The "Bergeron Pass" memorial stone near Lake Phalen underwent renovations recently. The stone is located near where Maplewood police Sgt. Joseph Bergeron was ambushed and killed while he was investigating a carjacking in 2010.
Boulder repainted after death of officer Patrick
A couple weeks ago, the memorial commemorating slain Maplewood police Sgt. Joseph Bergeron was not in peak condition. The lettering was faded, there was some sign of wear, and memorial had been defaced with spray paint in November 2013.
HealthPartners submitted a site plan for a 128,000-square-foot building to go alongside existing facilities at 295 Phalen Blvd., near where it intersects Interstate 35E. Leslie McMurray, director of the Payne-Phalen district council, expressed enthusiasm at the potential new building. (submitted photo)
Could mean major investment, new jobs If what HealthPartners is planning comes to pass, the Phalen corridor will take on a whole new look. The HMO has submitted a site plan to the city of St. Paul for a 128,000-square-foot, four-story neuroscience center to go up alongside existing facilities at 295 Phalen Blvd., according to Tom Beach, who oversees site plan reviews for the city of St. Paul.
Andrew Vega, 17, of St. Paul, does a trick at St. Paul's new Front Skate Park. With the new skate park in there, the park's old equipment may be resurfaced and moved over to the East Side. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
East Side skateboarders and aggressive skaters could be in luck -- the East Side may get ramps, rails and quarter pipes of its own.
The locally preferred alternate route selected by the Gateway Corridor Commission has a bus rapid transit line following I-94 from downtown St. Paul to Woodbury in a dedicated guideway. (submitted graphic)
The Gateway Corridor Policy Advisory Committee has identified a more specific route for a proposed bus rapid transit line traveling between downtown St. Paul and Woodbury.
Health Department issues report on security issues
The Minnesota Department of Health has found a Maplewood residential care facility at fault for an incident involving a mentally ill client who wandered away from the building on a frigid March night.
James Xang Vang, 21, of St. Paul has been charged with first- and second-degree counts of criminal sexual contact for allegedly molesting a 6-year-old girl during a two-year period between June 2012 and his arrest on July 29.
St. Paul budget gap tops $9.6 million
Mayor Chris Coleman met with East Side residents in the community room at Hmong Village on the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 1 to discuss budget priorities for 2015.
The public meeting was the last in a series of four that Coleman hosted across St. Paul during July and August. The goal of the meeting was to invite public input on budget priorities as the city faces a projected $9.6 million budget gap.
The Safe and Sound Shelter for Girls is designed specifically for girls ages 10-17 who have been victims of sex trafficking. The shelter opened on Aug. 1. (Kaylin Creason/Review)
Safe and Sound Shelter aids girls ages 10-17
The Safe and Sound Shelter for Girls, a safe haven designed for girls ages 10-17 who have been victims of sex trafficking, opened Friday, Aug. 1 on the East Side.