Merrlam Park Neighborhood News and Events

UNION PARK - comprised of Merriam Park, Snelling Hamline and Lexington-Hamline neighborhoods, is one of 17 neighborhood districts in Saint Paul. In 2007, the Merriam Park, Snelling Hamline, and Lexington-Hamline Community Councils merged into one organization to represent all residents of Union Park, hence the name, Union Park District Council (UPDC). (Information from UPDC website)

For detailed demographic information, see the neighborhood profile from Minnesota Compass.

MUSIC REVIEW | Enemy Planes, Sleepy Study and Dear Data at the Turf Club

Enemy Planes at Turf Club. Photo Credit Rick Birmingham

On Friday, July 26 I saw Enemy Planes, Sleep Study and Dear Data at the Turf Club. Dear Data is a young band. At the onset we were informed that singer Yasmina Moore-Foster was sick. I’ll look forward to seeing her when she’s well. I thought she has a powerful voice even at half-mast. Sleep Study reminded me of Mudhoney; a friend suggested they sounded like Smashing Pumpkins. I know they have been compared to groups from the 1970s and 1980s–but for me they are more late 1980s-90s. I enjoyed the retro poppy feel to the music.


ST. PAUL NOTES | Taking care of business on St. Paul's Central Corridor

Mai Village is one of the University Avenue businesses that struggled to survive Central Corridor construction. (Photo by Lu LIppold)

Construction disruption for the Green Line down University Avenue hurt the community, especially small and ethnic businesses. Old news, right?


Garden-in-a-Box: Kids are happy to eat vegetables when they've grown their own

June 14 was a perfect day for gardening at the St. Paul Midway YMCA on University Ave. The sun was shining, the weather was warm, and 40 polypropylene planting boxes, filled only with fertile black soil, stood ready for 130 kids, ages 3 to 12, to arrive.


E-DEMOCRACY | Biking on University Avenue in St. Paul

From: Carlo Axados Date: 10:54pm, May 30