East Side Review

Mon
25
Aug

Metro State gets grant to do 100 paid internships

May mean more students in community businesses  For many, the word "internship" often follows the word "unpaid." Such is often the case for students seeking internships at Metro State University. But thanks to a grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation, Metropolitan State University will hook up 100 students with paid internships.

Mon
25
Aug

Police investigating death of St. Paul man attacked at Checkerboard Pizza

St. Paul Police confirmed today that they're investigating the death of 34-year-old Nicholas James Keilen of St. Paul. 
Keilen died over the weekend and police were notified of the man's death Monday morning.
Fri
22
Aug

Bergeron memorial restored


The "Bergeron Pass" memorial stone near Lake Phalen underwent renovations recently. The stone is located near where Maplewood police Sgt. Joseph Bergeron was ambushed and killed while he was investigating a carjacking in 2010.

Boulder repainted after death of officer Patrick
A couple weeks ago, the memorial commemorating slain Maplewood police Sgt. Joseph Bergeron was not in peak condition. The lettering was faded, there was some sign of wear, and memorial had been defaced with spray paint in November 2013. 

Mon
18
Aug

HealthPartners eyes large East Side expansion


HealthPartners submitted a site plan for a 128,000-square-foot building to go alongside existing facilities at 295 Phalen Blvd., near where it intersects Interstate 35E. Leslie McMurray, director of the Payne-Phalen district council, expressed enthusiasm at the potential new building. (submitted photo)

Could mean major investment, new jobs        If what HealthPartners is planning comes to pass, the Phalen corridor will take on a whole new look. The HMO has submitted a site plan to the city of St. Paul for a 128,000-square-foot, four-story neuroscience center to go up alongside existing facilities at 295 Phalen Blvd., according to Tom Beach, who oversees site plan reviews for the city of St. Paul.

Mon
18
Aug

St. Paul carves out possible skate park at Arlington-Arkwright


Andrew Vega, 17, of St. Paul, does a trick at St. Paul's new Front Skate Park. With the new skate park in there, the park's old equipment may be resurfaced and moved over to the East Side. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
East Side skateboarders and aggressive skaters could be in luck -- the East Side may get ramps, rails and quarter pipes of its own.
 
Wed
13
Aug

Preferred Gateway Corridor route selected


The locally preferred alternate route selected by the Gateway Corridor Commission has a bus rapid transit line following I-94 from downtown St. Paul to Woodbury in a dedicated guideway. (submitted graphic)

The Gateway Corridor Policy Advisory Committee has identified a more specific route for a proposed bus rapid transit line traveling between downtown St. Paul and Woodbury. 

Tue
12
Aug

Phalen Blvd. closed for two weeks

Phalen Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue are closed in both directions where they intersect Interstate 35E.

The closures will be made before morning rush hour Friday, Aug. 22.

Mon
11
Aug

Community Foundations ‘at-fault’ for resident’s frostbite injuries

Health Department issues report on security issues
The Minnesota Department of Health has found a Maplewood residential care facility at fault for an incident involving a mentally ill client who wandered away from the building on a frigid March night.

Mon
11
Aug

Four Level 3 sex offenders move to the East Side


Four Level 3 sex offenders recently moved to the East Side. From left to right: Tyrone Appleton, Markeith Branch, Jason Lenarz and Robert Ziemann.

Police speak to community concerns at July 31 meeting
Police have announced that four Level 3 sex offenders took up residence on the East Side of St. Paul between May and July:

Mon
11
Aug

Maplewood church member charged with child molestation

James Xang Vang, 21, of St. Paul has been charged with first- and second-degree counts of criminal sexual contact for allegedly molesting a 6-year-old girl during a two-year period between June 2012 and his arrest on July 29.

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