New Year’s Eve on Ice
An improvised, but great, plan
An improvised, but great, plan
Destination for dining? The City, of course.
Sometimes the grass really is greener
HUD awarded $8.8 million in support of the City’s plan
The Parks peeps will take your tree after Dec. 26, not before.
Award will cite commitment to Dr. ML King’s ideals
Son of St. Louis company founder passes
And our oldest Cards fan
A preview of the Mayor’s holiday card
Extra eyes get an aye
Jack Thomas earns a big award
City Health Department likes you healthy
Recruits will be introduced to the fire service
The Jewel Box shows off poinsettias
A presser Wednesday will kick off the Spirit of St. Louis Marathon
Santa Claus is coming to town. Sort of
Call it an uprooted suburbanite
Running up page views
Habitat St. Louis homes arrive in New Orleans
A draft of the study is ready for review, comment
Public tribute for Rosa Parks on Thursday
Skating is so St. Louis.
Plain old vanilla flu
Vince Schoemehl resigns from the School Board
Sen. Bond wins earmarks (and thanks) for key St. Louis projects
We’re going out on thin ice with this one
An announcement . . . announced
Anna Vuckovic joins CVC team
Mayor Slay’s remarks
A new multi-year agreement between Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and air carriers is designed to increase flight service to St. Louis and fund improvements to the Airport.
Fair St. Louis and Celebrate St. Louis have merged
From the Fire Department
An honor, and some parking hints
Opportunity knocks. Answer.
Atlanta re-brands with Austin’s help
CYC honors Buck. You can hear why.
Mayor Slay announces 4 new members to Soldiers’ Memorial Building commission
A press release tells us something we already knew
Young, young, young
Gotta love that name
Bob Broeg: R.I.P.
We didn’t know that
The Arch at 40 continues to inspire us
About Rosa Parks
A Statement by Mayor Francis Slay on the Passing of Macler Shepard
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week observed
Lending a hand at the Black Rep
New cheap, long-term parking at Lambert
Another mayor heard from.
One element of the bet between mayors on the outcome of the NLCS allows the Mayor of Houston to post an entry on this site. Read what he says.
Treasurer Larry Williams extends times for NLCS parking downtown.
Federated has named its top two local execs.
Houston’s side of the NLCS bet
The homeless lawsuit is settled. It should never have been brought, says Mayor Slay
Renaissance Place groundbreaking photo
If you pay attention to the regs, you can park during the NLCS for free.
St. Louis’s side of the NLCS bet.
Alley maintenance is more complicated than we thought.
San Diego accepts the bet
The terms of the bet between St. Louis and San Diego
Mayor Slay gives the keynote quote in the 2005 report of the Missouri Child Care Resource & Reference Network.
Mayor to the Sea of Red: Get Crazy
Condos, entertainment venues, apartments, activity
Ruby Bonner is a jewel.
Public Invited to Join Plan for The Riverfront
Mayor Slay updates us on Praxair.
Mayor Slay reacts to news that St. Louis Blues have signed a letter of intent to sell the franchise and lease.
Mayor Slay spoke at the Mayor’s Summit on After School Programs for Children & Youth
Enterprise Foundation’s P.R. Tucker Coaxum sent along this note.
Statement on Praxair.
City employees used a special paycheck check-off to contribute to Gulf Coast hurricane/flood assistance.
Change to Win was in St. Louis.
It takes a village’s wallet.
Tuesday, October 11.
The Parks Dept. needs you.
Sorry, Clayton, we’re using the name.
Soccer championship, too.
We read the lists, too.
Sports Commission lands two new championships.
What’s happening with the stuff donated to the St. Louis Welcome Center?
Sunday reading. Alone.
Conventional demo planned.
Mayor Slay’s comment on the new bridge.
We read the Gills’ press releases. The news is always good.
The CVC reports.
No evacuee flights.
Look in the drawers. Bounce on the bed.
Mayor’s Slay’s remarks.
Dozens of people from the Gulf Coast have checked in with private, City, or State agencies. Here are the important Katrina phone numbers and links.
Save the date.
Jeff Rainford is serving as a spokesperson for the St. Louis/Katrina Welcome Center at Lambert-St. Louis Airport.
Want to be your own boss? Never sleep?
Mayor Slay used today’s Pinnacle groundbreaking to update us on the region’s preparation to receive Gulf Coast evacuees.
What Mayor Slay wants evacuees to know.
Samuel Gompers said "Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation."
Mayor Francis Slay outlined some of the region’s efforts to help our Gulf Coast neighbors.
Deduction slips will be passed out at City Hall.
St. Louisans will have opportunities to be generous for City2City.
Fire Department will add a Boot Day for Katrina relief.
Stephen Johnson already knows something about cooperation.
MonstroCity and a Crown Candy Malt might be worth defying a Presidential Order.
It’s important to keep promises. So, we did.
GRG will support the Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing.
Indoor pools will close. It’s that time.
Credit savvy St. Louis Magazine marketer Jessica Carten with knowing her audience.
This was in a Sunday newspaper in Pennsylvania.
An event Downtown today aimed to raise community awareness about prostate health.
MayorSlay.com quotes John Travolta.
Watch Live on the Levee fireworks from the historic Eads Bridge this weekend.
Hayrides Will Bring "Country" To Forest Park. You can make reservations after Aug. 22.
We missed the boat, but hundreds of biz travellers did not.
LIVE on the Levee told us about the opening acts.
The Parking Czar reads this site.
Mayor Slay was travelling. He brought us the newspaper from the plane.
Homeless families mean homeless children. Getting the kids ready for school is tough.
City officials and private groups joined county and federal officials to announce a City/County Plan to address homelessness.
It’s the peak time for exposure to West Nile Virus. The Health Commissioner has issued her annual advice on how stay safer.
A great school year starts on the first day. Yet, many kids are absent.
Medicare program highlighted.
ADR and RevPAR are up. What that means.
Wonder who will headline Live on the Levee, this year’s successor to RiverSplash? We know.
We’ve lost a few brain cells at the Cabin Inn. Now, we can expect tourists to join us.
Mayor Slay spoke at several National Night Out events.
Taxi service at Lambert Airport has been less than reliable. People complained. Mayor Slay asked for changes.
We’ve gotten notice of some meetings.
Can’t think of what to do with an egg? Need tips for saffron?
Mayor Francis made a major announcement about the central riverfront.
Le Corbusier said of another bridge: So pure, so resolute, so regular that here, finally, steel architecture seems to laugh.
The downtown Famous will stay open will be called Macy’s.
Modern heath care is a complicated business. A new downtown business makes it less complicated.
A landmark familiar to many is slated to be demolished
Lead is a cumulative neurotoxin in children. Some children are exposed to lead in their homes, schools, or playgrounds. But, which children? And, where?
There are no confirmed reports of a temperature drop in Hades.
We’re going to get Dianne to autograph the August St. Louis Magazine.
Eligibility for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places is often an important step in revitalization.
OK. We didn't know what a polemarch was either.
It’s still hot. Here are some resources.
We’ve gotten several emails from readers lamenting the lack of an outdoor skate park in the City. There’s news about that.
MayorSlay.com scans the news. Sometimes, it makes us smile.
Kelly Hawkins is the new top dog at the ARC.
Gov. Blunt has put a St. Louis resident on the new Eminent Domain task force. Mayor Slay has a comment.
We knew that Bill Roberti’s style would catch on here some day.
The newsletter of the NCDM calls Lead Safe St. Louis a national "Best Practice."
Lisl King-Williams is a new municipal judge.
Human Services director Bill Siedhoff does some counting.
Scooped by Jo Mannies, MayorSlay.com tries to recover. Sort of.
Adjusting the numbers
2nd Quarter MEC reports are due today
Bill Siedhoff, Director of the City’s Department of Human Services, disagrees with a story in the local newspaper.
A postcard promises a three-day "extravaganza" on S. Kingshighway.
If we hadn’t slept through our philosophy classes, we’d know what our headline meant.
Without much notice, we’re getting some notice.
Meeting News is a source for news and information for the meeting, convention, incentive and trade show professionals . . . and, sometimes, for us.
The Gephardt Institute at Washington University has set a date for its Inaugural Opening.
Better Family Life plans to transform the old Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School into a cultural center and museum.
The number of foreign visitors to St. Louis has increased.
MayorSlay.com has endorsements in the upcoming Metropolis elections.
More details about the new CBD Traffic/Access Study are in a press release from Downtown Now. We cut and pasted it for you.
On the same day that the local newspaper reports a slump in ticket sales at movie theaters, we offer a tongue-in-cheek reason why.
On the 4th of July weekend, St. Louis usually takes a break from being a big city.
The Washington Avenue retail scene is heating up.
David Fisher moved to St. Louis to direct the Great Rivers Greenway District, an entity approved by the region’s voters to support parks and recreation.
We just post the stuff that comes in the mail. We don’t make it up.
There are some important changes in services from the St. Louis Health Department.
Here is some hot weather advice from the St. Louis Health Department.
Since 2000, more than 2,200 new hotel rooms have been built downtown. The CVC believes that more of them are going to be filled this year.
Planning for a new St. Louis Riverfront will begin with the first in a series of public forums on Thursday, June 30, 2005.
At the Mayor’s request, Alderman Steve Conway will be introducing legislation on Friday that would exempt professional boxing from the City’s entertainment tax
Federal charges have been filed against a St. Louis plumbing inspector. Here’s what Mayor Slay said
Mayor Slay’s message: We will not tolerate domestic abuse. If you are a victim of domestic abuse, help is available. If you abuse someone, we will prosecute you.
Who knew? The SLPS Summer Food Program offers free meals, breakfast and lunch, to children, 18 and under, beginning next week.
The new Live on the Levee event will bring concerts, food, and fireworks to the Riverfront, August 19-21. Celebrate St. Louis gets organized.
Making our neighborhoods safer is extremely important. That
We are a soccer city.
Hmmm. Build lofts. Sell them. Open nifty furniture stores. Sounds like a plan.
Mayor Slay will use 2 events Wednesday to make a single point: St. Louis is open for business.
We were excited when we thought the Junior League had sent us a press release.
$53 million = 222 loft-style apartments
OK. So, this space more usually reports the news than repeats it. But, the local daily newspaper recently answered an important question that we’ve had for a while.
The City pools open this weekend.
Mayor Slay recently suggested combining a successful effort
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.
Opportunity knocks, even in the Summer.
The St. Louis Softball League will host a slow-pitch softball tournament, July 16-17, with registration fees benefiting the Backstoppers.
Mayor Francis Slay talked a little trash today. Actually, he talked a lot of trash. It will save City residents money.
We mentioned the Forest Park golf camp for kids yesterday. Today, we have to plug a kids’ golf program. It feels like we’re channeling the Golf Channel.
We hate golf. Mark Twain correctly called it a good walk spoiled. Judging from the numbers of golfers out in Forest Park this past weekend, however, we are in the minority.
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.
Mayor Francis Slay advises us that it’s time for City parents to register their children for the summer camps and recreation programs operated by the Recreation Division.
We’ve already forgotten last year.
Claude Brown, Sr, savvy president emeritus of the Teamsters National Black Caucus, will be one of several people honored at the St. Louis NAACP Annual Salute to Labor Breakfast on June 18.
The CVC has announced a visit next year by the HMS Bounty. What next? A replica of the Bastille at Kiener Plaza?
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.
Mayor Slay will join the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday to make an announcement about Ballpark Village.
Feel like running away to Montana? If you do so today, be sure to catch "Explore the Big Sky," the western edition of a familiar show.
City government is closed today. Our City pauses to observe Memorial Day. It is a time for us to honor the deaths
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
Sand volleyball players can compete in the Steinberg Skating Rink’s first sand volleyball tournament of the summer from 4 pm to midnight on Saturday, June 4.
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.
St. Louis Public Schools Summer Food Program Free Meals; Kids ages 1-8 eat free. Call 381-4155 for locations. Community programs welcome.
According to the Downtown St. Louis Partnership: Today
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
You may have noticed them walking around downtown last month: 10,000 visitors, from 44 different countries. CastExpo
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.
St. Louis Public Schools, the Vashon Compact, and the University of Missouri
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."
Members of the City’s large Bosnian community plan to meet tomorrow May 18, 2005, with the local media to promote stories about the Annual Bosnian Festival on May 29, 2005.
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.
Mayor Slay Reflects On First Term Progress As He Begins His Second Term
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