This bedroom in Jerry’s Place, furnished with donated furniture, is home to a girl who was a victim of sex trafficking. Due to financial shortfalls, Jerry’s Place will close in March. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Jerry’s Place runs into financial barriers
Almost before it could get off the ground, Jerry’s Place, a home on the East Side for underage female victims of sex trafficking, will close.
A new bilingual barber school opened up on Payne Avenue last week. Valeria Mejia, a student at the school who currently works as a server at a Mexican restaurant in Minneapolis, said she will look forward to having new career options after attending the school. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
It’s the first Minnesota barber school to open in 35 years
Sonia Ortega and her business partner Les Hill, proprietors of Payne Avenue’s Plaza Del Sol, seem to be people who like to make others’ dreams reality.
St. Paul resident Tiffany Vang says she never felt particularly encouraged to go to school by her family. "College" wasn't a word that got thrown around in her household, and most of her siblings did not go to college.
This apartment at Rose Avenue and Barclay street is one of four buildings on the block that will likely be renovated. Real Estate Equities, which owns dozens of other buildings in the neighborhood, is negotiating the purchase of these four buildings. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
They don't look too good from the outside, but they're not bad places to live, says Angela Williams, a frequent visitor to one of the four 1960s apartment buildings along Rose Avenue just east of Barclay Street.
A rendering shows how a new development could sit at New Phalen Village. City officials and developers are working to bring a 4-story mixed-use building to the area. (submitted photo)
Would bring more retail to area near Maryland and Phalen
Back in the early 1990s, a person might have had a hard time believing there would be new commercial buildings all along Phalen Boulevard near Maryland, where the failed Phalen Center shopping complex once stood.
The billboard atop the East Side's police station has been a source of complaints and discussion for years. The blank billboard will either get fixed up with a new sign or taken down, it's up to the St. Paul Mayor. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Bostrom leads charge to put up new sign; mayor says not so fastWard 6 City Council member Dan Bostrom, it seems, would really like to make use of the blank, scrappy-looking billboard above the St. Paul Police Department's Eastern District Headquarters. So much so that he introduced an item to the St. Paul City Council unannounced, calling for a resolution that the billboard be named a community asset.