Area Juneteenth celebrations jumping despite rain
Jun18

Area Juneteenth celebrations jumping despite rain

Facilitators of local Juneteenth celebrations didn’t allow early rain showers Saturday to put a damper on the holiday that observes the end of chattel slavery in the United States. Rain caused only a brief delay for Sabayet Community Outreach Center’s annual celebration in The Ville neighborhood.  Delmar Loop East moved its celebration from Delmar Boulevard and Hamilton Avenue in the Delmar Loop about a half a block west to St....

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Actress Jenifer Lewis among those honored by local Urban League and Board of Aldermen
Jun17

Actress Jenifer Lewis among those honored by local Urban League and Board of Aldermen

DOWNTOWN – Kinloch-born film, stage and TV star Jenifer Lewis, known for her emphatic motherly voice and roles, is one of 14 women honored Saturday as part of the local Urban League’s Salute to Women in Leadership. All the awardees were given resolutions Friday from the Board of Aldermen at the aldermanic meeting at City Hall. Lewis, along with her sisters, was present for the pause in deliberations to receive her resolution. “I...

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Gnats, odor at Homer G. Phillips apartments vex residents
Jun12

Gnats, odor at Homer G. Phillips apartments vex residents

THE VILLE – Bugs and stench.  That is what elderly residents of a city owned building are dealing with according to one person who dealt with it daily until he couldn’t take anymore. While investigating claims that the city-owned Homer G. Phillips senior apartments property may be changing contractural hands, that resident tells The NorthSider and metroSTL.com that the multi-apartment senior housing complex at 2601...

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Clay calls for hearing into Goodfellow Federal Center contamination
Jun12

Clay calls for hearing into Goodfellow Federal Center contamination

ST. LOUIS – After workers and union reps rallied Friday across the street from the Goodfellow Federal Center to draw attention to long-documented chemical work hazards, Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo., 1st District) is calling for a federal congressional hearing, they learned. Clay, a member of the U.S. Oversight and Reform Committee, which has major investigative responsibilities for the operation of the federal government, penned a...

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Juneteenth celebrations are set throughout St. Louis
Jun12

Juneteenth celebrations are set throughout St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – Although Juneteenth has yet to become widely popular and a federally observed holiday, it is an official state holiday in Missouri, and celebrations here are growing. Also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, it is the oldest known commemoration of the announcement on June 19, 1865, of the abolishment of slavery in Texas. There, Confederates had ignored President Abraham Lincoln’s 1862 Emancipation...

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