St Paul

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21
May

East Yard tiny home project put on hold


file photo • The East Yard, a tiny home community that would have been located on an odd strip of land just south of the Payne-Phalen neighborhood at 627 Bush Ave., has been put on hold due to a variety of issues, including pollution remediation and site configuration, among other things.

Costs and configuration make it a challenge

 

After more than a year of studying and collecting feedback, work on a planned tiny home community, the East Yard, has stalled.

Mon
21
May

Little farm in the big city


Marjorie Otto photo/Review • The Rivoli Bluff Farm, located in the Railroad Island neighborhood at the western end of Minnehaha Avenue, consists of a large garden, an orchard, beehives and a gravel garden for starting trees. New this year, a high tunnel greenhouse is being constructed, which will extend the time for produce to grow. The farm is run by Urban Roots, an East Side youth organization that employs area high school students and teaches them agriculture, cooking and conservation skills.

Walking down to the Rivoli Bluff Farm, some may forget they are still in the heart of the city as they breath the smell of fresh-turned soil and watch bees whiz by. 

Mon
14
May

L’Etoile students get hands-on in the neighborhood


Courtesy of Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District • L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion School students went around the Beaver Lake neighborhood in early May to encourage neighbors to “adopt a drain” and help keep local water sources clean. The students have been working with the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District all year on various water quality projects.

L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion School fourth-grade students went around the Beaver Lake neighborhood in early May encouraging neighbors to adopt a drain. 

Mon
14
May

East Side fifth-grade students become published poets


Cover art courtesy of Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute • Fifth-grade students from John A. Johnson Elementary are now published authors after spending the school year writing and editing poems. Their work is appearing in an anthology called “The Bold, Untold North,” through the help of creative writing and tutoring nonprofit the Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute.

Anyone can be a writer and everyone’s voice matters is a lesson that John A. Johnson Elementary school students have been learning throughout the school year. 

Mon
07
May

SNAPSHOTS: Using art to connect

Photos courtesy of the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center • The Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center was hopping during the St. Paul Spring Art Crawl the weekend of April 27-29.

Mon
07
May

More direct travel coming for East Side transit


file photo • Ramsey County traffic engineers have decided to make permanent the three-lane configuration on Maryland Avenue between Johnson Parkway and Payne Avenue. A mill and overlay of the arterial street will be completed in May.

One of the main bus lines connecting St. Paul to the international airport and the Mall of America will be extended through the East Side starting June 9. 

Mon
23
Apr

Spring out to see some art and history


file photos • The Karen Women Weaving Group will be sharing its craft with visitors to the East Side Freedom Library during the St. Paul Spring Art Crawl, April 27-29.

Art Crawl and home tour are April 27-29.

Mon
23
Apr

St. Paul Urban Tennis hires new head with East Side roots


Song Thao

After finding its new home at the East Side’s Eastview Recreation Center last spring, St. Paul Urban Tennis hired a new executive director, Song Thao, at the beginning of April, according to an April 2 press release.

Mon
16
Apr

Maryland Avenue will permanently be three lanes


file photo • Ramsey County traffic engineers have decided to make permanent the three-lane configuration on Maryland Avenue between Johnson Parkway and Payne Avenue. A mill and overlay of the arterial street will be completed in May.

Marjorie Otto

news editor

 

Traffic engineers from Ramsey County have decided to keep the three-lane configuration on Maryland Avenue between Johnson Parkway and Payne Avenue. 

Mon
16
Apr

Updates coming to Phalen Regional Park


graphics courtesy of City of St. Paul • Following a study of traffic and usage in Phalen Regional Park, St. Paul has identified some changes that would improve access to the park. The city will finish construction documents this summer and plan to do construction on the lots near the beach area, as seen above, picnic pavilion, as seen below, and lakeside center in the spring of 2019.

A few parking changes are being planned for Phalen Regional Park within the next year.

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