crafts, giveaways and more.

Councilmember Richardson invites residents to the 2016 Participatory Budgeting Vote Launch and Project Expo


Long Beach City Councilmember Rex Richardson invites residents and stakeholders to attend the 2016 Participatory Budgeting Vote Launch and Project Expo on May 7, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event will serve as the kick-off to District 9’s second annual Participatory Budgeting (PB) initiative where residents choose how $250,000 of discretionary funds is spent on community projects to help continue the Uptown Renaissance.

Councilmember Rex Richardson Launches “Read with Rex” Challenge During “Read Across America Day” Celebration

9th District Councilmember Rex Richardson

Councilmember Rex Richardson officially launched the “Read with Rex” challenge today during the “Read Across America Day” celebration at Colin L. Powell Academy for Success in North Long Beach. The “Read with Rex” challenge asks the community to pledge to check out and read 10,000 books or other educational media items within the first 100 days of the opening of the new Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library this summer.

Councilmember Rex Richardson’s Creative Corridor Challenge Begins With Project at Golden State Humane Society

9th District Councilmember Rex Richardson

9th District Councilmember Rex Richardson North Long Beach residents will soon see a mural and landscaping improvements at the Golden State Humane Society. The beautification effort is the first project of Long Beach 9th District Councilmember Rex Richardson’s “Creative Corridor Challenge,” a civic engagement initiative to unite artists, residents, and stakeholders to identify and collaborate on projects that will beautify North Long Beach’s corridors.

Council Approves Naming Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library


On Tuesday, February 9, the Long Beach City Council approved naming the new North Neighborhood Library as the “Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library.” The motion was approved by a majority vote of 6 to 0. Councilmember Rex Richardson spearheaded the movement to name the library after the First Lady.

Councilmember Richardson to Request Council Name New North Library the “Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library”

9th District Councilmember Rex Richardson

9th District Councilmember Rex Richardson On Tuesday, December 22, 2015, Councilmember Rex Richardson will ask his city council colleagues to consider naming North Long Beach’s new library after First Lady Michelle Obama.

Councilmember Richardson Sponsors “Let It Snow at the North Pole” at Houghton Park


Santa Claus is coming to Uptown! All are invited to celebrate the holiday season and see Houghton Park transformed into the North Pole. Cookies will be served, toys will be given away to good boys and girls, and yes, there will be snow and Santa Claus.

Public Invited to Groundbreaking Ceremony for DeForest Park Wetlands Restoration Project


The public is invited to join Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilmembers Al Austin II and Rex Richardson, and the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Marine, and Public Works at a groundbreaking ceremony for the DeForest Park Wetlands Restoration Project on Tuesday, December 1 at 10:00 am at the south end of DeForest Park, 6255 DeForest Avenue.

New Business District Manager Sought For Uptown Property & Community Association


The Board of Directors for the Uptown Property & Communication Association recently accepted the resignation of Executive Director, Sean Duren, who has served the organization for the last year and a half. “I have had the great privilege to oversee many exciting developments in Uptown and the Uptown business district organization,” said Duren, “and now the board and I agree that a new business district manager would best serve the organization, our stakeholders and the community.” 

Public Invited to Grand Opening of Houghton Park Fitness Zone


The public is invited to join Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilmember Rex Richardson and the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Marine, Public Works, and Health and Human Services in celebrating the grand opening of the Houghton Park Fitness Zone on Tuesday, November 24 at 9:00 am.

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