East Side Review

Mon
07
Jul

Schwietz Saloon reopens after lull


Ed Bertges opened Schwietz Saloon after years of the classic East Side bar being closed. After re-exposing the original copper ceiling and adding a kitchen and 20 taps, Bertges opened the place up in late June. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

On the bar at Schwietz Saloon sit a number of nameplates marking the seats where regulars used to sit. Bertges kept the placards, and even one of the customers -- A woman by the name of Arlene showed up after the bar was re-opened and took up her old seat. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

After nearly two years of preparation, Ed Bertges has finally pulled off the re-opening of the long-standing Schwietz Saloon on Payne Avenue -- and he’s added a kitchen.

Sun
06
Jul

East Side Review police reports June 12 - 18, 2014

Thursday, June 12 - Wednesday, June 18, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

Thu
03
Jul

Board member Paul Mock voted parade grand marshal


White Bear Avenue Parade grand marshal Paul Mock is an advertising account executive at Lillie Suburban Newspapers. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Mock’s work with community earns him special distinction
The White Bear Avenue Parade has been around for a long time. The Ramsey County Fair has been around even longer; 2014 will be the 101st fair to be exact.

Tue
01
Jul

Police searching for man who crashed van and fled

Children were left in vehicle
Police are searching for 45-year-old Earl Ward of St. Paul, whom they say crashed a van in a construction hole while driving with two of his children in the car.

Mon
30
Jun

Neighbors review Arlington Hills Community Center’s first month


Community members reflected on the Arlington Hills Community Center’s first month in operation, at a community meeting on Tuesday, June 24. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

The new Arlington Hills Community Center, which took over eight years of planning, has now been open for a solid month.

Mon
30
Jun

St. John’s church finds new owner


The St. John’s Church building at 977 E. Fifth St. has been sold to a community-oriented Islamic faith group. The cross atop the building was removed as part of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ decommissioning process. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Will be an Islamic faith center
The altars are gone, and the cross has been pulled off the top of the building.
It’s official -- St. John’s Catholic Church has been decommissioned by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and sold off by St. Pascal Baylon Catholic Church, which owned the buildings.

Mon
30
Jun

Pocket Park number two coming to life


Volunteers turned up in numbers to help install the new Pocket Park at the corner of Payne and Minnehaha avenues. (photo courtesy of Crystal Passi)

A new pocket park is springing to life on Payne Avenue.

Sun
29
Jun

East Side Review police reports June 5 - 11, 2014

Thursday, June 5 - Wednesday, June 11, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

Fri
27
Jun

Shooting at Arcade and Case leaves Lamar Hale, 25, dead

Vicitim's cousin Chavaze Ward charged with murder
Lamar Hale, 25, of St. Paul is dead after being shot in the chest multiple times near the intersection of Arcade Street and Case Avenue.

Wed
25
Jun

Shooting at Arcade and Case leaves one dead

One man is dead after being shot in the chest at the intersection of Arcade Street and Case Avenue.

Police reported to the scene at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 and found a man with a gunshot wound in his chest.

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