Patrick Larkin

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07
Jul

Met Council designates $677,000 to East Side brownfield cleanups


Two new prospective tenants are coming to the Hamm’s Brewery complex, thanks in part to brownfield cleanup grants from the Metropolitan Council. Additions to the building could include live-work apartments and a second hydroponic farm. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Funds will help with asbestos removal at Hamm’s site
As part of a nearly $2.6 million brownfield cleanup package, the Metropolitan Council approved three East Side projects for cleanup.

Mon
07
Jul

Schwietz Saloon reopens after lull


Ed Bertges opened Schwietz Saloon after years of the classic East Side bar being closed. After re-exposing the original copper ceiling and adding a kitchen and 20 taps, Bertges opened the place up in late June. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

After nearly two years of preparation, Ed Bertges has finally pulled off the re-opening of the long-standing Schwietz Saloon on Payne Avenue -- and he’s added a kitchen.

Mon
30
Jun

Neighbors review Arlington Hills Community Center’s first month


Community members reflected on the Arlington Hills Community Center’s first month in operation, at a community meeting on Tuesday, June 24. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

The new Arlington Hills Community Center, which took over eight years of planning, has now been open for a solid month.

Mon
30
Jun

St. John’s church finds new owner


The St. John’s Church building at 977 E. Fifth St. has been sold to a community-oriented Islamic faith group. The cross atop the building was removed as part of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ decommissioning process. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Will be an Islamic faith center
The altars are gone, and the cross has been pulled off the top of the building.
It’s official -- St. John’s Catholic Church has been decommissioned by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and sold off by St. Pascal Baylon Catholic Church, which owned the buildings.

Fri
27
Jun

Shooting at Arcade and Case leaves Lamar Hale, 25, dead

Vicitim's cousin Chavaze Ward charged with murder
Lamar Hale, 25, of St. Paul is dead after being shot in the chest multiple times near the intersection of Arcade Street and Case Avenue.

Mon
23
Jun

City requires CP Rail to go through more intense study for Pig’s Eye expansion


Canadian Pacific Railroad is seeking to expand their tracks at Dunn Yard - the proposed project was recently delayed by a City of St. Paul decision to do further in-depth analysis on the project, looking at possible environmental effects it could have on nearby wetlands, among other concerns. (file photo)

Canadian Pacific Railroad’s plans for rail expansions in St. Paul are getting a little off track -- the city of St.

Mon
23
Jun

Arlington Hills teen center already a hub of activity


Teens hang out in the new Createch Studio, a space at the recently opened Arlington Hills Community Center that’s designed exclusively for teens. The space has been open about a month, already has well over 200 teens as members, and sees new faces every day. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

First of its kind for St. Paul, teen tech area serving its purpose
It’s about a month into the opening of the new teen center at Arlington Hills Community Center, and the place is already abuzz.

Thu
19
Jun

Is parking a pain on Payne?

According to Anne DeJoy at the East Side Neighborhood Development Company, Payne Avenue has parking deficiencies.

Mon
16
Jun

Urban Cross campers have big hearts for the East Side


Urban Cross volunteers paint an East Sider’s house on a sunny afternoon. Urban Cross is a youth mission camp that was started by Mounds Park United Methodist Church five years ago. Volunteers through the camp have spend a week doing volunteer work to fix up East Siders’ homes. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Five years ago, Erick Buck, youth leader at Mounds Park United Methodist Church, came across a brilliantly simple idea: rather than spend loads sending the church’s youth on cross-country mission trips, why not put them to work in their own neighb

Mon
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.

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