You’ve read the other news stories: money is pretty tight at Lambert these days. But, credit Lambert Director Kevin Dolliole with some sense. He knows that most travelers are unimpressed with the airport’s ambience. And he plans to do something about it.
The City Museum is a magical world forged of recycled, recovered, and reshaped treasures. It is our favorite place to bring visitors, because it is so much fun watching them struggle with idea that someone built it.
Like most St. Louis baseball fans, I am enjoying every pitch of a season that we all hope ends in the World Series. But, as excited as I am about the Cardinals’ play on the field, I am just as thrilled about what the Cardinals are doing off of the field.
Public Safety Director Sam Simon asked us to remind readers that City of St. Louis residents and business owners who own a burglar alarm system have until July 1 to register the system and be in compliance with the City’s new false alarm ordinance.
Washington Avenue is red-hot. Crime fighting is smart. The Nats are in town and the new Busch Stadium is springing out of the ground. Downtown’s major entertainers are working together to bring visitors to Summer in the City. Dr. Creg Williams has announced ambitious plans for the SLPS. The Election Board is still missing a commissioner. Remember how we got here?
“Summer in the City” will be a common marketing theme of many of the groups the Cardinals, Fair Saint Louis, Laclede’s Landing, the Arch, the riverboats, City Museum, and others that bring visitors to the City this summer. Their campaign will feature many of the great places to eat, drink, play, and learn in Downtown. And, it will include a new
The St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry is promoting a tree walk. At first, we thought it sounded dull. After all, how far could a tree walk? Then, we read Forester Greg Hayes’ memo.
Ruth Ann Norton, the author of St. Louis’ nationally recognized plan to reduce high lead levels in its children, has won the nation’s highest community health leadership honor for her deep commitment to the prevention of lead poisoning.
Congress is not a very happy place for American cities. Too often, the hard choices on domestic spending seem to be made at the expense of urban areas. Looking at the FY2006 federal budget, sharp cuts proposed in three very useful local law enforcement programs would reduce our ability to reduce crime and guard against terrorism. (Keep in mind that funding for these programs has been sharply reduced in prior years
Public markets are good things. They create vibrant spaces in which city dwellers can find farm-fresh fruits and veggies, and products generally unavailable in supermarkets. They also create important opportunities for farmers, small vendors, and local craftsmen to display and sell their wares to a wide audience of shoppers.
Dr. Creg Williams was introduced to many of the City’s elected and appointed officials at a reception in Mayor Francis Slay’s office yesterday. "His task is formidable: to improve the quality of education our children receive," said Mayor Slay. "I think he is off to a great start."
State residents owe a debt of gratitude to State Representative Fred Kratky for his work during the recent legislative session on a bill that makes some important changes in the laws regarding auto theft. On Friday, state lawmakers passed HCS HB 353, which included Rep. Kratky’s tougher new definitions and penalties for the crimes of auto theft, auto tampering, and receiving stolen property.
Without much public notice, State Senator Maida Coleman has become one of the state’s strongest advocates for children. Her Senate Bill 95, which was passed by both state legislative chambers last week, helps strengthen our efforts to create a lead-safe environment for our kids.
Mayor Francis Slay will join volunteers from Operation Brightside, Gateway Greening, and the Parks Department on Friday, May 13, 2005, at 9:00 am, to plant flowers and spread mulch in Kiener Plaza and along the median on Tucker Boulevard.
The Great Rivers Greenway District, the public organization that is leading the initiative and providing the funding for a Master Plan for the Downtown St. Louis Riverfront, has announced that The HOK Planning Group and Balmori Associates, Inc. have been chosen to lead the development of the Master Plan. Other members of the Master Plan development team include ABNA Engineering, Moffatt and Nichol, Vector Communications, and CDG Engineers.
Listening to you; measuring your strong resolve and good intentions, buoyed by your hope and courage, I ran for mayor with a Plan to make us a great city again. And, you elected me four years ago to begin that work. We believed
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