East Side Newsbriefs

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

Wait List for Federal Rent Assistance Opens for First Time Since 2007

Online Applications accepted Feb. 24-27

The Metropolitan Councils Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Metro HRA, will open its waiting list for federal rent assistance for the first time since 2007.

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.

Mon
16
Feb

House for sexually trafficked girls to close

This bedroom in Jerry’s Place, furnished with donated furniture, is home to a girl who was a victim of sex trafficking. Due to financial shortfalls, Jerry’s Place will close in March. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
This bedroom in Jerry’s Place, furnished with donated furniture, is home to a girl who was a victim of sex trafficking. Due to financial shortfalls, Jerry’s Place will close in March. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Jerry’s Place runs into financial barriers

Almost before it could get off the ground, Jerry’s Place, a home on the East Side for underage female victims of sex trafficking, will close.

Mon
16
Feb

Bilingual barber school lands on East Side

A new bilingual barber school opened up on Payne Avenue last week. Valeria Mejia, a student at the school who currently works as a server at a Mexican restaurant in Minneapolis, said she will look forward to having new career options after attending the school. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
A new bilingual barber school opened up on Payne Avenue last week. Valeria Mejia, a student at the school who currently works as a server at a Mexican restaurant in Minneapolis, said she will look forward to having new career options after attending the school. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

It’s the first Minnesota barber school to open in 35 years

Sonia Ortega and her business partner Les Hill, proprietors of Payne Avenue’s Plaza Del Sol, seem to be people who like to make others’ dreams reality.

Mon
09
Feb

Swede Hollow Cabaret held Feb. 20

BARRA will be the house band for the third annual Friends of Swede Hollow Cabaret. (submitted photo)
BARRA will be the house band for the third annual Friends of Swede Hollow Cabaret. (submitted photo)

The 3rd annual Friends of Swede Hollow Cabaret will be held on Friday, February 20th in the Historic Mounds Theatre located at 1029 Hudson Road from 8 to 11 p.m.

Mon
26
Jan

Dayton’s Bluff and Hayden Heights libraries to get extended hours

Thanks to some stubborn city council members, Dayton’s Bluff and Hayden Heights public libraries will stay open longer on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Mon
12
Jan

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.

Mon
12
Jan

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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