Month: August 2019

Chess fans have heyday at Sinquefield Cup
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Chess fans have heyday at Sinquefield Cup

CENTRAL WEST END – To say chess is a big thing in the Central West End is true, both literally…
Boyd wants meter revenue used to help prevent murders
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Boyd wants meter revenue used to help prevent murders

WELLS-GOODFELLOW – Alderman Jeffrey Boyd says hundreds of thousands of dollars collected by city parking meters should be put toward…
City eyes uses for $11.6 million surplus from last year
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City eyes uses for $11.6 million surplus from last year

CITY HALL – More cash poured into the city’s coffers in the last fiscal year, and some parts of city…
Protest That plans four anti-violence protests in September
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Protest That plans four anti-violence protests in September

FOX PARK – A different kind of protest will come to four street corners on the north side in September,…
Black Restaurant Week to celebrate African-American restaurants in St. Louis
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Black Restaurant Week to celebrate African-American restaurants in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – If you’ve ever wanted to celebrate the black-owned restaurants across St. Louis, now is your chance.   In…
Town hall on gun violence draws anger, sorrow, pleas for action
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Town hall on gun violence draws anger, sorrow, pleas for action

MIDTOWN – A town hall meeting here that began with a video of former U.S. president Barack Obama saying, “Every…
North St. Louis’ nightlife is lively for the over-30 set
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North St. Louis’ nightlife is lively for the over-30 set

NEAR NORTH RIVERFRONT – Every Tuesday at 6 a.m., Kenneth Gardner, owner of KJ’s on Broadway Bar & Grille at…
Gardner: Not enough evidence to charge suspected child killer
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Gardner: Not enough evidence to charge suspected child killer

DOWNTOWN – St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner says there isn’t enough evidence to charge the man police believe killed…
SwedLife helps local streetwear scene grow in St. Louis
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SwedLife helps local streetwear scene grow in St. Louis

MARINE VILLA – On Mondays and Tuesdays, SwedLife at 2218 Cherokee St. is fairly quiet. However, from Wednesday to well…
Teen shot by man had hands up, prosecutor says
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Teen shot by man had hands up, prosecutor says

DOWNTOWN – A 15-year-old boy was backing away with his hands in the air when he was gunned down by…
‘Taste Of Africa’ brings flavor of Diaspora to north St. Louis
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‘Taste Of Africa’ brings flavor of Diaspora to north St. Louis

O’FALLON –  From patrons dressing up in their in Kente cloths in honor of Ashanti traditions to its musical lineup…
Michael R. Allen: City demolition policy needs measurable goals
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Michael R. Allen: City demolition policy needs measurable goals

Recently, I published an essay on CityLab criticizing the current St. Louis mayoral administration for embracing private funding of demolition…
Benign Neglect Part III: The mystery of Paul McKee
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Benign Neglect Part III: The mystery of Paul McKee

ST. LOUIS PLACE – A big part of what is viewed as “today’s story” of north St. Louis comes with…
Residents say NGA is not welcome in St. Louis Place
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Residents say NGA is not welcome in St. Louis Place

ST. LOUIS PLACE – Every Sunday evening, Larry Chatman and Gustavo Rendon walk to the 100-acre site of the new…
Bowen’s beauty supply shop boosts black economy, legacy
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Bowen’s beauty supply shop boosts black economy, legacy

FOUNTAIN  PARK – In black neighborhoods, blacks don’t usually own the businesses, especially beauty supply stores. That’s very obvious in…
Viral Twitter hashtag helps teachers buy special supplies
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Viral Twitter hashtag helps teachers buy special supplies

ST. LOUIS – Back-to-school shopping can be stressful. Parents have to buy backpacks, notebooks, pencils, paper, markers and so much…
Pimped Out Pickles fulfills entrepreneur’s dream of success
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Pimped Out Pickles fulfills entrepreneur’s dream of success

KINGSWAY WEST – It all started with a dream. For most entrepreneurs, this would be a hypothetical scenario, but for…
More police overtime, cameras planned amid violence
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More police overtime, cameras planned amid violence

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson says that police are ramping up overtime and that the city…
Parson rejects call for special session on gun violence; town hall scheduled here
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Parson rejects call for special session on gun violence; town hall scheduled here

ST. LOUIS – Federal, state and local Black caucus members and legislators are trying to do their part in the…
Federal judge blocks Missouri’s 8-week abortion ban
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Federal judge blocks Missouri’s 8-week abortion ban

KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) — A new Missouri ban on abortions at or after eight weeks of pregnancy won’t take…
Medical marijuana certification clinic opens on Cherokee Street
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Medical marijuana certification clinic opens on Cherokee Street

BENTON PARK – If you’re looking to grow or sell marijuana in the state of Missouri and you haven’t already…
Newly renovated building bodes well for Chippewa Street
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Newly renovated building bodes well for Chippewa Street

GRAVOIS PARK – With drink and music, friends and neighbors on Friday celebrated the rebirth of a nearly 100-year old…
Reed, Green clash over Estimate and Apportionment agendas
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Reed, Green clash over Estimate and Apportionment agendas

CITY HALL – Questions over what should be on the agenda of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment led to…
Murderers give real-life insight on steering youth away from violence, prison
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Murderers give real-life insight on steering youth away from violence, prison

ACADEMY – A panel discussion last week addressing gun violence bypassed the usual suspects and put actual murderers on stage…
$25,000-$30,000 per case: Major rewards posted in four unsolved child killings
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$25,000-$30,000 per case: Major rewards posted in four unsolved child killings

ST. LOUIS – Another child has been shot and killed in the city of St. Louis, and now officials are…
Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe combines coffeehouse and cat rescue
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Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe combines coffeehouse and cat rescue

MARINE VILLA – Like lovers of felines everywhere, Jamie Crowe and Alex Tu positioned themselves on a floor and played…
8-year-old killed, 3 others injured in shooting near Soldan High
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8-year-old killed, 3 others injured in shooting near Soldan High

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An 8-year-old girl was killed and three other people were injured in a shooting near Soldan…
Walk in Forest Park will build awareness of opioid risk, treatment
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Walk in Forest Park will build awareness of opioid risk, treatment

FOREST PARK – Getting off of heroin and other opiate drugs is no walk in the park. However, to bring…
Committee to look at body cameras for police
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Committee to look at body cameras for police

CITY HALL – Pressed by Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed, a city panel will take a closer look at…
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