Marjorie Otto

Marjorie Otto can be reached at motto@lillienews.com, or at 651-748-7816.

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2 East Side teachers finalists for Teacher of the Year


Bernetta Green

The East Side has two teachers who are among the nine finalists for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year award: Bernetta Green, a fifth-grade teacher at Eastern Heights Elementary and Eugenia Popa, an English as a second language teacher at Harding H

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Apr

Sharing a springtime meal


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Neighbors in the Highwood Hills area stopped by Highwood Hills Elementary School on April 23 to share a community meal.

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22
Apr

Man shot by resident after fleeing police


courtesy of St. Paul Police Department After police tried to pull over this stolen vehicle April 16 it was involved in a crash. Its alleged driver fled the scene and was shot by a homeowner a few blocks west of Payne Avenue.

A man was shot and injured off Payne Avenue by a homeowner after fleeing police April 16. 

The homeowner was charged with second-degree assault.

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22
Apr

Development breaks ground at Phalen Village


Marjorie Otto/Review Ground was broken during a thundery and snowy April 11 for a new development at the Phalen Village shopping area.

Future tenants include Aldi and a health clinic

 

Officials broke ground amid thundery snow showers on April 11 for a new development at the Phalen Village shopping area.

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St. Paul Art Crawl includes new art spaces on Payne


courtesy of St. Paul Art Crawl The St. Paul Art Crawl takes place April 26 to 28 and will include a number of new art spaces that will be opening soon on Payne Avenue.

The St. Paul Art Crawl returns April 26 to 28, and this year will feature a number of new art spaces along Payne Avenue in addition to long-time participants.

 

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Apr

More East Side road projects planned for 2019


graphics courtesy of City of St. Paul Margaret Street is a bike boulevard, meaning the road is meant to be shared between cyclists and drivers without separate, marked bike lanes. Work along the street this year will include the installation of traffic circles and curb bump-outs to serve as traffic-calming features to slow down vehicles on the street.

The City of St. Paul has a number of construction projects it will be managing on the East Side this summer.

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08
Apr

Larpenteur to be resurfaced, bike lanes added


courtesy of Ramsey County Following resurfacing work taking place on Larpenteur Avenue between Hazel Street and Century Avenue, bike lanes will be added between Hazel and Beebe Road, while parking will remain on both sides of the road through that stretch.

The section of Larpenteur Avenue that forms the border between St. Paul and Maplewood is planned for resurfacing work this summer.

The project area runs from Hazel Street in St. Paul  to Geneva/Century Avenue in Maplewood.

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08
Apr

More than a decade later, Highwood Hills rec reopens


Marjorie Otto/Review After more than 10 years of being closed, the Highwood Hills Recreation Center reopened April 1.

The Highwood Hills Recreation Center reopened on April 1, no fool’s joke after more than 10 years of being closed.

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Apr

GROW-IT Center to start construction in coming weeks


courtesy of 292 Design Group Due to unexpectedly high construction costs, plans for Metropolitan State University’s GROW-IT Center have been altered. The addition to the front of the building will now have a flat, rather than peaked roof, and large windows rather than an all-glass front wall. The project will be done in phases, with renovations to the existing greenhouse starting in a few weeks, with the addition most likely being built in 2020.

Unexpected high costs alter plans

 

Metropolitan State University’s GROW-IT Center has hit a couple snags on its way to opening up as an educational tool for the university and community.

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Banking through local nonprofits seeks to make it more ‘FAIR’

Equity in financial access — being able to build credit and save money — can be more difficult to come by than some may realize. Bad credit or predatory financial institutions can make it difficult to break into the financial mainstream.

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