East Side Review

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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)

An outline of the Gateway Corridor shows it passing along the north side of Interstate 94 through the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood into downtown St. Paul. Corridor studies moving forward will focus on putting in a bus rapid transit line to serve commuters from the eastern suburbs. (submitted graphic)

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

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28
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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.

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East Side Review police reports July 3 - July 9, 2014

Thursday, July 3 - Wednesday, July 9, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

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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)

One idea Works Progress has for the community center is to add live plants to the furnishings -- a work table would have live plants in the middle to add appeal to the surrounding space. (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.

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21
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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.

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21
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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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21
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City OKs streetcar studies

‘Starter’ line would extend to East Side
After a long public hearing, St. Paul is on track to introduce streetcar service.

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20
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East Side Review police reports June 26 - July 2, 2014

Thursday, June 26 - Wednesday, July 2, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

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16
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Hobby Lobby store to open in Maplewood amidst national controversy

Supreme Court decision not slowing plans for October grand opening
Despite a deluge of news reports and street protests following Hobby Lobby’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision last month, the company is marching forward with its expansion plans.

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City funds roll in for East Side radio station’s antenna

With cash in hand, a studio location and programming in the pipeline, the East Side community radio station, 104.7 WEQY, is well on its way.

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