A map of the Gateway Corridor route shows the five general areas where stations would be placed in St. Paul’s East Side. The Gateway Corridor will be a Bus Rapid Transit line with a dedicated roadway connecting St. Paul’s Union Depot to Woodbury. (submitted graphic)
Though the rough locations of St. Paul stops for the Gateway Corridor are set, the specifics have yet to be hammered out for the up-and-coming transit line.
676 Wells was cleared out by the city, and the windows have been boarded up. It sits ready for demolition, although there’s a lengthy process before the demolition can occur -- the homeowner, Ronald “Arjo” Adams, has filed an appeal against the demolition with the Minnesota Court of Appeals. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
City’s lined up to bulldoze, but an appeal’s slowing things down
Ronald “Arjo” Adams reports he’s living in his truck with his cat, after being kicked out of his house right before Christmas on Dec. 23, 2014.
Citing strong demand for rail services, BNSF Railway Company announced plans to invest roughly $326 million in infrastructure upgrades in the state, including a project just down the hill from the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood.
This bedroom in Jerry’s Place, furnished with donated furniture, is home to a girl who was a victim of sex trafficking. Due to financial shortfalls, Jerry’s Place will close in March. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Jerry’s Place runs into financial barriers
Almost before it could get off the ground, Jerry’s Place, a home on the East Side for underage female victims of sex trafficking, will close.
A new bilingual barber school opened up on Payne Avenue last week. Valeria Mejia, a student at the school who currently works as a server at a Mexican restaurant in Minneapolis, said she will look forward to having new career options after attending the school. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
It’s the first Minnesota barber school to open in 35 years
Sonia Ortega and her business partner Les Hill, proprietors of Payne Avenue’s Plaza Del Sol, seem to be people who like to make others’ dreams reality.
St. Paul resident Tiffany Vang says she never felt particularly encouraged to go to school by her family. "College" wasn't a word that got thrown around in her household, and most of her siblings did not go to college.