Recap: last week in Midtown Kansas City (Nov. 30 – Dec. 7)

Courtesy Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department.

Courtesy Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department.

Last week we brought you Midtown Kansas City stories about W. 39th Street, a Plaza fountain, and the history of North Hyde Park.

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At city hall, the Municipal Art Commission approved plans for improved lighting and signage on West 39th Street.

The Jackson County Prosecutor announced charges in the death at Kansas City’s Somali Center, which is also being investigated as a potential hate crime.

And Kansas City was recognized for its climate change efforts.

The J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain was taken out of its prominent location in Mill Creek Park to be cleaned and upgraded.

Local organizations and residents participated in Giving Tuesday, a new holiday that encourages charitable contributions during the holiday season.

Our real estate experts offered tips on how to get ready to buy or sell property in the new year.

In our Uncovering History series, we looked back at  a block of the North Hyde Park neighborhood, from Linwood Boulevard south to 33rd Street, and Gillham Road east to Holmes Street.

We also took you back to 1880 when the Ragan family lived on a farm at Locust and Armour, right before a housing boom lead to development of the area.

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