East Side Review

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23
Aug

East Siders turn out to oppose lion hunting

About 100 East Siders gathered at Conway Recreation Center on Saturday, Aug. 15 to create a work of aerial art. Artist John Quigley got the group to form a picture of a lion, as can be seen from this aerial photograph. The idea was to call for the protection of lions and the end of trophy hunting, in response to a Bloomington dentist’s killing of a revered research lion near a nature preserve in Zimbabwe. (photo courtesy of John Quigley)
About 100 East Siders gathered at Conway Recreation Center on Saturday, Aug. 15 to create a work of aerial art. Artist John Quigley got the group to form a picture of a lion, as can be seen from this aerial photograph. The idea was to call for the protection of lions and the end of trophy hunting, in response to a Bloomington dentist’s killing of a revered research lion near a nature preserve in Zimbabwe. (photo courtesy of John Quigley)

Residents gathered at Conway Recreation Center on Saturday, Aug. 15 to form a giant memorial in the likeness of Cecil the lion.

Sun
23
Aug

East Side Review police reports - July 2 - July 15

Thursday, July 2 - Wednesday, July 15, 2015 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

Sun
23
Aug

Ramsey County pulls leadership switcheroo

Puts 20 departments in four categories
Figuring it made sense to reduce the number of people reporting directly to her from over 20 to 9, Ramsey County Manager Julie Kleinschmidt announced in late July that she'd re-organize the county's various departments.
The 20 departments have been pared down into four integrated teams, which represent groups of different individual departments.

Sun
23
Aug

Standard Oil building in Bruce Vento razed

The Standard Oil building in Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary has been razed to make way for a new interpretive center in the park. The Lower Phalen Creek Project will begin to raise funds for the proposed $6 million building in early 2016. (submitted photo)
The Standard Oil building in Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary has been razed to make way for a new interpretive center in the park. The Lower Phalen Creek Project will begin to raise funds for the proposed $6 million building in early 2016. (submitted photo)

New park building plans still forming
The graffiti-laden building that was once imagined as an urban hub for gardening and community is now a mound of rubble, but a new building may be coming along soon.
Known as the Standard Oil Building, crews began demolishing the concrete shell on Wednesday, August 12, and by that Friday, the building was nothing more than debris.

Sun
23
Aug

Bike theft inspires man to be neighborhood helper

East Sider Jeremy Sartain turned his experience of getting his bikes stolen into a positive one — he opted to fix neighborhood kids’ bikes for free, and handed out over 100 refurbished bikes to neighborhood kids. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
East Sider Jeremy Sartain turned his experience of getting his bikes stolen into a positive one — he opted to fix neighborhood kids’ bikes for free, and handed out over 100 refurbished bikes to neighborhood kids. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

After getting his prized racing bikes stolen from his garage, East Sider Jeremy Sartain turned the experience into a productive, community oriented venture to put tuned up bikes in the hands of kids throughout the East Side.

Wed
19
Aug

Views of haystacks, and of Monet and me

Haystack Rock just north of Cannon Beach, Oregon, is shown in the distance with the early-morning sun shining on the sand and the fog beginning to clear.  (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
Haystack Rock just north of Cannon Beach, Oregon, is shown in the distance with the early-morning sun shining on the sand and the fog beginning to clear. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)

Whenever I visit the Chicago Art Institute, I make sure to re-acquaint myself with French Impressionist painter Claude Monet's "Haystack" paintings.

'Worthwhile' subject?

Tue
18
Aug

New Brighton man found guilty of killing neighbor with shotgun

Neal Zumberge
Neal Zumberge

Long-simmering feud ends in first-degree murder conviction
A New Brighton man was found guilty of first-degree murder Tuesday afternoon in the shooting of his neighbor last year.

Tue
18
Aug

Maplewood investigates complaint, puts five fire department employees on leave


Maplewood Fire Station 2 (the Gladstone station), located at 1955 Clarence Street, serves as the Fire Department's administrative headquarters. [Erin Hinrichs/Review]
Sun
16
Aug

Ramsey County submits budget

2.5% increase proposed, with a raised tax levy

Ramsey County’s budget could climb at a rate of about 2.5 percent per year for the next two years.

Sun
16
Aug

East Side Review police reports - June 18 - July 1

Thursday, June 18 - Wednesday, July 1, 2015 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

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