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Green Park passes resolution vs. merger

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Green Park passed a resolution against Better Together and a statewide vote for a city-county merger at the March 18 Board of Aldermen meeting. The resolution states that the city “opposes any statewide vote on a constitutional mandate affecting the governmental organization of the city of St. Louis and

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P&Z rejects Y Bark Alone’s expansion plans

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously this month to reject recommending a change to zoning for Y Bark Alone Doggy Day Care to increase the number of dogs allowed at the business from 50 to 120. Residents near the dog day care facility, customers of the

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Dueling Port Authorities face off in lawsuit

Pictured above: County Counselor Peter Krane responds to a question from County Council members at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The lawsuit between St. Louis County’s dueling Port Authorities had its first airing in court last week. After 40 minutes of arguments, a motion to

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Mehlville hosts regional STEM summit to display teaching techniques

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District showed off its strategies for teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics at a regional STEM Symposium held for educators across five states last month. The symposium, held March 6 and March 7 at Mehlville High School, highlighted the partnership the district has had for several

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Sunset Hills cluster home proposal withdrawn by developer

Pictured above: A ‘No Cluster Homes’ sign along Robyn Road in Sunset Hills. The vote on the proposed Fischer & Frichtel cluster home development has been delayed for a third time until the April 23 meeting. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Residents opposed to the proposal for a cluster home

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Crestwood rejects car wash a second time

Pictured above: The BriteWorX location in Columbia, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Crestwood Board of Aldermen rejected a car wash proposed for Watson Road a second time last week, after initially rejecting it at the board’s March 26 meeting and then voting to reconsider the proposal. Aldermen rejected an

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Sunset Hills officials oppose proposed city-county merger

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenach@callnewspapers.com Cities across South County are voicing their opinions on Better Together’s plan for a city-county merger, including city officials from Sunset Hills, who have promised to fight the merger and a statewide vote. “Our biggest concern for the city is that it would be residents outside of St. Louis

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Crestwood extends mall agreement because progress is in ‘late stages’

Pictured above: The rendering for the plaza at the proposed Crestwood City Center. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Walpert Properties has not yet announced tenants for the Crestwood mall redevelopment, but city officials extended the redevelopment agreement for six months because they believe the company’s plans are in the “late stages.” The Board of

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Mehlville finance panel: District keeping Prop R promise

Pictured above: Mehlville School District residents celebrate the historic passage of Proposition R at a victory party at Andre’s South last week. Reacting to the news that Prop R passed with nearly 73 percent of the vote, from left, are: Bernard Middle School eighth-grader Samantha Gindler, Oakville Elementary School parent Jane Kolb and Kimberly Hanan-West, who

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