Marjorie Otto

Marjorie Otto can be reached at motto@lillienews.com, or at 651-748-7816.

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18
Jul

Bike lanes: coming to an East Side street near you


The City of St. Paul is planning to add bike lanes to Stillwater Avenue following the resurfacing of the street late this summer or fall. Bike lanes will also be added to Hazel Street to provide a connection to the Furness Parkway trail. Stillwater Avenue and Hazel Street will have marked bike lanes and parking on one side of the street will be removed. On the connecting routes of Ruth Street, Algonquin and Case avenues, shared lane markings will be added with no loss of parking. courtesy of the City of St. Paul

The city of St. Paul is continuing to expand bike infrastructure and this time it’s in the greater East Side, specifically in the Beaver Lake neighborhoods.

Tue
18
Jul

Former Ward 6 chef focuses on East Side food scarcity


Not only does Josh Bau cook lunch everyday for some 100 Salvation Army clients, he also helps in the organization’s food shelf, and on the Tuesday and Friday distribution days. Marjorie Otto/Review

Makes move from restaurant to Salvation Army

Sun
09
Jul

Pedestrian struck at Johnson Parkway and East Seventh


A pedestrian on a motorized mobility scooter was struck while crossing Johnson Parkway at East Seventh Street July 3. The pedestrian was alert and conscious at the scene with non-life-threatening injuries. courtesy of Sara Harrington

A pedestrian on a motorized mobility scooter was struck by a vehicle while crossing Johnson Parkway at the intersection of East Seventh Street at approximately 2:30 p.m July 3.

Sun
09
Jul

A life-changing social club


The new East Side-grown social club, the TAP, provides a space for those with disability labels to shed those labels and socialize in an environment without judgement. The group meets monthly at Woodland Hills Church in Maplewood, and it’s various guilds meet at Sojourner’s Cafe. courtesy of the TAP

The TAP provides a social outlet without judgement

 

Sun
09
Jul

Cookie Cart plans to open new bakery in early 2018


A June 29 groundbreaking ceremony celebrated the upcoming Cookie Cart location, at 946 Payne Ave. The new bakery is planned to open in February 2018. Marjorie Otto/Review

Johnson teens already benefitting from organization

 

Mon
03
Jul

Development ‘pioneer’ given tentative rights to Payne Avenue lot


The lot at 848 Payne Ave. has been vacant for about 10 years. Schafer Richardson, a seasoned Twin Cities development company, has been given tentative developing rights to the property. courtesy of Google Maps

Development of the empty lot between Ward 6 restaurant and Kendall’s Ace Hardware store, at 848 Payne Ave., is moving along. 

Mon
03
Jul

Metro State greenhouse receives $400,000 in state funding


Metropolitan State University’s greenhouse, located off Maria Avenue in Dayton’s Bluff, has received $400,000 towards renovating and expanding the space. This rendering shows how the greenhouse would look after the expansion and renovation. courtesy of Metropolitan State University

University looks to partner with community on urban agriculture
 

Mon
03
Jul

Homeless veteran transition home going up off Minnehaha


Construction on a new transition house for homeless veterans and their families began June 26 with a groundbreaking ceremony. The plan is the finish the home in time for the fall Parade of Homes, which begins Sept. 9. courtesy of Builders Association of the Twin Cities Foundation

Home will help veterans and families get a leg up

 

Mon
26
Jun

Minnesota State Fair to host job fair June 28

The Minnesota State Fair, along with several of its vendors, will host a State Fair Job Fair from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, in the Progress Center on the fairgrounds. That evening, more than 600 fair-time positions will be available.

Mon
26
Jun

Mother strikes and kills 3-year-old

A 3-year-old was hit by a car driven by his mother on Saturday, June 17., in the parking lot of Harding Senior High School.  

The boy, Hsa Kpaw Moo Ku, later died from his injuries. 

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