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Hello Neighbors!

Make sure you join your Near Eastside neighbors and friends this weekend at the Neighborhood Summit – Better Block Indy: East Washington Street from Noon – 5pm on East Washington from Rural to Oxford Streets.  There will be food, fun, and lots to see and do.  There are so many great things to do this weekend so make sure to stop by and say hello!  Links below for more information.  See you there!


Near Eastside Community Builder

Facebook:  Better Block Indy: East Washington Street

Twitter: @BetterBlockIndy   #bbindy

Race for Wellness

Please join us on Thursday, June 6, 2013 in the Hulman Suite of the Pagoda at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for our Race for Wellness fundraising event. All proceeds from the evening directly benefit programming at the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center, a John H. Boner Community Center facility.

Tickets are limited. Register today!

Legacy Center Farm Stand

Growing Places Indy will again be hosting a farm stand at The Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center.  The farm stand will run from 4-6 p.m. every Thursday from June 6th – August 8th. EBT accepted.

Legacy Center Beat the Heat Promotion

Tell your friends about our summer $10/month new member promotion, Beat the Heat!  Ask at our front desk about how current members can also participate.

Beat the Heat

Healthy Smiles for Employability

Indiana University School of Dentistry is currently looking for applicants and candidate referrals for their
Healthy Smiles for Employability program.

Healthy Smiles for Employability (HSE) provides full or partial dentures for 20 uninsured, adult residents and connects them with local job assistance services. The program aims to enhance employability, oral health and well-being of residents in the Near Eastside and surrounding community.

The flyer below shares eligibility criteria and information for interested applicants and community partners. Interested and eligible residents will be asked to meet with HSE to learn more about the program. The application process includes this initial meeting as well as a dental screening at the Indiana University School of Dentistry’s Student Outreach Clinic.

The Indiana University School of Dentistry’s Student Outreach Clinic at People’s Health and Dental Center operates on the first and third Saturdays of each month for residents without dental insurance or who are enrolled in Medicaid. All student dental services are directly supervised by IU faculty dentist volunteers.

Healthy Smiles for EmployabilityRural Street Bridge over Pogue’s Run Mid-June DPW will begin replacing the Rural Street Bridge over Pogue’s Run. They expect the project to be completed in November 2013. The bridge will be widened to include two 12-foot travel lanes, 8-foot sidewalks, 8-foot shoulders as well as new railings on each side.  This will be a phased project and the bridge will not be closed during construction, rather traffic will be shifted into narrow single lanes during the three different phases. The sidewalks will be  open during construction, but only on one side, the side that is not being worked on. Construction will take place Monday through Friday during normal  working hours.  Brookside Pkwy North Drive WILL be closed but in two phases beginning in June with street closures east of Rural Street first, than later in  phase two, Brookside Pkwy west of Rural Street will be closed.  This project is being completed as part of the RebuildIndy initiative to transform the city through improvements to restore items within the infrastructure that pose a public safety threat to neighborhoods.  For more  information on this project visit: or call 317-327-2656 and ask about “Rural Street Bridge over Pogue’s Run.”


What are the NESCO Neighborhood Games?
Each summer, the Near Eastside Neighborhoods in Indianapolis, Indiana come together for a week of neighborhood-friendly, Olympic-style games. These events celebrate friendships, good-natured competition, light-hearted fun, and community cooperation. Events such as basketball, softball, volleyball, street hockey, dodgeball, table tennis, corn hole, cooking, frisbee golf, running, cards, and trivia allow for a week of great fun for all who live or work on the Near Eastside.

How does it work?
Individuals and teams enter events in an effort to try and win a medal for their neighborhood or Near Eastside Organization. Like the Olympics, each medal (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) is worth points (5, 3, and 1). At the end of the week of competition, the neighborhood or organization with the most points wins the NESCO Neighborhood Games. Please take the time to visit our events page to learn more about these games and the opportunities available to you and your community!

For more information go Here –

Summer Servings Program

INDY HUNGER NETWORK is currently looking for volunteers to help with neighborhood canvasing. Volunteers would be walking door to door hanging door hangers and talking with residents about the summer servings program. Volunteers are needed during the day time hours in the month of June. Volunteers are needed for as long as it may take to reach all the home in the area of Rural to Sherman from highway 70 to East 10th street. Please be able to commit to 3-8 hours of walking. If interested, please contact Misty White at or 317-809-384.

Summer Servings Spanish

Target Free Night at the Museum: From Flight to Space

June 6

July 11

August 1

Indianapolis Children’s Museum

3000 N. Meridian St.

Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration

July 11-23
Events will take place in various locations in the Indianapolis

Covering Kids and Families Family Day

Saturday, August 3
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Marion County Public Health Department
3838 N. Rural St., north parking lot

Tire Amnesty Day

free drop off for old tires
Saturday, June 8 from 8am to 4pm
Mosquito Control – 4001 E. 21st St.

Mosquito Season

Are you having trouble with mosquitoes? Do you have standing
water that needs treating? Call 317-221-7440 to report concerns
in your neighborhood.

Neighborhood Meetings

June 6

Brookside  Centenary Church  6:30pm

June 8

Neighborhood Summit – Better Block Indy: East Washington Street   Noon – 5pm   East Washington Street

June 10

North Brookside (NOBO)  Spades Park Library   6pm

St. Clair Place  East 10th UMC   6pm

June 11

Springdale   John H. Boner Community Center  6:30pm

RMS 10   941 N. Gray St.   6:30pm

June 13

Arsenal Heights   Damien Center   6pm

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