Community members call for institutional change in SPPD

Mar
04
Fri

The meeting opened with a welcome and we began a round of introductions. Attendees stood up, said their names and answered the question, “why are you here?” One by one, people gave passionate answers like justice, to have a police force that protects and serves everyone, and to stop police brutality. Tiffany,* sitting in the back  Continue Reading »

Black Lives Matter forum mulls qualities of next St. Paul police chief

Feb
16
Tue

By JAIME DELAGE | jdelage@pioneerpress.com February 15, 2016 While Black Lives Matter St. Paul has an often-contentious relationship with local police, people at a forum promoted by the group Monday night said they hope the next chief of St. Paul police will be open to a closer relationship – and closer scrutiny. About two dozen  Continue Reading »

Dayton’s Bluff Congratulates the nominees for the St. Paul Neighborhood Honor Roll

Jan
19
Tue

WEQY 104.7 FM has hit the airwaves! WEQY envisions a socially, economically and politically powerful East Side by capitalizing on its rich immigrant history and diverse communities. WEQY will serve the East Side as a community anchor, connecting and sparking dialogue across cultures and generations, educating the public, and broadcasting the voices of the East  Continue Reading »

Dayton’s Bluff diversifies board elections

Dec
15
Tue

Candidates clamoring to get a seat on community council After some grassroots rallying, the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council is looking to have what could be its most lively board elections ever. In some recent board elections, there haven’t even been enough candidates to fill the seats, the council’s director Deanna Abbott-Foster laments. But this year,  Continue Reading »

A Collective Vision for Collective Action

Nov
03
Tue

What do want to see in your community? What makes Dayton’s Bluff great? What are the issues that keep us from becoming the safe and thriving community that we all want for ourselves and our families? We want to hear from you. The programming and initiatives of Dayton’s Bluff Community Council are informed and driven  Continue Reading »

East Side marchers cry out for peace

Nov
02
Mon

Crowd condemns spate of gun violence In the wake of five homicides in East Side neighborhoods in the past month, community members gathered to perform a peaceful march to decry the violence, and show community solidarity. So, gathering in the golden hours of the day on Wednesday, Oct. 14, a group of about 75 marched  Continue Reading »

Dialogues to Action: Community and Police met to address race and equity

Sep
18
Fri

Monday, Sept 14th, was the first day of the Dialogue to Action series where St. Paul police, District Councils, and community members met to discuss issues of race and equity in their neighborhoods. Led by youth facilitators, it began by discussing goals each participant wanted accomplished through this project. The goals ranged from establishing better  Continue Reading »

Grand Round construction slotted for spring 2016

Sep
17
Thu

More biking, fewer intersections on the docket for Johnson, Wheelock Looking to make Johnson and Wheelock parkways more park-like, planners behind the St. Paul Grand Round are proposing closing off many side streets that intersect the two roadways, to improve the experience of the Grand Round for pedestrians on the East Side. The project would  Continue Reading »

New wave of low-power radio stations coming to the Twin Cities

Sep
08
Tue

For now, one of the newest entries into the Twin Cities radio scene is a couple of people sitting behind a folding table covered with a mess of cords, two computer monitors and a microphone. Inside the nondescript University Avenue building in St. Paul, in a space shared with a Hmong art studio, a friendly  Continue Reading »

New city fund gives East Side commercial a boost

Sep
08
Tue

A new fund that comes from re-allocated sales tax revenues will be used to help boost several commercial nodes, including three on the East Side. According to the St. Paul city website, the new Commercial Vitality Zone Program “invests in Saint Paul neighborhood commercial districts to promote city-wide vitality, growth and equity. “It is funded  Continue Reading »