East Side Newsbriefs

Sun
22
Mar

Man killed by police in standoff

A man wearing a bullet-resistant vest and armed with a rifle was shot and killed by St. Paul police at this home on White Bear Avenue, one block north of Old Hudson Road. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
A man wearing a bullet-resistant vest and armed with a rifle was shot and killed by St. Paul police at this home on White Bear Avenue, one block north of Old Hudson Road. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

28-year-old was from St. Paul

A 28-year-old man was shot to death by St. Paul Police at a vacant home on the 400 block of White Bear Avenue around 4:15 p.m. March 16.

Sun
15
Mar

City gives interpretive center the nod

The old Standard Oil building at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary will likely be torn down to make way for a new interpretive center at the park. (file photo)
The old Standard Oil building at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary will likely be torn down to make way for a new interpretive center at the park. (file photo)

Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary may get a new building

Dan McGuinness dreams of making the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary a top-notch St. Paul destination.

Sun
15
Mar

Grads gaining numbers

St. Paul Public Schools show grad rate improvements

Squeezing in a percentage point ahead of its goal, St. Paul Public Schools showed a four-year graduation rate of 76 percent for the class of students graduating in May 2014.

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.

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