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04
Jun

East Side Freedom Library co-founder to be celebrated in symposium


file photo • The former students and mentees of Peter Rachleff, one of the co-founders of the East Side Freedom Library, have organized a symposium in his honor, which will take place June 8 and 9. The event is open to the public and will take place at the library.

A tradition in academia follows that when a professor retires or reaches a milestone, his or her mentees or former students often come together to share their own academic work in celebration of their mentor. 

Mon
28
May

Cookie Cart opens to embrace of the East Side


Marjorie Otto/Review • St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter helped cut the ribbon during the May 17 grand opening of Cookie Cart, a new St. Paul bakery at 946 Payne Ave.

After nearly a year of construction, the much-anticipated Cookie Cart bakery at 946 Payne Ave. opened on May 17. 

Mon
28
May

SNAPSHOTS: Take aim at summer

Photos courtesy of Harland Hiemstra, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources • Several hundred people joined the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources May 19 at its regional headquarters on Warner Road for the agency’s annual Take Ai

Mon
28
May

Police investigating 3 assaults over span of 3 days

St. Paul police are investigating a series of assaults that occurred on the East Side and North End neighborhoods of St. Paul on May 12 and 14.

Mon
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. 

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