East Side Newsbriefs

Mon
30
Jun

Pocket Park number two coming to life


Volunteers turned up in numbers to help install the new Pocket Park at the corner of Payne and Minnehaha avenues. (photo courtesy of Crystal Passi)

A new pocket park is springing to life on Payne Avenue.

Thu
26
Jun

Metro Transit Green Line brings bus route changes

Bus service enhancements that strengthen connections to the METRO Green Line will go into effect when the new light-rail line opened.

Mon
23
Jun

Young man drowns in Lake Phalen


A young man drowned while swimming at Lake Phalen’s swimming beach on Saturday, June 21. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

St. Paul police report Roger Valle, 22, died while swimming in Lake Phalen.

Thu
19
Jun

Is parking a pain on Payne?

According to Anne DeJoy at the East Side Neighborhood Development Company, Payne Avenue has parking deficiencies.

Tue
10
Jun

Ramsey County election filings show familiar faces, few challengers

The candidates are all filed for the 2014 general election, and the ballot for East Siders looks like it will have a lot of familiar names listed.

Incumbent Ramsey County Attorney John Choi is running uncontested for a second term.

Fri
06
Jun

Lake Phalen waterfall gets new life


Dry for decades, the 15-foot tall stone waterfall at the northwest corner of Lake Phalen has been restored. The dedication of water cascading again was held during the WaterFest events May 31. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

St. Paul Park and Recreation’s landscape architect Bryan Murphy, second from left, would later speak to a crowd at the dedication of the restored stone waterfall at Lake Phalen. Water is drawn from Lake Phalen and recirculated. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Lake Phalen’s old, dormant waterfall has been brought back to life.
The waterfall, which sits on the west side of Lake Phalen, was originally built in the 1950s when the lake levels were receding -- the manmade waterfall drew from a nearby well and was a makeshift way of replenishing the water supply.

Wed
28
May

Obama fast-tracks Gateway Corridor project

Review and permitting processes to speed up
President Barack Obama has fast-tracked the review and permitting process of the Gateway Corridor Project, along with 10 others nationwide that he saw as necessary to “cutting bureaucratic red tape that stalls good projects from breaking ground.”

Mon
19
May

Prank call locks down Parkway school for one hour

Parkway Montessori Middle School went into lockdown mode on Wednesday, May 14 following a suspected prank call to the St. Paul Police Department.

Tue
06
May

Apartment fire sends two to hospital

A morning fire on Sunday, April 25, likely caused by a space heater, sent a 3-year-old boy and his father to the hospital.
The fire happened on the third floor of an 11-unit apartment building 1800 block of East Seventh Street.

Mon
28
Apr

Investors looking to bring pre-paid cell phone store to Payne

Pending city approvals, Swan Leasing is poised to bring in an AT&T pre-paid phone store on Payne Avenue. The store would go in part of the space that used to be Furniture Minnesota at 871 Payne Ave.

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