Phalen Recreation Center refrigerated ice rink is on tap to get a permanent cooling system. The new system, which will be installed during the summer of 2017, will consist of PVC pipes encased in concrete. The North Dale Recreation Center (pictured) had the same system installed this past summer.
Skating rink will have permanent cooling system next season
Chester Sheehan was recently awarded the Roger Tetu Award by the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council because he offers “kindness without hesitation on a daily basis.” His neighbor, Jeanelle Foster, right, nominated him for the award.
Chester Sheehan, 74, is a shy man, but he doesn’t shy away when neighbors are in need.
The lot at 848 Payne Ave. has been vacant for more than 10 years, and the owners of nearby Ward 6 Food +Drink and Kendall’s Ace Hardware say they are excited to see some upcoming apartment developments.
Empty lot between Ward 6 and Kendall’s being eyed for apartments
A once quiet and largely forgotten lot has been getting a lot of attention recently.
The new entrance and addition will be made of glass and metal to reflect Johnson High School’s aerospace program. (courtesy of St. Paul Public Schools)
The changes will take place during the summers of 2016 and 2017
Clogged toilets, wandering visitors and a gloomy entrance that’s not handicap accessible are just some of the building-related issues that have plagued Johnson High School.
However, long-awaited building improvements are finally on the horizon. At a District Five Committee for Planning and Economic Development meeting on April 5, community leaders learned of some changes coming to Johnson High School.
The Rush Line Corridor Transit Study has four alternatives planned for the suburban route (Phalen Village to Forest Lake) and eight alternatives planned for the downtown routes. (courtesy of Rush Line Corridor Transit Study)
The Rush Line Corridor project is seeking more community input regarding possible transit routes and station locations.
East Side resident Jeremy Sartain teaches East Side kids basic bike repair skills, such as how to replace a tire or inner tube. (Marjorie Otto/Review)
East Side resident filling a need for youth programs
“There’s just not a heck of a lot for teens to do around here,” says Jeremy Sartain, an East Side resident and creator of ESP (East St. Paul) Bikes.
Sartain is using bicycles to get East Side youths involved in their community and to learn some valuable skill sets. He teaches them how to fix donated bikes and then has them give them away in the community.
The idea of instructing kids on how to repair bikes came about in an unlikely way -- after a bike theft.
In 2015 Sartain had two of his bicycles stolen from his garage. One bike was traced by police to a nearby pawnshop. While searching for his second bike, Sartain noticed many homes in his neighborhood had a bunch of bikes, but most were inoperable because no one knew how to fix them up.