Patrick Larkin

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Apr

Goodbye, tattered billboard

The billboard over the St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District building will be taken down. (file photo)
The billboard over the St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District building will be taken down. (file photo)

Deciding to abide by the city’s own regulations, City Hall staff have announced the blank, aging billboard above the St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District building is coming down.

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12
Apr

Wilder playground to get updates

The weary, old playground at Wilder Recreation Center should be getting some spiffing up in the near future.

With some St. Paul Community Improvement Budget funds, St. Paul Parks and Recreation plans to improve the well-used playground.

Sun
05
Apr

Firefighters connect the dots between lederhosen and coats for kids

East Side firefighter Andrew Bieze poses in front of a green screen wearing no shirt and some lederhosen. Firefighters posed for mildly suggestive calendar photos as part of an effort to raise money to give low-income children new winter coats. (submitted photo)
East Side firefighter Andrew Bieze poses in front of a green screen wearing no shirt and some lederhosen. Firefighters posed for mildly suggestive calendar photos as part of an effort to raise money to give low-income children new winter coats. (submitted photo)

If you have a hard time connecting the dots between some firefighters wearing nothing but lederhosen and low-income children getting free coats, you’re not alone.

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05
Apr

Christian prisoner reform group eyes Dayton’s Bluff location

Freedom Works, a Christian non-profit that does post-prison programming is looking to add housing and programming for 24 men in a building in Dayton’s Bluff. The building, located at 869 5th St. E. is a former convent near Sacred Heart Church and is owned by Catholic Charities. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Freedom Works, a Christian non-profit that does post-prison programming is looking to add housing and programming for 24 men in a building in Dayton’s Bluff. The building, located at 869 5th St. E. is a former convent near Sacred Heart Church and is owned by Catholic Charities. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Freedom Works eyeing former convent on Fifth St.

A Christian non-profit providing programming and long-term housing for men after they get out of prison is looking to add a location on the East Side.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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