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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Container Home Stacks Up Next to Crown Candy
Oct04

Container Home Stacks Up Next to Crown Candy

OLD NORTH– According to owner Travis Sheridan, his container home building project is the first single-family development to go up in the neighborhood for more than 25 years.  “The lot we chose has been vacant since 1981,” said Sheridan.  Sheridan and his wife Gina have been living across the street from the building site for close to five years. She is a branch manager for the St. Louis County Library System and Travis is...

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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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Bob Romanik is a Racist and It’s Time to Shut Him Down
Oct04

Bob Romanik is a Racist and It’s Time to Shut Him Down

The self-proclaimed “Grim Reaper of Radio” has for years spewed his hate on the airwaves of St. Louis from across the river at his Belleville AM radio station, KQQZ. But last week, Romanik exploded in a racist rage after reading our last issue of The NorthSider. In response to a story in our September 20 issue on the possible closing of the North City Urgent Care Center, one of only a few such facilities offering medical services in...

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North City Urgent Care Center May Close
Sep14

North City Urgent Care Center May Close

HAMILTON HEIGHTS — The owner of North City Urgent Care fears the health care facility may have to close its doors after five years in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood. According to owner Dr. Sonny Saggar, the north side clinic sees only a handful of patients a day, which he says isn’t enough to make a profit, despite being one of the few health care clinics in north city. South St. Louis, in comparison, has more than a...

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