The annual North Boroughs Independence Day fireworks celebration will have to be delayed this year due to severe damage to Avalon’s park caused by recent rains.

This year’s event was planned for Friday, July 3, at Avalon’s park on New Brighton Road. Last week’s heavy rains, however, caused flooding from the creek that borders the ballfields. A retaining wall and fence were undermined almost the entire length of the fields, and the fields themselves were covered with flood waters, mud and debris.


We here at The Citizen are absolutely thrilled with how our readers have responded to our new Web site. Over the weekend following last Friday's launch of the site, we received visitors from nine different states, plus the District of Columbia. We also got a few hits from foreign countries, but we're pretty sure the guy from the Czech Republic was not interested in the Bellevue Police News.


At last! Welcome to the debut of The Citizen on-line!

We've been working hard the last few months to create a Web presence that will both complement and enhance the print newspaper that has been serving the North Boroughs for more than 30 years. We're very excited to finally share with you the fruits of our labor.