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Positive East Side Survey.

Jalali, Bijan.

In recent years, the reputation of Saint Paul's East Side has suffered too often as a result of its constant association with predominantly negative stories in the media. The comprehensive East Side community represents over 1/3 of St. Paul but is frequently mistaken as one neighborhood instead of several. This harmful notion - along with the redistricting that has left several legislators, commissioners, and city council members with a 'piece of the East Side' - contributes to the stigmatization of an entire group when the actions of a few make media headlines. In an effort to counter the growth of these negative notions, Positive East Side subsequently emerged as both a mentality and a community research project in cooperation with Merrick Community Services (MCS) and the Center for Urban Research and Affairs at the University of Minnesota. By using a survey-based research tool to directly evaluate and analyze responses from a diverse group of East-Siders, a considerably positive perspective on public safety in their community has become apparent in the findings of this report.

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Conducted on behalf of Merrick Community Services. Supported by Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR), a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), University of Minnesota.
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