New Aldi store opens in Gravois Plaza
Mar20

New Aldi store opens in Gravois Plaza

Plantra Price stood at the door of the brand spanking new Aldi store in the Gravois Plaza Shopping Center and grinned. In her hand was a $100 gift card she got for being one of the first 100 people at the store’s grand opening Thursday. “Getting a free card is awesome, and this store is huge,” Price said.  “It’s very nicely set up.” The first 100 in line at the event got free gift cards. But as Aldi always requires, everybody had to...

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Educator to open new learning center in Bevo Mill
Jan23

Educator to open new learning center in Bevo Mill

BEVO MILL – When educator and writer Andrea Scott was growing up in north St. Louis, the school of thought, she said, was that dreamers wouldn’t amount to much.  No one can tell Scott that now.   Scott is starting the New Year by opening a tutoring center in the city. Her center, Dream It, located in the Bevo Mill neighborhood, will be the culmination of all of her teaching experiences, which include professorships at various...

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Non-Profit Teaches Financial Literacy to Children and Adults
Nov15

Non-Profit Teaches Financial Literacy to Children and Adults

The collapse of the economy in 2007 was the biggest financial crisis the nation faced since the Great Depression. For almost two years this financial earthquake shook our economy causing devastation in the housing market and on Wall Street. However, one good thing to come out of that period was a new era of financial literacy. Darlene Martin, owner and founder of the non-profit organization Money Smarts School of Finance for Children...

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Pushing for Equitable Development
Nov15

Pushing for Equitable Development

HAMILTON HEIGHTS–Local financial institutions and development organizations set the tone for redefining equitable community development at Tuesday’s community meeting at the Friendly Temple Baptist Church campus. The community development meeting focused on the distressed neighborhoods of north city and north St. Louis County. According to developers, theses areas are plagued with high crime and dilapidated housing. Cordaryl Patrick,...

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Bingo! Amendment would finally allow bingo ads
Nov01

Bingo! Amendment would finally allow bingo ads

Missouri Constitutional Amendment 4 considers removing a ban on advertising for bingo games. The current rules were deemed unenforceable by a federal judge. Fair Ballot Language reads, “A ‘yes’ vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to remove language limiting bingo game advertising that a court ruled was unconstitutional and not enforceable.”  This amendment would also reduce the amount of active membership time required for any...

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A Spark for Food Justice
Oct25

A Spark for Food Justice

When it comes to brainstorming sessions, almost nothing can get your  wheels turning better than food. It’s the ingredient that powers our mind to think outside the box. Many great ideas were discovered over a few slices of pizza, with conversations by a group of diverse individuals. That’s what FoodSpark is trying to do: Create social change through their community potlucks. The Spark is an event organized by FoodSpark,  a pop-up...

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