East Side Newsbriefs

Sun
22
Nov

Open Board Seat to be filled at District Five Board meeting Nov 24th

All interested residents encouraged to participate

The Payne-Phalen District Five Planning Council Board of Directors will fill an open seat on the board at its monthly board meeting on Nov. 24. The meeting is at 6:30 PM at the Arlington Hills Community Center. The open seat was created when a former director moved out of the area.

Sun
15
Nov

City of Saint Paul releases Request for Proposal for All In recycling services provider

The City of Saint Paul's Department of Public Works today released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a recycling services provider or providers.

Tue
03
Nov

Public meetings to explore future of Ramsey County’s ice arenas

Ramsey County Parks and Recreation and the county’s arena task force will host seven public meetings during November to gather input on current arena usage and provide the public a chance to learn about the work of the task force.

Sun
09
Aug

Archaeologists dig for history in Swede Hollow

Two anthropology students led a dig to find artifacts of Swede Hollow Park’s rich history. Above, a volunteer excavates a one square meter section of debris and rubble in the park. (photo courtesy of Stefanie Kowalczyk and Kelly Wolf)
Two anthropology students led a dig to find artifacts of Swede Hollow Park’s rich history. Above, a volunteer excavates a one square meter section of debris and rubble in the park. (photo courtesy of Stefanie Kowalczyk and Kelly Wolf)

Though it's now a quiet, perhaps underused green space, Swede Hollow Park was once home to as many as 2,000 people at a time.

Sun
19
Jul

Senior housing project breaks ground

(Patrick Larkin/Review)
(Patrick Larkin/Review)

Crews officially began construction on Monday, July 13 on “The Cambric,” an affordable-rate senior apartment building on East Seventh Street at the corner of Bates Avenue in Dayton’s Bluff.

Sun
19
Jul

East Third repair work begins

Crews began pulling up East Third Street on Monday, July 13 as part of a large reconstruction project of the road that should last through November. Crews will reconstruct the pothole laden road between Arcade Street and Johnson Parkway. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Crews began pulling up East Third Street on Monday, July 13 as part of a large reconstruction project of the road that should last through November. Crews will reconstruct the pothole laden road between Arcade Street and Johnson Parkway. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Closures through November
Morning coffee commuters may someday be able to drive with a mug of hot joe on East Third Street before 2015 is over without getting second-degree burns.
Second from the top of St. Paul’s “Terrible 20” roadways, East Third Street should be getting some long-needed attention.
Crews began work on the pothole laden, bumpy road on Monday, July 13, and should be at it into at least November of this year.

Sun
19
Jul

Short-term mental health crisis center gains approval

People Incorporated, a social services agency, is getting closer to approval for its short-term mental health crisis center, which it’s looking to to relocate to the former convent at White Bear and Lacrosse avenues. The organization’s zoning requests will be  heard by the St. Paul City Council in August. (submitted photo)
People Incorporated, a social services agency, is getting closer to approval for its short-term mental health crisis center, which it’s looking to to relocate to the former convent at White Bear and Lacrosse avenues. The organization’s zoning requests will be heard by the St. Paul City Council in August. (submitted photo)

After squeezing through with 9-8 vote, matter now in the hands of city council
Despite some neighborhood opposition, People Incorporated is closing in on its zoning wishes, and is a step closer to approval for relocating its short-term mental health crisis center to a former convent at White Bear and Lacrosse avenues.
Currently located in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood, the short-term mental health crisis center would like to move to the East Side where it would increase its capacity to provide temporary housing for up to 16 men and women experiencing mental health crises.

Sun
19
Jul

Mississippi Market teams up with community orgs to hire local

The Dayton’s Bluff Community Council, in partnership with Mississippi Market food co-op and the East Side Enterprise Center, have been doing job skills training in advance of an upcoming hiring fair for Mississippi Market’s new East Side Store. (photo courtesy of Dayton’s Bluff Community Council)
The Dayton’s Bluff Community Council, in partnership with Mississippi Market food co-op and the East Side Enterprise Center, have been doing job skills training in advance of an upcoming hiring fair for Mississippi Market’s new East Side Store. (photo courtesy of Dayton’s Bluff Community Council)

Part of pilot program for Dayton’s Bluff council
If you’ve driven down East Seventh Street recently, it’s hard not to notice the prominent new construction that’s coming along.
Starting at the bottom end of the hill, there’s Metropolitan State University’s new parking ramp and student center. Just up the hill from there, crews just broke ground on a new senior housing project, and capping it off, the new Mississippi Market Food Co-op is looking nearly complete, with an opening scheduled for Sept. 2.

Tue
14
Jul

Woman charged with murder

Natalie Jonelle Pollard
Natalie Jonelle Pollard

Natalie Jonelle Pollard accused of stabbing boyfriend to death in her basement
Natalie Jonelle Pollard, 33, of St. Paul, is charged with second degree murder after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend, the father of her unborn child, during an early morning dispute.

Tue
14
Jul

East Side National Guard member helps rebuild in Croatia

East Sider Blong Kong, 21, has been spending a good part of the summer helping rebuild a community center in the small rural town of Racinovci, Croatia. The National Guardsman says it’s a welcome break from his job as a security guard at Target. (photos courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard)
East Sider Blong Kong, 21, has been spending a good part of the summer helping rebuild a community center in the small rural town of Racinovci, Croatia. The National Guardsman says it’s a welcome break from his job as a security guard at Target. (photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard)

As it’s been sunny and humid here in the Midwest, so too has it been in Racinovci, Croatia, reports East Sider Blong Kong, 21.

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