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 By Brian Soergel    News 

627 Dayton St.: 3-story, 24-unit apartment complex planned

Glenn Safadago of GBH Holdings has filed an application to develop a three-story, 24-unit apartment complex at 627 Dayton St. The location is just west of the Edmonds Library's... — Updated 1/20/2022

 
 By Brian Soergel    News 

Residents raise stink over trash pickup

Services are back to normal now, but lingering snowy streets combined with out-of-state forces raised a stink among some Edmonds residents who pay Republic Services for garbage... — Updated 1/20/2022

 
 By Brian Soergel    News 

Tsunami advisory draws the curious to Edmonds beaches

Edmonds has a new tsunami warning system in the Olympic Beach parking lot on Dayton Avenue West, and it wasn't needed Saturday, Jan. 15. But a rare tsunami advisory did prompt the C... — Updated 1/20/2022

 
 By Brian Soergel    News 

City hopes to scrub out rotten smell

What's that smell in the Bowl? The one like rotten eggs? For years, that's what numerous residents downtown have asked City officials. Officials investigated: It's hydrogen sulfide... — Updated 1/20/2022

 
 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Jesse Cook returns to Edmonds for 4th time

Guitarist Jesse Cook is a familiar presence on the Edmonds Center for the Arts stage. His show Jan. 20 is the Canadian native's fourth appearance. All have sold out. "It's nice to... — Updated 1/17/2022

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Bakery, ice cream for Main Street Commons

Mike McMurray's Main Street Commons has been busy lately: He's in the process of adding both ice cream and baked goods to his future site at Main Street and Sixth Avenue South, sche... — Updated 1/13/2022

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

24-unit apartment complex could be built on Main Street

UPDATE: Architect Phillip Frisk on Wednesday said the units will be one- and two-bedrooms, and range from 600-800 square feet. Glenn Safadago of GBH Holdings, who was behind a... — Updated 1/13/2022

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Leader of Neo-Nazi Group Sentenced to 7 years

A fourth person has been sentenced to prison for his role in a plot to threaten and intimidate journalists and advocates who worked to expose anti-Semitism. One of those... — Updated 1/13/2022

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Lawmakers introduce health-care safe staffing standards legislation

This week, Sen. June Robinson (D-Everett) and Rep. Marcus Riccelli (D-Spokane) introduced bipartisan legislation to create new safe staffing standards for hospitals in Washington.... — Updated 1/13/2022

 
 By Brian Soergel    Opinion

Ballard is coming! | Editor's Note

Ballard, anyone? Kirkland? That's just two of the printable thoughts no doubt in the minds of Edmonds residents who for years have pushed to keep downtown Edmonds unique to the... — Updated 1/11/2022

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Final answer: $500 a month for 4 months

The long saga over how much restaurants should pay to keep their streateries in the public right of way appears to be over. (See previous Edmonds Beacon story at www.bit.ly/3JDEg8h... — Updated 1/10/2022

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

2021 Year in Review in Edmonds : Part 2

Although there have been many blessings this year, the coronavirus and its variants continue to change the way we live. Here, in the second part of our annual review, are just a... — Updated 1/9/2022

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Brave new year: A 2022 plunge into chilly Puget Sound

The 15th annual Polar Plunge at Brackett's Landing North in Edmonds wasn't as crowded as the record number of folks in 2020. Because snow and COVID. But it was a great event... — Updated 1/9/2022

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Mayor calls for overhaul of City's snow response plan

The first snow of winter Dec. 26 brought treacherous driving conditions and some delays on the roads. But it also brought a chance for some great pictures. Although there were... — Updated 1/6/2022

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Public hearing Jan. 5 on 24-unit apartment at Main and Sixth

Glenn Safadago of GBH Holdings, who was behind a three-story, nine-unit apartment building on Edmonds Street and Third Avenue North and who decided not to provide on-site parking fo... — Updated 1/5/2022

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

SnoPUD approves 2.1% rate increase

Get ready for a higher bill next year from the Snohomish County PUD, as its Board of Commissioners approved a 2022 budget that includes a 2.1% general rate increase. According to... — Updated 1/5/2022

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

PAY UP: Amended amendment to the amended amendment fails

That escalated rapidly. One political move erased another Monday night in a remarkable display of political one-upmanship among Edmonds City Councilmembers, with two not showing up... — Updated 1/5/2022

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Swedish Edmonds nurse: 'The morale is poor'

A coalition of health-care workers on Dec. 13 launched the WA Safe + Healthy campaign calling on Washington state legislators to pass safe staffing standards that protect... — Updated 12/28/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Bridget Hanley dies; family donated Log Cabin to the city

Bridget Hanley was a small-town girl from Edmonds with grand dreams of making it big in Hollywood. And like Ana Faris, another Edmonds actor decades later, those dreams were... — Updated 12/28/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Main Street Commons gets a bakery

Mike McMurray's Main Street Commons has been busy lately. In addition to securing Molly Moon's ice cream to its future site, as the Beacon broke the news Dec. 24, it will now boast... — Updated 12/26/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Construction funding for SR 530 slide memorial approved

The Snohomish County Council recently approved Snohomish County's 2022 budget, including $4.8 million in funding for the SR 530 Slide Memorial Project proposed by Snohomish County E... — Updated 12/24/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Swedish Edmonds nurse: 'The morale is poor'

A coalition of health-care workers on Dec. 13 launched the WA Safe + Healthy campaign calling on Washington state legislators to pass safe staffing standards that protect... — Updated 12/22/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Wonderful and welcoming

Eight years after it was listed as a priority for replacement in the City's 2013 strategic plan, the new "Welcome to Downtown Edmonds" gateway sign was unveiled Tuesday, Dec. 14.... — Updated 12/22/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Bridget Hanley dies; movie star's legacy includes Log Cabin Visitors Center

Bridget Hanley, who grew up in Edmonds, starred on "Here Come the Brides" on TV and helped save what is now the Log Cabin Visitors Center on Fifth Avenue North, died Dec. 15 at age... — Updated 12/22/2021 Full story

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Will Chen among councilmembers wanting to cut streatery fee in half

Edmonds City Council President Susan Paine and three councilmembers – Will Chen, Laura Johnson, and Adrienne Fraley Monillas – want to amend the recently adopted ordinance... — Updated 12/22/2021

 

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