Month: April 2019

Close the Workhouse hosts “People’s Budget Hearing”
Crime

Close the Workhouse hosts “People’s Budget Hearing”

GRAND CENTER – The Close the Workhouse campaign convened last Thursday evening at the Deaconess Foundation for what they called…
Reset Africa Reset America
News

Reset Africa Reset America

DOWNTOWN – In the coming weeks, City Aldermanic President Lewis Reed will be in talks with the Ugandan Parliament to…
34-unit apartments building approved in Ellendale neighborhood
News

34-unit apartments building approved in Ellendale neighborhood

ELLENDALE – Some neighbors worried that putting a 34-unit loft apartment building in a former school building might clog parking…
Ted Drewes celebrates 90 years
Events

Ted Drewes celebrates 90 years

LINDENWOOD PARK – St. Louis’ favorite summer treat turned 90 this past Thursday. Ted Drewes on Chippewa celebrated 90 years…
Krewson says city is on the move, despite census data
News

Krewson says city is on the move, despite census data

DOWNTOWN – Mayor Lyda Krewson celebrated the halfway point of her four-year term in office by bragging about all the…
Director of embattled city agency steps down
News

Director of embattled city agency steps down

DOWNTOWN WEST – Caught up in a controversy over mismanagement of public funds, Dr. Alice Prince has resigned as director…
New tattoo shop opens on Jefferson
Art

New tattoo shop opens on Jefferson

BENTON PARK – If you’re on Jefferson with some free time, why not stop in for a tattoo? Arch Nemesis…
County Executive Stenger resigns after being indicted
News

County Executive Stenger resigns after being indicted

BREAKING NEWS — St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger has resigned in the face of corruption charges. The U.S. attorney…
Short film sparks conversations about race and ‘Other People’
Art

Short film sparks conversations about race and ‘Other People’

FOREST PARK – After the 2016 presidential election, Aisha Sultan felt a turmoil of emotions that she didn’t know how…
South Side’s only new alderman celebrates his swearing-in day
News

South Side’s only new alderman celebrates his swearing-in day

DOWNTOWN – From now on, meeting days for new 24th Ward alderman Bret Narayan will be work, work, work. But…
Gent!: a pop-up shop just for men
Events

Gent!: a pop-up shop just for men

THE GROVE – Fashion might be considered women’s territory, but the minds behind Gent! are working to change that. On…
New rules limit access to Board of Aldermen, floor, gallery
News

New rules limit access to Board of Aldermen, floor, gallery

DOWNTOWN – Supporters of new rules for the Board of Aldermen say limiting access to the board’s floor and gallery…
Mourners march, calling for end to the violence
Crime

Mourners march, calling for end to the violence

HAMILTON HEIGHTS – While tears, grimaces, rage, sad stories and photos of murder victims permeated the Move March for mourners…
Support for surviving siblings
Crime

Support for surviving siblings

TOWER GROVE EAST – Losing a family member to gun violence without subsequent support and coping resources is quite prevalent…
St. Louis is not ‘FULL!,’ two UMSL professors say to president
News

St. Louis is not ‘FULL!,’ two UMSL professors say to president

SKINKER-DEBALIVIERE – The president says the country’s “FULL!” and tells immigrants to go away. But two political science professors at…
Meltyface and Checkmate Bluff channel the 90’s
Art

Meltyface and Checkmate Bluff channel the 90’s

OLD NORTH—A Saturday night art show turned UrbArts into a shrine to the 90’s. The show featured artists known as…
‘Soil your underwear’ and other fun ways to learn about science
Events

‘Soil your underwear’ and other fun ways to learn about science

FOREST PARK — If you’re not a farmer, you might never think about the intricacies of soil. But walk into…
Fire ‘all bad’ for Goody Goody business, patrons
News

Fire ‘all bad’ for Goody Goody business, patrons

A kitchen-area fire Tuesday night several hours after the Goody Goody eatery and St. Louis landmark closed earlier kept it…
The Jaco Report, Ep. 16: Fighting to save child gunshot victims in St. Louis
Health

The Jaco Report, Ep. 16: Fighting to save child gunshot victims in St. Louis

There are only two places on earth where children are regularly wounded or killed by gunfire: war zones, and the…
Clark-Hubbard, Todd “take up the baton”
News

Clark-Hubbard, Todd “take up the baton”

It was an emotional day Tuesday at City Hall as newly-elected aldermen were sworn in. Two north side newcomers, both…
Summer is coming.
Opinion

Summer is coming.

Game of Thrones has returned. The epic HBO show began its final season last week after a two-year hiatus. Eager…
Charles Jaco: The arithmetic of political change
Opinion

Charles Jaco: The arithmetic of political change

Missouri’s legislature is run by conservative extremists and rural racists because St. Louis has become too small to stop them.…
Aldermen pass new rules limiting lobbyists—and public—access
News

Aldermen pass new rules limiting lobbyists—and public—access

Supporters of new rules at the Board of Aldermen say limiting access to the board’s floor and gallery will keep…
Officials dispute validy of committee on ward reduction
News

Officials dispute validy of committee on ward reduction

A complicated and confusing spat over a resolution is calling into question the validity of an effort to develop recommendations…
New city poet laureate promises to bring new voices to the microphone
Art

New city poet laureate promises to bring new voices to the microphone

The city’s new poet laureate assumed office last week with a promise to shine a spotlight on other aspiring poets.…
Artist Bill Christman plans new sculpture garden
News

Artist Bill Christman plans new sculpture garden

VISITATION PARK — At the City Museum, on Cherokee Street, and next to his home in the Skinker DeBaliviere neighborhood,…
Aldermen bid farewell to Kennedy, Ogilvie
News

Aldermen bid farewell to Kennedy, Ogilvie

CITY HALL — With a multitude of accolades, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen said goodbye this week to two…
Group receives $736,000 grant for home repair in Carondelet
News

Group receives $736,000 grant for home repair in Carondelet

CARONDELET — Antoinette and Raymond Frame knew their roof was leaking, but it suddenly got much worse recently when a…
Superintendent ‘hopeful’ as elected board poised to regain control
Education

Superintendent ‘hopeful’ as elected board poised to regain control

After almost a dozen years of state control that have seen increased stability, rising attendance rates, climbing test scores, and…
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