East Side Newsbriefs

Sun
15
Mar

New builds cropping up on the East Side

Eric Saathoff stands outside his soon-to-be-completed home on Wells Street, a block off of Payne Avenue, near Phalen Boulevard. Saathoff says he and his family chose to move to the area because of Payne Avenue’s promise as a main street, and the walkability of the neighborhood. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Eric Saathoff stands outside his soon-to-be-completed home on Wells Street, a block off of Payne Avenue, near Phalen Boulevard. Saathoff says he and his family chose to move to the area because of Payne Avenue’s promise as a main street, and the walkability of the neighborhood. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Eric Saathoff stood in the master bedroom of his soon-to-be finished new home on Wells Street, looking out the window at a view of downtown.

Mon
09
Mar

Teens hoop against staff at Arlington Hills

Staff at the Arlington Hills Community Center played basketball against kids who frequent the rec center. A staff member and a boy battle it out under the hoop.  (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Staff at the Arlington Hills Community Center played basketball against kids who frequent the rec center. A staff member and a boy battle it out under the hoop. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

If 17-year-old C.J.

Mon
02
Mar

New library cards available at Saint Paul Public Library

New library cards will soon be available at the Saint Paul Public Library, and anyone who gets a new card during the month of March will be entered intoa a drawing to win a gift card to a local Saint Paul business.

Mon
23
Feb

Ramsey County seeks committee members

Ramsey County needs committee members to serve on a variety of boards which help direct activities and funding throughout the county. The committees serve in an advisory role to the county board of commissioners.

Mon
23
Feb

Wait List for Federal Rent Assistance Opens for First Time Since 2007

Online Applications accepted Feb. 24-27

The Metropolitan Councils Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Metro HRA, will open its waiting list for federal rent assistance for the first time since 2007.

Mon
16
Feb

Feedback sought on White Bear Ave. reconstruction plans

A large portion of White Bear Avenue is a bit of a bumpy ride these days.

“There are a lot of potholes... it’s kind of falling apart on us” reports Nick Fischer, project manager for Ramsey County Public Works.

Mon
16
Feb

BNSF announces plans to increase freight capacity at East Side rail yard

Citing strong demand for rail services, BNSF Railway Company announced plans to invest roughly $326 million in infrastructure upgrades in the state, including a project just down the hill from the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood.

Mon
16
Feb

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.

Mon
16
Feb

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.

Mon
09
Feb

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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