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150 years of Central

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Year-long events mark Central High School 150th anniversary

Posted on 05 September 2016

By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN The Central High School transformation project (see story on page 1) coincides with the school’s 150th-anniversary celebration. The kick-off for the 150th year began with the Rondo parade in July. The grand marshal was Mary Mackbee, who has been the Central High School Principal since 1993. The event coincided with the […] Continue Reading

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To build a water feature… or not to build… that is the question

Posted on 05 September 2016

By JANE MCCLURE Traffic congestion, transit use, spillover parking, and noise are familiar sticking points in the debate over Major League Soccer and Midway Center redevelopment talks. A less prominent issue is how storm water runoff will be managed. The storm water management issues weren’t finalized when the stadium site plan, Midway Center master plan, […] Continue Reading

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New program seeks to help former caregivers restart their lives

Posted on 05 September 2016

By WARREN WOLFE A community group working for three years to help make the area a “dementia-friendly” community is starting a new effort, this time to help former caregivers adjust after their care journey has ended. “When I was taking care of my wife, Annie, it was something that I wanted to do and knew […] Continue Reading

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Friends who are family—the story of a 50 (or 60) year friendship

Posted on 05 September 2016

By MEGHAN TOMPKINS Lorraine Quinn and Irene McGuire have been friends for over 50 years. “We met in the 50’s,” said Lorraine. “No, it was the 60’s,” replied Irene. “We don’t know… It has been a long time,” they chimed in together, “been there, done that!” I was met at the elevator door of Falcon […] Continue Reading

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Upperclassmen comprise ‘link crew’ welcoming freshmen

Posted on 05 September 2016

News from Como Park High School compiled by ERIC ERICKSON, Social Studies Teacher • Como Park High School’s “Link Crew” is composed of 90 juniors and seniors that volunteer to be positive leaders and mentors for freshmen. The Link Crew welcomed and hosted Como’s incoming class of 2020 on Sept. 1 for an orientation session. […] Continue Reading

Hamline Ave. bike lanes approved to Minnehaha

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Hamline Ave. bike lanes approved to Minnehaha

Posted on 05 September 2016

By JANE MCCLURE Hamline Ave. between University and Minnehaha avenues will be striped for bicycle lanes this fall, the St. Paul City Council decided Aug. 17. A plan to extend the project from Minnehaha to Pierce Butler Rte. was laid over until Sept. 14, to give neighborhood residents and city staff more time to discuss […] Continue Reading

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Back to School at Hamline Elementary

Posted on 05 September 2016

Hamline Elementary School by JESSICA KOPP • School is back in session in St. Paul Public Schools and good vibes are filling the hallways and classrooms of 1599 Englewood. Students, with smiles and boundless energy, are busy building community and mapping out a fantastic voyage of discovery alongside a talented and spirited staff. And as […] Continue Reading

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Money for Central High; Furniture Barn to relocate on University Ave.

Posted on 05 September 2016

Development Roundup by JANE MCCLURE City Council says they will find money for Central Central High School’s Transforming Central project will receive assistance through the St. Paul Neighborhood Sales Tax Revitalization (STAR) Program. The St. Paul City Council Aug. 3 agreed to work with project supporters to find $100,000 in unspent past project fund balances. […] Continue Reading

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Be prepared to be resilient

Posted on 05 September 2016

Ready and Resilient by TRUDY DUNHAM Be prepared. It works for the Boy Scouts. It also works for life. We are more flexible, more efficient and more resilient when we are prepared for what life sends us. And climate change is sending us a lot of severe weather. So take advantage of National Preparedness Month to […] Continue Reading

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Fairgrounds Citywide Drop-off Event is Oct. 8

Posted on 05 September 2016

Como Community Council Corner by MICHAEL KUCHTA Got junk you need to get rid of? How about not-so-junky stuff you simply don’t need anymore? Then take it all to St. Paul’s Citywide Drop-off Event at the State Fairgrounds. District 10 is the lead organizer for the annual event, but any St. Paul resident can participate. […] Continue Reading

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