East Side Review

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East Side Review police reports - March 26-April 1, 2015

Thursday, March 26 - Wednesday, April 1, 2015 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

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Railroad Island to have a banner year

In hopes of creating an identity for the Railroad Island neighborhood, a group has organized to put up banners along the neighborhood’s main drag, Payne Avenue.

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Marching Proud

On Thursday, May 21, Farnsworth Aerospace’s Upper Campus band marched from the upper campus over to the lower campus. The 270 member band was led along their route with a group of police officers.

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Phalen Lake speaks Hmong

Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet Elementary School’s fourth grade Hmong-language immersion class meets with some Sepak Takraw players during a track and field day. The fourth graders have been learning Hmong language skills alongside English in the school’s two-way immersion program, which is now in its fourth year and has been growing steadily. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet Elementary School’s fourth grade Hmong-language immersion class meets with some Sepak Takraw players during a track and field day. The fourth graders have been learning Hmong language skills alongside English in the school’s two-way immersion program, which is now in its fourth year and has been growing steadily. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

School’s immersion program showing steady growth

“If a grandma cannot speak to her grandchildren, the relationship is lost,” says May Lee Xiong.

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City looking at new East Side police training facility

If all goes as expected, St. Paul will set up a new police training facility at a building at 600 Lafayette Road on the lower end of the East Side.

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St. Paul police say intoxicated dad slept while children searched for food

Darrell Demarrias
Darrell Demarrias

Darrell Demarrias charged with child negligence, endangerment  The parents of three young children face child endangerment charges after police found their children underfed, unattended to, and living in a filthy home, according to a criminal complaint from the Ramsey County attorney's office.

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Highway 36 in Maplewood named for Bergeron

Sgt. Joe Bergeron
Sgt. Joe Bergeron

On May 19, Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill into law designating Trunk Highway 36 in Maplewood to be named “Sergeant Joseph Bergeron Memorial Highway.”

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Man charged with first-degree assault for New Brighton shooting

Stephen Jeroy Mister
Stephen Jeroy Mister

A 42-year-old man was charged with first-degree assault in Ramsey County District Court for allegedly shooting another man in the chest at a New Brighton apartment complex, following what police said was an argument over a bottle of vodka on May 1

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Bill passed for slain police officer Scott Patrick

Candles, flowers, flags, and more were left at the corner of Dodd and Smith in the days after officer Scott Patrick was killed following a traffic stop. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Candles, flowers, flags, and more were left at the corner of Dodd and Smith in the days after officer Scott Patrick was killed following a traffic stop. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Last week, a bill to designate a section of Dodd Road in Mendota Heights as “Officer Scott Patrick Memorial Highway” was unanimously passed by the state House and Senate.

The law was then signed by Gov. Mark Dayton Tuesday, May 19.

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Merrick and Woodland Hills team up for food shelf success

Maxine Brooks picks out some salad greens from Merrick Community Service’s food shelf at Woodland Hills Church. Thanks to the food shelf, she’s able to give her grandchildren, whom she’s raising, nutritious meal options. Brooks, an East Sider, relies on Social Security while raising her three young grandchildren. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Maxine Brooks picks out some salad greens from Merrick Community Service’s food shelf at Woodland Hills Church. Thanks to the food shelf, she’s able to give her grandchildren, whom she’s raising, nutritious meal options. Brooks, an East Sider, relies on Social Security while raising her three young grandchildren. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

A few years ago, Merrick Community Services’ food shelf was dinky.

It was in a commercial building, where the organization paid market-rate rent of $1,400 a month, and where food shelf recipients waited outdoors, rain or shine, to receive groceries.

The food shelf could only help about 30 low-income families a day.

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