When the numbers began to roll in on the eve of March 5, it became clear that Mayor Francis Slay was on his way to his fourth, record-breaking term. With the hopes of his challenger, Aldermanic President Lewis Reed, went those of the members of Dump Veolia, who had effectively turned a pending city ... More >>
What would you do if you won the lottery?
Mark and Cindy Hill, by all accounts an "utterly delightful" couple that lives in Dearborn, have decided to do something not quite as sexy as the $293.7 million they won last year.
Help fund a sewage treatment plant.
And the couple's kind hearts -- and ... More >>
Challenges to a pending consulting contract between the City of St. Louis and a French multinational water service company called Veolia are still coming from all sides.
Activists from the "Dump Veolia" coalition will descend on City Hall this afternoon for another show of opposition; at the same t ... More >>
Update: Click through for a copy of the preliminary Veolia contract.
Yesterday, the Estimates and Apportionment Committee met to do its usual business and was met by a rather unusual crowd.
Over 50 members of the activist group Dump Veolia showed up with handwritten signs protesting a pending con ... More >>
A rising tide of dissent is building against a contract between the City of St. Louis and multinational water service company Veolia.
Daily RFT broke news of the deal in December after insiders at the city water division leaked memos showing that Veolia, a Paris-based company, won a contract in a c ... More >>
Seemingly overnight, the fortunes of a lucrative contract between the City of St. Louis and Veolia Water have been reversed.
Earlier this month, Daily RFT broke the news that the city's Water Division recently completed the bidding process for a consulting contract aimed at cutting spending at the ... More >>
Earlier this week, we broke news that the St. Louis Water Division has chosen Veolia Water, a Paris-based company and the largest water services provider in the world, to guide cost-cutting at the utility. The final contract has not yet been awarded, but a longtime employee of the department provide ... More >>
The St. Louis Water Division has inked a new, five-year consulting contract with a private utility service company called Veolia, and some department employees are less than thrilled with the news.
The city has made no formal announcement and the contract is still in "negotiation" according to a ci ... More >>
[Update, Monday, April 9: Cleanup crews finished removing all the potentially dangerous debris from the one-block area surrounding the pipe rupture on Sunday. Test results that prove the area is free of asbestos contamination are not yet back, and Trigen-St. Louis Energy, the company that maintains ... More >>
image viaWe uncovered a lot of fascinating stories last summer while we were compiling our Literary St. Louis project, and one of our favorites was that Walt Whitman's brother, Thomas Jefferson Whitman (known as Jeff), had designed and built the water tower on North Grand Avenue and 20th Stre ... More >>
Lake of the Ozark's water. So refreshing!Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced today that he is filing suit against ten businesses for violations of the Missouri Clean Water Law. All ten businesses allegedly discharged pollutants into Lake of the Ozarks or its nearby tributaries.
The ... More >>
I'm ordinarily not a huge fan of selling naming rights. Selling the rights to the name of a stadium is how we end up with things like Qualcomm Stadium and 3Com Park at Candlestick Point and Great American Ballpark. Of course, that last one sounds okay until you realize Great American is the ... More >>