About Nicollet Island - East Bank
Boundaries: Includes all of Nicollet Island, upriver on the Mississippi from Third/Central Avenue; and the portion of the eastern riverbank between Central Avenue and the railroad line.
Council Member: Diane Hofstede, Ward 3
Neighborhood organization: Nicollet Island/East Bank Neighborhood Association (NIEBNA) — (no website)
Police: 2nd Precinct
Nicollet Is./E. Bank
Ok, so it was a long shot to expect a miraculous response to moving our news publication from print to online only. We did get 1,000 folk to subscribe to our weekly email newsletter, but we could only attract $1,500 of advertising to cover a $6,000+ budget. Obviously, this is going to take a bit more time and work, or a new economy, or a new model. Unfortunately, there’s no money to buy that time right now and Bridgeland News is going to have to take a break and regroup. Call it a hiatus in order to determine if resources and interest can be found to have Bridgeland resurfaced. Or maybe even re-papered.
Chris Steller recollects his meteoric rise from delivering the Southeast newspaper to becoming editor of the Angle, Profile and Bridge. With his lifelong history in the neighborhood, Steller brought institutional knowledge and expertise to community news. He also visited a lot of porches.
In this — the first of a week-long series, beginning Monday, of remembrances of The Bridge and its predecessor newspapers — Editor Jeremy Stratton tours the archives, speaks with former Southeast editor Ted Tucker and finds some constants in the changing landscape over the past 40 years. Monday: Publisher Becky Clawson