Artist Bill Christman plans new sculpture garden
Apr16

Artist Bill Christman plans new sculpture garden

VISITATION PARK — At the City Museum, on Cherokee Street, and next to his home in the Skinker DeBaliviere neighborhood, the artwork of Bill Christman has long made people turn their heads and take notice. Now Christman hopes that a new and monumental display of his hyper-kitschy artwork in a heretofore vacant lot at Cabanne Avenue and Union Boulevard will do more than turn bewildered heads. Last week, Christman was in the final stages...

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Aldermen bid farewell to Kennedy, Ogilvie
Apr16

Aldermen bid farewell to Kennedy, Ogilvie

CITY HALL — With a multitude of accolades, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen said goodbye this week to two departing aldermen, Terry Kennedy of the 18th Ward and Scott Ogilvie of the 24th Ward. “Alderman Ogilvie, you have served this city well. You have changed us through your persuasive comments, and that has all been for the better,” Mayor Lyda Krewson said during the board’s final meeting on April 15. “I am so proud to have known you...

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Group receives $736,000 grant for home repair in Carondelet
Apr16

Group receives $736,000 grant for home repair in Carondelet

CARONDELET — Antoinette and Raymond Frame knew their roof was leaking, but it suddenly got much worse recently when a tree fell on their house during a windstorm. Without much of an income, they didn’t have money to fix it. Fortunately, help came from a neighborhood non-profit, thanks to a large federal grant. The Carondelet Community Betterment Federation fixed the Frame’s roof and also built a new porch for the home located in the...

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Week to honor crime victims begins this weekend
Apr04

Week to honor crime victims begins this weekend

Kate Alexander knows the pain that a gunshot death can cause to a family member or friend of a victim. As a therapist for the Crime Victim Center of St. Louis, she’s heard their stories. Now that center is taking steps to remember the number of gunshot victims and to cut the number of future victims, by sponsoring National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in this area. The week sponsored by the U.S. Office for Victims of Crime will be April...

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No surprises in Tuesday’s election
Apr04

No surprises in Tuesday’s election

DOWNTOWN­—As expected, incumbent Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed and all 14 Democratic candidates for aldermen easily won in Tuesday’s general election in St. Louis.  Showing once again that St. Louis is basically a one-party town, Reed garnered 15,169 votes to the 3,553 votes of perennial Green Party candidate Jerome Bauer. A total of 640 voters wrote in their own choices for the leader of the Board of Aldermen.  In an...

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