The Gateway Corridor, a transit line that would run bus rapid transit from the eastern suburbs to downtown St. Paul, was recently given a $1 million federal grant to study development along the line’s stations. If things go according to plan, the line would begin service in 2022. (submitted graphic)
With a $1 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration, planning for the Gateway Corridor continues to inch forward.
A 9,000 square-foot grocery store showcasing organic products opened in Dayton’s Bluff on Wednesday, Sept. 2. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Co-op comes from humble neighborhood beginnings
East Seventh Street is starting to look whole again — a foundation’s set for the new senior housing project by Dominium, Metropolitan State University’s parking ramp is done and their student center’s coming along, and the new Mississippi Market food co-op is open.
A new food vendor at the Friday night car shows in downtown North St. Paul quickly caught the attention of locals. Who was serving barbeque off a patio grill at a former eatery? And what were the donations going toward?
Before most people had time to get acquainted, the unlicensed vendor was shut down, simply unaware they were breaking any rules.
Ordinance would include e-cigarettes with Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act
At the recent Ramsey County Board public hearing on an ordinance that would ban the indoor use of e-cigarettes in the county where smoking is already prohibited, speakers were 8-0 in favor of the ban.
The Sept. 8 board meeting was the second reading of the draft ordinance that would group e-cigarettes, the use of which is commonly called vaping, with other smoked tobacco products that are regulated under the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act.
The 2014 parade grand marshal Alfreda Flowers charmed the crowd. Flowers, who started the social services and charity organization Family Values For Life, organizes an annual backpack giveaway. This year’s grand marshal is Ed Bertges, owner of the revitalized Schwietz Saloon. (file photo)
Weekend full of fun on the docket
With the East Side’s long-time tradition hitting its stride again, neighbors will gather for fall fun and merriment the weekend of Sept. 18 through 20.
At noon, Payne Avenue’s golden commercial stretch will be closed off to make way for a 60-group parade on Saturday, Sept. 19.