East Side Review

Mon
02
Jun

New Carnegie library stewards want to “raise the roof”


The people behind the East Side Freedom Library may have a lease on the old Arlington Hills library building, but they’ve got their work cut out for them. They need to find funds to replace the roof by the end of the year. (file photo)

Well, they may have the building, but there’s a lot of work to be done yet.

Mon
02
Jun

Polly’s benefit planned to ease construction woes


A road construction project on Payne Avenue has meant slow business for Polly’s Coffee Cove and other nearby shops. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Since construction started on Payne Avenue in April, Ann Polachek figures her business has dwindled by roughly half.

Mon
02
Jun

Metro State science building has green light


Metro State University will break ground this summer on its new science building, thanks to state bonding funds. A rendering of Metro State University’s new science building shows how it will connect to the rest of the campus via skyway over East Sixth Street. (submitted graphic)

Will mean a busy summer of construction on East Side campus
Well, the funding’s lined up, and the contractor’s picked -- Metro State University will begin work this summer on a new science education building.
Construction is slotted to start in August, and will go through winter 2015.

Sun
01
Jun

East Side Review police reports May 8 - 14, 2014

Thursday, May 8 - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

Fri
30
May

During chase, Ramsey County Sheriff squad car crashes into building, ignites gas fire


A Ramsey County Sheriff squad car crashed into a building at Willow Lake Boulevard and Labore Road while pursuing another vehicle, igniting a gas fire that burned for two hours. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

The squad car cracked a segment of the curb as it left the road, on the west side of the intersection of Willow Lake Boulevard and Labore Road. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

A Ramsey County Sheriff's squad car crashed into a building while pursuing another vehicle in Vadnais Heights the evening of May 29, hitting a gas line and igniting a fire that burned for nearly tw

Wed
28
May

Obama fast-tracks Gateway Corridor project

Review and permitting processes to speed up
President Barack Obama has fast-tracked the review and permitting process of the Gateway Corridor Project, along with 10 others nationwide that he saw as necessary to “cutting bureaucratic red tape that stalls good projects from breaking ground.”

Mon
26
May

East Side radio station gearing up

Organizers seek public input for name
With a station manager lined up and some funds in order, the East Side’s own community radio station, 104.7 FM, is gaining some solid ground.
Kathy Harris, an East Side radio veteran, has been hired as the station manager, and the station is closing in on a location.

Mon
26
May

All-women brew crew looks to locate on the East Side


Kathleen Culhane, longtime hobby brewer and East Sider, is hoping to start a new East Side taproom called Sidhe Brewing Company. The taproom will be all women-owned and operated. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Head brewer Kathleen Culhane is doing practice batches of her beers in her basement, and also trying out a new India Pale Ale recipe at the request of friends. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Four East Side gay women are looking to add some business diversity to the East Side.
Though there’s not exactly a shortage of small taprooms opening up in the Twin Cities, there’s only one to speak of on the East Side, Flat Earth Brewing, and it just opened.

Mon
26
May

American Indian wigwam built at Harding High


Students at Harding High School and members of the American Indian tribe Ho-Chunk Nation got together to build a traditional “ciiporoke” wigwam in the school’s courtyard on Friday, May 16. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

On a mild Friday at Harding High, a group of American Indian men could be seen erecting a structure the size of a small garage, made of bent tree branches tied together to form a sturdy oval-shaped hut.
The structure will be used to tie in with Harding’s cultural studies classes, as part of St. Paul Public Schools’ American Indian Month. The hut can be seen out the window of the school’s cafeteria, in the courtyard.

Sun
25
May

East Side Review police reports May 1 - 7, 2014

Thursday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 7, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

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