Patrick Larkin

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31
Mar

East Side lands community radio signal

Community members could be making waves in mere months -- radio waves, that is.
Though it’s just in its infancy, a new low-powered FM radio signal for the East Side looks to be a community asset in the making.

Mon
31
Mar

Metro State to start parking ramp construction

Neighborhood onboard, council director says
After a long process, which at times saw community members yelling at Metro State University officials, the two groups seem to have reached a happy conclusion.

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28
Mar

Man exchanges fire with cops, gets shot; Shootout spawned form drug deal mishap

The St. Paul Police Department’s SWAT team reported it shot Cory Anthony Lee, 37, after exchanging fire with officers.
Around 10 a.m. Friday, March 21, police went to a residence on the 600 block of Maryland Avenue East to arrest Lee in connection with an aggravated assault investigation. The assault in question took place a few days earlier, on Tuesday, March 18.

Mon
24
Mar

Classic corner bar bites the dust


Yanarelly’s Bar at the corner of Payne and Maryland avenues is closed up for good. The building will be demolished as part of an intersection widening project. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

“It seems like all the corner bars are disappearing,” Dickie Yanarelly said from behind his East Side bar.
And indeed, St. Patrick’s Day 2014 marked the last day of Yanarelly’s, a classic East Side watering hole.

Mon
24
Mar

Hmong community TV will hit airwaves

It may be the age of the Internet, but the airwaves are still a valuable resource, says Mitch Lee, founder of St. Paul-based Hmong TV station 3HmongTV.
The station has been chugging along since 2005 when Lee decided he wanted to create a Hmong-oriented TV station, combining his engagement with the Twin Cities Hmong community with his passion for producing video.

Mon
24
Mar

Arlington Hills Library building finds new owner


Peter Rachleff, co-founder of the new East Side Freedom Library, will look forward to setting up in the historic Arlington Hills Library building. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

East Side Freedom Library will fill the space
After a drawn-out process that began over a year ago, the historic Carnegie library building looks to be in good hands.
The St. Paul City Council approved the East Side Freedom Library as the new tenant of the handsome building. The Arlington Hills Library, which just closed March 14, will relocate to the new community building at Payne and Maryland avenues.

Mon
24
Mar

No more smoking at Metro State

In hopes of projecting an image of a healthier campus, Metro State University banned on-campus smoking starting May 1.
The policy prohibits using any smoking and tobacco products on any part of Metro State’s property, indoors and out. The ban includes cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and pipes.

Mon
17
Mar

Dorothy Day relocation cancelled

With the plans to relocate the Dorothy Day Center closer to the East Side cancelled, some East Siders are breathing easier.
The decision to scrap the plan was announced on Monday, Feb. 10, by St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman.
“We are quite pleased that the city has changed its mind on the proposed site for the Dorothy Day ReVision Center,” said Leslie McMurray, director of the Payne-Phalen Community Council.

Mon
17
Mar

Man found dead in Dayton’s Bluff


The brick building on East Third Street was the site of a gruesome murder in the early hours of Tuesday, March 11. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Around 1 a.m. Monday, March 10, police found a man lying dead in an apartment building on the 700 block of East Third Street in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood.
Police identified the deceased man as Joseph Michael Saros, 43, of St. Paul.
The medical examiner reported he died from blunt traumatic injuries from being kicked in the head.

Mon
17
Mar

Dayton’s Bluff historic home saved


A year ago, the charming Victorian house at 702 East Third Street was in shambles. It was nearly ready to be demolished, but was saved thanks to neighborhood advocates. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Will likely end up on city home tour
The handsome Victorian house at 702 East Third Street was 30 days from potentially being a pile of rubble -- it had been listed as a “category 3 vacant home” after years of sitting empty.
A tree had fallen on the roof and the property owner couldn’t handle all the resulting repairs needed. Water damage was piling up, and the house was more or less slowly rotting away from the inside. The interior walls on the second floor were in shambles.

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