East Side Newsbriefs

Mon
20
Oct

What do residents want for future transportation projects?

With transit projects going on throughout the city, Lauren Fulner decided it was imperative to put together a citywide discussion of what residents want and need out of future projects.

"In the wider city context, there were a lot of transit issues ... that weren't necessarily being given voice and public support," explained Fulner, transportation coordinator for the nonprofit Hamline-Midway Coalition.

Mon
13
Oct

Nominate a teacher for 2015 Minnesota Teacher of the Year

Everyone remembers a favorite teacher, someone who motivates and inspires students for a lifetime. Minnesotans have the opportunity again this fall to nominate that unique educator for Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

Mon
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.

Thu
25
Sep

An update on St. Paul recycling and trash programs

Since the launch of the new All In recycling program in St. Paul in April, the city has seen a 16% increase in the volume of recycled materials collected. The program introduced single-sort recycling, and also added the collection of additional plastics.

Mon
22
Sep

Margaret Street Bikeway to take shape


St. Paul officials are hoping Margaret Street Bikeway will provide a strong thoroughfare for bicyclists to cross through the East Side. (submitted graphic)

Starting this fall, St. Paul Public Works staff are hoping that Margaret Street will have a new feel to it -- the feel of a shared roadway.

Mon
15
Sep

‘Terrible 20’ means imminent overhaul of two East Side streets

St. Paul announced last week that road work is underway for 20 lousy stretches of pavement, dubbed the “Terrible 20.”
Included in that list will be Johnson Parkway and Wheelock Parkway -- both thoroughfares will get a mill-and-overlay treatment in late September or early October.

Sun
14
Sep

Sun Ray Library almost ready to shine

A hard hat tour of the nearly complete Sun Ray Library was given on Thursday, Sept. 4. Officials checked out the new digs including added windows and 30 percent more public space.

Mon
25
Aug

Police investigating death of St. Paul man attacked at Checkerboard Pizza

St. Paul Police confirmed today that they're investigating the death of 34-year-old Nicholas James Keilen of St. Paul.

Keilen died over the weekend and police were notified of the man's death Monday morning.

Wed
13
Aug

Preferred Gateway Corridor route selected


The locally preferred alternate route selected by the Gateway Corridor Commission has a bus rapid transit line following I-94 from downtown St. Paul to Woodbury in a dedicated guideway. (submitted graphic)

The Gateway Corridor Policy Advisory Committee has identified a more specific route for a proposed bus rapid transit line traveling between downtown St. Paul and Woodbury. 

Tue
12
Aug

Phalen Blvd. closed for two weeks

Phalen Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue are closed in both directions where they intersect Interstate 35E.

The closures will be made before morning rush hour Friday, Aug. 22.

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