East Side Review

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Lower Payne plan’s on the drawing board


A map of the section of Payne Avenue near Morelli’s and Yarussos imagines pedestrian plazas, improved lighting, better parking, and added green space. The plan comes out of a city initiative to redesign key streets. As of now, it’s just a plan and lacks funding. (submitted graphic)

Drive north on Payne Avenue starting at its East Seventh Street beginning and continue up to Minnehaha, and you’ll see what according to some is a disjointed, unfriendly place to be, especially if you’re not in a car.

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21
Jul

City OKs streetcar studies

‘Starter’ line would extend to East Side
After a long public hearing, St. Paul is on track to introduce streetcar service.

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20
Jul

East Side Review police reports June 26 - July 2, 2014

Thursday, June 26 - Wednesday, July 2, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

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16
Jul

Hobby Lobby store to open in Maplewood amidst national controversy

Supreme Court decision not slowing plans for October grand opening
Despite a deluge of news reports and street protests following Hobby Lobby’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision last month, the company is marching forward with its expansion plans.

Mon
14
Jul

City funds roll in for East Side radio station’s antenna

With cash in hand, a studio location and programming in the pipeline, the East Side community radio station, 104.7 WEQY, is well on its way.

Mon
14
Jul

East Sider charged after dumping dead puppies

Anna Robole faces animal cruelty charges
Anna Robole, 47, is charged with animal cruelty after two dead puppies were found in a dumpster at Scenic Hills Animal Hospital, 1939 Burns Ave., according to a complaint from the Ramsey County attorney’s office.

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14
Jul

Family and friends rally for East Sider with heart trouble


47-year-old Wendy Kichler has spent three months in the hospital recovering from a catastrophic aortic dissection. Her daughter Mindy and some long-time friends have pulled together to help her out and make sure she can keep up with bills. (submitted photo)

Benefit for Wendy Kichler scheduled July 19
Life-long East Sider Wendy Kichler has run into some bad luck.

Mon
14
Jul

Two early childhood Montessori Schools team up for fall opening


Janice LaFloe, founder of a new American Indian Montessori school looking to start this fall on the East Side, stands with her assistant teacher Annette Whitener outside the school building at 1909 Ivy Ave. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Curriculum at the American Indian Montessori will include hands-on exercises to instill an ability to focus in youngsters. In one activity available to kids, they’ll polish wooden eagles. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

American Indian and Hmong pre-schools add early childcare options to neighborhood
Two small early childhood education Montessori schools focusing on language preservation will likely be coming to the East Side this fall.

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14
Jul

Man who left injured kids in car charged

Earl Ward charged with endangerment of child
Earl Lionell Ward, 45, of St. Paul remains in custody after crashing his car in a construction hole while driving with his two children, according to a criminal complaint from the Ramsey County attorney’s office.

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14
Jul

St. Paul’s neighborhood STAR funds bring dough to the East Side

On Wednesday, July 9, the St. Paul City Council approved Neighborhood STAR grants and loans for several East Side projects, adding up to $850,809.

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