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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Marquis Terrell honors ‘Creative Freedom’ in his first art show at UrbArts
Jun05

Marquis Terrell honors ‘Creative Freedom’ in his first art show at UrbArts

OLD NORTH – Local artist Marquis Terrell opened an art show Saturday evening at UrbArts, 2600 North 14th Street, inviting friends, family and St. Louis art lovers to view and celebrate the work. Though he’s been an artist since he was a child, the show, “Creative Freedom,” is Terrell’s first public art show. He said he was nervous but also confident about the event. “I finally feel like, in the past two years, that I’m almost at the...

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Aldermen question Gardner’s request for legal costs
Jun03

Aldermen question Gardner’s request for legal costs

CITY HALL – Two aldermen quizzed Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner last week on money her office spent on outside legal defense in a grand jury investigation of her office. Sixteenth Ward Alderman Tom Oldenburg presented figures showing that the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office spent an average of $297,000 on contractual and other services from 2000 to 2017. The office spent $616,000 in 2018 and $562,000 so far in 2019....

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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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As swimming season opens, city joins ‘Pool Safely’ drive
May25

As swimming season opens, city joins ‘Pool Safely’ drive

Safety first. That’s the main message officials want to send as swimming pools officially open Saturday in the city of St. Louis for the Memorial Day weekend. “Please, pay attention to your kids in the pool,” said Kendra Robinson, who marched last Saturday in the annual Annie Malone May Day Parade. Her son, Terrance Green, drowned last summer in a pool at an apartment complex in north St. Louis County. “Don’t let them swim without...

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