Director of embattled city agency steps down
Apr29

Director of embattled city agency steps down

DOWNTOWN WEST – Caught up in a controversy over mismanagement of public funds, Dr. Alice Prince has resigned as director of the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment. “I care too much about our community to allow distractions to impede our ability to train and employ our people,” Prince said in a news release from the mayor’s office. “I’m available to answer any questions to ensure a smooth transition because, at the end...

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Support for surviving siblings
Apr26

Support for surviving siblings

TOWER GROVE EAST – Losing a family member to gun violence without subsequent support and coping resources is quite prevalent in the black community. Cheeraz Gormon, who lost her younger brother to gun violence, says, “No more.” Stricken with uniquely overwhelming and untreated grief, she founded the Sibling Support Network, which she began working on the day after her brother’s untimely death in 2013. SSN officially launched in...

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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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