East Side Review

Sun
03
Jul

Port Authority giving the public art reins to the East Side


The new police training facility, located at 600 Lafayette Road, will begin being constructed this fall. The East Side Arts Council is working to create public art that will be integrated into the site based off community input. (courtesy of the city of St. Paul and the Port Authority)

Work on new police training building to begin this fall in Railroad Island

Sun
03
Jul

Tips for a safe and legal Fourth of July

It’s fireworks season and a great time to review state laws regarding the use of fireworks as well as how to safely enjoy fireworks.

Sun
03
Jul

It’s a bird, it’s a boat, it’s a ... floating library


The Floating Library will be hanging out on Lake Phalen during the weekends starting July 16 and ending on Aug. 7. (submitted photos)

Picture a library and books. What do you see? A building filled with rows of neatly shelved books?

Now forget that image because the East Side is about to see how a library and books can be completely redefined. 

Sun
03
Jul

New faces, safe places

On a warm summer evening on June 23, East Siders gathered at the Arlington Hills Recreation Center for “Safe Summer Nights,” a barbeque and community gathering organized by community leaders and the St. Paul Police Department (left).

Wed
29
Jun

Tips for a safe and legal Fourth of July

It’s fireworks season and a great time to review state laws regarding the use of fireworks as well as how to safely enjoy fireworks.

Sun
26
Jun

4th of July Events

St. Paul

Sun
26
Jun

City leaders search for ways to make streets safer for pedestrians


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.”

Initiative follows deaths of two people at busy East Side crosswalks

Sun
26
Jun

Sun Ray Library connects youth to reading and nature


The Sun Ray Library, located at 2105 Wilson Ave., was recently awarded for their Nature-Smart Library project.

Sun Ray shows libraries can be more than a resource for literacy

Sun
26
Jun

Millennials acting as a voice for their community


From left to right, Kong Xiong, Nelsie Yang, Yingya Vang, SuChann Yang and Victor Yang are members of the community-led organization called “Racial Equity on Johnson Parkway and Ames Avenue East.”

Group requests traffic light near Hmong Village

Sun
26
Jun

Celebrating recovery with good tunes

Top, Michael J.

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