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Cheering up Sydney with big yellow signs

Big yellow signs with positive messages will soon be seen all around Sydney in an effort to cheer up Sydneysiders. Big Yellow Umbrella, a charity...

What a difference a bridge would make

It would take four minutes to walk across the railway on a bridge between Carriageworks and the western end of South Eveleigh’s Locomotive Workshop....

New skate park opens in Alexandria

Sculptural bowls and obstacles are challenging skaters of all ages at the new $6 million skate park in Alexandria opened by the City of...

City battles for Alexandria traffic solutions

A significant win for Alexandria residents, with the introduction of a 40 km/h speed limit in most local streets.

Hot and sunny Funday for all

The fifth SundayFunday at Alexandria Park.

Holistic approach to health in Green Square

Green Square will be a site for a new RPA HealthOne East, which will incorporate an academic general practice centre, population health and community-based services.

Stop WestConnex Euston Road widening

With seven lanes of traffic to run 180cm from homes, residents have been advised not to open their windows.

WestConnex – ‘smoke stacks and mirrors’

The New M5 tunnel will terminate in St Peters and is expected to deliver 120,000 vehicles to two local roads.

Community tries to claim the Alex Hotel

Community rallies to save its beloved Alexandria Hotel

Making an impression: Local actor Chris Broadbent

The SSH interviews actor and Alexandria resident Chris Broadbent, who has starred in some prominent television shows, including A Place to Call Home and Australia: The Story of Us.

Ballet gives you wings

Children from less privileged backgrounds do not always get the opportunity to attend activities such ballet due to the cost of classes, costumes, uniforms...

Community rallies to save beloved pub

ALEXANDRIA: Residents were shocked to learn that a Development Application had been lodged to demolish the iconic Alexandria Hotel and replace it with a block of 28 apartments. Only residents within a 50-metre radius were directly informed by Council. Fortunately, residents were able to use social media to spread the word more widely. Among the first to do so was Alex Robinson, who set up the Facebook group “Save the Alex pub”.

Living history a joy to behold

ALEXANDRIA: On November 12 a book was launched, and not just any book, but as the title says, a “living history” of Sydney. Written by the Alexandria Creative Writing Group, comprising seniors who meet each Wednesday at the Cliff Nobel Centre, Living History includes prose, poems, history and dramatisations.

Wrapped with love

ALEXANDRIA: While we’ve been having “a bit of a cold spell” in Sydney over recent weeks, most of us can reach for an extra blanket and look forward to spring. What must it be like to live through a below-zero winter, cold to the bone day and night?

Karate kids triumph at the art of self-defence

ALEXANDRIA: Every Tuesday afternoon inside the town hall at Alexandria, a group of five to 15-year-olds take off their shoes, bow to each other...

Flowers at Redfern Station?

REDFERN: Back in 1985 Redfern Station won the Best Station Garden competition over 90 other railway stations. It took nine months for its dedicated Station Master, Hilton South, to create the beautiful flowerbeds, and he and his staff worked long hours on their own time to maintain them.

Head On – the highlights

From May 17-June 23 the Head On Photo Festival hits Sydney, showcasing the best in Australian and international photography. Head On is Australia’s largest photographic festival with around 200 exhibitions, talks and workshops taking place over five weeks including many galleries in the South Sydney area. It provides equal opportunity for emerging and established photographers based on standard of work rather than name or celebrity.

Boxa teams up with Alex Rovers

Two of the most identifiable sporting brands in the inner city have joined forces in 2013. Boxa, the home of world boxing champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine and the Alexandria Rovers Junior Rugby League Football Club have formed an exciting partnership.

Learning to share at Wunanbiri

The pre-school values Early Childhood Education and aims to see as many children as possible given opportunity and support in their early years. “Our program...

Budding community workers

ALEXANDRIA: Robert Bruce, Acting Principal of Alexandria Park Community School, spoke recently about the initiative to create community gardens within an inner-city school. He said: “A lot of our kids live in the local area and do not have access to gardens in their home environment.”

Volunteers keep it rolling

Redfern resident Marcello Araldi has been volunteering with Meals on Wheels since Christmas 2011. He took time this month to answer a few questions about the work he continues to find rewarding, and to share with readers some basic information about the food delivery service that began over 60 years ago and now facilitates delivery of 4.5 million meals each year in NSW.

Advance Alexandria Fair!

ALEXANDRIA: All day Saturday it rained and rained, but on Sunday February 24 the sun shone through the clouds, much to the delight of the estimated 1,000 people gathered at Alexandria Park for the very first Alexandria Fair.

Rovers back in action

To the true rugby league tragic, summer is the most boring time of the year – no footy, no pies, no yelling at the refs!

Family club invites community involvement

On a bright sunny Saturday morning in December, over 350 players, family and friends of the Alexandria Rovers Rugby League Football Club attended the club’s annual presentation day at Botany Pool to celebrate a great season in 2012.

Swans combine for Kool Kids

Sydney Swans pair Adam Goodes and Lewis Jetta teamed up for some terrific goals in season 2012, and now they’re aiming to combine for another – to help keep the doors open at Weave’s Kool Kids Club in Waterloo.

Rovers smile at the Crocodiles

REDFERN: On a beautiful Saturday morning in August the Alexandria Rovers Under 7s team took to the hallowed turf that is Redfern Oval, chasing their own little piece of rugby league glory. This team had been the standout team all year, having lost only one game all season on the way to the big one, but kids being kids, anything can and usually does happen.

North Eveleigh developments

High on a list of issues for local residents was the SMDA’s plan to allocate 12 per cent of the total floor space to...

Talking traffic and transport blues

The influx of traffic into Alexandria, and the limited parking availabilities in the area were heated topics, but the Council defended its stance towards...

Talking traffic and transport blues

ALEXANDRIA: Public transport and parking issues took the spotlight at the Alexandria Traffic Forum this month, as residents voiced their concerns over the area’s transport problems. The forum was attended by members of the Council, Sydney Buses, the NSW Department of Transport, Transport consultants, and the Sydney Metropolitan Development Authority (SMDA).