This year’s matchup for the Fourth Congressional District seat features three candidates from major parties. The district covers all of Ramsey County. The candidates running for federal office were asked about their positions on the future of Social Security and Medicare, immigration reform, and what their legislative initiatives and priorities are.
Up for election for spots on the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners are two incumbents and two challengers in District 5. Jim McDonough is running unopposed in District 6. Candidates were asked questions about county priorities, transit projects including the Rush Line and Gateway Corridor, and about a proposed plan to combine juvenile detention services with Hennepin County. Ramsey County's District 5 includes a variety of St. Paul neighborhoods: Capitol Heights, Dayton's Bluff, Downtown, Highland, Macalester Groveland, Railroad Island, West Seventh, West Side.
Congress people serve two-year terms. The candidates were asked about their positions on the future of Social Security and Medicare, immigration reform, and what their legislative initiatives and priorities are.
The East Side Freedom Library, formerly the Arlington Hills Library, should be getting a new roof in short order. The building’s stewards, Peter Rachleff and Beth Cleary, have begun running programming out of the library, and have more arts programs in the works thanks to a Knight Foundation arts grant. (submitted photo)
Grants kicking in, roof funds raised
After a summer of fundraising and getting off the ground, East Sider Peter Rachleff's idea to maintain the old Arlington Hills Library building is slowly but surely taking shape.
With a grant for $25,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, funds for a new roof, and a number of other improvements in the pipeline, the Carnegie library building appears to be in good hands.
Vednita Carter, founder of Breaking Free, introduced a new East Side house dubbed Jerry’s Place that will be the home for four girls ages 16 and 17 who are recovering victims of sex trafficking. The home is named after fallen East Side cop Gerald Vick. The home comes thanks to new Safe Harbor laws and funding that came with them. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
State funding means a safe home for girls to recover
Standing on the porch of an East Side home, Vednita Carter, executive director of Breaking Free, recalled back in 2002 when the late East Side cop Gerald Vick had just taken a badly beaten teenage girl to the hospital. She'd been beaten up by a pimp.
The former 3M headquarters, which was built in 1939 just off East Seventh Street, has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places. The building owner is pursuing the historic designation in hopes of getting financial aid for rehabilitation expenses. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Developer seeks tax credits to rehab building
After buying the vacant former 3M headquarters building at 777 Forest St. two years ago from the St. Paul Port Authority, Exeter Group has been trying to fill the place with tenants.
After investing $1 million in the 75-year-olf building, it remains vacant and needs more rehabilitation. But Jim Stolpestad, chairman of Exeter Group, says the company has been showing the building to a lot of potential clients.
Josh Olson, senior transportation planner for Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority, led a walk along the Bruce Vento Regional Trail on Monday, Sept. 29 where the county is considering putting a transit line. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
A big group of East Siders walking down Bruce Vento Regional Trail on a Monday evening was enough to bewilder and slow down a smattering of bicyclists passing through the area.
Dayton’s Bluff resident Barry Madore will look to create a new radio show based on the lives and personalities of East Side Latinos. (submitted photo)
$50,000 Knight Arts grant will bolster station's programming
With the idea of collecting Latino community members’ stories and turning them into short radio novellas, Barry Madore hopes to bring some strong content to WEQY, the new East Side radio station, set to begin broadcasting in November at 104.7 FM.