East Side Review

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22
May

Karen Tobacco-Free program graduates its first students


The class consisted of both tobacco users and those who had family that used. Many of the students said they hope to share what they learned within their community.

Participants in the Karen Tobacco-Free program have finished up the first five-week course that educates them on the harmful effects of tobacco use. 

Sun
22
May

‘Edible Streetscape’ will showcase local food customs


Margaret Street, at the intersection of East Seventh Street, has been changed to a one-way street. The “Edible Streetscape” project will be planting in the large, round planters seen in the newly drawn “bump outs.”

This summer, East Seventh Street will be a showcase for local food “to honor and share the diverse healthy food traditions that we have on the East Side,” said Tracy Sides, executive director of Urban Oasis.

Sun
15
May

East Side Review police reports - April 14 — April 20

Thursday, April 14 — Wednesday, April 20 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

Sun
15
May

Johnson plans for single-occupancy restrooms


The single-occupancy bathrooms are supposed to be easily acessible, brighter, cleaner, more secure and easier to monitor.

As a part of the upcoming renovations occurring this summer and next summer, Johnson High School will be installing single-occupancy bathrooms while the plumbing is being updated.

Sun
15
May

Board moves ahead with new East Side middle school

At an April 26 meeting, the St. Paul Public Schools Board of Education, with a vote of 4 to 3, moved forward with a proposal to construct a new middle school on the East Side. 

Sun
15
May

Sentinels stand guard

On a rainy Tuesday afternoon, the Keller Lake bald eagles stand guard over the nest after having just chased away another bald eagle.

Sun
15
May

Wilder Play Area is being updated


The Wilder Play Area will have its playground equipment replaced due to safety and accessibility issues. Renovations will begin at the beginning of June and take about two months to complete.

Construction is scheduled to begin in early June

Due to aging equipment, safety and accessibility issues, Wilder Play Area is scheduled for renovations this summer.

Sun
15
May

New ‘Youth Council’ gives teens a voice and a purpose

“Even though I am youth, I get to show people that I too am a part of the community, and I too have some ideas for what we can improve,” said Hafsa Mohamud, a resident of District 1 and a member and the newly created Youth Council, which had its f

Sun
15
May

Neighborhood hoping for a revitalization with Village on Rivoli


Facing south, with Minnehaha Avenue behind the camera, Village on Rivoli will feature views of downtown St. Paul and the Minneapolis skyline.

“I’m hoping that [Village on] Rivoli really creates some redevelopment momentum for the East Side,” said John Vaughn, executive director of the East Side Neighborhood Development Company. 

Sun
08
May

East Side Review police reports - March 31 — April 13

Thursday, March 31 — Wednesday, April 13 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

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