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Save Historic Saint Andrew’s Church in Como Park Petition

This post was copied and pasted from the Go Petitions Website about this subject, posted on November 30, 2018 by Teri Alberico.

Yard signs of the SHSA (Save Historic Saint Andrews)

You’ve seen the yard signs by SHSA (Save Historic Saint Andrews) in the South Como and nearby neighborhoods.  It is a battle they’ve been waging with the Twin Cities German Immersion Charter School (TCGIS) when they announced they would bulldoze the historic church building in order to expand the school in April of 2018.

The Historic Church sits at 1031 Como Ave, down the street from McMurray Fields of Como Park.  St Andrew’s Map

Below is from the Go Petitions Website.  Except the Facebook Page link has been changed to show the actual link.


Save Historic St. Andrew’s in Como Park

#City & Town Planning
Target:
Mayor Carter and the Saint Paul City Council
Region:
United States of America
Website:
www.facebook.com/pg/historicstandrews1

Historic Saint Andrew’s located in Como Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota is still in imminent danger of being demolished by the Twin Cities German Immersion school (TCGIS) as part of its expansion plan. In our previous petition we asked TCGIS to suspend the demolition until we could help find alternatives to demolition. We also initiated a study of the historic property and the Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) recently voted (8-1) in favor of recommending St. Andrews as a Heritage Preservation Site. The final decision lies with the City Council and Mayor Carter.
We need your support – sign this petition, visit our Facebook site, call or write to the Saint Paul City Council members and Mayor Carter.

Petition by “Save Historic Saint Andrew’s” (SHSA)
• St. Andrew’s has long been a treasured part of the Como neighborhood. We ask that our public officials vote against destroying a piece of St. Paul’s history worthy of protection.

• We ask the City Council to approve the HPC findings that the building be designated a Heritage Preservation Site consistent with the existing City of Saint Paul’s Comprehensive Plan.

• The project would have a long-term negative impact on the historic and residential character of the neighborhood. To reduce this impact we ask City Officials to require TCGIS to develop a no-demolition alternative. This is a required consideration in all thorough planning processes.
Please sign our petition:

Follow us: www.facebook.com/historicstandrews1
Contact us: savehistoricsaintandrews@gmail.com
Donate: www.gofundme.com/savehistoricstandrews
Saint Paul City Council website https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/city-council


If you would like to sign the petition please visit the site to fill out your information.  Sign the Petition to Save Historic St Andrew’s Link


HD 66B Republicans are not affiliated with Save Historic Saint Andrew’s in any way, but we are posting this as a courtesy to this group that needs some public attention.  Saint Andrew’s is located in Ward 5 Precinct 3 of House District 66B.

Mike “Bones” Hartzell Resident of Rice St Passes Away at 71

Rice Street has lost its most famous Resident Mike Hartzell aka Bones.  We at MN HD 66B Republicans will miss Mike. Here is an article written by Fred Melo a reporter at St Paul Pioneer Press on December 3, 2018. ~~ Publius Jr


Mike “Bones” Hartzell, shown in a Jan. 1997 file photo, has been a familiar sight winter and summer along Rice Street from University Avenue to Maryland Avenue. Hartzell is known for his caravan of carts and wagons, including his heavily-loaded wheelbarrow. (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi)

In St. Paul’s North End, Mike Hartzell was known by another name, one that drew familiar nods and warm smiles from storefront to storefront. “Bones” called Rice Street home, and residents and business owners claimed him as their own.

When television and newspaper reports described him as homeless, some bristled.

“The writer missed the point,” said a reader, responding online after a Feb. 2017 news article about a state legislative proclamation recognizing Bones on his 70th birthday. “Bones isn’t homeless. Rice Street is Bones’ home!”

Bones, a Vietnam veteran who swept and shoveled Rice Street’s sidewalks for his meals and found community outside its bars and stores, died Sunday following an illness, according to friends and family. He was 71.

In Feb. 2017, two state lawmakers read a proclamation at Lonetti’s Lounge on Rice Street honoring Bones on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The celebration included a nacho bar, cake and ice cream.

The proclamation recognized “Bones as an upstanding citizen of St. Paul and icon on Rice Street.” It noted that Bones attended Washington High School and, after graduation, served in the U.S. Armed Forces in Vietnam, a period that Rice Street locals say he never liked to talk about.

It went on to say: “After discharge, Bones became highly independent, caring for the North End neighborhood to the best of his ability … He is a steward of the community, cleaning up streets and sidewalks along Rice Street and caring for the health of abandoned pets.”

“He believes the world without walls is his home and has worked hard to keep the community safe … Bones became an iconic figure on Rice Street, and all stores in the area welcome him with respect.”

A Facebook page that was created a few years ago to track his exploits drew more than 11,000 followers, and a smattering of impromptu pictures of Bones on his bicycle. When his bicycle was stolen, the neighborhood sprang into action, scouring corners until it was returned to him.

Keith Skip Duffney, one of many Rice Streeters who considered Bones an unofficial extension of his own family, told the Facebook community on Nov. 20 that “Mike is still in hospital with pneumonia and a very weak heart. He is being stubborn about his care and he would like to go to VA hospital. We are trying to get him moved but that is not easy. We don’t really know what will happen here but praying for recovery.”

“I know Mike has been lucky to have all of you caring for him all these years,” he added.

On Sunday morning, as it became clear Bones had been transferred to hospice care, Jeremiah Welter posted, “I don’t know when things took such a turn for the worst? He seemed alright when we went and (saw) him in the hospital. He is very strong-willed and resilient though.” By Sunday night, Welter and others associated with Tin Cup’s Bar were fundraising for an engraved bench in Bones’ memory

Memorial Gathering on December 11th

A memorial gathering will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 11 at Bradshaw Funeral Home, 1078 Rice St. There will be a time of sharing at 3 p.m. and a prayer service at 4 p.m. A community gathering at the Klub Haus, 1079 Rice St., will follow.

Help Greg “The Plumber” Ryan Unclog the Pipes in Washington DC

Get Out The Vote For Greg “The Plumber” Ryan to Unclog Washington DC

There has been a huge blockage to Freedom and Liberty in St Paul and the Congressional District 4 since 1948, it’s called the DFL.  For over 70 years one party has lied to the people of St Paul and the surrounding area. The DFL in our area has awarded its friends while holding the rest of us at arms reach while promising to be our comrades.  They tell voters all the problems that have occurred are the result of Republicans being mean or the evil Republicans intend to throw grandma out on the streets, or they want to starve your children.  Yet the DFL is the party of more taxes, more regulations, forcing you to pay for abortions, carve outs in the tax code to benefit special interests who launder the money back to them for re-election.  They want to put everyone on Medicare to crowd out seniors from using it.  They have dumbed down our children while asking for more and more money to do it.

The DFL candidates Betty McCollum, Amy Klobuchar, Tina Smith, Tim Walz, Steve Simon, and Julie Blaha support Keith Ellison and do not believe Karen Monahan who was assaulted by Keith Ellison. They have not denounced Ilhan Omar for her anti-Semitic comments and beliefs.

It is time to end the lies, the higher taxes, the over regulations, the nonsense of open borders, bring good mining jobs, and to transport oil through pipelines not on trains.  It’s time to Bring President Trump’s prosperity to our area to End St Paul’s Sanctuary City Status, to fill the potholes, and to not only Vote Betty Out but to Unclog Washington!

So tell your neighbors, your co-workers, your friends at Church, Mass, and Temple to Vote for Greg Ryan to be your new Congressional Representative. He knows how to unclog gunk from a pipe, he has been a plumber for 34 years.


This post was not authorized by any candidate, or candidate’s committee, PAC, the CD4 Republicans, the MNGOP.  We got permission to use the cartoon by A F Branco.  I had originally posted this on saintpaulrepublicans.us today 29 October 2018.  ~~ Publius Jr.

Como Fest 2018 Events

If you would like to take a break from politics and meet your neighbors, or check out the Como Park Neighborhood, you’re in luck Como Fest is here again.

Here is a list from the District 10 Como Park Community Council Website published on July 10, 2018.


ComoFest returns again this summer, with affordable family fun for everyone the last three weekends of July. Here’s what you don’t want to miss:

  • Friday July 20: Lyngblomsten Mid-Summer Festival, 2-8 p.m., 1415 Almond Ave. Mid-Summer Festival celebrates how Lyngblomsten is promoting artistic exploration, wellness, and lifelong learning for older adults 365 days a year. The day includes an arts showcase featuring works created by older adults, make-and-take art activities, live music and entertainment, wellness opportunities, food, games, and more! Admission is free; food and activities are priced for affordable fun. Map
  • Saturday July 21: ComoFest 5k Walk/Run for Everyone (benefiting Como Park Falcon Heights Living at Home Block Nurse Program), 8-10 a.m., Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 Lexington Parkway. $15 for youth age 16 or younger; $25 if you’re older than that. If you’re running, join the neighborhood team challenge. If you’re not running, volunteer! Register for the run
  • Sunday July 22: ComoFest Art Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., on the Promenade at Como Lakeside Pavilion,1360 Lexington Parkway. Music by the Home Fires from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.. Map
  • Friday July 27: Northwest Como Movie Night and Campout, 6:45 p.m. until Saturday morning. Pre-movie activities include a boys v. girls U12 softball game (6 p.m.) and a taekwondo demonstration (8:15 p.m.). There also will be bounce house, DJ, lawn games, crafts and other kids’ activities, face-painting, bonfire and concessions. An outdoor showing of “Beauty and the Beast” (2017 version) begins about 9 p.m. If it rains, the movie will move inside. Register for the campout. 1550 Hamline.  Map
  • Saturday July 28: Community Appreciation Picnic, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., including hot dogs, treats and games. Como Park’s “shortest marathon” begins at 1:15 p.m. TopLine Federal Credit Union, 976 Lexington Parkway Map
  • Saturday July 28: Gabe’s Mini Mingle, 1-5 p.m. Miniature golf, mini-donuts, a mini-beer-tasting festival, and music. On the west parking lot at Gabe’s by the Park, 991 Lexington Parkway. Map
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