Patrick Larkin

Mon
18
Nov

Group focuses on fixing East Side feral cats


A feral cat comes out from hiding to feed last week. The cat is one of about a dozen living along the 800 block of East Third Street in the Mounds Park area. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

One feline-friendly group of volunteers is seeking to curb the feral cat population in the East Side.
They’re using an approach called “trap-neuter-return” to do it, a practice that’s only been legal in the city since 2007.
Deb Hernandez, who volunteers with Feline Rescue, a no-kill cat shelter based in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood, has identified two colonies near her home that the group is focusing on.

Mon
18
Nov

Group inspires East Siders to reach out to troubled youth


The graduates of the East Side’s Ambassadors for Youth program devoted eight Tuesday nights to learn how to connect with kids in their community. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Rather than focus on how policing can help reduce youth crime on the East Side, Dave Wilmes from St. Paul Youth Services suggests a more multi-faceted approach.
Neighbors, he asserts, are an untapped resource.
While many residents feel motivated to work with young people, they don’t always know how, he said. So he’s hoping St. Paul Youth Services’ Ambassadors for Youth program will give them the knowledge they need to reach out.

Mon
11
Nov

Old Hamm’s complex is getting fishy, green, boozey and hoppy


The new site of Flat Earth Brewing is shown on a blustery day on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Since John Warner, the owner of the company, started cleaning it with a crew, they’ve painted the trim black, added glass brick windows along the main floor, and cleaned the entire first floor. (photos by Patrick Larkin/Review)

With the cold weather coming on in the Twin Cities, the business owners at the old Hamm’s Brewery are pushing forward.
Tilapia are swimming around in Urban Organics; Flat Earth Brewing is poised to put in brewing equipment, and 11 Wells Distillery is power-washing its way into operation.

Mon
11
Nov

First-timer and East Sider Chue Vue led school board race

When Chue Vue moved to the U.S. at the age of 10, he didn’t speak a word of English.
Now, with the help of public schools, he’s not only a fluent English speaker but also an attorney and the newest member of the St. Paul School Board. He will be the only Asian-American onboard.
The 45-year-old East Sider won one of three open school board slots, taking 30.8 percent of the votes, on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Mon
11
Nov

Phalen and Como golf courses will likely see a private partner next season


Golfers get in an early fall game out at Phalen Golf Course. The City of St. Paul will look for a private partner for the Phalen and Como Golf Courses. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

If all goes according to plan, St. Paul Parks and Recreation will find a private partner for Phalen and Como golf courses in time for the 2014 golf season.
The St. Paul City Council voted on Wednesday, Nov. 6, to let the parks department go forward with a drafting of a request for proposals.
The measure passed by one vote -- three of seven council members, including East Sider Dan Bostrom, voted against moving forward with an RFP, while the other four voted in favor.

Sun
10
Nov

Chicago man found guilty of sex trafficking

A Chicago man was found guilty in Ramsey County District Court of sex trafficking a 15-year-old girl in St. Paul.
Arteco Marvell Rhodes, 38, was found guilty of sex trafficking and possessing child pornography.

Mon
04
Nov

24 years after graduation, Harding athlete will be first black male hall of famer


Mylai Tenner

Mylai Tenner was an enthused tri-sport athlete when he attended Harding High School.
He shot hoops, ran track and played football, all as a varsity player. As a senior, he was given the “H blanket,” an award given to the school’s top three-sport varsity athletes.

Mon
04
Nov

For homeowners, vacant homes mean woes


A fixer-upper at 620 Jessamine Ave. is one of the homes the city of St. Paul is releasing for sale to developers in an effort to boost the housing market in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood, and other areas throughout the city. (submitted photo)

“As winter brings more darkness, the vacant homes just add to it,” wrote Shannon Lawson, a resident of the East Side’s Payne-Phalen neighborhood, in an email to city and state officials, neighbors, the East Side Neighborhood Development Company and the East Side Review.
She should know -- she’s living right in the thick of it.

Mon
04
Nov

With hit-and-run of Wade Souster, tips flood in


Wade Souster is shown the day after being hit by a car in the early hours of Oct. 3. (submitted photo)

For St. Paul Police Cmdr. Steve Carlson, the lead investigator in the East Side hit-and-run case of Wade Souster, the average day means wading through hordes of voicemails.
Many of the voicemails are from concerned citizens hoping to turn the corner in Souster’s case. A vehicle hit Souster while he walking near his home by Lake Phalen in the early hours of Oct. 3.
He was left in the road; the driver took off.

Wed
30
Oct

One dead, two injured at Moonshine Saloon shooting


Three people were shot in the early hours of Saturday, Oct. 26 outside of the Moonshine Saloon. One man died from his wounds a short time later at Regions Hospital. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Adlai Xiong, 27, of Minneapolis is dead following a shooting in front of Moonshine Saloon in the early hours of Saturday, Oct. 26, according to St. Paul police.
Two others - a man and a woman, ages 23 and 24 - also were injured in the incident and are expected to recover, said Howie Padilla, spokesperson for the police department.

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