East Side Review

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Former police chief to take Lantry’s place

Finney will serve a 10-month council term

It looks like former police chief William Finney will take over as Ward 7 St. Paul City Council member as Kathy Lantry steps down to take on her new role as the public works director in March.

Mon
23
Feb

Homeless man found frozen in Indian Mounds Park

A 58-year-old man was found dead in a makeshift shack in Indian Mounds Park over the weekend.
 
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

East Side Review police reports Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2015

Thursday, Jan. 29 - Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

Mon
23
Feb

St. Paul looking for resident feedback on Gateway Corridor stations

A map of the Gateway Corridor route shows the five general areas where stations would be placed in St. Paul’s East Side. The Gateway Corridor will be a Bus Rapid Transit line with a dedicated roadway connecting St. Paul’s Union Depot to Woodbury. (submitted graphic)
A map of the Gateway Corridor route shows the five general areas where stations would be placed in St. Paul’s East Side. The Gateway Corridor will be a Bus Rapid Transit line with a dedicated roadway connecting St. Paul’s Union Depot to Woodbury. (submitted graphic)

Though the rough locations of St. Paul stops for the Gateway Corridor are set, the specifics have yet to be hammered out for the up-and-coming transit line.

Mon
23
Feb

Billboard to get cleaned up pending warm weather

The St. Paul Mayor’s office says they’ll get the scrappy billboard over the Eastern District police station scraped and painted as soon as weather allows. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
The St. Paul Mayor’s office says they’ll get the scrappy billboard over the Eastern District police station scraped and painted as soon as weather allows. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

In what neighbors are toting as signs of progress, the St. Paul mayor’s office sent out an email declaring it would get the tattered billboard, which sits atop the Eastern District police station along Payne Avenue, scraped and painted.

Mon
23
Feb

A slow fade for 676 Wells Street

676 Wells was cleared out by the city, and the windows have been boarded up. It sits ready for demolition, although there’s a lengthy process before the demolition can occur -- the homeowner, Ronald “Arjo” Adams, has filed an appeal against the demolition with the Minnesota Court of Appeals. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
676 Wells was cleared out by the city, and the windows have been boarded up. It sits ready for demolition, although there’s a lengthy process before the demolition can occur -- the homeowner, Ronald “Arjo” Adams, has filed an appeal against the demolition with the Minnesota Court of Appeals. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

City’s lined up to bulldoze, but an appeal’s slowing things down

Ronald “Arjo” Adams reports he’s living in his truck with his cat, after being kicked out of his house right before Christmas on Dec. 23, 2014.

Mon
23
Feb

Golden Lion roars no more

Ralph Komarek, 80, is closing down his long-time East Side antique business in favor of retirement. His shop, the Golden Lion, has been a fixture on Payne Avenue since 1978. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Ralph Komarek, 80, is closing down his long-time East Side antique business in favor of retirement. His shop, the Golden Lion, has been a fixture on Payne Avenue since 1978. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Last antique store on Payne Ave. closes doors, proprietor retires

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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