East Side Newsbriefs

Mon
01
Dec

After delay, holiday lights show up and running

Volunteers with the Holiday Lights in the Park work on setting up the more than 60 themed holiday sculptures and animated displays at Phalen Park Nov. 23. The new LED lighted displays debuted Nov. 25 and runs through Jan. 1.
Volunteers with the Holiday Lights in the Park work on setting up the more than 60 themed holiday sculptures and animated displays at Phalen Park Nov. 23. The new LED lighted displays debuted Nov. 25 and runs through Jan. 1. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

After snow-related hickup, holiday lights are up and running at Phalen Regional Park

Sun
30
Nov

Man guilty of atal kicking gets maximum sentence

Peter Louis John, 50, received a maximum sentence of 16 1/2 years for a second-degree unintentional murder conviction.

Mon
24
Nov

With Marine vet freed, protestors wrap it up

For 11 weeks, activists showed up every Thursday at 10 a.m. outside the Mexican Consulate on East Seventh Street in Dayton's Bluff to draw attention to the arrest of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi.

Mon
10
Nov

Rush Line Corridor November open houses postponed

Open houses previously scheduled in November for the Rush Line Corridor Pre-Project Development Study have been postponed until early January 2015. The new dates for the open houses will be forthcoming.

Mon
10
Nov

Teen will stand trial as an adult in Widstrand beating

After an unsuccessful appeal, Charles K. Redding, 17, will stand trial as an adult in the East Side beating of Ray Widstrand, now 28.

Wed
05
Nov

Tour ‘3M fire station’ Nov. 15


A rendering of the new Maplewood fire station shows its four bays as it will look from McKnight Road. (submitted graphic)

A open house and ribbon cutting ceremony are scheduled for the new Maplewood Fire and Police South Station, located on the 3M campus east of McKnight Road and south of Minnehaha Avenue, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15.

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.

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