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Why not a parade and celebration of our country’s diversity?

Posted on 10 September 2018

By JAN WILLMS Retired mechanical engineer Peter Truitt, a Hamline Midway resident, has been concerned about the recent immigration policy of this country. “For the last two months, the issues in the news in respect to immigration and the issues of families at the border have troubled me,” Truitt said. “I have mixed feelings about […] Continue Reading

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St. Paul Ballet’s Project Plie at work to reduce barriers to dance

Posted on 10 September 2018

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN For the second year in a row, Hamline Midway’s St. Paul Ballet offered a community master class in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of America. The annual summer class, called Project Plie, is part of a national initiative to increase participation in ballet to promising students of color. Project Plie […] Continue Reading

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News from Como Park High School Sept. 2018

Posted on 10 September 2018

Compiled by ERIC ERICKSON, Social Studies Teacher • Como Academy of Finance (AOF) students were busy over the summer. 60 AOF students had professional internships, an accomplishment made possible by students’ initiative, and the AOF program’s relationships with a variety of businesses and organizations. Seven students were placed with Brand Lab for marketing positions. Seventeen […] Continue Reading

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Monitor In A Minute Sept. 2018

Posted on 10 September 2018

By JANE MCCLURE Pawn America can return Pawn American can return to its former location, the St. Paul City Council decided Aug. 1. That’s despite objections from several neighbors who think the business is a blighting influence on University Ave. Pawn America had operated at 1636 University Ave. since a conditional use permit was approved […] Continue Reading

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Como Community Council Corner for Sept. 2018

Posted on 10 September 2018

By MICHAEL KUCHTA, Executive Director Auto break-ins drive increase in Como area crime rate A soaring number of car thefts and car break-ins drove up crime in District 10 by 25 percent in the first six months of 2018, according to preliminary data from the Saint Paul Police Department. More than five times as many […] Continue Reading

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Sept. 2018 Development Roundup

Posted on 10 September 2018

By JANE MCCLURE Neighborhood parking funds repurposed for pedestrians Four years after Green Line light rail began operations, dollars once eyed for commercial parking will be redirected to pay for pedestrian safety and public realm improvements. On Aug. 22 the St. Paul City council, acting as the Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) Board, approved the […] Continue Reading

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All neighbors are invited to Fall Festival Oct. 6

Posted on 10 September 2018

By JESSICA KOPP Hello, neighbors, you are all invited to the 5th Annual Hamline Elementary Fall Festival on Sat., Oct. 6, from 12-4:30pm on the fields next to the school. Photo right: Last year during the Fall Festival, horses from the St. Paul Mounted Police Unit greeted kids and parents. (Photo by Margie O’Loughlin) This […] Continue Reading

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Celebrate at the library with activities for the whole family

Posted on 10 September 2018

By CARRIE POMEROY The months of September and October offer plenty of reasons to stop by the Hamline Midway Library at 1558 W. Minnehaha Ave. You can find great programs, Internet access, portable WiFi hotspots, books, CDs, DVDs, and more at our neighborhood gathering place, all free with your library card. Programs for Families and […] Continue Reading

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Different parts of the city see different property tax trends

Posted on 10 September 2018

By JANE MCCLURE As area neighborhoods’ residential home values continue to bounce back from the 2008 recession, St. Paul neighborhoods are seeing mixed results as the 2019 property tax picture takes shape. The highest projected increases in residential market values will be seen in neighborhoods where recovery from the 2008 recession continues—namely Frogtown, Dayton’s Bluff, […] Continue Reading

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Plaza memorializes destruction of Rondo community 60 years ago

Posted on 06 August 2018

Looking at panels of Rondo history in a memorial park at 822 Rondo Ave. (Photo by Jan Willms) By JAN WILLMS The community known as Rondo may have been physically destroyed in 1959 to make way for Interstate 94, but its spirit continues to thrive. This was reflected most recently as Rondo Plaza, a neighborhood […] Continue Reading

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