East Side Review

Mon
26
Jan

Dayton’s Bluff and Hayden Heights libraries to get extended hours

Thanks to some stubborn city council members, Dayton’s Bluff and Hayden Heights public libraries will stay open longer on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Mon
26
Jan

Metro State hacked

Data may have been stolen
Metro State University announced Friday, Jan. 16 that the school had experienced a computer security intrusion.

Mon
26
Jan

Kathy Lantry to be new Public Works director

Kathy Lantry
Kathy Lantry

Will switch to new role in March
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman announced Tuesday, Jan. 20 that city council president Kathy Lantry will step into a new role as director of the city’s Public Works department.

Mon
26
Jan

Rush Line open house turns out concerned neighbors

About 60 East Side residents turned up for an open house about the Rush Line Corridor, a potential transit line that would run through the East Side. Residents turned up to voice concerns about the route the line might take, and to learn more about the project. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
About 60 East Side residents turned up for an open house about the Rush Line Corridor, a potential transit line that would run through the East Side. Residents turned up to voice concerns about the route the line might take, and to learn more about the project. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

New transit route could run through East Side parks
Planning for the Rush Line Corridor is treading ever so slowly ahead.

Mon
19
Jan

East Side Review police reports Dec. 25-31, 2014

Thursday, Dec. 25  - Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

Mon
19
Jan

Man pulls out BB gun on neighbor

Dispute arose over snow removal

Saul Lopez-Alvarado, 29, of St. Paul is charged with making terroristic threats after he reportedly threatened a neighbor with a BB gun.

Mon
19
Jan

For-profit book recycler collecting on East Side

This box, outside of the Dancing Goat Coffee House, is one of 25 book donation boxes placed outside of businesses by A Greener Read, a for-profit company that seeks to recycle, re-use and sell donated books. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
This box, outside of the Dancing Goat Coffee House, is one of 25 book donation boxes placed outside of businesses by A Greener Read, a for-profit company that seeks to recycle, re-use and sell donated books. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Jason Burbul is hoping to bring your old, forgotten books back into the fold.

His East Side-based company A Greener Read has been collecting donated books via big green metal collection boxes scattered throughout the Twin Cities.

Mon
19
Jan

Senior housing project pushes forward

A senior housing complex looking likely to go up at the corner of East Seventh Street and Bates Avenue, with construction potentially starting as soon as April. This rendering shows roughly how the building’s exterior will look. (submitted graphic)
A senior housing complex looking likely to go up at the corner of East Seventh Street and Bates Avenue, with construction potentially starting as soon as April. This rendering shows roughly how the building’s exterior will look. (submitted graphic)

Neighbors raise objections

Does 45 feet high sound like a tall building to you?

It does to some Dayton’s Bluff residents.

That’s roughly the height of a new senior housing complex likely to go up at the corner of East Seventh Street and Bates Avenue.

Mon
19
Jan

2015 means “changing of the guard” at Historic Mounds Theatre

Raeann Ruth, founder of the Historic Mounds Theatre, is stepping down from her post as executive director. Ruth spent years with neighbors fixing up the old building, turning it from an eyesore into a place for live theater in Dayton’s Bluff. She’s shown painting the exterior back in 199 or 2000, wearing a pair of overalls as she’s known to do. (photo courtesy of Fred Kaphingst)
Raeann Ruth, founder of the Historic Mounds Theatre, is stepping down from her post as executive director. Ruth spent years with neighbors fixing up the old building, turning it from an eyesore into a place for live theater in Dayton’s Bluff. She’s shown painting the exterior back in 199 or 2000, wearing a pair of overalls as she’s known to do. (photo courtesy of Fred Kaphingst)

Theatre’s founder Raeann Ruth steps out
 

Fifteen years after she started, Raeann Ruth’s giving up her labor of love.

The 65-year-old is retiring from her post as executive director at the Historic Mounds Theatre, the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood theater she helped restore and re-instill as a neighborhood icon. The place, a vaudeville theater turned movie theater, is now a live performance theater.

Wed
14
Jan

What’s round on both ends and high in the middle?

Eric Fenstermacher at the Boston Stoker coffee shop made this beautifully designed latte. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
Eric Fenstermacher at the Boston Stoker coffee shop made this beautifully designed latte. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)

That was the question I loved to ask people when I was a fourth-grader moving from the Columbus, Ohio area to a Chicago suburb.

And at age 9, I really liked it when people didn't know the answer so I could smugly tell them: "Ohio!"

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