Letters to the Editor, February 23, 2022

The kindness of neighbors Hands down, it’s been a rough couple of years. All of us could use a boost of positivity. Hopefully, the following acts of kindness will strengthen your belief that there is far more good out there…

Comments Off on Letters to the Editor, February 23, 2022

UST can serve liquor at more spots on campus, with conditions

The University of Saint Thomas will be able to serve alcohol at several additional locations on its Saint Paul campus with the City Council’s approval of an amended liquor license on January 26. The new locations include the north athletic…

Comments Off on UST can serve liquor at more spots on campus, with conditions

Commodore gets to open west dining room

The long fight to be able to use the Commodore Bar & Restaurant’s west dining room has cleared another hurdle. The Saint Paul Planning Commission unanimously approved a nonconforming use permit on January 7 to allow the restaurant at 79…

Comments Off on Commodore gets to open west dining room

City renews effort to assist businesses damaged in 2020 riots

Funds are extended to businesses affected by the fallout of pandemic. Nineteen months after civil unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic laid waste to a portion of the commercial landscape in Saint Paul—and one year after the city approved $1 million…

Comments Off on City renews effort to assist businesses damaged in 2020 riots

County puts an end to COVID-era hotel stay for homeless seniors

Nearly 100 homeless seniors staying at the Best Western Capitol Ridge Hotel near downtown Saint Paul were notified on October 29 that they will need to move soon. Ramsey County is terminating its contract with the hotel as of November…

Comments Off on County puts an end to COVID-era hotel stay for homeless seniors

Metro Transit changes driven by shortage of riders, operators

Metro Transit plans to suspend service on 16 bus routes and make changes to dozens of others beginning December 4 as it faces a driver shortage and a decline in transit ridership.Longtime local bus Routes 16, 84 and 134 are…

Comments Off on Metro Transit changes driven by shortage of riders, operators

Letters to the Editor, November 10, 2021

Rethinking school busing I have noticed in the last few years that whenever I see a school bus, it either has no children or only a handful of children in it. It seems the days of packed school buses in…

Comments Off on Letters to the Editor, November 10, 2021