St Paul

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Shooting leaves one dead near Harding High School

The St. Paul Police Department is investigating an Aug. 12 shooting that left one man dead near Harding High School.

The deceased man was identified as 21-year-old Devon L. Goode, of St. Paul, according to police

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13
Aug

Artist tells Payne Avenue stories through portraits


courtesy of Stephan Kistler • Photographer Stephan Kistler spent much of early 2018 going up and down Payne Avenue taking portraits of business owners, residents and visitors, like the one seen above. His portraits and stories about the subjects will be on display at the East Side Arts Council office, 977 Payne Ave., starting in September.

During much of this last long and cold winter, St. Paul photographer Stephan Kistler spent time on Payne Avenue taking portraits of the people who live, work, and visit one of the East Side’s main streets.

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13
Aug

St. Paul working to create master plan for Swede Hollow Park


Marjorie Otto/Review • The City of St. Paul was recently awarded an $80,000 grant to create a master plan for Swede Hollow Park. Much of the work that has occurred at the park over the years has been guided by the local Friends of Swede Hollow group, as well as other neighbors of the park, who will have a chance to provide input on the city’s new master plan.

The City of St. Paul was recently awarded an $80,000 grant from the McNeely Foundation to fund the work of creating a master plan for Swede Hollow Park. 

Sun
29
Jul

Affordable housing building slated for vacant Payne Avenue lot


file photo • The lot between Kendall’s Ace Hardware and the former Ward 6 restaurant building, 848 Payne Ave., is currently being developed by Schafer Richardson to become a 99-unit affordable housing apartment building, which will include street-level retail space.

The empty lot between Kendall’s Ace Hardware and the now-closed Ward 6 restaurant has been vacant for more than a decade, but that’s about to change in less than a year. 

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22
Jul

Payne Avenue leaders trying out new strategy to revitalize


Marjorie Otto/Review • A group of local business and property owners, residents and developers, is asking Payne Avenue stakeholders to join in creating a strategy to attract and retain businesses on Payne. The effort is called Payne Avenue Reboot and is based off Main Street America principles for community building.

Business owners, property owners, developers and residents are working to develop a new strategy to continue to revitalize the economy of Payne Avenue and the nearby neighborhood. 

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22
Jul

Ground broken for China garden at Lake Phalen


file image • Construction of a replica of the famous Aiwan Pavilion, in Changsha, China, will begin in the next few weeks at Lake Phalen Regional Park, following a July 14 groundbreaking ceremony.

Visitors will be able to watch Chinese craftsmen work in next few weeks

 

Mon
25
Jun

Marchers go from East Side to City Hall condemning separation of children


Marjorie Otto/Review • A group of about 100 community members gathered at Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center in Dayton’s Bluff and marched to St. Paul City Hall June 20 to protest the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from families after being detained at the U.S. southern border.

St. Paul City Council passes resolution against administration policy

 

Mon
25
Jun

Forest Street may receive bike lanes, further connecting bike infrastructure


courtesy of City of St. Paul • Forest Street is scheduled to be resurfaced this fall. As a part of the construction, the City of St. Paul is planning to add marked bike lanes on Forest between Maryland Avenue and Margaret Street.

Continuing the expansion of St. Paul bike infrastructure, the City of St. Paul is planning to add marked bike lanes on Forest Street between Maryland Avenue and Margaret Street.

Mon
04
Jun

Bringing shock and surprise, Ward 6 restaurant closes


Marjorie Otto/Review • During the afternoon of May 30, a line of people waited to be seated at Ward 6 restaurant for what could be their last meal there. The restaurant announced May 28 that it would be shutting its doors, serving its last meals during brunch on June 3.

After five and half years of calling Payne Avenue home and becoming a staple of the neighborhood, Ward 6 restaurant announced May 28 that the eatery would serve its last meals during brunch on Sunday, June 3. 

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04
Jun

East Side Freedom Library co-founder to be celebrated in symposium


file photo • The former students and mentees of Peter Rachleff, one of the co-founders of the East Side Freedom Library, have organized a symposium in his honor, which will take place June 8 and 9. The event is open to the public and will take place at the library.

A tradition in academia follows that when a professor retires or reaches a milestone, his or her mentees or former students often come together to share their own academic work in celebration of their mentor. 

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