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EPA jumps in with $1.6 million to clean toxic Midway site

Posted on 12 September 2017

By JANE MCCLURE The abandonment of drums and open vats of toxic chemicals at a shuttered Prior Ave. metal electroplating facility has left some neighborhood residents and nearby business owners with questions and angered elected officials. The past few weeks have meant a flurry of meeting and actions centered on conditions at the old Plating […] Continue Reading

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TopLine Federal Credit Union offering finance workshop next month

Posted on 11 September 2017

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN TopLine Federal Credit Union is offering a workshop called, ”Improve your Credit Score” on Wed., Oct. 18 from 6-7:3pm at the Historic Street Car Station, 1224 Lexington Pkwy. N. The workshop is free and open to members of the community over the age of 16, as well as TopLine members. A financial […] Continue Reading

First buildings to come down in preparation for soccer stadium

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First buildings to come down in preparation for soccer stadium

Posted on 11 September 2017

By JANE MCCLURE Part of Midway Center is now under the control of Minnesota United FC lead owner Bill McGuire. A master lease agreement, signed just days before an Aug. 20 project deadline, allows for the demolition of Rainbow Foods (photo right) and other businesses to the east. That, in turn, allows for construction of […] Continue Reading

Development Roundup

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Development Roundup

Posted on 11 September 2017

Compiled by JANE MCCLURE Thomas Avenue Flats The Thomas Avenue Flats project took another step ahead Aug. 2. The St. Paul City Council gave preliminary approval to the project and authorized the Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) to issue conduit multi-family revenue bonds for the affordable housing project at 1500 Thomas Ave. The project went […] Continue Reading

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News from Como Park High School

Posted on 11 September 2017

Compiled by ERIC ERICKSON, Social Studies Teacher • The national Advanced Placement (AP) Exam results administered by the College Board were released over the summer and Como students earned hundreds of college credits. AP scores are categorized on a five-point scale for each test taken in a particular subject, with colleges and universities generally awarding […] Continue Reading

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Hamline Elementary News

Posted on 11 September 2017

4th Annual Fall Festival The Hamline Elementary community welcomes families, friends, and neighbors to join them for the 4th Annual Fall Festival on Sat., Oct. 7, from 12-4:30pm, on the field behind the school at 1599 Englewood Ave. This free, family-friendly event will include live entertainment, bounce house, face-painting, games and activities, food for purchase, […] Continue Reading

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Dist. 10 to hold special election Sept. 19

Posted on 11 September 2017

The Como Community Council holds a special election on Tues., Sept. 19, to fill a board vacancy from Sub-District 4 (Energy Park and South Como). The election takes place at 7pm, before the monthly board meeting at the Como Park Streetcar Station. Candidates: You can find information about candidates on the District 10 website: www.district10comopark.org. […] Continue Reading

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HU chosen as Minnesota’s first Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation site

Posted on 11 September 2017

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has chosen Hamline University as one of the nation’s first Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center sites. Through a competitive process, ten institutions in the U.S. were selected based on their proposals’ ability to create positive narratives about race, identify and examine current realities of […] Continue Reading

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Posted on 11 September 2017

Compiled by JANE MCCLURE Super USA is fined The Super USA convenience store at 1333 Thomas Ave. must pay a $200 fine for selling tobacco products to an underage person, the St. Paul City Council decided Aug. 23. The penalty is the first under the store’s current ownership. Store staff failed a tobacco compliance check […] Continue Reading

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Free art and tech studio for grades 5-8 starts Sept. 26

Posted on 11 September 2017

Starting Tues., Sept. 26 and running for ten Tuesdays until Nov. 28, poet and performer Becca Barniskis will collaborate with musician Nick Jaffe to run the Word and Sound Lab, an open studio workshop for youth grades 5-8 that explores the intersection of poetry, sound, and video. This studio program will be held after school […] Continue Reading

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