Happy Earth Month!

Do your part & save $ by getting a Home Energy Squad visit. Only $50 for Seward residents mncee.org/hes/mpls.

Welcome Faisal: SNG’s New Community Facilitator for the Seward Towers

“I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Faisal Aideed. I moved to Minnesota 7 years ago to work with Cedar Riverside neighborhood. I started working with the Seward Neighborhood Group in February as the Community Facilitator for the Seward Towers East and West. If  you are interested in working with the residents of the towers and specifically the immigrant community please feel free to contact me at Faisal@sng.org”

Neighborhood Earth Day Cleanup April 22 9:30 -Noon. Three Locations!

Join SNG, Franklin Housing Co-op, Birchwood Cafe, and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for the annual Earth Day Clean up!  New this year, we have three locations to meet up at!

Franklin Housing Co-op, 2300 Franklin Ave,

24th St E & W River Rd,

29th Ave S & Greenway,

EVERYONE IS WELCOME. Bags, gloves, safety vests and some litter grabbers provided.


SNG Board Meeting May 24

Join us for the next SNG Board Meeting of 2017 scheduled for May 24, 7:00 pm at Matthews Park, 2318 29th Ave. S.

Community Development Committee Meeting April 11

The next scheduled Community Development Committee meeting is April 11, 7pm at Matthews Center. 2318 29thAve. S. FFI, contact Doug Wise at doug@sng.org.


Stories from Seward’s History: Two Neighborhood Talks in April

Photo at top: Governor Freeman and family at the Governor’s “mansion” at 2316 Seabury Avenue in 1955.

On April 20 & 27 at 7 pm join us at Matthews Center for talks that will feature historical photos and maps in a 50-minute show with discussion afterwards. Dr. Rick Musser has curated colorful stories from materials collected by the Seward History Committee of the Seward Neighborhood Group over the past 40 years.

Tickets are $12 per session or two for $20. Tickets available at the door or contact Kerry Cashman, Seward Neighborhood Group, Phone 612-338-6205 or email Kerry@sng.org, or phone Dick Westby at 612-722-2853.

Thursday April 20, 2017, 7 p.m.
Republicans, Reds, Radicals and Reformers: A Brief History of Seward’s Politicians

Thursday April 27, 2017, 7 p.m.
Railways, Riots and Roustabouts: Seward’s Industrial Past

See flyer for more information here.

Community Development Committee Meeting March 14

The next scheduled Community Development Committee meeting is March 14, 7pm at Matthews Center. 2318 29thAve. S. FFI, contact Doug Wise at doug@sng.org.


SNG Board Meeting March 22

Join us for the next SNG Board Meeting of 2017 scheduled for March 22, 7:00 pm at Matthews Park, 2318 29th Ave. S.

Important Meeting regarding 29th Avenue Closure on January 31, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM at City Hall

We need help from residents in the final push to advocate for keeping 29th Avenue closed where it crosses the Midtown Greenway.


Can you attend this meeting with us?

City Council Transportation and Public Works Committee
Tuesday, January 31
9:30 am – 10:30 am at City Hall

The closure of 29th Avenue at the Greenway since May of 2015 has been a test, and despite the many safety benefits of the closure, the City has not yet committed to making it permanent, even after unanimous votes of support from the Seward and Longfellow neighborhoods.

During this meeting, staff will present multiple options, including an option to keep 29th closed, and an option to re-open it to northbound traffic, including trucks and commuter traffic. 29th Ave has been designated a Bike Boulevard and it is used by many students to bike to school. There are many other routes for truck and car traffic. We need residents at the meeting to make sure Council Members know how important it is to make the closure permanent. No public speaking required! Simply being present in the room makes a huge statement.


Since 2014, Seward Parents have been partnering with the City of Minneapolis on Safe Routes to School planning and implementation. It’s thanks to all of this work by parents and School & City staff that we are in a position to encourage the City to make this closure permanent. This meeting is a critical decision-point on the closure.

February Community Development Committee changed to Tuesday, Feb 7.

The February CDC meeting has been changed from February 14th to Tuesday February 7th at Matthews Center, due to the Valentine Holiday. The March CDC meeting will be back on the second Tuesday of the Month on March 14th.