St Paul

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19
Jul

East Third repair work begins

Crews began pulling up East Third Street on Monday, July 13 as part of a large reconstruction project of the road that should last through November. Crews will reconstruct the pothole laden road between Arcade Street and Johnson Parkway. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Crews began pulling up East Third Street on Monday, July 13 as part of a large reconstruction project of the road that should last through November. Crews will reconstruct the pothole laden road between Arcade Street and Johnson Parkway. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Closures through November
Morning coffee commuters may someday be able to drive with a mug of hot joe on East Third Street before 2015 is over without getting second-degree burns.
Second from the top of St. Paul’s “Terrible 20” roadways, East Third Street should be getting some long-needed attention.
Crews began work on the pothole laden, bumpy road on Monday, July 13, and should be at it into at least November of this year.

Sun
19
Jul

Short-term mental health crisis center gains approval

People Incorporated, a social services agency, is getting closer to approval for its short-term mental health crisis center, which it’s looking to to relocate to the former convent at White Bear and Lacrosse avenues. The organization’s zoning requests will be  heard by the St. Paul City Council in August. (submitted photo)
People Incorporated, a social services agency, is getting closer to approval for its short-term mental health crisis center, which it’s looking to to relocate to the former convent at White Bear and Lacrosse avenues. The organization’s zoning requests will be heard by the St. Paul City Council in August. (submitted photo)

After squeezing through with 9-8 vote, matter now in the hands of city council
Despite some neighborhood opposition, People Incorporated is closing in on its zoning wishes, and is a step closer to approval for relocating its short-term mental health crisis center to a former convent at White Bear and Lacrosse avenues.
Currently located in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood, the short-term mental health crisis center would like to move to the East Side where it would increase its capacity to provide temporary housing for up to 16 men and women experiencing mental health crises.

Tue
14
Jul

East Side National Guard member helps rebuild in Croatia

East Sider Blong Kong, 21, has been spending a good part of the summer helping rebuild a community center in the small rural town of Racinovci, Croatia. The National Guardsman says it’s a welcome break from his job as a security guard at Target. (photos courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard)
East Sider Blong Kong, 21, has been spending a good part of the summer helping rebuild a community center in the small rural town of Racinovci, Croatia. The National Guardsman says it’s a welcome break from his job as a security guard at Target. (photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard)

As it’s been sunny and humid here in the Midwest, so too has it been in Racinovci, Croatia, reports East Sider Blong Kong, 21.

Tue
14
Jul

East Side Freedom Library growing, bustling

Bountiful books, plenty of programming fill the unique building  Things are coming along at the East Side Freedom Library, the Carnegie library building that was the Arlington Hills Library and a part of the St. Paul Public Library system for decades. For one, it's got a new roof, and grants coming in helping the organization get a foothold. With books on the shelves, people in the building, and a variety of programs happening out of the facility, it's taking on some of the life that its co-founder Peter Rachleff imagined it would have.

Sun
12
Jul

State reps call for railroad transparency

Rep. Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis, speaks before a group of reporters, with a rail safety advocacy group alongside him showing support. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Rep. Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis, speaks before a group of reporters, with a rail safety advocacy group alongside him showing support. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Meeting at the edge of a the parking lot at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, where railroad tracks are in plain view just a few hundred feet away, some Minnesota state legislators and local government officials called for greater transparen

Sun
05
Jul

Basketball camp brings kids out

About 80 kids participated in this summer’s first Clyde Turner basketball camp. The low-cost camp is a way to keep teens busy during the summer, while also learning life lessons and improving their basketball skills. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
About 80 kids participated in this summer’s first Clyde Turner basketball camp. The low-cost camp is a way to keep teens busy during the summer, while also learning life lessons and improving their basketball skills. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Camp helps plug children into other activities throughout summer
About 80 kids were clustered in the double gym at Arlington Hills Community Center on Thursday, June 25, doing drills, learning ball-handling skills, and the occasional life lesson.
The kids were participating in the Clyde Turner Educational Basketball Camp, which is now in its second year of visiting St. Paul’s East Side.
The camp was full up, and even a little beyond capacity.

Sun
21
Jun

Grand Round planning kicks into gear

The St. Paul Grand Rounds are being planned this summer. The Grand Round is a 30-mile bike and pedestrian system that circles the city along scenic parkways and off-street paths. Parts of the Grand Round will go through the East Side, including along Wheelock and Johnson Parkways. (submitted graphic)
The St. Paul Grand Rounds are being planned this summer. The Grand Round is a 30-mile bike and pedestrian system that circles the city along scenic parkways and off-street paths. Parts of the Grand Round will go through the East Side, including along Wheelock and Johnson Parkways. (submitted graphic)

Kicking off planning for St. Paul’s Grand Round, consultants, city planning staff and residents will take part in a weeklong design workshop starting Monday, June 22.

Sun
21
Jun

Sprucing up Payne

Students from Washington Technology Magnet School, a high school in St. Paul’s North End, showed up on Wednesday, June 17 to help pick up Payne Avenue.

Sun
17
May

Placemaking panel examines zipcodes and death

Dr. Anthony Iton, a national public health expert, talked about the connection between a person’s zipcode and their life expectancy as part of a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 12 at Metro State University. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Dr. Anthony Iton, a national public health expert, talked about the connection between a person’s zipcode and their life expectancy as part of a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 12 at Metro State University. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

If you live in the Payne-Phalen or Dayton’s Bluff neighborhoods, odds are your life will be eight years shorter than someone living in Minnetonka, Edina, or Eagan.

Fri
27
Mar

Stepmom charged after 9-year-old screams 'Mom's trying to kill me'

Boy flees into elementary school, principal witnesses threat  A 24-year-old Dayton's Bluff woman is charged with making terroristic threats to her 9-year-old stepson, and for maliciously punishing him.

On March 25, after school let out, the young boy ran into Dayton's Bluff Achievement Plus Elementary School reportedly panicked, fearing for his life and fleeing from his stepmother.

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