The St. Paul Police and Fire departments teamed up with Target to provide holiday meals for forty East Side families on a shopping spree at the Suburban Ave. store Dec. 10. The event is a partnership between St. Paul Police Foundation, District 2 Community Council, East Park Lions, Boys & Girls Club and the White Bear Avenue Business Association. Checking their list are police recruit Daniel Wallace, Fire Captain and paramedic Art Baumeister, Corazon, Katte, and police officer Hector Mena-Carrion.
The Red Rock Corridor is a proposed 30-mile transitway that will run along Highway 61 and Interstate 94, connecting Hastings and the Union Depot in St. Paul. The Red Rock Corridor Commission chose the preferred route in January 2016, which includes deviations from Highway 61 in Newport, Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Hastings.
The St. Paul City Council approved the implementation plan for the Red Rock Southeast Corridor transit project during its Dec. 7 meeting.
The Intercultural Interfaith East Side Community Meal on Dec. 13 included food from local East Side restaurants such as Mañana Restaurant, Mai Vang’s Eggroll Queen egg rolls and Judy’s Kitchen. There was also food provided by Afro Deli, located in downtown St. Paul.
Following the election, community leaders want to unite the neighborhood
“We are a community that believes that the best part of our community is our diversity,” said St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman.