The Gotthielf Christoff House at 737 Plum St., constructed in 1882, could soon be demolished. The city-owned home, which sits in the Dayton’s Bluff historic district is found to have a decent foundation, but rotting floor joists and other issues. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Historic Preservation Committee, neighbors oppose the demolitions
It may be goodbye for some roughed-up historic homes in Dayton's Bluff.
Despite pushback from the city's Heritage Preservation Commission, St. Paul's Housing and Redevelopment Authority will pursue the demolition of seven historic homes in the Dayton's Bluff Heritage Preservation District.
The HRA will pursue the demolition to shed property that it says is too far gone or requires too much subsidy to save.
Police pledge ramped-up patrols
With three shooting deaths in two different lower East Side neighborhoods, police say they are stepping up patrols nearby.
“We as a police department are fed up,” said Steve Linders, spokesperson for the St. Paul Police Department. Linders said residents in the Railroad Island and Dayton’s Bluff neighborhoods, where the incidents took place, will see an increase in patrolling officers in the wake of the incidents.
Metropolitan State University may finally be able to complete their parking project — The Ramsey County District Court has granted the university title and possession of the property as of Oct. 26, although the property owner will be allowed to remove the house from the site before that date. (file photo)
Price tag unclear, owner may move Bates Ave. house
After years of wanting to buy out the quirky adobe home at 393 Bates Ave., Metropolitan State University officials announced they’ve been given the go ahead to acquire it.
The Ramsey County District Court has granted the university title and possession of the property as of Oct. 26, although the property owner will be allowed to remove the house from the site before that date.
Ramona Turner, a victim of domestic abuse, was killed by her long-time partner in their Dayton's Bluff home. Family members are hoping to focus on the positive in the wake of the tragic event. She's shown above with her two sons, one of whom reportedly witnessed the murder. (Submitted photo)
Ramona Turner's sons raise funds for her funeral; focus on positive memories In the wake of the death of their mother, who was murdered by their father after years of abuse, Joshua Weisner and his older brother are hoping to turn focus away from the tragic death and celebrate her life.
Joshua describes her as an East Sider with a passion for flower gardening and music, who loved to dance.
She was an upbeat force for the family, and a focal point for family gatherings and connectivity, he said.
The East Side’s new community radio station, WEQY 104.7 FM, has hit the air, broadcasting out of a studio in Dayton’s Bluff. Calling itself “the voice of the East Side” the mostly volunteer-run station has about 30 hours of weekly programming scheduled. Organizers are hoping to attract more people interested in creating programming. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Soft broadcast kicked off at East Seventh Live
"We're here to get some starch in your slacks... to tell you the best of what's going on on your block," spits out DJ Huh What on a new radio show called New Lens.
The two men behind the show are hoping to air twice weekly, showing off fresh hip hop tunes on a new East Side radio station.
Parkway Little League will be adding a fourth field to what was once a hill and a grove of trees just south and east of where the current fields lie along East Third Street in Dayton’s Bluff. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Parkway Little League, the East Side’s long-running Little League baseball organization, is adding a field to its complex along East Third Street near Earl Street in Dayton’s Bluff.
Railroad Island has always been distinctive, but some differences you can be proud of. Data that indicates both energy and money may be going to waste in area homes garners a different type of attention.
After some perserverance from neighbors, Margaret Park will be getting $500,000 worth of new facilities, including a permanent restroom facility. Planning is underway and St. Paul Parks and Recreation staff are seeking input from nearby residents. (file photo)
Slowly but surely, updates are on their way for Margaret Park in Dayton's Bluff.