Patrick Larkin

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05
Apr

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.

Sun
05
Apr

Harding teacher a finalist for 2015 Teacher of the Year

For the second time in his career in St. Paul Public Schools, Erik Brandt is a 2015 Minnesota Teacher of the Year finalist.

Brandt, an English teacher and IB program coordinator for the school, was also named a finalist in 2013.

Sun
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.

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