A rendering of the structure imagined for the Chinese garden at Phalen Regional Park would feature southern-style Chinese architecture with sweeping eaves on the roofline. (submitted graphic)
On Friday, June 12, the Minnesota Legislature finished up a special session by passing six bills, one of which included $50,000 in funding for the design and construction of a Chinese garden at Phalen Regional Park.
People Incorporated is hoping to move its Diane Ahrens Crisis residence to this former convent building at 1784 Lacrosse Ave., but the District 2 Community Council is recommending the company’s zoning requests be denied. (Photo courtesy of Cushman Wakefield)
City staff approves zoning requests, district council, neighbors oppose
Kathleen Culhane, brewer and co-owner at Sidhe Brewing, based in Payne Avenue’s Plaza del Sol, fills up a growler. Starting July 5, Sidhe Brewing and other breweries will be able to sell growlers for people to take home on Sundays, thanks to a new city ordinance. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
East Side brewers to sling growlers starting in July
Starting in July, beer drinkers won’t need to stock up for Sunday — instead, they can just go pick up a beer from their nearest brewery, and take it home to imbibe.
Thanks to a state law and a subsequent city ordinance signed into St. Paul law in late May, East Siders can buy beer to take home on Sundays from two nearby breweries, as well as any others in other parts of the city.
The St. Paul Grand Rounds are being planned this summer. The Grand Round is a 30-mile bike and pedestrian system that circles the city along scenic parkways and off-street paths. Parts of the Grand Round will go through the East Side, including along Wheelock and Johnson Parkways. (submitted graphic)
Kicking off planning for St. Paul’s Grand Round, consultants, city planning staff and residents will take part in a weeklong design workshop starting Monday, June 22.
St. Paul Public Schools introduced their new summer food truck at the Arlington Hills Community Center on Thursday, June 11. The truck will provide free meals for kids to help make sure those who get free and reduced-price lunches during the school year are fed in the summer months. (photo courtesy of St. Paul Public Schools)
District launches food truck to serve kids during summer months
Adding to its array of summer food options, St. Paul Public Schools has gone the way of the startup restaurant—to food trucks.
Ramsey County attorney files criminal charges against local Catholic hierarchy
On Friday, June 5, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announced his office would file criminal charges, as well as a civil petition, against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis over its handling of former Roman Catholic priest Curtis Wehmeyer.
“The facts that we have gathered cannot be ignored, they cannot be dismissed, and are frankly appalling, especially when viewed in their totality,” Choi said during a media briefing on Friday, June 5. “The story of Curtis Wehmeyer and how he came to sexually abuse three young boys cannot be told without including the organization and its hierarchy that ordained him and at all relevant times had the power to remove him.”
Crystal Passi wins $5k grant for Swede Hollow history viewer
East Sider Crystal Passi is hoping that people traveling on lower Payne Avenue will take notice of Swede Hollow Park.
The park, which sits just down the hill from Lower Payne Avenue, is barely visible for pedestrians and motorists on Payne, who pass within feet of the lush, wooded hollow.