Marjorie Otto

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

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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.

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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. 

Mon
26
Aug

Mayor’s 2020 budget includes funds to rebuild Dayton’s Bluff fire station


St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter announced his 2020 budget proposal on Aug. 15 with an address at the Frogtown Recreation Center. He’s proposing a total budget of $622 million, broken down between the following departments as seen above. (courtesy of the City of St. Paul)

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter delivered his 2020 budget proposal on Aug. 15, announcing a total budget of $622 million.

Mon
19
Aug

Boys Totem Town says goodbye


Boys Totem Town, the all-male juvenile detention facility located in the Battle Creek neighborhood, was closed by Ramsey County on Aug. 1. (Marjorie Otto photo/Review)

Marjorie Otto
news editor

Boys Totem Town has been a major part of the East Side community for more than 100 years.

Mon
19
Aug

Affordable housing is on the minds of East Siders

Marjorie Otto
news editor

Mon
19
Aug

Expect full ballots in this year’s St. Paul elections

Candidate filling for the city council and school board races closed Aug. 13 and East Siders will be seeing full ballots this fall.

Mon
12
Aug

Face to Face’s homeless shelter marks 25 years

Continues work to curb youth homelessness

 

Mon
12
Aug

New book describes the history of public libraries, with a local angle


“Reinventing the People’s Library,” released in conjunction with the East Side Freedom Library’s fifth anniversary, ties the Arlington Hills Library building to local, state and national history. (courtesy of the East Side Freedom Library)

Published as a part of East Side Freedom Library’s 5th anniversary

 

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