Patrick Larkin

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Cocktail hour is near for the East Side


A room in the old Hamm’s brewery complex, once used as a blacksmith shop, will be turned into a cocktail room by 11 Wells Spirits. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

We’ve all heard of brewery taprooms coming to the Twin Cities -- seems like everywhere you look, there’s a new one popping up.
But booze galleries? That’s a new one.

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BRT not LRT for Gateway Corridor - (East Side edition)


Bus rapid transit will be the main focus moving forward for the Gateway Corridor -- it was picked as the preferred transit mode by the corridor’s Policy Advisory Committee. BRT would operate in its own dedicated roadway, similar to the Orange Line in Los Angeles pictured here. (submitted photo)

Move over light rail, bus rapid transit will be the focus from now on for the Gateway Corridor.

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East African children’s choir to perform on the East Side


The Asante Children’s Choir, comprised of youngsters from East Africa, will perform on the East Side on Wednesday, July 30. The choir will do a five-month-long tour of the United States. (submitted photo)

Asante Choir brings African orphans to St. Paul to tell their story
Bringing songs of hope, alongside bright clothing, pounding percussion and vibrant dancing, children from East Africa will sing for East Siders on Wednesday, July 30 at First Covenant Church.

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Public art plans for Arlington Hills take a fresh approach


A public art project coming to the Arlington Hills Community Center may bring a media pod, tables with live plants sprouting from them, and a giant sign proclaiming “We Belong Together” to the new building. (submitted photo)

If your idea of public art is static paintings or murals on walls, the public art project at Arlington Hills Community Center is redefining the term to embrace both new technology and nature.

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Metro State adds outreach job


Jaylani Hussein

Hopes to improve relationships with neighbors
Shoring up agreements made with Dayton’s Bluff residents last fall, Metro State University has hired a community liaison officer to ensure the school is in good communication with its surrounding neighbors.

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Lower Payne plan’s on the drawing board


A map of the section of Payne Avenue near Morelli’s and Yarussos imagines pedestrian plazas, improved lighting, better parking, and added green space. The plan comes out of a city initiative to redesign key streets. As of now, it’s just a plan and lacks funding. (submitted graphic)

Drive north on Payne Avenue starting at its East Seventh Street beginning and continue up to Minnehaha, and you’ll see what according to some is a disjointed, unfriendly place to be, especially if you’re not in a car.

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City OKs streetcar studies

‘Starter’ line would extend to East Side
After a long public hearing, St. Paul is on track to introduce streetcar service.

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Family and friends rally for East Sider with heart trouble


47-year-old Wendy Kichler has spent three months in the hospital recovering from a catastrophic aortic dissection. Her daughter Mindy and some long-time friends have pulled together to help her out and make sure she can keep up with bills. (submitted photo)

Benefit for Wendy Kichler scheduled July 19
Life-long East Sider Wendy Kichler has run into some bad luck.

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Two early childhood Montessori Schools team up for fall opening


Janice LaFloe, founder of a new American Indian Montessori school looking to start this fall on the East Side, stands with her assistant teacher Annette Whitener outside the school building at 1909 Ivy Ave. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

American Indian and Hmong pre-schools add early childcare options to neighborhood
Two small early childhood education Montessori schools focusing on language preservation will likely be coming to the East Side this fall.

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Man who left injured kids in car charged

Earl Ward charged with endangerment of child
Earl Lionell Ward, 45, of St. Paul remains in custody after crashing his car in a construction hole while driving with his two children, according to a criminal complaint from the Ramsey County attorney’s office.

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