Marjorie Otto

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

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19
Aug

Boys Totem Town says goodbye


Boys Totem Town, the all-male juvenile detention facility located in the Battle Creek neighborhood, was closed by Ramsey County on Aug. 1. (Marjorie Otto photo/Review)

Marjorie Otto
news editor

Boys Totem Town has been a major part of the East Side community for more than 100 years.

Mon
19
Aug

Affordable housing is on the minds of East Siders

Marjorie Otto
news editor

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19
Aug

Expect full ballots in this year’s St. Paul elections

Candidate filling for the city council and school board races closed Aug. 13 and East Siders will be seeing full ballots this fall.

Mon
12
Aug

Face to Face’s homeless shelter marks 25 years

Continues work to curb youth homelessness

 

Mon
12
Aug

New book describes the history of public libraries, with a local angle


“Reinventing the People’s Library,” released in conjunction with the East Side Freedom Library’s fifth anniversary, ties the Arlington Hills Library building to local, state and national history. (courtesy of the East Side Freedom Library)

Published as a part of East Side Freedom Library’s 5th anniversary

 

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05
Aug

CLUES celebrates expansion


Dayton’s Bluff nonprofit Comunidades Latinas en Servicio, or CLUES, celebrated the grand opening of its headquarters expansion on July 31. The 19,000 square-foot addition include a teen tech center, kitchen, elder center, classrooms and offices. (Marjorie Otto/Review)

The nonprofit Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio, also known as CLUES, celebrated the grand opening of its headquarters expansion on July 31. 

Mon
29
Jul

Layers of plans and studies have Indian Mounds neighbors wondering what’s going on

Confusion was the main topic during a community listening session about Indian Mounds Regional Park July 22 at the Marian Center in St. Paul.

Mon
29
Jul

Swede Hollow Master Plan approaches finish line


Work on the Swede Hollow Master Plan is close to being complete, with city staffers planning to have a final version ready to go in September. Project manager Cheeneng Yang is looking for feedback from the community on prioritizing a list of potential projects included in the plan. (graphics courtesy of City of St. Paul)

Planners still seeking feedback from community

 

Another update on the Swede Hollow Park Master Plan was shared during a July 23 Payne-Phalen Community Council meeting.

Mon
22
Jul

Dragon Festival met with fiery heat


Marjorie Otto/Review

With tropical weather for mid-July it was a good time to be racing dragon boats on Lake Phalen during the annual Dragon Festival held July 13 and 14.

Mon
22
Jul

More of Maryland to undergo 4-to-3 lane conversion

Another section of Maryland Avenue will be studied this summer and fall as it’s reduced from four lanes to three.

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