East Side Review

Sun
05
Jun

Overlook chosen to revitalize Lower Payne commercial zone


There are two options for how the Swede Hollow overlook might be designed. Upcoming surveys of the area will help determine which option will be viable both structurally and fiscally. (courtesy of St. Paul Parks and Recreation)

The St. Paul department of Planning and Economic Development has chosen a project to move forward with to help revitalize the Lower Payne Avenue neighborhood. 

Wed
01
Jun

Cluck back


Not all local wild turkeys are as fortunate as Bessie, the turkey pictured above, who received acceptance and care from both staff and customers of Beisswenger’s Hardware and Garden Store in New Brighton in 2014. Area residents have been dealing with less-friendly wild turkeys over the last few weeks, as it has been breeding season for the birds.

Officials suggest standing up to local wild turkeys

Sun
29
May

East Side Review police reports - April 28 — May 4

Thursday, April 28 — Wednesday, May 4 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

Sun
29
May

An “oddity” coming to Payne


Studio Payne, located at 1129 Payne Ave., is located across the street from Cook restaurant and will include a sign marking the oddity shop and art space.

Cameren Torgerud defines oddities as “things that you wouldn’t expect people to collect but they do.”

Sun
22
May

East Side Review police reports - April 21 — April 27

Thursday, April 21 — Wednesday, April 27 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

Sun
22
May

Payne-Phalen below standard for air pollution


The graph above compares the fine particle (PM2.5) concentration of Payne-Phalen and other test sites. These daily concentrations are the averages of the readings taken during 24-hour cycles. The graph below compares the air toxins measured in Payne-Phalen with Minneapolis, St. Paul and the suburbs.

At a May 17 Payne-Phalen Environmental Committee meeting, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency shared the results of three months of air monitoring at Bruce Vento Elementary School, 409 Case Ave. E.

Sun
22
May

Karen Tobacco-Free program graduates its first students


The class consisted of both tobacco users and those who had family that used. Many of the students said they hope to share what they learned within their community.

Participants in the Karen Tobacco-Free program have finished up the first five-week course that educates them on the harmful effects of tobacco use. 

Sun
22
May

‘Edible Streetscape’ will showcase local food customs


Margaret Street, at the intersection of East Seventh Street, has been changed to a one-way street. The “Edible Streetscape” project will be planting in the large, round planters seen in the newly drawn “bump outs.”

This summer, East Seventh Street will be a showcase for local food “to honor and share the diverse healthy food traditions that we have on the East Side,” said Tracy Sides, executive director of Urban Oasis.

Sun
15
May

East Side Review police reports - April 14 — April 20

Thursday, April 14 — Wednesday, April 20 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

Sun
15
May

Johnson plans for single-occupancy restrooms


The single-occupancy bathrooms are supposed to be easily acessible, brighter, cleaner, more secure and easier to monitor.

As a part of the upcoming renovations occurring this summer and next summer, Johnson High School will be installing single-occupancy bathrooms while the plumbing is being updated.

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