Many local parks have seen improvements with updated playground equipment, including the newest colorful creatures- bugs at Playcrest Park in Maplewood and the work in progress fun features of a gigantic fish at Joy Park at Silver Lake.
Maplewood resident Sandy Dicke joined Nextdoor, an online neighborhood platform, just a few weeks ago and she doesn't quite know what to make of the barrage of information she's receiving from other users in the Gladstone neighborhood.
Human Rights Commission to review, community input welcomed
For folks like 37-year-old Daniel Deltoro, a Maplewood resident and an undocumented immigrant, a call to local police to report a crime can feel like a bit of a gamble.
"I have called the police. But in the back of mind there's always [the question]: 'Is the cop they send to my house a person who likes immigrants or not?'" he says.
Community building, operating efficiency drive discussion
Roughly four months into the new Maplewood Community Center-YMCA partnership, city staff are pleased to report it's helping keep both children and the community center afloat.
At the Oct. 26 City Council workshop, parks and recreation director DuWayne Konewko said swim lesson enrollment numbers have already started to increase, additional operational changes at the Maplewood Community Center are in the works, and the two entities are collaborating on ways to better engage diverse youth in wellness activities.