Gov. Mark Dayton spoke with Gateway Gold Line BRT commission members and other community leaders, such as Woodbury state Rep. JoAnn Ward (center), on Sept. 1. Many leaders, including Ramsey County Commissioner Rafael Ortega (right) felt that the east metro could use more investment from the state.
As a part of his 87 counties in 86 days tour, Gov. Mark Dayton made a stop in the east metro on Thursday, Sept. 1.
Caroline Burau, above, has been a 911 dispatcher for 12 years in various Twin Cities agencies.
Her new memoir, left, shares her experience as a 911 dispatcher, from the sleepless night shifts to dealing with 911 callers on the worst days of their lives.
Caroline Burau releases new memoir about front lines of emergency response
The vacant lots in the 400 block of Whitall Street, marked with a star, are located just up the hill from the HealthPartners medical complex (light purple) along Phalen Boulevard. (courtesy of the St. Paul Zoning Committee)
The rezoning application for 419 Whitall St. was approved unanimously by the St. Paul Planning Commission on Aug. 19 and awaits final approval by the St. Paul City Council.
The modern view of the corner of Payne Avenue and York Street, facing south, with 900 Payne on the left side. (Marjorie Otto/Review)
As new businesses begin occupying storefronts along Payne Avenue, many building owners are discovering that careful considerations must be made regarding the historic character of the avenue’s historic commercial corridor.
The parklet, which is located in front of Plaza Latina at 927 Payne Ave., was installed in early August and will remain until October.
Driving south on Payne Avenue, one may have noticed an odd, wooden structure in front of Plaza Latino at 927 Payne Ave., which now houses Mangos Restaurant, a Mexican restaurant that opened there in July last year.
Mai Vang and her son Kevin made and sold egg rolls during the 7th Street Live event on Aug. 13. Mai lost her hearing three years ago, leading to the loss of her jobs. The East Side mother of four sells egg rolls to pay the bills.
Mai Vang started the business to support herself, is now supporting others in need
“I woke up one day and I lost my hearing, like all my hearing,” said Mai Vang, a long-time East Side resident.
From left, Delena Zekarias, Aisha Mohamud, Nyalat Dojiok, Hafsa Mohamud, State Sen. Foung Hawj, Fatuma Jama, Nahome Zekarias, Andrew Parker, Ramla Zekarias, and youth council advisor Chia “Chilli” Lor. These members of the District 1 Youth Council and Youth Task Force hosted the first East Side Pride Open Mic on Aug. 16.
On the stormy summer evening of Aug. 16, East Side youth gathered at the East Side Freedom Library, nervously awaiting the arrival of poets and performers.