Marjorie Otto

Marjorie Otto can be reached at motto@lillienews.com, or at 651-748-7816.

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16
Sep

Rash of gun violence shakes St. Paul

A series of deadly shootings last week — including three in just nine hours — has left a number of St. Paul neighborhoods, including the East Side, shaken. 

Mon
16
Sep

Look for new public art in Railroad Island


A new log bench has been installed in the triangle park across from the St. Paul Police Department training facility in Railroad Island. The bench is part of a number of public art pieces in place near the facility. (Marjorie Otto/Review)

The Railroad Island neighborhood has some new public art to check out this fall. 

Mon
16
Sep

Addition planned for Community of Peace Academy


Community of Peace Academy, located at 471 Magnolia Ave. in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood, will be starting construction on an addition to its building in October. The school has about 800 students and the addition will allow it to increase enrollment. (submitted photo)

Community of Peace Academy, a pre-k through 12th grade public charter school in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood, is planning to construct an addition to its building. 

Mon
09
Sep

Arlington Hills Lutheran celebrates 110 years on the East Side


Arlington Hills Lutheran Church, located at 1115 Greenbrier St., celebrated 110 years on the East Side on Sept. 8. (Marjorie Otto/Review)

Marjorie Otto
news editor

Arlington Hills Lutheran Church has called the East Side home for 110 years.

Fri
06
Sep

Harvest Festival changing things up this year


Tom Harrigan (courtesy of St. Paul Firefighters Local 21)

The Harvest Festival has been an East Side tradition for more than 100 years, and while its gone through its ups and downs, it’s been a constant in the community.

Fri
06
Sep

St. Paul firefighter killed in East Side shooting


Tom Harrigan (courtesy of St. Paul Firefighters Local 21)

St. Paul police are continuing to investigate a shooting that took place Sept. 2 that took the life of a St. Paul firefighter. 

Mon
02
Sep

Unique theater piece coming to Swede Hollow Park


The cast of “Swede Hollow Ghost Sonata” rehearsed in the park Aug. 24. The unique theater piece will be presented in Swede Hollow Park starting Sept. 14 and will evoke concepts of immigration to serve as a starting point for community dialogue. (Marjorie Otto/Review)

On a recent Saturday morning a group of 20-or-so actors gathered at the edge of Swede Hollow Park for a rehearsal before singing, dancing and tossing old suitcases into Drewry Tunnel.

Mon
02
Sep

Hillcrest master plan work to begin in October

City looking for citizens to help guide process

 

As summer winds down and turns to fall, work on planning the future of the former Hillcrest Golf Course is beginning to wind up. 

Mon
26
Aug

Developers looking to create affordable apartments at 520 Payne Ave.


Developers from JO Companies and Newport Midwest are proposing to build a 45- to 60-unit affordable apartment building on the vacant lot at 520 Payne Ave. During a recent community meeting to collect design feedback, neighbors turned the gathering into a discussion about affordable housing needs on the East Side and whether this specific lot would be an appropriate location for such housing. (file image)

Design discussion turns to larger issue of affordable housing

 

Mon
26
Aug

Women arrested in connection with fatal Sims Avenue shooting

St. Paul Police are investigating what led to a deadly shooting in the 1000 block of Sims Avenue the morning of Aug. 19. 

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