Patrick Larkin

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16
Jun

St. Paul schools to have an iPad for every student

St. Paul Public Schools announced Friday, May 30, that all its students will soon have a personal Apple iPad to be used in and out of school as part of the district’s Personlaized Learning Plan.

Mon
16
Jun

East Side young man headed to West Point


Christian Banks, 18, an East Sider and a graduate of Washington Technology Magnet School, is headed to West Point, the United States Military Academy. (submitted photo)

Backed by proud parents and a quiet confidence, East Sider Christian Banks, 18, is getting ready for a grueling, challenging college experience.

Mon
09
Jun

Eastern District police commander retires


Joe Neuberger, former senior commander for the St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District, retired (submitted photo)

Neuberger takes a pension and a state job
Thirty-five years to the day from when he started on the St. Paul police force, former Eastern District senior commander Joe Neuberger is out.

Fri
06
Jun

City Academy builds up


City Academy kids remove some old window trim from a serious fixer-upper owned by Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services. The school’s Youth Build program, which has been going strong since 1993, got a bump up in funding via federal grants. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Added grant means more ‘hands-on’ for alternative high school students
It was not your typical last day of school -- on a hot and sunny Friday, May 30, four teenage boys wore safety glasses, masks, and threw debris out a second story window into a dumpster.

Mon
02
Jun

Arlington Hills opening kicks off summer


Teen boys took to the courts on opening day of the long-awaited Arlington Hills Community Center. The 41,000 square foot facility celebrated a grand opening on Thursday, May 22. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

East Siders turned out in numbers on Thursday, May 22, to check out the brand new Arlington Hills Community Center, a long-awaited multi-purpose space officials are hoping will serve as a backbone for the community.

Mon
02
Jun

New Carnegie library stewards want to “raise the roof”


The people behind the East Side Freedom Library may have a lease on the old Arlington Hills library building, but they’ve got their work cut out for them. They need to find funds to replace the roof by the end of the year. (file photo)

Well, they may have the building, but there’s a lot of work to be done yet.

Mon
02
Jun

Polly’s benefit planned to ease construction woes


A road construction project on Payne Avenue has meant slow business for Polly’s Coffee Cove and other nearby shops. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Since construction started on Payne Avenue in April, Ann Polachek figures her business has dwindled by roughly half.

Mon
02
Jun

Metro State science building has green light


Metro State University will break ground this summer on its new science building, thanks to state bonding funds. A rendering of Metro State University’s new science building shows how it will connect to the rest of the campus via skyway over East Sixth Street. (submitted graphic)

Will mean a busy summer of construction on East Side campus
Well, the funding’s lined up, and the contractor’s picked -- Metro State University will begin work this summer on a new science education building.
Construction is slotted to start in August, and will go through winter 2015.

Mon
26
May

East Side radio station gearing up

Organizers seek public input for name
With a station manager lined up and some funds in order, the East Side’s own community radio station, 104.7 FM, is gaining some solid ground.
Kathy Harris, an East Side radio veteran, has been hired as the station manager, and the station is closing in on a location.

Mon
26
May

All-women brew crew looks to locate on the East Side


Kathleen Culhane, longtime hobby brewer and East Sider, is hoping to start a new East Side taproom called Sidhe Brewing Company. The taproom will be all women-owned and operated. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Four East Side gay women are looking to add some business diversity to the East Side.
Though there’s not exactly a shortage of small taprooms opening up in the Twin Cities, there’s only one to speak of on the East Side, Flat Earth Brewing, and it just opened.

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