Dressed in tuxedos and glittering bow ties, Bruce Yampolsky and Terry Garrett ascended St. Louis City Hall's marble staircase to the second floor prepared to do something illegal — a secret operation months in the making. Garrett, a 51-year-old archivist for the city's Recorder of Deeds offic ... More >>
One of St. Louis' most popular musicians entered the fray to save a nightclub pivotal to the history of St. Louis' music. In a op-ed letter published on St. Louis Public Radio's web site, Pokey LaFarge chastised the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' desire to raze the Palladium (Plantation Club) ... More >>
"Nobody wants to shit on the street." That was just one blunt reaction at a wide-ranging town hall meeting on homelessness Tuesday night, exactly seven days before the fate of the emergency homeless shelter at New Life Evangelistic Center goes before the city's Board of Public Service. A diverse cr ... More >>
Reverend Larry Rice, the embattled director of New Life Evangelistic Center in downtown St. Louis, is facing one of his toughest battles yet -- an effort by downtown residents and business owners to revoke his hotel license and shut New Life's homeless shelter down for good. This particular fight, ... More >>
"Mayor's Senior Staffers Lie to the Public in Attempt to Cover Up Scandal." So says the latest header on a press release from the campaign of Lewis Reed, the Board of Aldermen President hoping to unseat longtime St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. And with it comes the sense that the mayor's race has pe ... More >>
image by Peat Wollaeger via Flickr S. Grand's "parking pots" are already amazing but what about the sidewalk?The City of St. Louis' Board of Public Service issued a "Request for Qualifications" last week looking for artists to create two-dimensional sidewalk art to decorate one of they city's sig ... More >>
Lucas Park (a.k.a. "Hobo Park") located at the corners of Locust and 14th streets is slated to get additional funding for beautification efforts next year. Starr Triplett Alderman Kacie Starr Triplett (Ward 6) says she met yesterday with St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay to secure the increased moni ... More >>
State Auditor Susan Montee has released her much anticipated review of St. Louis City Hall and the Board of Aldermen.
A scant few months after the Interstate 35 bridge collapsed in Minneapolis, crews closed one of St. Louis’ own aged spans: Jefferson Avenue between Highway 40 and Chouteau Avenue. The bridge, built in 1911, crossed several rail lines, including MetroLink. It also made Jefferson Avenue an easy nor ... More >>
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For many in South St. Louis, replacing the Southtown Famous with a Kmart is just something they can't swallow. And they're letting City Hall know it.