The Loop Trolley Company will continue operating with limited hours through the rest of 2019, thanks to a $90,000 loan from the Trolley Transportation Development District (TDD), the sales tax district set up to help fund and maintain the trolley.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
On Nov. 11, City Manager Gregory Rose updated The City Council of University City on Novus Development’s proposed Olive/Interstate 170 project. Rose reported that Novus was still in the process of securing funding for land acquisition and construction for the project.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
After years of doubt, delays and funding issues, the Loop Trolley — a 2.2 mile, fixed-track system stretching from Forest Park to the Delmar Loop — finally opened Thanksgiving weekend in 2018. But just one year later, the “little trolley that could” may have reached the end of its tracks.
The Clayton Board of Aldermen recently postponed a vote on selling a city-owned parking lot at the corner of Hanley Road and Wydown Boulevard.
The Saint Louis Zoo reports that Asian elephant Rani (pronounced “Ronnie”) is pregnant and due to give birth in summer 2020. Rani, 23, is the mother of Jade, 12.
Noted poet Howard Schwartz, essayist, novelist, editor and expert on Jewish folklore and mythology, is the recipient of the 2019 Tradition of Literary Excellence Award.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
The City Council of University City has voted to amend the language of a city dog ordinance, to remove language singling out pitbulls as a vicious dog breed.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Representatives from the community, students and educators gathered on Aug. 23 to celebrate and cut the ribbon on the new St. Louis Community College (STLCC) Center for Nursing and Health Sciences – the first new building at the STLCC-Forest Park campus in 20 years. Minority-owned KAI Enterp…
Nancy H. Blattner, Ph.D., president of Caldwell University in New Jersey, has been named president of Fontbonne University beginning July 2020. Blattner formerly served as vice president and dean for academic affairs at Fontbonne before assuming the presidency at Caldwell, a Catholic liberal…
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Members of the University City High School Class of 1969 met for their 50 year reunion the weekend of Oct. 12. But the reminiscing started early for those who attended a panel discussion at the University City Library on Friday, Oct. 11.
Councilman Tim Cusick announced at the Oct. 14 University City Council meeting that he plans to introduce legislation proposing that the federal government investigate the Loop Trolley.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The developer of a proposed project in downtown Clayton recently held a public forum to display a revised version of their project and to hear feedback. That feedback was mixed but largely negative, primarily based on the proposed destruction of the historic Shanley Building at 7800 Maryland…
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Brandon Mardell Woods, 35, of St. Louis, recently pleaded guilty to one count of robbery and two counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence after two robberies in the Central West End in 2018. Woods appeared before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey who accepted his plea and set h…
Friday, October 04, 2019
Photos and video by Melissa Wilkinson
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Chef James Flemming became interested in restaurants at a young age through watching his father cook. After attending — and teaching — culinary school, Flemming met fellow chef Andrew Simon working at Scape restaurant in the Central West End.
The Clayton Board of Aldermen has established a Community Equity Commission for the city.
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson has named her nine appointments to the Board of Freeholders, who will join nine board members selected by St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and one member selected by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson.
University City officials and Loop business leaders have begun discussing ways to promote and improve the prominent stretch of Delmar in the city, in addition to city staff assisting in financial matters in the area.
The Missouri Alliance for Historical Preservation recently announced its 2019 “Places in Peril” list, featuring 14 historically-significant properties across Missouri in danger of destruction due to neglect, demolition or other trials.