East Side Review

Mon
29
Sep

Co-op construction will begin in early October


A rough rendering of the new Mississippi Market grocery store shows how its main entrance will face out on the corner of East Seventh Street and Maple Street. (submitted graphic)

With a land sale approved by the city and plans ready to go, Mississippi Market will proceed with site preparation as soon as Monday, Oct. 13.

The roughly $11 million project has been in the works for about two years.

Mon
29
Sep

Twin Cities Academy's a leader of the pack


In a literature class at Twin Cities Academy, the small class of eight students were focused as they discussed Mary Shelley's classic book "Frankenstein." (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Kids in a biology class at Twin Cities Academy were hard at work on a lab about enzymes. The school's small class sizes and rigorous academics have brought it national recognition. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Small East Side charter school ranks high nationally
The small Twin Cities Academy high school sits tucked away on a quiet block of Dayton's Bluff across from Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
It could easily go unnoticed. And yet, it stands out at a national level -- its high performance statistics bring it to the fore.

Mon
29
Sep

CP Rail will proceed with yard expansion

City powerless to regulate project
The city of St. Paul, it would seem, doesn't have much of a say over what happens to its sensitive wildlife area at Pig's Eye Lake, at least not when the railroads are involved.
Canadian Pacific Railway will look to bypass the city's demands and push forward with plans to infill six acres of wetlands along the lake, in order to expand its switching yard, known as Dunn Yard, which sits along the Mississippi River just to the west of Highway 61 near the intersection of Lower Afton Road.

Tue
23
Sep

Kellogg Bridge into the East Side found structurally deficient


The Kellogg Bridge going into downtown St. Paul from the East Side was found structurally deficient. The bridge's outer lanes will be shut down beginning Monday, Sept. 29. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

New bridge needed; lane closures begin Monday
The Kellogg Bridge is structurally deficient and needs to be replaced, officials announced Tuesday, Sept. 23.
Following recent inspections, the St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman announced the bridge will be narrowed down to three lanes starting Monday, Sept. 29.

Mon
22
Sep

Margaret Street Bikeway to take shape


St. Paul officials are hoping Margaret Street Bikeway will provide a strong thoroughfare for bicyclists to cross through the East Side. (submitted graphic)

Starting this fall, St. Paul Public Works staff are hoping that Margaret Street will have a new feel to it -- the feel of a shared roadway.

Mon
22
Sep

Demonstrators plan indefinite protests at East Side's Mexican Consulate


Protesters show up every Thursday at 10 a.m. outside the Mexican Consulate on East Seventh Street in Dayton's Bluff to protest the arrest of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi who is being held in Mexico after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border with three firearms. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Hoping to raise awareness for Marine vet arrested in Mexico   Holding American Flags and signs saying "Boycott Mexico" and "Free Andrew," a group of mostly suburban protesters have been gathering every Thursday morning at the Mexican Counsulate on East Seventh Street. Cars can be heard honking constantly as they pass the group. They're there protesting the arrest of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi who is being held in Mexico after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border with three firearms.

Sun
21
Sep

East Side Review police reports Aug. 28-Sept. 4, 2014

Thursday, Aug. 28 - Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

Sun
21
Sep

Farm-Faith project connects East Side Hmong-Americans with local churches


Sy Vang harvests some sweet potatoes at the Hope Lutheran Church garden. Vang along with seven other Hmong women worked the gardens this summer, growing a wide variety of food to feed their families and share with friends. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

The Hmong gardeners at Hope Lutheran Church's garden will cook a meal for a small group from the church using ingredients from their garden, including hot peppers, tomatoes, and green mustard. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
With Hmong neighbors and a diverse neighborhood overall, Hope Lutheran Church has been hoping to make better connections with its surrounding Greater East Side community.
 
Fri
19
Sep

East Side teacher wins "unsung hero" grant


Patricia Larkey
With a slim budget, a lot of band members, and some well-worn musical instruments, it takes a creative approach to keep the middle school band at St. Paul Public School's Farnsworth Aerospace going strong.
 
Fri
19
Sep

East Sider wants to revive sandlot baseball

Long-time East Sider David Anderson, 64, wants to bring back neighborhood baseball.
 

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