Patrick Larkin

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24
May

WEQY getting closer to airtime

An open house preview of the new WEQY radio station will take place on Saturday, May 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the East Side Enterprise Center, 804 Margaret St. There, East Siders can learn more about how to be involved in the community radio station, and check out some of the equipment that will be used. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
An open house preview of the new WEQY radio station will take place on Saturday, May 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the East Side Enterprise Center, 804 Margaret St. There, East Siders can learn more about how to be involved in the community radio station, and check out some of the equipment that will be used. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Open house scheduled for May 30
With a studio location in place, equipment purchased, and some programming beginning to form, the East Side’s own community radio station, 104.7 WEQY, is on its way to being ready for broadcasting.
“We have all the equipment; we have the antenna,” reports Brenda Reid, project manager for the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council.

Sun
24
May

Hayden Heights Library gets new kid zone

The old Hayden Heights Library kids’ space is a bit outdated, and could use some sprucing up, St. Paul Public Library staff decided. So, with a $10,000 grant, they’ll unveil a new, brighter space on Saturday, May 30. (submitted photo)
The old Hayden Heights Library kids’ space is a bit outdated, and could use some sprucing up, St. Paul Public Library staff decided. So, with a $10,000 grant, they’ll unveil a new, brighter space on Saturday, May 30. (submitted photo)

A freshened up children’s space will be appearing at the Hayden Heights Library on Saturday, May 30.

Sun
17
May

East Side’s last Catholic school finds fiscal saviors

St. Pascal Baylon pastor Mike Byron stands in an empty, unused classroom at the parish school. The school was once flourishing with as many as 500 students. Now, the numbers are down to 135 students. In dire financial straits, the school is being restructured. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
St. Pascal Baylon pastor Mike Byron stands in an empty, unused classroom at the parish school. The school was once flourishing with as many as 500 students. Now, the numbers are down to 135 students. In dire financial straits, the school is being restructured. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

St. Pascal Baylon looks to salvage school through restructuring

Up until a month ago, it wasn’t clear whether St. Pascal Baylon’s school would operate past the end of May.
In dire financial straits, the parish and school, which sit at the corner of White Bear Avenue and East Third Street, had been running a combined annual deficit of $150,000.
To make up that deficit, they were drawing from cash reserves, which were being depleted.

Sun
17
May

Corporate volunteers, high-schoolers clean up Railroad Island

A highschooler from Robbinsdale Cooper High School helps put a new basketball hoop in place at Weida Park in Railroad Island. It was part of a day-long effort from 50 Honeywell volunteers and 72 highschoolers to clean up the neighborhood. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
A highschooler from Robbinsdale Cooper High School helps put a new basketball hoop in place at Weida Park in Railroad Island. It was part of a day-long effort from 50 Honeywell volunteers and 72 highschoolers to clean up the neighborhood. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

About 125 people could be seen wearing bright red T-shirts and cleaning up the neighborhood in Railroad Island on Thursday, May 7.

Sun
17
May

A floating plastic island on Phalen?

Some Payne Phalen neighbors are considering the possibility of installing a floating plastic island such as the one shown above in Lake Phalen. (submitted photo)
Some Payne Phalen neighbors are considering the possibility of installing a floating plastic island such as the one shown above in Lake Phalen. (submitted photo)

Some Payne Phalen neighbors are considering the possibility of installing a floating plastic island in Lake Phalen.

Sun
17
May

Placemaking panel examines zipcodes and death

Dr. Anthony Iton, a national public health expert, talked about the connection between a person’s zipcode and their life expectancy as part of a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 12 at Metro State University. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Dr. Anthony Iton, a national public health expert, talked about the connection between a person’s zipcode and their life expectancy as part of a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 12 at Metro State University. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

If you live in the Payne-Phalen or Dayton’s Bluff neighborhoods, odds are your life will be eight years shorter than someone living in Minnetonka, Edina, or Eagan.

Sun
10
May

Parks and Rec to install Tuj Lub courts

Chia Yang demonstrates the spinning of the top in the traditional Hmong sport of Tuj Lub. The sport is gaining traction in the Twin Cities, and St. Paul Parks and Recreation will be installing two courts at Duluth and Case Recreation Center. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Chia Yang demonstrates the spinning of the top in the traditional Hmong sport of Tuj Lub. The sport is gaining traction in the Twin Cities, and St. Paul Parks and Recreation will be installing two courts at Duluth and Case Recreation Center. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Traditional Hmong sport could grow
A traditional Hmong game with spinning tops might be coming to the East Side this summer.
St. Paul Parks and Recreation announced it would be exploring construcing two Tuj Lub (pronounced Do Lu) courts at the Duluth and Case Recreation Center later this summer.
The sport, which involves a sawed-off golf club with string tied to it, a spinning top, and a playing court, sometimes draws comparisons to bocce ball.

Sun
10
May

Short-term mental health crisis residence eying old Blessed Sacrament building

People Incorporated is hoping to move its Diane Ahrens Crisis residence to this former convent building at 1784 Lacrosse Ave. (Courtesy of Cushman Wakefield)
People Incorporated is hoping to move its Diane Ahrens Crisis residence to this former convent building at 1784 Lacrosse Ave. (Courtesy of Cushman Wakefield)

A non-profit mental health and social services organization would like to establish a short-term mental health crisis center on White Bear Avenue.

Sun
10
May

51 warrants resolved at Ramsey County event

Of the roughly 4,500 active misdemeanor warrants in Ramsey County, 51 were resolved during a warrant resolution event held May 2 at Aldrich Arena in Maplewood.

Sun
10
May

SPPS looking for summer food service hosts

Adding a food truck, too
St. Paul Public Schools is hoping to provide more of its students with free summer meals.
Though the schools have long been providing free summer breakfast and lunch programs, there’s a marked discrepancy between the number of free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches served during the school year and what’s served during the summer months.

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