This house on the 1300 block of Hazelwood St. in the Greater East Side neighborhood has risen significantly in value, and could be looking at a 26 percent increase in property tax. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Means bigger 2015 tax bill for homeowners
In 2014, East Side homes values went up for the first time since the Great Recession.
According to Ramsey County, values in the four identified neighborhoods that make up the East Side — Sunray-Battle Creek, Greater East Side, Dayton’s Bluff, and Payne-Phalen — all saw average housing values drop beginning in 2008, and they kept dropping up until 2014.
But now those values are starting to recover, and for the first time since the recession, East Side property values are on the upswing.
HealthPartners will add a new 128,000-square-foot neuroscience building at 295 Phalen Blvd., near the intersection of Interstate 35E, replacing the structure shown above. The nonprofit HMO asserts it will be the largest free-standing neuroscience center in the Midwest, and one of very few in the country. (submitted photo)
New Phalen Blvd. site will be 4-story neuroscience building
HealthPartners has announced it will begin building a new neuroscience center on Phalen Boulevard, just east of Interstate 35E, starting this spring.
According to a statement from the company, it will be the largest, freestanding neuroscience center in the Midwest, and one of very few in the country.
Money will bolster African American history, aerospace programs
Among the recipients of a St. Paul Public Schools Foundation grant for innovative teaching methods are four teams of East Side teachers.
The teachers are among a pool of 16 groups receiving small grants from the school district’s foundation. The 16 grant awards total $26,000.
Teens can geek out with tech to eliminate fines
Would you rather pay overdue library fines, or make a short animation instead?
That’s the ultimatum St. Paul Public Library staff are giving to teens with fines on their accounts.
Rather than blow their allowance paying back the fine they got for keeping a DVD past its due date, teens can, for the month of December, take part in the public library’s “Do Down” program, and get rid of their fines through creative activities.
Was fleeing Boys Totem Town on Thanksgiving eve
A 15-year-old boy is dead after crashing a stolen car into a building while being pursued by police.
The boy, identified by police as John McAfee, stole a car from the 2000 block of Suburban Ave. in St. Paul’s Battle Creek neighborhood on Wednesday, Nov. 26 after running from Boys Totem Town, a Ramsey County juvenile detention facility.
The handsome Euclid View Flats, a vacant city-owned building now on the National Register of Historic Places, should be getting a full renovation starting in late January or early February. By fall 2015, the apartment building should be ready for tenants. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
A handsome brick building that’s a prime example of blight in Dayton’s Bluff may soon be restored.
The Dayton’s Bluff Library, a facility shared by Metro State University and St. Paul Public Library, celebrated its ten-year anniversary in November. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Staff reflect on unique city-college library partnerhsip
Ten years ago, the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood had no library to speak of.
And Metro State University, known then as “a school without walls” for its lack of facilities, hardly had a bookshelf—it was for a while the only college in the MnSCU system that didn’t have a proper library.
“The staff’s pretty dogged about helping students,” said Harding High School’s Ralph Alexander, career counselor in the College and Career Center. Harding seniors Alexander Roman, Pajai Xiong, and Gao Zong Her have been busy applying for scholarships and colleges. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Harding High School’s 2014 graduating class seems to have been well poised for higher education.
The 290 students, now graduated and beginning their college educations, earned an average of $34,615 in scholarship money.
Volunteers with the Holiday Lights in the Park work on setting up the more than 60 themed holiday sculptures and animated displays at Phalen Park Nov. 23. The new LED lighted displays debuted Nov. 25 and runs through Jan. 1. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
After snow-related hickup, holiday lights are up and running at Phalen Regional Park