East Side Review

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West St. Paul residents call for change following allegations of sexism on city council


Hannah Burlingame/Review • It was standing-room-only in a full West St. Paul City Council chambers May 14 as woman after woman stepped up to the podium to speak out in support of Samantha Green and Mayor Jenny Halverson, who speakers said they thought were treated in a sexist way by others on the council.

The May 14 West St. Paul City Council meeting was filled to the brim, with people standing in doorways straining to hear what was being said, while a table inside the council chambers was stacked two feet high with feminine hygiene products.

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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.

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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. 

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May

Teen pleads guilty to charges related to Inver Grove Heights party bus killing

A second teenage boy has pleaded guilty to charges related to the March shooting death of a 19-year-old man outside an Inver Grove Heights movie theater that happened as people fought after departing a party bus.

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East Side Review - Police Reports • April 26 - MAY 2 • 2018

Thursday, April 26 — Wednesday, May 2 • Police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

 

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May

Roseville firefighters learn empathy with dementia simulations


Mike Munzenrider photo • Roseville firefighter Chris Rice readied himself for a dementia simulation May 9 at Cherrywood Pointe of Roseville at Lexington with help from Roseville communications specialist Carolyn Curti. Rice and 16 others from the Roseville Fire Department went through the simulation the first week of May at the senior community across the street from the city’s fire station to better understand what it’s like for people who have dementia.

The dementia simulation at Cherrywood Pointe of Roseville at Lexington is decidedly low tech, but it’s effective virtual reality, nonetheless.

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15
May

Rosedale management says its options are wide open with Herberger’s closure


Mike Munzenrider • Rosedale Center now owns the soon-to-be vacant Herberger’s, and is keeping its options open for the 150,000-square-foot of space. Mall management said it could be used for retail, medical, office space, a hotel or even housing.

Despite the large “going out of business” signs on the Rosedale Center Herberger’s that catch motorists’ eyes as they pass on Highway 36, Rosedale general manager Scott Michaelis said the state of the mall is “fantastic.”

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May

Sheriff’s office says it doesn’t want to hear about suspicions via social media

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office shared a May 9 Facebook post about reports of crimes and suspicious activity being made to it through social media. 

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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. 

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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. 

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