St Paul

Sun
29
Jan

Suburban Ave. Pawn America closing after broken promises


Pawn America and PA Exchange, located at 1885 Suburban Ave., will be closing on Feb. 20 after promises of a retail mall, with stores, a Dairy Queen and Starbucks coffee shop, never came to fruition.

Pawn America and PA Exchange are closing their stores located at 1885 Suburban Ave. and will relocate their Payday America office to 1700 Suburban Ave. The stores will be closing Feb.

Sun
08
Jan

Grieving the loss of a friend, a family, a congregation


Faith Alliance Church held its last service Dec. 25. The church, located on the corner of Third and Howard streets, had a 102-year-old congregation.

102-year-old congregation forced to say goodbye

Sun
04
Dec

Phalen Rec Center’s refrigerated ice rink to get big upgrades


Phalen Recreation Center refrigerated ice rink is on tap to get a permanent cooling system. The new system, which will be installed during the summer of 2017, will consist of PVC pipes encased in concrete. The North Dale Recreation Center (pictured) had the same system installed this past summer.

Skating rink will have permanent cooling system next season

Sun
04
Dec

‘I hope that everyone...has a neighbor like this fella’


Chester Sheehan was recently awarded the Roger Tetu Award by the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council because he offers “kindness without hesitation on a daily basis.” His neighbor, Jeanelle Foster, right, nominated him for the award.

Chester Sheehan, 74, is a shy man, but he doesn’t shy away when neighbors are in need.

Sun
27
Nov

Donations will be rolling into Merrick


The food shelf has different rooms for each type of food. For example, there is a refrigerated room for dairy and meat products, a room for fresh produce, and a room for dry goods.

Union Depot chooses East Side nonprofit for holiday donations

The holiday season is a time to give and Merrick Community Services will be a recipient in a big way. 

Sun
27
Nov

Payne Avenue vacant lot is a developing hotspot


The lot at 848 Payne Ave. has been vacant for more than 10 years, and the owners of nearby Ward 6 Food +Drink and Kendall’s Ace Hardware say they are excited to see some upcoming apartment developments.

Empty lot between Ward 6 and Kendall’s being eyed for apartments

A once quiet and largely forgotten lot has been getting a lot of attention recently. 

Thu
10
Nov

Payne Avenue serial rapist caught


Larry Donnell Griffin

38-year-old man faces multiple counts of criminal sexual assault

A St. Paul man has been charged with six counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree in three separate rape cases along Payne Avenue.

Sun
17
Apr

Johnson High to undergo internal, external construction


The new entrance and addition will be made of glass and metal to reflect Johnson High School’s aerospace program. (courtesy of St. Paul Public Schools)

The changes will take place during the summers of 2016 and 2017

Clogged toilets, wandering visitors and a gloomy entrance that’s not handicap accessible are just some of the building-related issues that have plagued Johnson High School. 

However, long-awaited building improvements are finally on the horizon. At a District Five Committee for Planning and Economic Development meeting on April 5, community leaders learned of some changes coming to Johnson High School. 

Sun
10
Apr

Rush Line project down to four options for north end of transit corridor


The Rush Line Corridor Transit Study has four alternatives planned for the suburban route (Phalen Village to Forest Lake) and eight alternatives planned for the downtown routes. (courtesy of Rush Line Corridor Transit Study)

The Rush Line Corridor project is seeking more community input regarding possible transit routes and station locations.

Sun
10
Apr

‘Eyesore’ to be demolished


The gas station at Minnehaha and Payne Avenues will be torn down and replaced with a new restaurant and coffee shop. (Marjorie Otto/Review)

East African cuisine & coffee shop to replace gas station

The vacant gas station building at 719 Payne Ave. will soon be replaced with a new East African coffee shop and restaurant. 

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