East Side Review

Fri
19
Sep

East Side teacher wins "unsung hero" grant


Patricia Larkey
With a slim budget, a lot of band members, and some well-worn musical instruments, it takes a creative approach to keep the middle school band at St. Paul Public School's Farnsworth Aerospace going strong.
 
Fri
19
Sep

East Sider wants to revive sandlot baseball

Long-time East Sider David Anderson, 64, wants to bring back neighborhood baseball.
 
Tue
16
Sep

Harvest Fest looks to go full scale


The parade draws marching bands from area schools such as Farnsworth Aerospace Elementary School. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

In 2011, the Payne Area Business Association’s musical lineup for the Mexican Independence Celebration drew many fans.

The parade will feature colorful costumes and floats.

Back in 1932, Harvest fest was a huge event along Payne Avenue, and featured banners adorning the commercial strip. (submitted photo)

Last year’s festival was sort of an on-foot trial run with a more modest walking parade, This year, Harvest Fest reboots its full parade tradition, adding back floats, vehicle units, marching bands and more. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The loudest and reddest entries in the parade: local fire departments’ vehicles. Onlookers always appreciate getting to thank the heroic crews who staff them. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Full-on parade is back in business

Mon
15
Sep

Port Authority looks to install new office warehouse in Beacon Bluff development


Another lot at the St. Paul Port Authority’s Beacon Bluff site may see a new building pop up. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Slowly but surely, the St. Paul Port Authority’s Beacon Bluff sites are filling in.

In the latest, a 58,000 square-foot building could pop out of the ground along Phalen Boulevard by February 2015.

Mon
15
Sep

Firefighters raise funds to warm up Dayton's Bluff kids


All Dayton's Bluff Achievement Plus Elementary School students may be getting new coats this winter as part of a fundraising effort by the St. Paul Fire Department. (submitted photo)
If things go as planned, every single student at Dayton's Bluff Achievement Plus Elementary School will be getting a new coat this winter.
 
Sun
14
Sep

East Side Review police reports Aug. 21-27, 2014

Thursday, Aug. 21 - Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

Wed
10
Sep

Ramsey County may partner with Hennepin on juvenile detention


Ramsey County has for years been considering what to do with the outdated juvenile detention facility Boys Totem Town. A recent county board vote could mean the county will team up with Hennepin County for juvenile detention programming and facilities. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Ramsey County’s Boys Totem Town, a juvenile detention facility in St. Paul’s Battle Creek neighborhood, was built in the 1930s, and today holds just a fraction of its intended capacity. There are typically less than 40 kids in a facility that once held well over 100.
According to the county, it’s an aged relic that needs to be replaced. And it’s the same scoop for the Hennepin County equivalent, the Hennepin County Home School.

Tue
09
Sep

New retail block at Arcade and Maryland near completion


A new five-unit commercial building is just about complete at the corner of Maryland Avenue and Arcade Street. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Multi-unit shop seeking tenants  A new potential retail hub is popping up on the busy intersection of Maryland Avenue and Arcade Street. Built "on spec," the 5,240 square-foot, five-unit building should be finished by the end of the month.
"It's a great corner," said Alex Aqel, who represents the building owner. "The density and demographics are great."
He also cited the traffic counts as a motivating factor.
Mon
08
Sep

Rush Line Corridor to see renewed focus from Ramsey County


The Rush Line transit corridor is still in its infancy, but Ramsey County is bearing down and focusing on the corridor. A study concluding next summer will decide whether to put the transit line through the East Side up to White Bear Lake, or along I-35E up to Forest Lake. (submitted graphic)
Sun
07
Sep

East Side Review police reports Aug. 14-20, 2014

Thursday, Aug. 14 - Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

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