East Side Review

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East Side Freedom Library picking up steam


The East Side Freedom Library, formerly the Arlington Hills Library, should be getting a new roof in short order. The building’s stewards, Peter Rachleff and Beth Cleary, have begun running programming out of the library, and have more arts programs in the works thanks to a Knight Foundation arts grant. (submitted photo)

Grants kicking in, roof funds raised
After a summer of fundraising and getting off the ground, East Sider Peter Rachleff's idea to maintain the old Arlington Hills Library building is slowly but surely taking shape.
With a grant for $25,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, funds for a new roof, and a number of other improvements in the pipeline, the Carnegie library building appears to be in good hands.

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13
Oct

Breaking Free adds new East Side location for teen victims of sex trafficking


Vednita Carter, founder of Breaking Free, introduced a new East Side house dubbed Jerry’s Place that will be the home for four girls ages 16 and 17 who are recovering victims of sex trafficking. The home is named after fallen East Side cop Gerald Vick. The home comes thanks to new Safe Harbor laws and funding that came with them. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

State funding means a safe home for girls to recover
Standing on the porch of an East Side home, Vednita Carter, executive director of Breaking Free, recalled back in 2002 when the late East Side cop Gerald Vick had just taken a badly beaten teenage girl to the hospital. She'd been beaten up by a pimp.

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East Side Review police reports Sept. 18-24, 2014

Thursday, Sept. 18 - Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

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06
Oct

Old 3M headquarters could make it into national historic register


The former 3M headquarters, which was built in 1939 just off East Seventh Street, has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places. The building owner is pursuing the historic designation in hopes of getting financial aid for rehabilitation expenses. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Developer seeks tax credits to rehab building
After buying the vacant former 3M headquarters building at 777 Forest St. two years ago from the St. Paul Port Authority, Exeter Group has been trying to fill the place with tenants.
After investing $1 million in the 75-year-olf building, it remains vacant and needs more rehabilitation. But Jim Stolpestad, chairman of Exeter Group, says the company has been showing the building to a lot of potential clients.

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06
Oct

Residents turn up to voice concerns over Rush Line


Josh Olson, senior transportation planner for Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority, led a walk along the Bruce Vento Regional Trail on Monday, Sept. 29 where the county is considering putting a transit line. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

A big group of East Siders walking down Bruce Vento Regional Trail on a Monday evening was enough to bewilder and slow down a smattering of bicyclists passing through the area.

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06
Oct

New East Side radio station to feature Spanish language radio novellas


Dayton’s Bluff resident Barry Madore will look to create a new radio show based on the lives and personalities of East Side Latinos. (submitted photo)

$50,000 Knight Arts grant will bolster station's programming
With the idea of collecting Latino community members’ stories and turning them into short radio novellas, Barry Madore hopes to bring some strong content to WEQY, the new East Side radio station, set to begin broadcasting in November at 104.7 FM.

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06
Oct

Federal money could mean improvements to East Side bus stops


A bus stop along route 64 on Payne Avenue looks a bit rundown. Federal grant funding will help improve some East Side bus stops by the end of 2015. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

With colder weather on the way, the news of potential bus stop improvements could warm some spirits for East Side bus riders.

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East Side Review police reports Sept. 11-17, 2014

Thursday, Sept. 11 - Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

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East Side Review police reports Sept. 4 -10, 2014

Thursday, Sept. 4 - Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

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Co-op construction will begin in early October


A rough rendering of the new Mississippi Market grocery store shows how its main entrance will face out on the corner of East Seventh Street and Maple Street. (submitted graphic)

With a land sale approved by the city and plans ready to go, Mississippi Market will proceed with site preparation as soon as Monday, Oct. 13.

The roughly $11 million project has been in the works for about two years.

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