Marjorie Otto

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

Sun
03
Dec

Phalen Creek may soon see some daylight


courtesy of Inter-Fluve • A technical study conducted by Inter-Fluve on behalf of the Lower Phalen Creek Project looked at two areas where Phalen Creek could be brought back above ground, or “daylighted.” The areas, which on themap are identifed as “Reach 7” and “Reach 5,” were determined based on geology, topography, soil quality and land usage, among other factors.

When the Lower Phalen Creek Project was established in 1997, it was created in order to plan a project to “daylight” Phalen Creek.

Sun
03
Dec

‘I know she’s watching us and smiling down at us’


Marjorie Otto/Review • The Karen Weaving Circle celebrated Paw Boh Htoo’s life during a Nov. 29 ceremony at the East Side Freedom Library. The event, which had been planned months before Htoo’s death, wrapped up another year of weaving at the library. Visitors had the chance to purchase items made by the circle and watch weaving demonstrations.

courtesy of the Karen Organization of Minnesota • Paw Boh Htoo was the weaving coordinator at the Karen Organization of Minnesota and worked with the Karen Weaving Circle at the East Side Freedom Library. She was killed Nov. 7 while trying to help a neighbor during a domestic violence situation.

Karen Weaving Circle grieves death of friend

 

Fri
01
Dec

SNAPSHOT: Remnants of summer

SNAPSHOTS - because sometimes all you need is a few great photos and a few words. (Marjorie Otto photos/Review)

Mon
27
Nov

Polly’s Coffee Cove takes a different shape


Marjorie Otto/Review • Ann Polachek, the former owner of Polly’s Coffee Cove, and one of her youngest patrons, Thomas Richardson, 19, stand in a former Sunday school classroom at First Lutheran Church, the soon-to-be new home for the next phase of Polachek’s coffee and social gathering place.

The shop’s mission continues at First Lutheran Church

 

After more than 11 years at 1382 Payne Ave., Polly’s Coffee Cove unexpectedly closed earlier this fall. 

Mon
27
Nov

Longtime East Side state Rep. Sheldon Johnson announces retirement


Sheldon Johnson

East Side community activist announces run for seat

 

Mon
20
Nov

Johnson High School renovations wrapping up with finished touches


Marjorie Otto/Review • A 6,200 square-foot-expansion, along with roofing and plumbing work, began in 2016 at Johnson High School. The expansion, seen on the east side of the school building facing Arcade Street, includes a new entrance, new administrative offices and five new classrooms.

Two years and $15.9 million later, the construction at Johnson High School is just about finished.

Mon
20
Nov

St. Paul nonprofits win more than half a million dollars in grant funds from Bush Foundation

Two St. Paul organizations, including an East Side-based nonprofit, were each awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars by the Bush Foundation.

Fri
10
Nov

Johnson High School alumni donate bench to the school


The Denissons spent about 100 hours constructing the bench and donated about $4,000 worth of materials. The bench can seat some 20 people and a commemorative plaque will be added next spring. • submitted photo

As a way to mark their 50-year class reunion, members of the Johnson High School class of 1966 wanted to create or donate something to the school. 

They decided on a bench, and not just an ordinary wooden bench, but a big stone “J.”

Fri
10
Nov

Listening House dilemma to go before St. Paul City Council


Dayton’s Bluff neighbors living near Listening House, a nonprofit that operates out of First Lutheran Church at 463 Maria Ave. serving those who are homeless, have appealed a St. Paul Planning Commission decision that allows the organization to keep operating. The issue will now go before the St. Paul City Council. • courtesy of Google Maps

Dayton’s Bluff struggles with homeless service center in neighborhood

 

Fri
10
Nov

Carter grabs solid St. Paul mayoral win

ELECTION 2017


Few surprises in city’s school board election

 

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