East Side Review

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East Side may say goodbye to 2 Radio Shack stores

The Radio Shack at the Sun Ray Mall held a clearance sale in its final days open. The store closes Sunday, Feb. 15. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
The Radio Shack at the Sun Ray Mall held a clearance sale in its final days open. The store closes Sunday, Feb. 15. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Company files for bankruptcy, announces store closures

East Siders may or may not be surprised to hear that electronics retailer Radio Shack is bankrupt.

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House for sexually trafficked girls to close

This bedroom in Jerry’s Place, furnished with donated furniture, is home to a girl who was a victim of sex trafficking. Due to financial shortfalls, Jerry’s Place will close in March. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
This bedroom in Jerry’s Place, furnished with donated furniture, is home to a girl who was a victim of sex trafficking. Due to financial shortfalls, Jerry’s Place will close in March. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Jerry’s Place runs into financial barriers

Almost before it could get off the ground, Jerry’s Place, a home on the East Side for underage female victims of sex trafficking, will close.

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Bilingual barber school lands on East Side

A new bilingual barber school opened up on Payne Avenue last week. Valeria Mejia, a student at the school who currently works as a server at a Mexican restaurant in Minneapolis, said she will look forward to having new career options after attending the school. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
A new bilingual barber school opened up on Payne Avenue last week. Valeria Mejia, a student at the school who currently works as a server at a Mexican restaurant in Minneapolis, said she will look forward to having new career options after attending the school. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

It’s the first Minnesota barber school to open in 35 years

Sonia Ortega and her business partner Les Hill, proprietors of Payne Avenue’s Plaza Del Sol, seem to be people who like to make others’ dreams reality.

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Feb

Phalen gathers for freezing fun - Photos

Gary Hong stands nearby as Charlie Hong raises his fishing pole, sure that he’s caught a fish, only to be the bobber. Fishing through the ice was just one of the many events of the first Phalen Freeze Fest.
Gary Hong stands nearby as Charlie Hong raises his fishing pole, sure that he’s caught a fish, only to be the bobber. Fishing through the ice was just one of the many events of the first Phalen Freeze Fest.

Phalen Freeze Fest was held Feb. 7.

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Feb

Filling up on fun - Photos

The sand table was fillled with popcorn fun for Bryson, Cain, Phoenix
The sand table was filled with popcorn fun for Bryson, Cain, Phoenix

The Early Childhood Carnival for 2-5 years olds was held at Christ Lutheran in North St. Paul Jan 31. There were games, minnow races, obstacle course, face painting and more. (photos - Linda Baumeister/Review)

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Hmong talk about an elephant in the room

St. Paul resident Tiffany Vang says she never felt particularly encouraged to go to school by her family. "College" wasn't a word that got thrown around in her household, and most of her siblings did not go to college.
 
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Swede Hollow Cabaret held Feb. 20

BARRA will be the house band for the third annual Friends of Swede Hollow Cabaret. (submitted photo)
BARRA will be the house band for the third annual Friends of Swede Hollow Cabaret. (submitted photo)

The 3rd annual Friends of Swede Hollow Cabaret will be held on Friday, February 20th in the Historic Mounds Theatre located at 1029 Hudson Road from 8 to 11 p.m.

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09
Feb

East Side Review police reports Jan. 15 - 21, 2015

Thursday, Jan. 15  - Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

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St. Paul Police Department’s online reporting system launches

Hoping to give St. Paul residents another way to connect with cops, the St. Paul Police Department launched a new online police reporting system on Monday, Feb. 2.

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Feb

‘Scope’ it out

“The Scope” at Beacon Bluff is a new piece of public art that was put up on Friday, Feb. 6. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
“The Scope” at Beacon Bluff is a new piece of public art that was put up on Friday, Feb. 6. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

New public art piece up at Beacon Bluff

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