East Side Review

Mon
15
Dec

East Side home values recovering

This house on the 1300 block of Hazelwood St. in the Greater East Side neighborhood has risen significantly in value, and could be looking at a 26 percent increase in property tax.
This house on the 1300 block of Hazelwood St. in the Greater East Side neighborhood has risen significantly in value, and could be looking at a 26 percent increase in property tax. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Means bigger 2015 tax bill for homeowners
In 2014, East Side homes values went up for the first time since the Great Recession.
According to Ramsey County, values in the four identified neighborhoods that make up the East Side — Sunray-Battle Creek, Greater East Side, Dayton’s Bluff, and Payne-Phalen — all saw average housing values drop beginning in 2008, and they kept dropping up until 2014.
But now those values are starting to recover, and for the first time since the recession, East Side property values are on the upswing.

Tue
09
Dec

East Side Review police reports Nov. 13-19, 2014

Thursday, Nov. 13  - Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

Mon
08
Dec

East Side schools get grants for innovation

Money will bolster African American history, aerospace programs
Among the recipients of a St. Paul Public Schools Foundation grant for innovative teaching methods are four teams of East Side teachers.
The teachers are among a pool of 16 groups receiving small grants from the school district’s foundation. The 16 grant awards total $26,000.

Mon
08
Dec

St. Paul libraries offer a creative approach to fine reduction

Teens can geek out with tech to eliminate fines
Would you rather pay overdue library fines, or make a short animation instead?
That’s the ultimatum St. Paul Public Library staff are giving to teens with fines on their accounts.
Rather than blow their allowance paying back the fine they got for keeping a DVD past its due date, teens can, for the month of December, take part in the public library’s “Do Down” program, and get rid of their fines through creative activities.

Mon
08
Dec

15 year-old dies after crashing stolen car

Was fleeing Boys Totem Town on Thanksgiving eve
A 15-year-old boy is dead after crashing a stolen car into a building while being pursued by police.
The boy, identified by police as John McAfee, stole a car from the 2000 block of Suburban Ave. in St. Paul’s Battle Creek neighborhood on Wednesday, Nov. 26 after running from Boys Totem Town, a Ramsey County juvenile detention facility.

Mon
08
Dec

Developer moving forward with rehab of historic apartments

The handsome Euclid View Flats, a vacant city-owned building now on the National Register of Historic Places, should be getting a full renovation starting in late January or early February. By fall 2015, the apartment building should be ready for tenants.
The handsome Euclid View Flats, a vacant city-owned building now on the National Register of Historic Places, should be getting a full renovation starting in late January or early February. By fall 2015, the apartment building should be ready for tenants. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

A handsome brick building that’s a prime example of blight in Dayton’s Bluff may soon be restored.

Mon
01
Dec

I-94 westbound to close this weekend

Westbound Interstate 94 in St. Paul between Highway 61 and I-35E will close this weekend as crews continue work on the Highway 52 Lafayette Bridge, MnDOT announced on Monday, Dec. 1.
Mon
01
Dec

Dayton’s Bluff library celebrates 10 years


The Dayton’s Bluff Library, a facility shared by Metro State University and St. Paul Public Library, celebrated its ten-year anniversary in November. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Staff reflect on unique city-college library partnerhsip
Ten years ago, the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood had no library to speak of.
And Metro State University, known then as “a school without walls” for its lack of facilities, hardly had a bookshelf—it was for a while the only college in the MnSCU system that didn’t have a proper library.

Mon
01
Dec

Harding grads have college in the bank

“The staff’s pretty dogged about helping students,” said Harding High School’s Ralph Alexander, career counselor in the College and Career Center. Harding seniors Alexander Roman, Pajai Xiong, and Gao Zong Her have been busy applying for scholarships and colleges.
“The staff’s pretty dogged about helping students,” said Harding High School’s Ralph Alexander, career counselor in the College and Career Center. Harding seniors Alexander Roman, Pajai Xiong, and Gao Zong Her have been busy applying for scholarships and colleges. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Harding High School’s 2014 graduating class seems to have been well poised for higher education.

The 290 students, now graduated and beginning their college educations, earned an average of $34,615 in scholarship money.

Mon
01
Dec

After delay, holiday lights show up and running

Volunteers with the Holiday Lights in the Park work on setting up the more than 60 themed holiday sculptures and animated displays at Phalen Park Nov. 23. The new LED lighted displays debuted Nov. 25 and runs through Jan. 1.
Volunteers with the Holiday Lights in the Park work on setting up the more than 60 themed holiday sculptures and animated displays at Phalen Park Nov. 23. The new LED lighted displays debuted Nov. 25 and runs through Jan. 1. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

After snow-related hickup, holiday lights are up and running at Phalen Regional Park

Pages