Garden grows bumper crop of fresh food, sense of community
Jun09

Garden grows bumper crop of fresh food, sense of community

JEFF-VANDER-LOU – Walking to the nearest grocery store and back with fresh produce would cost Rosie Willis, a senior citizen, about an hour and a half. But in less than a minute, she can walk right across the street to her own Fresh Starts Community Garden, at 2901 Dayton Street. And it not only saves her a long walk, it saves her dollars. Willis says it would cost her about $2 to purchase four peppers, but one 25-cent pack of...

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‘Camping’ in the ‘hood all good for dads and kids in Hyde Park
Jun06

‘Camping’ in the ‘hood all good for dads and kids in Hyde Park

HYDE PARK – Fathers and kids got their camp on this past weekend and didn’t have to venture off into the woods to do so. The 2nd annual Father and Son Camping in the Park outing this past Friday and Saturday gave participants a chance get acquainted with neighbors – and nature. “A lot of them may not have a chance to go the wildness to go camping, so we bring the wilderness to them,” said 3rd Ward Alderman Brandon Bosley,...

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Union workers protest Goodfellow Federal Complex contamination
Jun06

Union workers protest Goodfellow Federal Complex contamination

MARK TWAIN – Frustrated union workers plan to rally Thursday afternoon in front of the Goodfellow Federal Center complex, 4300 Goodfellow Boulevard, which they say has been contaminated with more than 80 hazardous substances since 2002. Subsequent investigations, including an audit in March of this year, have repeatedly came up with the same findings by the Office of the Inspector General, confirming the conditions. The American...

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A flood of fish for North Riverfront Park fishermen
May30

A flood of fish for North Riverfront Park fishermen

NORTH RIVERFRONT – When the rainy season pours in, Chis Hykes doesn’t worry about his hilltop home flooding. It sits too high for the rising Mississippi River to reach. An avid fisherman, Hykes, 30, is more worried about a nearby park in his North Riverfront neighborhood, hoping that it does indeed flood. And on Tuesday, there was Hykes with his fishing pole in river water that had flooded North Riverfront Park. “This is...

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Shelley House joins ranks of African American civil rights landmarks
May29

Shelley House joins ranks of African American civil rights landmarks

GREATER VILLE – The family living at 4600 Labadie Avenue in the Greater Ville neighborhood had a host of people in their front yard Friday morning, but it wasn’t for a Memorial Day Weekend celebration. Folks were there to witness and celebrate the historic Shelley House’s being officially added to the national African American Civil Rights Network. The Shelley House is the namesake of J.D. and Ethel Shelley, who, when...

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