Patrick Larkin

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14
Jul

Family and friends rally for East Sider with heart trouble


47-year-old Wendy Kichler has spent three months in the hospital recovering from a catastrophic aortic dissection. Her daughter Mindy and some long-time friends have pulled together to help her out and make sure she can keep up with bills. (submitted photo)

Benefit for Wendy Kichler scheduled July 19
Life-long East Sider Wendy Kichler has run into some bad luck.

Mon
14
Jul

Two early childhood Montessori Schools team up for fall opening


Janice LaFloe, founder of a new American Indian Montessori school looking to start this fall on the East Side, stands with her assistant teacher Annette Whitener outside the school building at 1909 Ivy Ave. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Curriculum at the American Indian Montessori will include hands-on exercises to instill an ability to focus in youngsters. In one activity available to kids, they’ll polish wooden eagles. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

American Indian and Hmong pre-schools add early childcare options to neighborhood
Two small early childhood education Montessori schools focusing on language preservation will likely be coming to the East Side this fall.

Mon
14
Jul

Man who left injured kids in car charged

Earl Ward charged with endangerment of child
Earl Lionell Ward, 45, of St. Paul remains in custody after crashing his car in a construction hole while driving with his two children, according to a criminal complaint from the Ramsey County attorney’s office.

Mon
07
Jul

New East Side senior police commander’s an East Side veteran


Matt Toupal, new senior commander for the St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District, took over the position after Joe Neuberger retired about a month ago. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Newly designated senior commander for the St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District, Matt Toupal, has hit the ground running with just over a month under his belt.

Mon
07
Jul

East Sider Chris Rider wins St. Paul’s Karl Neid award

East Sider Chris Rider has a long track record working for the city.
From a long list of volunteer contributions to the East Side and the city at large, and with over 25 years under her belt as a city employee, she’s demonstrated a commitment to St. Paul.

Mon
07
Jul

Met Council designates $677,000 to East Side brownfield cleanups


Two new prospective tenants are coming to the Hamm’s Brewery complex, thanks in part to brownfield cleanup grants from the Metropolitan Council. Additions to the building could include live-work apartments and a second hydroponic farm. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Funds will help with asbestos removal at Hamm’s site
As part of a nearly $2.6 million brownfield cleanup package, the Metropolitan Council approved three East Side projects for cleanup.

Mon
07
Jul

Schwietz Saloon reopens after lull


Ed Bertges opened Schwietz Saloon after years of the classic East Side bar being closed. After re-exposing the original copper ceiling and adding a kitchen and 20 taps, Bertges opened the place up in late June. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

On the bar at Schwietz Saloon sit a number of nameplates marking the seats where regulars used to sit. Bertges kept the placards, and even one of the customers -- A woman by the name of Arlene showed up after the bar was re-opened and took up her old seat. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

After nearly two years of preparation, Ed Bertges has finally pulled off the re-opening of the long-standing Schwietz Saloon on Payne Avenue -- and he’s added a kitchen.

Mon
30
Jun

Neighbors review Arlington Hills Community Center’s first month


Community members reflected on the Arlington Hills Community Center’s first month in operation, at a community meeting on Tuesday, June 24. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

The new Arlington Hills Community Center, which took over eight years of planning, has now been open for a solid month.

Mon
30
Jun

St. John’s church finds new owner


The St. John’s Church building at 977 E. Fifth St. has been sold to a community-oriented Islamic faith group. The cross atop the building was removed as part of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ decommissioning process. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Will be an Islamic faith center
The altars are gone, and the cross has been pulled off the top of the building.
It’s official -- St. John’s Catholic Church has been decommissioned by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and sold off by St. Pascal Baylon Catholic Church, which owned the buildings.

Fri
27
Jun

Shooting at Arcade and Case leaves Lamar Hale, 25, dead

Vicitim's cousin Chavaze Ward charged with murder
Lamar Hale, 25, of St. Paul is dead after being shot in the chest multiple times near the intersection of Arcade Street and Case Avenue.

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