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THE HOTEL ST. PAUL’S

BY PATRICK CABELLO HANSEL It’s not hard to find a spot to build your nest on the old church roof.  After all, the psalm says “even the sparrow finds  a home, and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts”. The problem is finding a spot where the red-tailed hawk, who claims heaven and earth as [...]

Franklin Av’s Open Street 2017

Franklin Av’s Open Street 2017

Courtesy of Residents, Businesses, Institutions, Franklin Avenue Business Association, & OpenStreetsMpls. Franklin Av & 14th, looking east, Av near Pow-Wow Grounds Coffee Shop, All My Relations Gallery, Many Rivers Apts. East, and Ancient Trader’s Market, et al; portion of Native American Cultural Corridor during Open Streets Mpls [...]

What’s going on in there? Phillips Aquatic Center Update

What’s going on in there? Phillips Aquatic Center Update

A new south addition to the original 1972 Phillips Pool and Gym building has taken shape and construction is over the halfway point. Throughout the building, the mechanicals, electric and plumbing have all been roughed in so that the walls, floors and ceiling can progress. The new structure will house the new zero-entry, 25-yard, shallow, [...]

August 2017 Alley Newspaper

August 2017 Alley Newspaper

To Barricade or Not to Barricade, That is the Question!

To Barricade or Not to Barricade, That is the Question!

A street blocked? Why would anyone want that? 16th Ave. Block Club complaints and kids asking for safety years ago resulted in a Barricade blocking vehicular traffic on E. 25th St, between Bloomington Ave. and 16th Ave. S. just South of the S.A. Gas Station and Convenience store. Now its appearance and need are being discussed. by Brad Pass A [...]

Consumed by News?

By Harvey Winje Are we too consumed by NEWS? Publisher Peter W. Marty challenges himself and readers with this question when also quoting “Alain de Botton, a British-based philosopher and author of The News: A User’s Manual, who believes that in contemporary culture news has largely replaced religion as ‘our central source of guidance and [...]

Sears/Roof Depot Warehouse Site Up-Date The East Phillips Community Making Waves for Water Works

Sears/Roof Depot Warehouse Site Up-Date The East Phillips Community  Making Waves for Water Works

The curved east wall of the building built as the Sear Warehouse adjacent to railroad track for efficient unloading from railroad cars in the path now the Midtown Greenway with the Martin Sabo Bridge rise of the Greenway over Hiawatha Avenue/Highway #55. BY CAROL PASS, GAC member and EPIC Board President Ready or not: Here comes the City Water [...]

Public transit availability and public versus private ownership

BY JOHN CHARLES WILSON Transit news in Phillips and in the Twin Cities is pretty slow this month, so I thought I’d congratulate our neighbors to the south in Rochester on finally having Sunday bus service for the first time in 50 years. Those of us who are transit dependent in big cities often take for granted that service will be there 20 [...]

Glover Family Tree has branches in Tobacco Road MD, St. Louis MO, Grant County WI, Perryville KY, Minneapolis MN, Spokane WA, San Francisco CA, Aberdeen Scotland, and Japan

Glover Family Tree has branches in Tobacco Road MD, St. Louis MO, Grant County WI, Perryville KY, Minneapolis MN, Spokane WA, San Francisco CA, Aberdeen Scotland, and Japan

By Sue Hunter Weir Glovers had a hand in founding Spokane, WA and Mitsubishi in Japan It pays to revisit stories that you thought you knew and take another look to see what you’ve missed or to see what information you have found that you didn’t have at the time that you wrote it. This is one of those stories that keeps growing.  The story [...]

Cedar Field: History, Requests, and Changes

Cedar Field: History, Requests, and Changes

LOCATION AND HISTORY Cedar Avenue Field sits on a portion of a block between Cedar and 18th Avenues in the East Phillips neighborhood. Immediately to the north is the Little Earth Residents Association (LERA) building and the Little Earth of United Tribes Community is located across Cedar Avenue to the east. Cedar Avenue serves as the primary [...]

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