Marjorie Otto

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

Sun
15
Jan

2016: A year in review

The Review staff took time to look back at some of the top stories from the East Side during 2016. 

Sun
15
Jan

Neighbors want a positive re-use for Boys Totem Town


Boys Totem Town neighbors got together Jan. 9 at Highwood Hills Elementary to share their vision for their community. Neighbors broke up into small group to share ideas and thoughts.

Visioning workshop the first of many to connect with residents

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
18
Dec

Red Rock transit implementation approved


The Red Rock Corridor is a proposed 30-mile transitway that will run along Highway 61 and Interstate 94, connecting Hastings and the Union Depot in St. Paul. The Red Rock Corridor Commission chose the preferred route in January 2016, which includes deviations from Highway 61 in Newport, Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Hastings.

The St. Paul City Council approved the implementation plan for the Red Rock Southeast Corridor transit project during its Dec. 7 meeting.

Sun
18
Dec

East Side community shares a meal


The Intercultural Interfaith East Side Community Meal on Dec. 13 included food from local East Side restaurants such as Mañana Restaurant, Mai Vang’s Eggroll Queen egg rolls and Judy’s Kitchen. There was also food provided by Afro Deli, located in downtown St. Paul.

Following the election, community leaders want to unite the neighborhood

“We are a community that believes that the best part of our community is our diversity,” said St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman. 

Wed
14
Dec

An eagle eye on North St. Paul

An immature bald eagle dropped by downtown North St. Paul on Monday, Dec. 5.

Sun
11
Dec

Sheriff Matt Bostrom announces retirement


Matt Bostrom

County board will appoint new sheriff to fill out his term

Sun
11
Dec

Sewer pipes near Lake Phalen being updated


The Metropolitan Council Environmental Services are rehabilitating sanitary sewer pipes that run under Phalen Regional Park and Phalen Golf Course. The project began in November and will be completed in Nov. 2017.

Following pipe collapse in 2014, pipes are being rehabilitated

What comes out must be carried away and to make sure we never see it again, East Side sewer pipes are being rehabilitated.

Sun
11
Dec

St. Paul astronaut visits Farnsworth


During his visit to the Farnsworth Aerospace campuses, retired NASA astronaut Duane “Digger” Carey had lunch with students. Above, students, like Sadie Wall, eighth grade, were able to ask Carey questions about his career and his experience in space.

Duane “Digger” Carey encourages kids to aim for the sky

It’s not every day you get to talk with an astronaut, let alone have lunch with one. 

Sun
11
Dec

Juvenile justice dialogue sees little community involvement

Community leaders struggle to connect with residents

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