East Side Review

Sun
28
Aug

Third annual Mississippi Minute Film Festival

The entry deadline for the Mississippi Minute Film Festival is coming up on Sept. 15., at 5 p.m. 

Sun
28
Aug

419 Whitall rezoning approved; city council next step


The vacant lots in the 400 block of Whitall Street, marked with a star, are located just up the hill from the HealthPartners medical complex (light purple) along Phalen Boulevard. (courtesy of the St. Paul Zoning Committee)

The rezoning application for 419 Whitall St. was approved unanimously by the St. Paul Planning Commission on Aug. 19 and awaits final approval by the St. Paul City Council.

Sun
28
Aug

As new businesses come in, historical restorations come as well


The modern view of the corner of Payne Avenue and York Street, facing south, with 900 Payne on the left side. (Marjorie Otto/Review)

As new businesses begin occupying storefronts along Payne Avenue, many building owners are discovering that careful considerations must be made regarding the historic character of the avenue’s historic commercial corridor. 

Sun
28
Aug

An East Side family meal

On Aug. 6, Urban Oasis hosted a community meal as a way to wrap up the Edible Streetscape project.

Mon
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. 

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