East Side Review

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East Side Review police reports Dec. 25-31, 2014

Thursday, Dec. 25  - Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

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Man pulls out BB gun on neighbor

Dispute arose over snow removal

Saul Lopez-Alvarado, 29, of St. Paul is charged with making terroristic threats after he reportedly threatened a neighbor with a BB gun.

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For-profit book recycler collecting on East Side

This box, outside of the Dancing Goat Coffee House, is one of 25 book donation boxes placed outside of businesses by A Greener Read, a for-profit company that seeks to recycle, re-use and sell donated books. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
This box, outside of the Dancing Goat Coffee House, is one of 25 book donation boxes placed outside of businesses by A Greener Read, a for-profit company that seeks to recycle, re-use and sell donated books. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Jason Burbul is hoping to bring your old, forgotten books back into the fold.

His East Side-based company A Greener Read has been collecting donated books via big green metal collection boxes scattered throughout the Twin Cities.

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Senior housing project pushes forward

A senior housing complex looking likely to go up at the corner of East Seventh Street and Bates Avenue, with construction potentially starting as soon as April. This rendering shows roughly how the building’s exterior will look. (submitted graphic)
A senior housing complex looking likely to go up at the corner of East Seventh Street and Bates Avenue, with construction potentially starting as soon as April. This rendering shows roughly how the building’s exterior will look. (submitted graphic)

Neighbors raise objections

Does 45 feet high sound like a tall building to you?

It does to some Dayton’s Bluff residents.

That’s roughly the height of a new senior housing complex likely to go up at the corner of East Seventh Street and Bates Avenue.

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2015 means “changing of the guard” at Historic Mounds Theatre

Raeann Ruth, founder of the Historic Mounds Theatre, is stepping down from her post as executive director. Ruth spent years with neighbors fixing up the old building, turning it from an eyesore into a place for live theater in Dayton’s Bluff. She’s shown painting the exterior back in 199 or 2000, wearing a pair of overalls as she’s known to do. (photo courtesy of Fred Kaphingst)
Raeann Ruth, founder of the Historic Mounds Theatre, is stepping down from her post as executive director. Ruth spent years with neighbors fixing up the old building, turning it from an eyesore into a place for live theater in Dayton’s Bluff. She’s shown painting the exterior back in 199 or 2000, wearing a pair of overalls as she’s known to do. (photo courtesy of Fred Kaphingst)

Theatre’s founder Raeann Ruth steps out
 

Fifteen years after she started, Raeann Ruth’s giving up her labor of love.

The 65-year-old is retiring from her post as executive director at the Historic Mounds Theatre, the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood theater she helped restore and re-instill as a neighborhood icon. The place, a vaudeville theater turned movie theater, is now a live performance theater.

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What’s round on both ends and high in the middle?

Eric Fenstermacher at the Boston Stoker coffee shop made this beautifully designed latte. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
Eric Fenstermacher at the Boston Stoker coffee shop made this beautifully designed latte. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)

That was the question I loved to ask people when I was a fourth-grader moving from the Columbus, Ohio area to a Chicago suburb.

And at age 9, I really liked it when people didn't know the answer so I could smugly tell them: "Ohio!"

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Three candidates so far looking at Lantry’s Ward 7 seat

With St. Paul City Council President Kathy Lantry’s announcement last November that she won’t be running for city council this year, four potential replacements have announced their intentions to run.

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HealthPartners to add a clinic to Suburban Square

HealthPartners will move an outpatient physical therapy clinic from Phalen Boulevard over to Suburban Avenue near the intersection of White Bear Avenue. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
HealthPartners will move an outpatient physical therapy clinic from Phalen Boulevard over to Suburban Avenue near the intersection of White Bear Avenue. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

HealthPartners is doing some building shuffling on the East Side.

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Blessed Sacrament celebrates its last Mass in historic building

Blessed Sacrament, a Catholic church located at the corner of White Bear and Lacrosse avenues, will be sold to Academia Cesar Chavez.  (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Blessed Sacrament, a Catholic church located at the corner of White Bear and Lacrosse avenues, will be sold to Academia Cesar Chavez. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Academia Cesar Chavez buying building
Just shy of 100 years as a parish, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church will no longer be holding Mass on its campus at 1801 Lacrosse Ave.
The handsome, dark brick church building, built in 1947, is being sold along with the schoolhouse and the rectory. It’s the latest of East Side Roman Catholic churches to be sold off — in June 2014, St. John’s Catholic church was sold after the congregation was merged with St. Pascal Baylon.

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East Side Review police reports Dec. 11-24, 2014

Thursday, Dec. 11  - Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

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