A planned new subway line between Amsterdam and Almere should be extended so that it runs from Amsterdam West to Haarlem, the GroenLinks and PvdA district councilors in Amsterdam Oost and Nieuw West said in a letter published in Het Parool.
The education crisis claimed another victim in Amsterdam with the announcement that the primary education provider Linnaeusschool will shut down at the end of the school year. The Amsterdam Oost school will close because of a combination too few teachers on staff, and too few pupils in the classrooms, the parent organization STAIJ told the Parool.
A 23-year-old Uber driver was acquitted on appeal for a traffic accident in which a 22-year-old cyclist was killed in Amsterdam-Oost. The Uber driver hit the young woman with his car on 31 March 2017, after overtaking a stationary city bus, RTL Nieuws reports.
A fire at a care home in Amsterdam left one person "severely injured" on Tuesday afternoon. The resident was transported to an area hospital with burn wounds, authorities said.
Several other people were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, authorities said. The blaze occurred in the Amsta facility on Van 't Hooflaan in the Watergraafsmeer neighborhood of Amsterdam Oost. The building is a specialized location for housing elderly people with dementia.
A man was injured in a shooting on Jorens Ivensplein in IJburg on Sunday night. He was taken to hospital with unknown injuries.
The shooting happened at around 11:00 p.m. in the Amsterdam-Oost area, according to NU.nl. The victim was conscious and able to communicate when he was taken to hospital, the police said.
The police are looking for one suspect. The motive for the shooting is not yet clear. The police are investigating.
As rush hour came to a close Monday morning in the Dapperbuurt, the Amsterdam Oost neighborhood largely felt like it had returned to business as usual. With smiles on their faces, the regulars streamed into Cafe Kuijper for their 9 a.m. coffee even as renovation crews were hard at work repairing the damage in the neighborhood from a weekend explosion.
An explosion outside a coffee shop in Amsterdam Oost on Sunday morning prompted officials to evacuate several buildings in the area. The blast was the second to take place near the Smoke Palace in the last six weeks.
No injuries were reported in the immediate aftermath on Linnaeusstraat, were the incident took place.
Amsterdam is extending its ban on beer bikes in the center of the city to also include the eastern part of the city center, mayor Femke Halsema wrote in a letter to the city council. There have been many beer bike related complaints from Amsterdam Oost, which have been confirmed by enforcement officers, Het Parool reports.
A man was injured in a shooting on George Sliekerkade in Amsterdam shortly before midnight on Wednesday, the police said on Twitter.
The shooting happened at around 11:45 p.m. in IJburg, a residential area built on artificial islands in Amsterdam Oost. The police responded to reports of loud bangs and a man lying in the street, screaming. At the scene they found the 43-year-old man injured.
Witnesses saw two persons fleeing the scene on a scooter. The police are investigating.
A 24-year-old Moroccan man was arrested in the south of France on suspicion of stabbing a 44-year-old man to death on C.J.K. van Aaltstraat in Amsterdam in September. The man will be extradited to the Netherlands this week, Het Parool reports.
Construction workers in Amsterdam Oost found a decades-old weapon in the backyard of a home in the Watergraafsmeer district. Explosives experts at the scene on Finsenstraat determined it had been already-fired and was thus harmless.
The police are looking for witnesses of a shooting incident on Krugerplein in Amsterdam Oost on Monday evening. A 45-year-old man was injured.
The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. on Monday. When police arrived at the scene, no victim or perpetrator was in sight. The victim later came forward.
According to the police, a group of people were on Krugerplein, close to a cafe, shortly before the shooting. Investigators would like to talk to these people as they may have information that can give clarity about the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
Popular snack bar Sinbad on Eerste Oosterparkstraat was targeted in a shooting during the early hours of Monday morning. A cleaner was still in the building when the shooting happened, but no one was injured. Seven shots were fired at the shop, the owner said to AT5.
"We've been a household name in Oost for 15 years. I have no idea where this comes from", the owner said to the Amsterdam broadcaster. He took over the business seven years ago. "The customers wonder about what happened. My family and friends too. But I myself have no idea, other than that seven bullets were fired."
A body was found in the waterway along Weesperzijde in Amsterdam Oost on Wednesday morning. The police cordoned off the area and are investigating.
The body was found in the water near Cafe de Omval, according to Amsterdam broadcaster AT5. Divers from the fire department area also at the scene.
So far nothing is known about the identity of the victim or the circumstances under which the body was found.
A number of young people in Amsterdam received a photo of a note that is believed to come from Dutch jihadists in Syria. The note calls on the Amsterdam young people to pray for the jihadists. The photo also shows a Kalashnikov and a hand grenade.
In the note the writers ask their 'brothers' in Amsterdam Oost to remember them in their prayers, their 'du'aa'. It reads: "Our Salam from Idlib. To the brothers of Amsterdam Oost. Do not forget us in your du'aa".
We Are Here, a group of failed asylum seekers in Amsterdam, tried and failed to take over more two buildings belonging to housing corporation Ymere on Monday. These homes are located on Stephensonstraat in Amsterdam Oost, Het Parool reports.
Employees from Ymere were installing locks on the homes to prepare them for being rented when We Are Here showed up, Ymere spokesperson Coen Springelkamp said to the newspaper. The lease contract for both homes have already been signed, Springelkamp said. "The future residents are already packing their stuff."
We Are Here, a group of failed asylum seekers, squatted 11 homes and a shop on Rudolf Dieselstraat in Amsterdam Oost over Easter weekend. The group renamed the location 'We Are Here Village' and hope to turn it into a space that can also offer shelter to women and children living on the streets, Het Parool reports.
The vacant homes and shop belong to housing corporation Ymere, which intends to demolish the buildings to make way for new apartment buildings. The project was delayed in 2015 and construction is now set to start sometime this year.
A stabbing in a home in Amsterdam Oost on Friday morning left two people injured. Another two people were arrested, a police spokesperson confirmed to Het Parool.
The stabbing happened in a fourth floor apartment on H.J.E Wenckebachweg. When the police arrived they found two injured people and the apartment covered in blood, according to the spokesperson. Two uninjured men in the apartment were arrested.
The severity of the victims' wounds is unclear. One had to be brought outside by the fire department. Both were taken to hospital.
Amsterdam police commissioner Ad Smit will be fired with immediate effect due to years of embezzlement. The top of the Amsterdam police will hand him his dismissal next week, NRC reports.
Smit was the highest police officer of the police unit in Amsterdam district Oost for around 20 years.
According to the newspaper, he regularly used police money to entertain family members, colleagues and friends. Investigation showed that he paid for, among other things, expensive meals and tickets to football matches with police funds.
A 27-year-old woman died under suspicious circumstances on the pavement of Djakartaterras in Amsterdam-Oost on Sunday morning. The suspicious circumstances around her death indicate that she did not die of natural causes, and an investigation was launched, the police said in a statement on Wednesday.
The municipality of Amsterdam will soon start removing shared bicycles left parked in public spaces, the municipality said in a press statement. Public spaces may not be used as a place of issue and bike sharing companies that do so are hindering city traffic by using up the already scarce bicycle parking, according to the city.
A 47-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man were taken into custody for bringing four Dominican women to the Netherlands illegally and forcing them to work as prostitutes in Amsterdam without a permit, Het Parool reports.
The Dominican women worked as prostitutes from a house on Haroekoestraat in Amsterdam Oost, according to the newspaper. The suspects appeared in court on Monday. They are suspected of human trafficking and money laundering.
In a television program on Belgian broadcaster VRT an IJburg resident and PVV voter Zandra Lammers paints the Amsterdam neighborhood as radicalized, crime infested and derelict. Other IJburg residents are shocked and outraged by the claims made, AT5 reports.
The Belgian broadcaster introduces IJburg as a "neat new district, just outside Amsterdam, located on the IJsselmeer". Then they give Lammers the word. She was interviewed because she will soon be voting for the PVV, according to AT5.
Amsterdam is launching an experiment in paying welfare recipients for their voluntary work, alderman Arjan Vliegenthart announced. He set up this experiment in collaboration with neighborhood Oost based on a study that shows that volunteer work is dissatisfying in the long run if there is no reward, Het Parool reports.