Making Sure Bikes are Shared North Too
Oct11

Making Sure Bikes are Shared North Too

JEFFVANDERLOU – When Lime Bikes made their big debut at the intersection of N. Grand and Page this spring, the bikes and scooters appeared to be there on accident.  Five or six of the neon yellow and green bikes were lined up and many prospective bikers were unsure of how these bikes got into the neighborhood.  At that time, the question was simple: can we ride them? “The target neighborhoods are areas of the city where...

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Activists Blast Jail Conditions
Oct11

Activists Blast Jail Conditions

NORTH RIVERFRONT – For decades, the St. Louis city jail, known as the Workhouse, has had a reputation for unsafe and unsanitary conditions and mistreatment of both detainees and staff. Launched last year, the Close the Workhouse campaign is dedicated to doing something about it. Activists from the Close the Workhouse campaign have volunteered hundreds of hours at protests, met with government officials, and connected with people...

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Circus Harmony is Changing Lives
Oct04

Circus Harmony is Changing Lives

DOWNTOWN– With the right angle of a toss and perfect arch, 12-year-old Michael Baum executed a beautiful backflip through a hoola-hoop.  Circus Harmony owner and founder Jessica Hentoff stopped what she was doing to congratulate him. Hentoff is one of the student’s Number One cheerleaders.  Located on the cusp of the Delmar divide, City Museum has been an arts staple in St. Louis for over 10 years. The tumbling and juggling acts...

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Visiting the Vaughn Cultural Center
Oct04

Visiting the Vaughn Cultural Center

GRAND CENTER– The Vaughn Cultural Center (VCC) has been a hidden jewel in the Grand Center community for years. The VCC is devoted to the display of African American artistic, cultural and historical materials. From the beginning, the goal of the center has been to promote awareness of African American history and culture through art history exhibits, storytelling and special programs.  The center supports regional and national...

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The Fight Against Blight
Oct04

The Fight Against Blight

WALNUT PARK EAST – New efforts are being made by city officials and local community groups to tackle the increasing numbers of abandoned buildings and condemned properties on the north side.  Those efforts got a big boost by a court ruling last month allowing the city to enact Proposition NS. Approved by voters last year, the proposition allows for a property tax increase to generate funds to demolish and stabilize abandoned...

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