East Side Newsbriefs

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19
Apr

DNR invites public input on Invasive Carp Action Plan

The Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on a statewide plan to combat invasive carp threatening Minnesota rivers and lakes.

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19
Apr

Neighborhood meeting assuages some fears, but worries others

Freedom Works, a post-prison ministry, will look to locate in a former convent at 869 E. Fifth St. where they’d provide housing for about 24 men who are recently released from prison. (file photo)
Freedom Works, a post-prison ministry, will look to locate in a former convent at 869 E. Fifth St. where they’d provide housing for about 24 men who are recently released from prison. (file photo)

Post-prison ministry group hoping neighbors will be welcoming

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12
Apr

Meeting to look at development opportunities along Gateway Corridor

The Gateway Corridor, a bus rapid transit route, is on track to be completed in 2022. Ahead of that, Community and business leaders are getting together to discuss ways to attract development to the new transit corridor. (submitted graphic)
The Gateway Corridor, a bus rapid transit route, is on track to be completed in 2022. Ahead of that, Community and business leaders are getting together to discuss ways to attract development to the new transit corridor. (submitted graphic)

With plans for the Gateway Corridor coming along slowly, planners are looking to spark conversations about how to attract desirable commercial development along the proposed route.

Sun
12
Apr

Goodbye, tattered billboard

The billboard over the St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District building will be taken down. (file photo)
The billboard over the St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District building will be taken down. (file photo)

Deciding to abide by the city’s own regulations, City Hall staff have announced the blank, aging billboard above the St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District building is coming down.

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12
Apr

Wilder playground to get updates

The weary, old playground at Wilder Recreation Center should be getting some spiffing up in the near future.

With some St. Paul Community Improvement Budget funds, St. Paul Parks and Recreation plans to improve the well-used playground.

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05
Apr

Ramsey County Parks and Recreation to conduct spring burns

The Ramsey County Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting prescribed burns of some county-owned prairies and woodlands throughout April and May.

Sun
22
Mar

City envisions a bridge connecting Bruce Vento with Sam Morgan

St. Paul Parks and Recreation is envisioning building a pedestrian bridge to connect the Samuel H. Morgan Regional Trail with the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary. (submitted graphic)
St. Paul Parks and Recreation is envisioning building a pedestrian bridge to connect the Samuel H. Morgan Regional Trail with the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary. (submitted graphic)

As of now, it’s just a dream, but someday there could be a bridge connecting the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary with the Samuel H. Morgan Regional Trail.

Sun
22
Mar

Victor J. Tedesco passes away

Victor J. Tedesco (file photo)
Victor J. Tedesco (file photo)

Prominent East Sider Victor Tedesco passed away on March 16, 2015 after having led a life of public service.

Sun
22
Mar

Paint it white?

This city-owned billboard atop the Eastern District police station has intentionally been left blank while the St. Paul mayor’s office decides what to do with it. Either the community will come up with a message to put on it, or it will be removed. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
This city-owned billboard atop the Eastern District police station has intentionally been left blank while the St. Paul mayor’s office decides what to do with it. Either the community will come up with a message to put on it, or it will be removed. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Residents seeking legal action over city-owned billboard

The billboard over the St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District building is no longer as scrappy and junky looking, but it’s still blank.

Sun
22
Mar

Man killed by police in standoff

A man wearing a bullet-resistant vest and armed with a rifle was shot and killed by St. Paul police at this home on White Bear Avenue, one block north of Old Hudson Road. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
A man wearing a bullet-resistant vest and armed with a rifle was shot and killed by St. Paul police at this home on White Bear Avenue, one block north of Old Hudson Road. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

28-year-old was from St. Paul

A 28-year-old man was shot to death by St. Paul Police at a vacant home on the 400 block of White Bear Avenue around 4:15 p.m. March 16.

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