Patrick Larkin

Mon
25
Aug

Police investigating death of St. Paul man attacked at Checkerboard Pizza

St. Paul Police confirmed today that they're investigating the death of 34-year-old Nicholas James Keilen of St. Paul.

Keilen died over the weekend and police were notified of the man's death Monday morning.

Mon
18
Aug

HealthPartners eyes large East Side expansion


HealthPartners submitted a site plan for a 128,000-square-foot building to go alongside existing facilities at 295 Phalen Blvd., near where it intersects Interstate 35E. Leslie McMurray, director of the Payne-Phalen district council, expressed enthusiasm at the potential new building. (submitted photo)

Could mean major investment, new jobs        If what HealthPartners is planning comes to pass, the Phalen corridor will take on a whole new look. The HMO has submitted a site plan to the city of St. Paul for a 128,000-square-foot, four-story neuroscience center to go up alongside existing facilities at 295 Phalen Blvd., according to Tom Beach, who oversees site plan reviews for the city of St. Paul.

Mon
18
Aug

St. Paul carves out possible skate park at Arlington-Arkwright


Andrew Vega, 17, of St. Paul, does a trick at St. Paul's new Front Skate Park. With the new skate park in there, the park's old equipment may be resurfaced and moved over to the East Side. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
East Side skateboarders and aggressive skaters could be in luck -- the East Side may get ramps, rails and quarter pipes of its own.
 
Thu
31
Jul

BRT not LRT for Gateway Corridor - (Oakdale edition)


Bus rapid transit will be the main focus moving forward for the Gateway Corridor -- it was picked as the preferred transit mode by the corridor’s Policy Advisory Committee. BRT would operate in its own dedicated roadway, similar to the Orange Line in Los Angeles pictured here. (submitted photo)

Move over light rail, bus rapid transit will be the focus from now on for the Gateway Corridor.

Mon
28
Jul

Cocktail hour is near for the East Side


A room in the old Hamm’s brewery complex, once used as a blacksmith shop, will be turned into a cocktail room by 11 Wells Spirits. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

We’ve all heard of brewery taprooms coming to the Twin Cities -- seems like everywhere you look, there’s a new one popping up.
But booze galleries? That’s a new one.

Mon
28
Jul

BRT not LRT for Gateway Corridor - (East Side edition)


Bus rapid transit will be the main focus moving forward for the Gateway Corridor -- it was picked as the preferred transit mode by the corridor’s Policy Advisory Committee. BRT would operate in its own dedicated roadway, similar to the Orange Line in Los Angeles pictured here. (submitted photo)

Move over light rail, bus rapid transit will be the focus from now on for the Gateway Corridor.

Mon
28
Jul

East African children’s choir to perform on the East Side


The Asante Children’s Choir, comprised of youngsters from East Africa, will perform on the East Side on Wednesday, July 30. The choir will do a five-month-long tour of the United States. (submitted photo)

Asante Choir brings African orphans to St. Paul to tell their story
Bringing songs of hope, alongside bright clothing, pounding percussion and vibrant dancing, children from East Africa will sing for East Siders on Wednesday, July 30 at First Covenant Church.

Mon
21
Jul

Public art plans for Arlington Hills take a fresh approach


A public art project coming to the Arlington Hills Community Center may bring a media pod, tables with live plants sprouting from them, and a giant sign proclaiming “We Belong Together” to the new building. (submitted photo)

If your idea of public art is static paintings or murals on walls, the public art project at Arlington Hills Community Center is redefining the term to embrace both new technology and nature.

Mon
21
Jul

Metro State adds outreach job


Jaylani Hussein

Hopes to improve relationships with neighbors
Shoring up agreements made with Dayton’s Bluff residents last fall, Metro State University has hired a community liaison officer to ensure the school is in good communication with its surrounding neighbors.

Mon
21
Jul

Lower Payne plan’s on the drawing board


A map of the section of Payne Avenue near Morelli’s and Yarussos imagines pedestrian plazas, improved lighting, better parking, and added green space. The plan comes out of a city initiative to redesign key streets. As of now, it’s just a plan and lacks funding. (submitted graphic)

Drive north on Payne Avenue starting at its East Seventh Street beginning and continue up to Minnehaha, and you’ll see what according to some is a disjointed, unfriendly place to be, especially if you’re not in a car.

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