East Side Review

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21
Jun

Three plaques stolen from East Side parks

This historical marker was taken on Friday, June 12 from Swede Hollow Overlook Park, along with two others nearby. (photo courtesy of St. Paul Parks and Recreation)
This historical marker was taken on Friday, June 12 from Swede Hollow Overlook Park, along with two others nearby. (photo courtesy of St. Paul Parks and Recreation)

Three plaques were reported stolen from East Side parks on Friday, June 12.

Two historical markers from Swede Hollow Overlook Park were taken, as was one from nearby Hamm Park.

Sun
21
Jun

Grand Round planning kicks into gear

The St. Paul Grand Rounds are being planned this summer. The Grand Round is a 30-mile bike and pedestrian system that circles the city along scenic parkways and off-street paths. Parts of the Grand Round will go through the East Side, including along Wheelock and Johnson Parkways. (submitted graphic)
The St. Paul Grand Rounds are being planned this summer. The Grand Round is a 30-mile bike and pedestrian system that circles the city along scenic parkways and off-street paths. Parts of the Grand Round will go through the East Side, including along Wheelock and Johnson Parkways. (submitted graphic)

Kicking off planning for St. Paul’s Grand Round, consultants, city planning staff and residents will take part in a weeklong design workshop starting Monday, June 22.

Sun
21
Jun

Food truck hopes to fill gaps and stomachs

St. Paul Public Schools introduced their new summer food truck at the Arlington Hills Community Center on Thursday, June 11. The truck will provide free meals for kids to help make sure those who get free and reduced-price lunches during the school year are fed in the summer months. (photo courtesy of St. Paul Public Schools)
St. Paul Public Schools introduced their new summer food truck at the Arlington Hills Community Center on Thursday, June 11. The truck will provide free meals for kids to help make sure those who get free and reduced-price lunches during the school year are fed in the summer months. (photo courtesy of St. Paul Public Schools)

District launches food truck to serve kids during summer months

Adding to its array of summer food options, St. Paul Public Schools has gone the way of the startup restaurant—to food trucks.

Sun
21
Jun

Payne Phalen District Five Council looking for board members

There is a partial 2-year term seat open on the District Five Planning council’s board.

This term will be filled at the June 23, 2015 Board meeting held at 6:30 p.m. at the Arlington Hills Community Center.

Sun
21
Jun

Sprucing up Payne

Students from Washington Technology Magnet School, a high school in St. Paul’s North End, showed up on Wednesday, June 17 to help pick up Payne Avenue.

Sun
21
Jun

Sex trafficking ‘ringleader’ gets 20 years

Thomas  William Evans
Thomas William Evans

After pleading guilty to selling young female victims for sex, Thomas William Evans will likely face 20 years behind bars.

Wed
17
Jun

Oakdale resident to give away playhouse in sweepstakes

Larry Eberhard, left, and his parents, Rose and Martin Eberhard, show off a playhouse Larry will be giving away to one lucky family at the end of the summer. Sprucing up an old hay wagon for the annual Summerfest parade turned into an enjoyable father-son project.  (Joshua Nielsen/Review)
Larry Eberhard, left, and his parents, Rose and Martin Eberhard, show off a playhouse Larry will be giving away to one lucky family at the end of the summer. Sprucing up an old hay wagon for the annual Summerfest parade turned into an enjoyable father-son project. (Joshua Nielsen/Review)

Playhouse will tour city on hay wagon this summer

Tue
16
Jun

In Door County, ‘life is just a bowl of cherries’

When we were kids, my sisters and I sat with Grandma and Grandpa Streelman at their kitchen table pitting cherries with old-fashioned hairpins after going to the orchard earlier in the day to pick the fruit.

Tue
16
Jun

Former Ramsey County Commissioner Don Salverda given lifetime achievement award

Former Ramsey County Commissioner Jan Wiessner, Don Salverda and current Ramsey County Commissioner Mary Jo McGuire pose for a photo at Salverda’s Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony for community service. Salverda was a mentor to both Wiessner and McGuire. (Photo courtesy of Gayland Bender)
Former Ramsey County Commissioner Jan Wiessner, Don Salverda and current Ramsey County Commissioner Mary Jo McGuire pose for a photo at Salverda’s Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony for community service. Salverda was a mentor to both Wiessner and McGuire. (Photo courtesy of Gayland Bender)

‘Unsung difference-maker who works behind the scenes’
A “servant leader.” That’s how former Sen. Dave Durenberger described his friend Don Salverda, who was honored May 19 with the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award — a beautiful eagle trophy — from the Sales and Marketing Executives of Minneapolis/St. More than 70 friends and colleagues attended.
“It was a wonderful night for Don,” Loren Swanson, a Rotary Club member from Falcon Heights, said of the 79-year-old former Ramsey County Commissioner and Roseville resident.

Sun
14
Jun

Archdiocese charged with failing to protect children in Wehmeyer case

Curtis Wehmeyer
Curtis Wehmeyer

Ramsey County attorney files criminal charges against local Catholic hierarchy
On Friday, June 5, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announced his office would file criminal charges, as well as a civil petition, against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis over its handling of former Roman Catholic priest Curtis Wehmeyer.
“The facts that we have gathered cannot be ignored, they cannot be dismissed, and are frankly appalling, especially when viewed in their totality,” Choi said during a media briefing on Friday, June 5. “The story of Curtis Wehmeyer and how he came to sexually abuse three young boys cannot be told without including the organization and its hierarchy that ordained him and at all relevant times had the power to remove him.”

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