East Side Review

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Oct

Residents turn up to voice concerns over Rush Line


Josh Olson, senior transportation planner for Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority, led a walk along the Bruce Vento Regional Trail on Monday, Sept. 29 where the county is considering putting a transit line. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

A big group of East Siders walking down Bruce Vento Regional Trail on a Monday evening was enough to bewilder and slow down a smattering of bicyclists passing through the area.

Mon
06
Oct

New East Side radio station to feature Spanish language radio novellas


Dayton’s Bluff resident Barry Madore will look to create a new radio show based on the lives and personalities of East Side Latinos. (submitted photo)

$50,000 Knight Arts grant will bolster station's programming
With the idea of collecting Latino community members’ stories and turning them into short radio novellas, Barry Madore hopes to bring some strong content to WEQY, the new East Side radio station, set to begin broadcasting in November at 104.7 FM.

Mon
06
Oct

Federal money could mean improvements to East Side bus stops


A bus stop along route 64 on Payne Avenue looks a bit rundown. Federal grant funding will help improve some East Side bus stops by the end of 2015. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

With colder weather on the way, the news of potential bus stop improvements could warm some spirits for East Side bus riders.

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05
Oct

East Side Review police reports Sept. 11-17, 2014

Thursday, Sept. 11 - Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

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Sep

East Side Review police reports Sept. 4 -10, 2014

Thursday, Sept. 4 - Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

Mon
29
Sep

Co-op construction will begin in early October


A rough rendering of the new Mississippi Market grocery store shows how its main entrance will face out on the corner of East Seventh Street and Maple Street. (submitted graphic)

With a land sale approved by the city and plans ready to go, Mississippi Market will proceed with site preparation as soon as Monday, Oct. 13.

The roughly $11 million project has been in the works for about two years.

Mon
29
Sep

Twin Cities Academy's a leader of the pack


In a literature class at Twin Cities Academy, the small class of eight students were focused as they discussed Mary Shelley's classic book "Frankenstein." (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Small East Side charter school ranks high nationally
The small Twin Cities Academy high school sits tucked away on a quiet block of Dayton's Bluff across from Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
It could easily go unnoticed. And yet, it stands out at a national level -- its high performance statistics bring it to the fore.

Mon
29
Sep

CP Rail will proceed with yard expansion

City powerless to regulate project
The city of St. Paul, it would seem, doesn't have much of a say over what happens to its sensitive wildlife area at Pig's Eye Lake, at least not when the railroads are involved.
Canadian Pacific Railway will look to bypass the city's demands and push forward with plans to infill six acres of wetlands along the lake, in order to expand its switching yard, known as Dunn Yard, which sits along the Mississippi River just to the west of Highway 61 near the intersection of Lower Afton Road.

Wed
24
Sep

Project Home provides relief in Ramsey County


A young Project Home resident puts a puzzle together with Pilgrim Lutheran Church volunteer Joan Haan. (Submitted photo)

Temporary shelters provide beds for homeless all over county
Financial struggles can seemingly come out of nowhere. They could be brought on by the loss of a job, a serious car crash or a health emergency. Individuals who always paid their bills on time can unexpectedly find themselves falling behind.

Tue
23
Sep

Kellogg Bridge into the East Side found structurally deficient


The Kellogg Bridge going into downtown St. Paul from the East Side was found structurally deficient. The bridge's outer lanes will be shut down beginning Monday, Sept. 29. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

New bridge needed; lane closures begin Monday
The Kellogg Bridge is structurally deficient and needs to be replaced, officials announced Tuesday, Sept. 23.
Following recent inspections, the St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman announced the bridge will be narrowed down to three lanes starting Monday, Sept. 29.

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