Arnowitz faces two newcomers in the 12th Ward
Jan29

Arnowitz faces two newcomers in the 12th Ward

PRINCETON HEIGHTS – Incumbent Alderman Larry Arnowitz is facing opposition from two residents of his 12th Ward, Cassandra L. DeClue, 35, and Derrick Neuner, 29.  In the order of how they filed, here is information about the three candidates: A 35-year veteran employee of city departments ranging from the treasurer’s office to the sheriff department to the license collector’s office, Arnowitz first was elected to the Board of Aldermen...

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City “should be embarrassed” about level of violence
Jan25

City “should be embarrassed” about level of violence

HAMILTON HEIGHTS — James Clark, vice president of Better Family Life, shared his thoughts with The NorthSider on what it would take for the organization to ramp up its violence de-escalation efforts in the city.   The organization, which boasts a 33 percent reduction in homicides from its efforts and earned more than $12 million in 2016 from donations, grants, and program fees, has been lauded in St. Louis for its violence reduction...

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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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The Heroine Fighting Heroin
Jan10

The Heroine Fighting Heroin

For 33 years, Daryl Tandy (not his real name) was decimated, debilitated and controlled by heroin. His struggle was exacerbated by jail sentences, financial struggles, and a lack of public health outreach or intervention options. If it had not been for the strength of values and faith instilled by his late mother, Tandy, who is now four years clean, said he would still be hooked on heroin. “People really don’t have a complete...

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Cathy “Mama Cat” Daniels, feeding mouths and souls
Jan03

Cathy “Mama Cat” Daniels, feeding mouths and souls

ST. LOUIS—  Four years after the death of Michael Brown Jr. and the Ferguson Uprising, community activist and chef Cathy Daniels, also known as Mama Cat, is still fighting injustice with a home-cooked meal.  “I never saw a soldier win a war hungry. I had to make sure folks were eating,” said Mama Cat. It all started in 2014 during the hot summer days of the Ferguson Uprising when Mama Cat saw a group of young people sleeping outside...

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Kehinde Wiley at the STL Art Museum
Nov01

Kehinde Wiley at the STL Art Museum

Kehinde Wiley is one of just a few modern painters who register in American popular culture from New York to St. Louis and beyond. His new show is on display at the St. Louis Art Museum through Feb. 10. Earlier this year, Wiley was selected by President Obama to paint his official presidential portrait, making him the first African American artist to receive the honor. Wiley was born in Los Angeles, but considers himself New...

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