Patrick Larkin

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05
Apr

Despite pending appeal, 676 Wells goes down

Ronald “Arjo” Adams is shown outside of his demolished home. It was demolished on Monday, March 30 after several years of Adams battling with the city. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Ronald “Arjo” Adams is shown outside of his demolished home. It was demolished on Monday, March 30 after several years of Adams battling with the city. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Years-long battle ends in two hour demolition

After much ado and several years, Ronald “Arjo” Adams’ house was taken down in about two hours by an excavator driven by an East Side contractor.

Sun
29
Mar

Watershed staff explore stormwater caverns

Barr Engineering staff take notes during the inspection at the  entrance to the Beltline near the Mississippi River.  (submitted photo)
Barr Engineering staff take notes during the inspection at the entrance to the Beltline near the Mississippi River. (submitted photo)

For some, exploring the dark enigma of tunnels that carry stormwater from near Lake Phalen down to the Mississippi River sounds exciting.

For others, it might sound mortifying.

For Dave Vlasin, it’s just his job.

Sun
29
Mar

East Side young man gets 32 years for shooting, killing cousin

Chevaze Darrell Ward
Chevaze Darrell Ward

A 25-year-old man who murdered his cousin was sentenced to 32 years in prison on Monday, March 23.

Sun
29
Mar

City Council passes final bike plan

A bicyclist goes through the Swede Hollow Park tunnel. The East Side may gain a number of bike facilities thanks to St. Paul’s comprehensive bike plan. (submitted photo)
A bicyclist goes through the Swede Hollow Park tunnel. The East Side may gain a number of bike facilities thanks to St. Paul’s comprehensive bike plan. (submitted photo)

On Wednesday, March 25, St. Paul residents could be seen parking their bicycles in special designated bike parking outside of City Hall, anticipating their turns to speak about the city’s bicycle plan.

Fri
27
Mar

Stepmom charged after 9-year-old screams 'Mom's trying to kill me'

Boy flees into elementary school, principal witnesses threat  A 24-year-old Dayton's Bluff woman is charged with making terroristic threats to her 9-year-old stepson, and for maliciously punishing him.

On March 25, after school let out, the young boy ran into Dayton's Bluff Achievement Plus Elementary School reportedly panicked, fearing for his life and fleeing from his stepmother.

Sun
22
Mar

City envisions a bridge connecting Bruce Vento with Sam Morgan

St. Paul Parks and Recreation is envisioning building a pedestrian bridge to connect the Samuel H. Morgan Regional Trail with the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary. (submitted graphic)
St. Paul Parks and Recreation is envisioning building a pedestrian bridge to connect the Samuel H. Morgan Regional Trail with the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary. (submitted graphic)

As of now, it’s just a dream, but someday there could be a bridge connecting the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary with the Samuel H. Morgan Regional Trail.

Sun
22
Mar

Victor J. Tedesco passes away

Victor J. Tedesco (file photo)
Victor J. Tedesco (file photo)

Prominent East Sider Victor Tedesco passed away on March 16, 2015 after having led a life of public service.

Sun
22
Mar

Paint it white?

This city-owned billboard atop the Eastern District police station has intentionally been left blank while the St. Paul mayor’s office decides what to do with it. Either the community will come up with a message to put on it, or it will be removed. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
This city-owned billboard atop the Eastern District police station has intentionally been left blank while the St. Paul mayor’s office decides what to do with it. Either the community will come up with a message to put on it, or it will be removed. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Residents seeking legal action over city-owned billboard

The billboard over the St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District building is no longer as scrappy and junky looking, but it’s still blank.

Sun
22
Mar

Man killed by police in standoff

A man wearing a bullet-resistant vest and armed with a rifle was shot and killed by St. Paul police at this home on White Bear Avenue, one block north of Old Hudson Road. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
A man wearing a bullet-resistant vest and armed with a rifle was shot and killed by St. Paul police at this home on White Bear Avenue, one block north of Old Hudson Road. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

28-year-old was from St. Paul

A 28-year-old man was shot to death by St. Paul Police at a vacant home on the 400 block of White Bear Avenue around 4:15 p.m. March 16.

Sun
22
Mar

Used bookstore coming to the East Side

A used bookstore will be cropping up on the East Side. A Greener Read has plans to open a store in May in a building in the Hamm’s complex on the north side of Minnehaha Avenue. Pictured here is one of the company’s owners, Jason Burbul. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
A used bookstore will be cropping up on the East Side. A Greener Read has plans to open a store in May in a building in the Hamm’s complex on the north side of Minnehaha Avenue. Pictured here is one of the company’s owners, Jason Burbul. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Come summer, the East Side will have a used bookstore, situated on the second floor of one of the Hamm’s buildings on the north side of Minnehaha Avenue.

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