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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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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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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Missouri abortion law causing anxiety, confusion, Granite City clinic says
Jun06

Missouri abortion law causing anxiety, confusion, Granite City clinic says

GRANITE CITY, ILL. – Missouri’s recent abortion legislation has already begun to affect the Hope Clinic in Granite City, the clinic’s deputy director, Alison Dreith, says. Situated just across the river from St. Louis, the Hope Clinic is an independent clinic that provides abortions to people at between 6 and 24 weeks of pregnancy, in addition to other reproductive health services such as contraception, ultrasounds and...

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