East Side Review

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East Side Review police reports June 19 - 25, 2014

Thursday, June 19 - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

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07
Jul

New East Side senior police commander’s an East Side veteran


Matt Toupal, new senior commander for the St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District, took over the position after Joe Neuberger retired about a month ago. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Newly designated senior commander for the St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District, Matt Toupal, has hit the ground running with just over a month under his belt.

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07
Jul

East Sider Chris Rider wins St. Paul’s Karl Neid award

East Sider Chris Rider has a long track record working for the city.
From a long list of volunteer contributions to the East Side and the city at large, and with over 25 years under her belt as a city employee, she’s demonstrated a commitment to St. Paul.

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07
Jul

Met Council designates $677,000 to East Side brownfield cleanups


Two new prospective tenants are coming to the Hamm’s Brewery complex, thanks in part to brownfield cleanup grants from the Metropolitan Council. Additions to the building could include live-work apartments and a second hydroponic farm. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Funds will help with asbestos removal at Hamm’s site
As part of a nearly $2.6 million brownfield cleanup package, the Metropolitan Council approved three East Side projects for cleanup.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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