Hundreds attend meeting on program to buy houses for $1
Feb17

Hundreds attend meeting on program to buy houses for $1

MIDTOWN – The old saying is “home is where you make it,” and for some St. Louis residents, that home can be had for only $1 — well, $403 actually. The Land Reutilization Authority (LRA) partnered with 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad last week to roll out a new initiative that is aimed at driving families back into the area by promising the deed to vacant homes for only $1. Additional fees associated with obtaining a home...

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Incumbent and community leader battle in 8th Ward
Feb17

Incumbent and community leader battle in 8th Ward

SHAW – A businessman and community leader is challenging the incumbent in the battle for the Democratic nomination for alderman in the Eighth Ward. Incumbent Annie Lee Rice, 33, is vying with Emmett L. Coleman III, 36, in the March 5 primary. The winner of the primary will not face opposition in the April 2 general election. The salary will be $37,299 a year. The ward includes all or part of the Shaw, Southwest Garden and the Tower...

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Five candidates battle for open seat in the 24th
Feb17

Five candidates battle for open seat in the 24th

CHELTENHAM – A free-for-all has developed in the race for the Democratic nomination Ward 24 alderman, after five candidates filed. Those running for the seat include a former alderman in the ward and both the Democratic committeewoman and committeeman. The current alderman, Scott Ogilvie, is not running for re-election. The candidates are Loraine (Lorie) M. Cavin, 62; Bret Rajiv Narayan, 34; Democratic Committeewoman Teresa D. Powers,...

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Spencer, Hutton square off in 20th Ward
Feb17

Spencer, Hutton square off in 20th Ward

DUTCHTOWN – A staff member for a neighborhood nonprofit organization seeks to oust the incumbent alderwoman in the race for the Democratic nomination for 20th Ward alderman. Alderwoman Cara Spencer, 40, is running against Satia R. “Sunni” Hutton, 26, a community development manager for the Dutchtown South Community Corp., in the March 5 Democratic primary. The winner of the primary will not have opposition in the April 2 general...

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Reed picks up more labor endorsements
Feb16

Reed picks up more labor endorsements

The Eastern Missouri Laborers’ District Council (EMLDC); Laborers Local 110 and Laborers Local 42 announced their endorsement last week of Lewis Reed for his re-election as Board of Aldermen president. “I am honored to have the endorsement of the EMLDC, Local 110 and Local 42 in our City. In order to move our city forward, we are going to need to work together to make change. I am grateful for their support,” said Reed. The Eastern...

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Green describes vision at Royale event
Feb16

Green describes vision at Royale event

TOWER GROVE SOUTH — As her audience munched, imbibed and listened, Ward 15 Alderman Megan Ellyia Green explained her vision for a progressive St. Louis. “City government as a whole is kind of a rudderless ship,” said Green, who is running for the Democratic nomination for Board of Aldermen president. “We need a leader at the president level who is actually a visionary,” Green told an audience at The Royale Food & Spirits, 3132...

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