Charles Kenneth Reding, 15, will stand trial as an adult in a case related to the beating of Ray Widstrand on Aug. 4, 2013.
The decision to try him as an adult was made on Wednesday, Feb. 26.
Widstrand was walking near his home and was attacked by a large group of young people near the corner of Payne and Minnehaha avenues.
The cabaret fundraising event for Art in the Hollow, held Friday, Feb. 28 at the Historic Mounds Theatre saw a great turnout from the neighborhood.
The MC, Foxy Tann, (right) charmed audience members from the stage.
The cabaret had performances ranging from spoken word poetry to folk and gypsy funk bands.
photos courtesy of East Sider Sarah Geving
At top, the cabaret fundraising event for Art in the Hollow, held Friday, Feb. 28 at the Historic Mounds Theatre saw a great turnout from the neighborhood. At left, the MC, Foxy Tann, charmed audience members from the stage. Below, the cabaret had performances ranging from spoken word poetry to folk and gypsy funk bands.
A map of the Gateway Corridor shows how the route would come from the east suburbs into downtown St. Paul’s Union Depot. (submitted graphic)
As an added provision for St. Paul’s portion of the proposed Gateway Corridor transitway, the city is setting up a steering committee to involve residents in planning East Side stations along the route.
The Gateway corridor is a proposed commuter transit line that would connect residents of the eastern suburbs and the East Side of St. Paul with downtown St. Paul. Under consideration are a light-rail line or a new rapid-transit bus lane.
After nine months of negotiations, a tentative contract agreement between St. Paul Public Schools administration and the St. Paul Federation of Teachers was reached on Monday, Feb. 24.
The St. Paul Federation of Teachers, the union representing public school teachers in the district, called the resulting document “a landmark contract that moves the St. Paul Public Schools closer to providing the schools our children deserve.”
Cookie Cart, based in Minneapolis, could be looking to add an East Side location. The company is a youth employer that runs training programs for kids while also giving them hands-on job training. They employed 145 youth in 2013. (submitted photo)
The nonprofit youth employer Cookie Cart might be adding a location on St. Paul’s East Side.
The Minneapolis-based company employs neighborhood teens in North Minneapolis, giving them hands-on job training, financial literacy training and career readiness training.
Youths work in the bakery making cookies for wholesale, as well as to sell in the company’s retail shop, while also taking courses with the organization.
On Tuesdays, starting April 1 through May 20, an Ambassadors for Youth program takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Paul Youth Services, 2100 Wilson Ave. Participants will receive:
- Hands-on skills, information, and community connections to use to make a difference with young people in the neighborhood
Contract negotiations between St. Paul Public Schools administration and the St. Paul Federation of Teachers are coming to a head.
The teachers union has set out a list of demands to be met in a new contract, which include measures to cap class sizes, raise teacher pay, hire more nurses, and increase specialty staffing at the schools, among other demands.
The City of Saint Paul’s Neighborhood Sales Tax Revitalization (STAR) Program is seeking applicants for the 2014 loan and grant funding cycle. This year’s program kicks off with an application workshop on Feb. 12, 2014 where information about the Neighborhood STAR Program will be presented. The Neighborhood STAR Program awards loans and grants to projects requesting at least $5,000 in assistance through an annual competitive application process. Eligible proposals include capital (bricks and mortar) improvement projects in Saint Paul neighborhoods that further economic, commercial or residential development and must be matched dollar-for-dollar with private resources.
Gardening aficionados in the metro area were happy last week when Gertens Greenhouse and Garden Centers announced it had purchased the site of the former Linder’s greenhouse in Lake Elmo.
The Inver Grove Heights-based company completed the acquisition of the growing range, located near 15th Street and Inwood Avenue, on Jan. 27. The acquisition includes 52 acres of land, a 12-acre heated greenhouse, four utility buildings and several more acres of nursery growing fields, but does not include the former Linder’s Garden Center retail store on Larpenteur Avenue.