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VIDEO: Watch Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta’s ‘State of Our Cities’ address

VIDEO: Watch Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta’s ‘State of Our Cities’ address

On Friday, May 10, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual ‘State of Our Cities’ luncheon, which featured speeches by Mayors and representatives from the cities of Burien,... [Read more]

Mayor Matta will speak at Coalition for Drug-Free Youth event Thursday, May 9

Mayor Matta will speak at Coalition for Drug-Free Youth event Thursday, May 9

All are invited to a Free Community Event on Thursday, May 9, that will highlight the achievements of the Coalition for Drug-Free Youth, honor the Cascade Middle School Prevention Team’s successes,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Mayor holds press conference at Burien City Hall denouncing hate

VIDEO: Mayor holds press conference at Burien City Hall denouncing hate

On Monday afternoon, Mar. 4, Mayor Jimmy Matta held a press conference at City Hall, to “Denounce, Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, and Hate” in Burien. Matta was joined by several regional community... [Read more]

Come and learn about ‘New Beginnings’ program for youth in Burien Mar. 7

Come and learn about ‘New Beginnings’ program for youth in Burien Mar. 7

Come and Learn about a “New Beginnings” program for youth in Burien on Thursday, Mar. 7 at the Burien Community Center. This is your opportunity to learn about the new program in Burien supporting... [Read more]

A report from the ‘Strong Connections’ community brainstorming session

A report from the ‘Strong Connections’ community brainstorming session

Story & Photos by Maureen Hoffmann On Tuesday evening, Jan. 29, 54 people arrived at Navos’ Revelle Hall for lively discussions about “Strong Visions for Burien”, led by Irene Danysh of Community... [Read more]

Brainstorm with Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta on neighborhood events Jan. 29

Brainstorm with Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta on neighborhood events Jan. 29

Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta will be taking part in a ‘Strong Connections’ event this coming Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Navos’ Revelle Hall, from 6 – 8 p.m.: “Excited to welcome you... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta endorses Shannon Braddock for State Senate

Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta endorses Shannon Braddock for State Senate

The following is a Sponsored post from Advertiser Shannon Braddock for State Senate: As a Latino, carpenter, and community activist, I’ve always valued those who focus on the hard work of leading by... [Read more]

FBI takes over investigation of alleged assault on Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta

FBI takes over investigation of alleged assault on Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta

Photo from The B-Town Blog’s live video of Matta’s press conference. The Seattle Times is reporting that the investigation into the alleged ‘hate crime’ assault last month of Burien... [Read more]

VIDEO: Raw footage of Mayor Matta’s press conference re: Hate Crime assault

VIDEO: Raw footage of Mayor Matta’s press conference re: Hate Crime assault

On Monday afternoon, July 23, Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta held a press conference at City Hall to discuss the ‘hate crime’ assault he suffered at the Olde Burien Block Party on Saturday, July... [Read more]

VIDEO: Mayor Jimmy Matta speaks at Chamber’s ‘State of Our Cities’ luncheon

VIDEO: Mayor Jimmy Matta speaks at Chamber’s ‘State of Our Cities’ luncheon

On Friday, June 8, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual ‘State of Our Cities’ membership luncheon, with guest speakers from five regional cities, including Burien Mayor... [Read more]

Some SeaTac officials object to Burien Mayor Matta siding with residents of Firs

Some SeaTac officials object to Burien Mayor Matta siding with residents of Firs

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: By Jack Mayne Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta created a small controversy when he wrote a letter to the King County Superior Court judge presently considering an appeal of... [Read more]

Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta to speak at PSARA meeting on Thursday, May 10

Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta to speak at PSARA meeting on Thursday, May 10

Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta will speak at a meeting of PSARA (Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action) on May 10. Matta was elected to the Burien City Council in November, 2017, and was chosen as Mayor... [Read more]

Mayor Jimmy Matta marches with friends, family of shooting victim

Mayor Jimmy Matta marches with friends, family of shooting victim

Story & Photo by Aaron Wells Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta marched Monday afternoon (April 23) with the family and friends of Elizabeth Juarez, 13, one of two girls killed in a shooting on March 28. The... [Read more]

Burien Mayor Matta determined to bridge language gap for students, parents

Burien Mayor Matta determined to bridge language gap for students, parents

Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta, attending Thursday’s community safety meeting at Highline High School, noted that 41% of Highline students are Hispanic and called for a phone tree to reach out to families... [Read more]

City of Burien responds to death of teens killed in Burien Wednesday night

City of Burien responds to death of teens killed in Burien Wednesday night

Late Wednesday night (March 28, 2018), two young women were tragically killed in a gang-related shooting in the 13700 block of Ambaum Blvd SW (read our previous coverage here). “Our thoughts are with... [Read more]