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Radio is still making waves in Trainsong

BY Devin Ream EUGENE, Ore. – When it comes to news sources, radio is still alive and well within the Trainsong neighborhood. Trainsong residents were asked this simple question: Where do you get your news?

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Amplitude and frequency modulation still hip in Trainsong

BY Travis Loose EUGENE, Ore. — This just in: News radio still exists — and people are still listening to it. Though technological advances have superseded the widespread usage of good ol’ AM and FM radio, some residents of Trainsong still believe … Continue reading

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The people of Trainsong sing of community and idiots

By Travis Loose EUGENE, Ore. — They’re connected, they watch each other’s backs and they’re tired of having a bad reputation. Stretching only 1.4 miles North to South and 1 mile East to West, Northwest Eugene’s Trainsong neighborhood is Eugene’s … Continue reading

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Trainsong: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

BY Travis Loose EUGENE, Ore. — Northwest Eugene’s Trainsong neighborhood isn’t spoken of with much kindness. After reading about the area, and reviewing some of its residents’ comments about how the city could improve its livability, I was somewhat anxious … Continue reading

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Trainsong Neighbors Transform Youth Through Programs

by Sara Sebastian June 14, 2012 Suzette Nash asks Cadin, “Do you know what the joker sounds like?” Nash, in a red sweatshirt with medium-length brown hair, displays her version of the Joker’s laugh. “Heehaaaahhhehhhahhh,” she bellows. Cadin mimics Nash, … Continue reading

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A Woman from Guanajuato, Mexico, Makes Eugene her Home

by Sara Sebastian Yolanda Campos, 48, walks steadily after her six grandkids who run in every direction at Trainsong Park in Eugene, Ore. At one point, three grandchildren and one neighbor-boy, Kaden, sit in swings yelling politely for somebody to … Continue reading

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An Exclusive Neighborhood

A common theme among employees who work in the Trainsong neighborhood in Eugene is  not knowing where that neighborhood is located. Larry Bradley, the owner of Chocolate Decadence, said that the worst part of the neighborhood is that nobody knows … Continue reading

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Trainsong’s Reputation Its Biggest Challenge

West Eugene neighborhood Trainsong has a bad reputation throughout Eugene, but residents insist the little-known area has more good than bad. The neighborhood is small and mostly residential, but does house some local businesses, a park, and plenty of trains. … Continue reading

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A new take on Trainsong

Jon Crawford is at ease when he walks his dog Kingpin in Trainsong Park. “Some people think this might be the lower poor side of town, and ‘Oh, scary,’” he said. “There’s nothing going on in this park at 2 … Continue reading

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Touring Trainsong

I caught up with Haley at the 5th Street Market in downtown. She jumped in my car and we navigated in the rain and “rush hour” traffic through the Jefferson Westside Neighborhood, into the Whiteaker, and found train tracks.  We cruised … Continue reading

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