Candidates agree on the need to address Delmar Divide
Feb19

Candidates agree on the need to address Delmar Divide

WYDOWN SKINKER—The infamous “Delmar Divide” is no new topic to St. Louis residents, and it’s a stark representation of the inequities in St. Louis. Decades of policies at the state and local level have created what feels like a clean break through the center of the city. Last week, three of the candidates running for President of the Board of Aldermen gathered in a studio for a live-streamed event and expressed hopes and aspirations...

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Reed cites record in re-election bid
Feb19

Reed cites record in re-election bid

PATCH — Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed didn’t spend much time talking about issues the day his campaign bus stopped at a Patch neighborhood senior citizens center last week. Instead, he spent his time at the Grace Hill Senior Center in far south St. Louis talking about what happens when people get involved. “You all have the power to move people to a better place,” said Reed, who is running for a forth term in the March 5...

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The SouthSider endorses…
Feb19

The SouthSider endorses…

On Tuesday, March 5, voters in St. Louis City will have an opportunity to select the candidates who will represent their party in the April general election. Since every member of the Board of Aldermen is a Democrat and that is not likely to change this year, the winner of the March primary election will almost certainly be a member of the next Board of Aldermen. In our democracy people are free to vote (or not vote) for any...

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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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