East Side Newsbriefs

Sun
19
Jul

Senior housing project breaks ground

(Patrick Larkin/Review)
(Patrick Larkin/Review)

Crews officially began construction on Monday, July 13 on “The Cambric,” an affordable-rate senior apartment building on East Seventh Street at the corner of Bates Avenue in Dayton’s Bluff.

Sun
19
Jul

East Third repair work begins

Crews began pulling up East Third Street on Monday, July 13 as part of a large reconstruction project of the road that should last through November. Crews will reconstruct the pothole laden road between Arcade Street and Johnson Parkway. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Crews began pulling up East Third Street on Monday, July 13 as part of a large reconstruction project of the road that should last through November. Crews will reconstruct the pothole laden road between Arcade Street and Johnson Parkway. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Closures through November
Morning coffee commuters may someday be able to drive with a mug of hot joe on East Third Street before 2015 is over without getting second-degree burns.
Second from the top of St. Paul’s “Terrible 20” roadways, East Third Street should be getting some long-needed attention.
Crews began work on the pothole laden, bumpy road on Monday, July 13, and should be at it into at least November of this year.

Sun
19
Jul

Short-term mental health crisis center gains approval

People Incorporated, a social services agency, is getting closer to approval for its short-term mental health crisis center, which it’s looking to to relocate to the former convent at White Bear and Lacrosse avenues. The organization’s zoning requests will be  heard by the St. Paul City Council in August. (submitted photo)
People Incorporated, a social services agency, is getting closer to approval for its short-term mental health crisis center, which it’s looking to to relocate to the former convent at White Bear and Lacrosse avenues. The organization’s zoning requests will be heard by the St. Paul City Council in August. (submitted photo)

After squeezing through with 9-8 vote, matter now in the hands of city council
Despite some neighborhood opposition, People Incorporated is closing in on its zoning wishes, and is a step closer to approval for relocating its short-term mental health crisis center to a former convent at White Bear and Lacrosse avenues.
Currently located in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood, the short-term mental health crisis center would like to move to the East Side where it would increase its capacity to provide temporary housing for up to 16 men and women experiencing mental health crises.

Sun
19
Jul

Mississippi Market teams up with community orgs to hire local

The Dayton’s Bluff Community Council, in partnership with Mississippi Market food co-op and the East Side Enterprise Center, have been doing job skills training in advance of an upcoming hiring fair for Mississippi Market’s new East Side Store. (photo courtesy of Dayton’s Bluff Community Council)
The Dayton’s Bluff Community Council, in partnership with Mississippi Market food co-op and the East Side Enterprise Center, have been doing job skills training in advance of an upcoming hiring fair for Mississippi Market’s new East Side Store. (photo courtesy of Dayton’s Bluff Community Council)

Part of pilot program for Dayton’s Bluff council
If you’ve driven down East Seventh Street recently, it’s hard not to notice the prominent new construction that’s coming along.
Starting at the bottom end of the hill, there’s Metropolitan State University’s new parking ramp and student center. Just up the hill from there, crews just broke ground on a new senior housing project, and capping it off, the new Mississippi Market Food Co-op is looking nearly complete, with an opening scheduled for Sept. 2.

Tue
14
Jul

Woman charged with murder

Natalie Jonelle Pollard
Natalie Jonelle Pollard

Natalie Jonelle Pollard accused of stabbing boyfriend to death in her basement
Natalie Jonelle Pollard, 33, of St. Paul, is charged with second degree murder after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend, the father of her unborn child, during an early morning dispute.

Tue
14
Jul

East Side National Guard member helps rebuild in Croatia

East Sider Blong Kong, 21, has been spending a good part of the summer helping rebuild a community center in the small rural town of Racinovci, Croatia. The National Guardsman says it’s a welcome break from his job as a security guard at Target. (photos courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard)
East Sider Blong Kong, 21, has been spending a good part of the summer helping rebuild a community center in the small rural town of Racinovci, Croatia. The National Guardsman says it’s a welcome break from his job as a security guard at Target. (photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard)

As it’s been sunny and humid here in the Midwest, so too has it been in Racinovci, Croatia, reports East Sider Blong Kong, 21.

Sun
12
Jul

State reps call for railroad transparency

Rep. Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis, speaks before a group of reporters, with a rail safety advocacy group alongside him showing support. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Rep. Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis, speaks before a group of reporters, with a rail safety advocacy group alongside him showing support. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Meeting at the edge of a the parking lot at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, where railroad tracks are in plain view just a few hundred feet away, some Minnesota state legislators and local government officials called for greater transparen

Sun
05
Jul

Frustrated neighbor paints SOS sign on house

Gary Rosenbaum stands in front of the message he painted on the side of his house. He faces significant health challenges, and he says he’s frustrated with the pressure he’s feeling from the city. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Gary Rosenbaum stands in front of the message he painted on the side of his house. He faces significant health challenges, and he says he’s frustrated with the pressure he’s feeling from the city. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Gary Rosenbaum is proud of his Victorian-style home in Dayton’s Bluff.

Sun
05
Jul

Wilder and City Academy poised for roof updates

Cracked masonry is one of the immediate issues students at the charter high school City Academy are hoping will get fixed with some city funding. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Cracked masonry is one of the immediate issues students at the charter high school City Academy are hoping will get fixed with some city funding. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Deteriorating building to get a bit of love, but was it snubbed of more?
Thanks to some city funds, City Academy, the nation’s oldest charter school, looks poised to have a new roof over its head.
The school is located in a portion of the city-owned Wilder Recreation Center building, which is in need of some rather urgent upgrades. Last year, the sewer system backed up, releasing raw sewage into the basement of the building, near where classes are held. And it wasn’t the first time it had happened.

Mon
29
Jun

Dry Bones Blues Festival celebrates sobriety

Mary Elias and Tim Jenkins play for a crowd at the 12th annual Dry Bones Blues Festival at the Minnesota Music Cafe on lower Payne Avenue.

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