Marjorie Otto

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

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30
Mar

New Rice Street retail includes a Tim Horton's coffee and doughnut shop.


A new multi-tenant retail space is being built at 2158 Rice St., the site of a former Sinclair gas station. One tenant will be a Tim Horton's, a Canadian-based chain known for its coffee and doughnuts. The new retail space in Maplewood is estimated to open around June 1. (Marjorie Otto/Review)

Development located at the corner of Rice Street and County Road B.

Marjorie Otto
Review staff

Sun
26
Feb

Nation’s first sepak takraw courts to be built on East Side


The Southeast Asian game of sepak takraw is played by using only the head, feet, or knees to knock a plastic ball back and forth. Hands cannot be used and players go to gravity-defying measures to ensure the ball does not fall on their side.

Soccer-like game is a tradition for Southeast Asian cultures

Sun
26
Feb

East Siders march from Mexican Consulate to capitol on ‘Day Without Immigrants’


On Thursday, Feb. 16, marchers gathered at the Mexican Consulate along East Seventh Street to march to the Minnesota State Capitol on the “Day Without Immigrants.”

Businesses close as the community marches

Sun
19
Feb

Merrick Community Services finds a new home


Merrick Community Services will lease 15,000 square feet within Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, located at 1669 Arcade St.

Gustavus Adolphus church is leasing space to social services agency

After 10 years of searching, Merrick Community Services has found a new permanent home on the northern edge of the East Side. 

Sun
19
Feb

Sanneh Foundation receives $600,000, plans to expand programming

The Sanneh Foundation, which is based out of the Conway Recreation Center on the East Side, recently announced it has received $600,000 in grants from the Otto Bremer Trust.

Sun
19
Feb

Assisted living project in limbo


While the St. Paul Zoning Committee rejected to rezone the vacant lot at 1475 Ames Ave. (arrow), a future assisted living facility project may be saved a land swap with the city. The city owns a vacant lot along Magnolia Avenue (black circle).

Possible land swap with city could save project

Plans for an assisted living home at 1475 Ames Ave. have been put on hold after neighbors expressed concerns about increased traffic along the narrow street.

Sun
12
Feb

Week of gun violence rattles East Side

Within four days the East Side saw two people killed by gun violence. 

Sun
12
Feb

Fourth East Side teacher nominated for Teacher of the Year award


Ong Xiong

Ong Xiong teaches at Phalen Lake magnet

St. Paul Public Schools announced a fourth teacher from the East Side has been nominated for the 2017 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award. 

Sun
12
Feb

St. Paul celebrates positive impact from neighbors


Ahmed Hersi, middle, is pictured with St. Paul City Council president Russ Stark, left, and District 1 Community Council president Paul Sawyer, right.

On Friday night, Jan. 27, St. Paul residents gathered to celebrate neighbors and organizations that had been nominated by St. Paul’s 17 district councils for the annual Neighborhood Honor Roll. 

Sun
12
Feb

New homes being delivered to East Side


On Wednesday morning, Feb. 8, a construction crew installed the first in a series of modular homes on the East Side.

Modular homes filling vacant lots

In just six weeks two empty lots near Beaver Lake will have attractive, 1,800-square-foot new homes.

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