Congressman Clay Interview
Dec14

Congressman Clay Interview

EXCLUSIVE: Congressman Lacy Clay (D-MO), sat down for an exclusive interview this week with Antonio French, publisher of The NorthSider, live by remote from his office in Washington, D.C. In this wide-ranging interview, the nine-term congressman, who was recently elected to his tenth, discussed what we can expect when the Democrats take over the House of Representatives in January; the possibility of impeaching President Donald Trump;...

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Who should pay for police brutality? Why not cops?
Dec14

Who should pay for police brutality? Why not cops?

There is a concern in City Hall about the growing cost of police brutality. As the City of St. Louis faces nearly two dozen lawsuits stemming from the police mishandling of the 2017 protests following the acquittal of former officer Jason Stockley, some officials, including Congressman Lacy Clay are asking where the millions of dollars to pay these settlements or awards are going to come from. And why must taxpayers continue to pay...

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Making Natural Bridge Safer
Dec14

Making Natural Bridge Safer

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is collaborating with local officials and law enforcement to ensure Natural Bridge Avenue is a safe roadway for pedestrians and drivers. MoDOT Area Engineer Michelle Forneris said the department became engaged in 2017 when they had a series of complaints after several fatal crashes on Natural Bridge Avenue. MoDOT reviewed the four-mile corridor where the speed limit is 35 mph. Data...

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Giving Kids a Shot at Success
Dec09

Giving Kids a Shot at Success

FAIRGROUND—Mission: St. Louis’ goal is to empower the city’s most vulnerable residents and neighborhoods through education outreach, job placement, and community involvement. Located in the 3100 block of N. Grand, it sponsors Beyond Charity, which offers home repairs and tax prep assistance, and Beyond Jobs, which supports job and leadership training. Beyond School, a partnership with AmeriCorps, hosts after-school activities for 3rd-...

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Appreciating What We Have This Holiday
Dec09

Appreciating What We Have This Holiday

Jariah Mosley, a 7th-grade student at Lyon Academy at Blow, says her favorite time of year is during the holidays in winter. While she loves her math and science classes, she is excited to have some time off from balancing her busy schedule of school, cheerleading, and her after-school program at North Campus to celebrate Christmas with her family.  “Every year, we set up a Christmas tree and make cookies. This year our tree is white...

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St. Louis Police Remain Out of Control, Mayor Absent
Dec06

St. Louis Police Remain Out of Control, Mayor Absent

The St. Louis Metroplitan Police Department remains out of control. It took federal investigators last week—not Police Chief John Hayden or Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards, the men directly in charge of the department, nor Mayor Lyda Krewson, the woman ultimately in charge—to finally hold city police officers responsible for the horrible and unprofessional behavior that was on display for all to see in September of 2017.  The...

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