Patrick Larkin

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29
Jun

People’s Inc. struggles for approval

People Incorporated is hoping to move its Diane Ahrens Crisis residence to this former convent building at 1784 Lacrosse Ave., but the District 2 Community Council is recommending the company’s zoning requests be denied. (Photo courtesy of Cushman Wakefield)
People Incorporated is hoping to move its Diane Ahrens Crisis residence to this former convent building at 1784 Lacrosse Ave., but the District 2 Community Council is recommending the company’s zoning requests be denied. (Photo courtesy of Cushman Wakefield)

City staff approves zoning requests, district council, neighbors oppose

Mon
29
Jun

New city ordinance means take-home beer on Sundays

Kathleen Culhane, brewer and co-owner at Sidhe Brewing, based in Payne Avenue’s Plaza del Sol, fills up a growler. Starting July 5, Sidhe Brewing and other breweries will be able to sell growlers for people to take home on Sundays, thanks to a new city ordinance. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Kathleen Culhane, brewer and co-owner at Sidhe Brewing, based in Payne Avenue’s Plaza del Sol, fills up a growler. Starting July 5, Sidhe Brewing and other breweries will be able to sell growlers for people to take home on Sundays, thanks to a new city ordinance. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

East Side brewers to sling growlers starting in July
Starting in July, beer drinkers won’t need to stock up for Sunday — instead, they can just go pick up a beer from their nearest brewery, and take it home to imbibe.
Thanks to a state law and a subsequent city ordinance signed into St. Paul law in late May, East Siders can buy beer to take home on Sundays from two nearby breweries, as well as any others in other parts of the city.

Sun
21
Jun

Nienstedt quits after charges against Archdiocese

Following the criminal charges filed against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Archbishop John Nienstedt has announced he’ll step down.

Sun
21
Jun

Three plaques stolen from East Side parks

This historical marker was taken on Friday, June 12 from Swede Hollow Overlook Park, along with two others nearby. (photo courtesy of St. Paul Parks and Recreation)
This historical marker was taken on Friday, June 12 from Swede Hollow Overlook Park, along with two others nearby. (photo courtesy of St. Paul Parks and Recreation)

Three plaques were reported stolen from East Side parks on Friday, June 12.

Two historical markers from Swede Hollow Overlook Park were taken, as was one from nearby Hamm Park.

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21
Jun

Grand Round planning kicks into gear

The St. Paul Grand Rounds are being planned this summer. The Grand Round is a 30-mile bike and pedestrian system that circles the city along scenic parkways and off-street paths. Parts of the Grand Round will go through the East Side, including along Wheelock and Johnson Parkways. (submitted graphic)
The St. Paul Grand Rounds are being planned this summer. The Grand Round is a 30-mile bike and pedestrian system that circles the city along scenic parkways and off-street paths. Parts of the Grand Round will go through the East Side, including along Wheelock and Johnson Parkways. (submitted graphic)

Kicking off planning for St. Paul’s Grand Round, consultants, city planning staff and residents will take part in a weeklong design workshop starting Monday, June 22.

Sun
21
Jun

Food truck hopes to fill gaps and stomachs

St. Paul Public Schools introduced their new summer food truck at the Arlington Hills Community Center on Thursday, June 11. The truck will provide free meals for kids to help make sure those who get free and reduced-price lunches during the school year are fed in the summer months. (photo courtesy of St. Paul Public Schools)
St. Paul Public Schools introduced their new summer food truck at the Arlington Hills Community Center on Thursday, June 11. The truck will provide free meals for kids to help make sure those who get free and reduced-price lunches during the school year are fed in the summer months. (photo courtesy of St. Paul Public Schools)

District launches food truck to serve kids during summer months

Adding to its array of summer food options, St. Paul Public Schools has gone the way of the startup restaurant—to food trucks.

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21
Jun

Sex trafficking ‘ringleader’ gets 20 years

Thomas  William Evans
Thomas William Evans

After pleading guilty to selling young female victims for sex, Thomas William Evans will likely face 20 years behind bars.

Sun
14
Jun

Archdiocese charged with failing to protect children in Wehmeyer case

Curtis Wehmeyer
Curtis Wehmeyer

Ramsey County attorney files criminal charges against local Catholic hierarchy
On Friday, June 5, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announced his office would file criminal charges, as well as a civil petition, against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis over its handling of former Roman Catholic priest Curtis Wehmeyer.
“The facts that we have gathered cannot be ignored, they cannot be dismissed, and are frankly appalling, especially when viewed in their totality,” Choi said during a media briefing on Friday, June 5. “The story of Curtis Wehmeyer and how he came to sexually abuse three young boys cannot be told without including the organization and its hierarchy that ordained him and at all relevant times had the power to remove him.”

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14
Jun

East Sider wants Payne Ave. visitors to have eyes for Swede Hollow

Crystal Passi wins $5k grant for Swede Hollow history viewer
East Sider Crystal Passi is hoping that people traveling on lower Payne Avenue will take notice of Swede Hollow Park.
The park, which sits just down the hill from Lower Payne Avenue, is barely visible for pedestrians and motorists on Payne, who pass within feet of the lush, wooded hollow.

Sun
14
Jun

After 4 decades, East Side vet scaling back

Dr. J. Patrick Ryan, long-time veterinarian has had a clinic on Arcade Street for 40 years, will be stepping back from his practice starting July 1. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Dr. J. Patrick Ryan, long-time veterinarian has had a clinic on Arcade Street for 40 years, will be stepping back from his practice starting July 1. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Patrick Ryan has cared for generations of pets
For over 40 years, Dr. J. Patrick Ryan has known his modest veterinary clinic, the Arcade Animal Hospital, as a second home.
He’s proud of the place, where he’s built up a loyal following of pet owners who swear by his clinic, and where the staff know the names of the dogs and cats that come in, as well as their owners.

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