Besides not having enough parking spots, vehicles are having difficulties making left turns from the parking lot onto Johnson Parkway. Hmong Village wants to add a traffic signal to make it easier to make left turns. (Marjorie Otto/Review)
Parking has been tight at the Hmong Village Shopping Center ever since its grand opening in 2010.
East Side resident Jeremy Sartain teaches East Side kids basic bike repair skills, such as how to replace a tire or inner tube. (Marjorie Otto/Review)
East Side resident filling a need for youth programs
“There’s just not a heck of a lot for teens to do around here,” says Jeremy Sartain, an East Side resident and creator of ESP (East St. Paul) Bikes.
Sartain is using bicycles to get East Side youths involved in their community and to learn some valuable skill sets. He teaches them how to fix donated bikes and then has them give them away in the community.
The idea of instructing kids on how to repair bikes came about in an unlikely way -- after a bike theft.
In 2015 Sartain had two of his bicycles stolen from his garage. One bike was traced by police to a nearby pawnshop. While searching for his second bike, Sartain noticed many homes in his neighborhood had a bunch of bikes, but most were inoperable because no one knew how to fix them up.
Field Four will have its inaugural pitch on Saturday, April 30, depending on the weather. (Marjorie Otto/Review)
After 2,000 hours of volunteer work clearing brush and waiting through a cold, damp winter, Parkway Little League will be using its new fourth field starting April 30th, for the organization’s 61st season.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, a new East Side Girl Scout troop organized a collection drive to donate food to the Salvation Army on Payne Avenue. The girls were able to give away nearly 440 pounds of food. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
A newly formed East Side Girl Scout troop is off to a strong start.