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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Local non-profit helps women with trauma recovery
Apr09

Local non-profit helps women with trauma recovery

On the Top 20 list of most vulnerable cities for sex trafficking, St. Louis comes in eighteenth. For anyone who hasn’t experienced sex trafficking, that number might seem foreign or incomprehensible. But for many women in St. Louis, it’s a dark reality. One that a local non-profit, Bravely, works to counteract. Women who have experienced both sexual exploitation and narcotic or alcohol abuse can apply to live in the Bravely house for...

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Setback won’t stop entertainer/politician C-Sharp
Apr04

Setback won’t stop entertainer/politician C-Sharp

Hip-hop artist Cedric Redmon thought getting out and explaining his message might give him a chance of being elected alderman in the Sixth Ward. The 32-year-old Fox Park neighborhood resident learned it wasn’t that easy when he came in third in the March 5 primary, behind incumbent Christine Ingrassia and Debra Carnahan, wife of former Congressman Russ Carnahan. The disappointments he had helped him move toward some bigger goals for...

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Restaurateur Vincent Bommarito dies
Apr02

Restaurateur Vincent Bommarito dies

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vincent Bommarito Sr., owner of one of St. Louis’ most highly honored restaurants, has died. Bommarito died Tuesday at age 88. His death was confirmed by managers at his downtown restaurant, Tony’s. A cause of death was not disclosed. Bommarito had owned Tony’s since taking over following his father’s death in 1948. Bommarito was a high school student at the time and never had formal culinary...

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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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