HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Queen Avenue: In search of name’s origin

Written January 23rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

In idle moments over the years, I’ve wondered how Queen Avenue in Albany got its name. Turns out I’m not the only one.


Later this year, major work along Queen

Written January 11th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

This summer, get ready for a big reconstruction project on the west end of Queen Avenue, a key traffic route in Albany.


Curious about old store site: Now, a fence

Written November 15th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

It seems as though every few days someone asks me what’s happening at the former Mega Foods supermarket in Albany.


Crossing on Queen to be fixed next week

Written September 23rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The Queen Avenue railroad crossing, long the bane of Albany motorists because of its extreme bumpiness, is finally going to get fixed starting next week.


Periwinkle Path gets ‘multi-use’ extension

Written July 4th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

From the Periwinkle Bikepath to Geary Street, the sidewalk on the north side of Queen Avenue is torn up for the construction of a wider walkway that will double as an extension of the bikeway too.


Where bike path ends, solution in the works

Written May 2nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

If you ride your bike south on the Periwinkle Bikepath, you come to a dead end at Queen Avenue, where the path stops in the middle of the block. This may change soon.


Along Queen, street trees to come down

Written March 21st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

A reader asked me Sunday if the trees on Queen Avenue marked with green ribbons were to be cut down. I told her I would check on Monday. And the answer is yes, the city intends to have those trees felled.


 
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