September 2013

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Battle for the best booya back again

The shortening days, brisk nights and increasingly colorful leaves are all telltale signs that time of year many people consider their favorite is fast approaching -- namely, On the Road Again and the World Championship Booya.

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Lake Phalen waterfall to get a redo


A photograph of the waterfall at Phalen Lake taken in 1960. (submitted photo)

Lake Phalen will get a little perking up for next spring, when water will again pour down the old manmade falls.
The waterfall, which sits on the west side of Lake Phalen, was built in the 1950s when the lake levels seemed to be receding -- the manmade waterfall drew from a nearby well and was a makeshift way of replenishing the water supply, said Brian Murphy, landscape architect with St. Paul Parks and Recreation, who is in charge of the project.

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Long-time East Side barber closes up


Cliff Gebhard, 72, sits in one of two barber chairs in his shop at the corner of Minnehaha Avenue and Stillwater Road. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Cliff’s Barber Shop is one of those places that was always full of regulars, quirk and charm, and where the haircut service provided wasn’t necessarily the only reason you’d swing by.
Rather, you’d also be there to catch a story, and to chat with your neighbors.
It’s been a community of sorts for the owner, Cliff Gebhard, and his customers.

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WSP changes tobacco ordinance

Before you light up, turn on or pass the hose next time, you might want to want to check the latest tobacco regulations in West St. Paul.
The city is working on updates to its tobacco ordinance that would deal with recent changes in the industry, most notably the rising popularity of electronic cigarettes. The city council approved a first reading of the updated ordinance in its Sept. 23 meeting.

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Prosecutors charge 3 men in WSP murder


Christino Andres Rosario

Before they climbed out of their SUV on Ohio Street in West St. Paul on a fateful night last January, Christino Rosario turned to his two partners and instructed them not to shoot anyone with the guns they were each holding.
He was 16 at the time.

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County taxes: Keeping it flat

It looks like the big news on Ramsey County’s proposed 2014-15 budget is that property owners won’t see any increases in the county’s levy.
“We’re going to have no levy increase,” declared budget chair and District 2 commissioner Victoria Reinhardt.
Reinhardt says that’s because other entities have begun funding county programs they’d dropped for several years.

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District Five holds community meeting to take action


About 80 people gathered Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Arlington Hills Lutheran Church to discuss ways to take action against violence in Payne-Phalen and surrounding neighborhoods. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

About 80 people showed up for a Thursday, Sept. 19, discussion about recent violence in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood.
The meeting came one month after a lively August meeting where community members erupted with emotions and concern about area violence, following the shooting death of 17-year-old Vincent Arron Allison by another teenager in a store parking lot, and the brutal beating of Raymond Widstrand, a young man who was attacked on a walk in his own East Side neighborhood.

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Heights playground goes up in a single day


Heights Community School’s playground went up in a quick four hours thanks to volunteers and school staff. (submitted photo)

It was a whirlwind of activity, involving hundreds of people and months of preparation and anticipation.
And in a quick four hours, the East Side’s Heights Community School had a spiffy new structure to show for it.
Around 300 volunteers and 100 students from the Heights Community School managed to build a playground in a single day.

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Letter: Tax levy

The front-page story in the Sept. 15 issue headlined “Growing tax capacity to bolster IGH budget in 2014” leaves the impression that rising property values is a painless way to expand the budget.

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East Side Review police reports Sept, 5 - 11, 2013

Thursday, Sept. 5 - Wednesday, Sept. 11

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