East Side Review

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22
Aug

St. Paul Fire Department seeking volunteer translators

The St. Paul Fire Department is looking for volunteers from the community to translate safety materials and lessons into languages read and spoken in the community.

Mon
22
Aug

District 2 Community Council open board seats

The District 2 Community Council has two board of directors seats open.

Sun
21
Aug

Prepare for bag checks at the State Fair


Before you make it to the Midway at this year’s Minnesota State Fair, security staff at the gates will check bags, purses, coolers and packages as a part of new security measures for 2016.

The Minnesota State Fair announced it would be checking fairgoers’ bags, purses, coolers and packages this year at the fair’s 11 entrances.

Sun
21
Aug

East Side Review police reports - July 21 — July 27

Thursday, July 21 — Wednesday, July 27 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

Sun
21
Aug

Parklet on Payne, but what’s a ‘parklet?’


The parklet, which is located in front of Plaza Latina at 927 Payne Ave., was installed in early August and will remain until October.

Driving south on Payne Avenue, one may have noticed an odd, wooden structure in front of Plaza Latino at 927 Payne Ave., which now houses Mangos Restaurant, a Mexican restaurant that opened there in July last year.

Sun
21
Aug

East Side’s ‘Eggroll Queen’ brings egg rolls to the people


Mai Vang and her son Kevin made and sold egg rolls during the 7th Street Live event on Aug. 13. Mai lost her hearing three years ago, leading to the loss of her jobs. The East Side mother of four sells egg rolls to pay the bills.

Mai Vang started the business to support herself, is now supporting others in need

“I woke up one day and I lost my hearing, like all my hearing,” said Mai Vang, a long-time East Side resident. 

Sun
21
Aug

East Side youth host first local open mic night


From left, Delena Zekarias, Aisha Mohamud, Nyalat Dojiok, Hafsa Mohamud, State Sen. Foung Hawj, Fatuma Jama, Nahome Zekarias, Andrew Parker, Ramla Zekarias, and youth council advisor Chia “Chilli” Lor. These members of the District 1 Youth Council and Youth Task Force hosted the first East Side Pride Open Mic on Aug. 16.

On the stormy summer evening of Aug. 16, East Side youth gathered at the East Side Freedom Library, nervously awaiting the arrival of poets and performers. 

Sun
21
Aug

‘The people’s party’


The Not Guilty Band was one the many performances that hit the stage during the 7th Street Live event. At right, many food trucks were available during the 7th Street Live event located along East 7th Street between Minnehaha Avenue and Forest Street.

7th Street Live, the Dayton’s Bluff music, art and food festival, enjoyed beautiful weather on Aug. 13. This was the festival’s second year and was organized by the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council and the East Side radio station WEQY 104.7 FM.

Sun
14
Aug

East Side Review police reports - July 14 — July 30

Thursday, July 14 — Wednesday, July 20 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

Sun
14
Aug

Improv takes over the streets of St. Paul

More than 50 improvisers will fan out across Minnesota’s capital city to perform more than 300 unscripted theater scenes on one day this summer.

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