Commuters can expect a few MnDOT construction projects on the East Side in 2016. This map outlines MnDOT’s preliminary plan to expand a portion of Interstate 94 between East Seventh Street and Mounds Boulevard. MnDOT also plans to resurface a larger portion of the freeway road between East Seventh Street and Highway 120. (submitted graphic)
MnDOT aims to ease commuter congestion on the East Side along Interstate 94 in the next few years.
The Rev. Karen Williams, an East Side native, is excited about her new position as the head pastor of Grace Lutheran Church. “It feels like I’m coming back home,” she says. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Karen Williams returns to East Side roots
Grace Lutheran Church is welcoming the Rev. Karen Williams back to the East Side.
Williams, who grew up on the East Side and attended Harding High School, took up her new role this week as the head pastor at Grace, a prominent church building off of White Bear Avenue that is a familiar sight to commuters on Interstate 94.
Minneapolis artist Gustavo Lira will begin painting a new mural for La Palma Supermercado in the next few weeks. The colorful mural will wrap around two sides of the building. (Linda Baumeister/Review staff)
East Side eatery getting a new look
Expect a colorful change on Payne Avenue come October.
La Palma Supermercado, a Salvadoran grocery and café, will be getting a new mural this fall as part of a $38,000 façade renovation.
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.
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.