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County cities backing Board of Freeholders over Better Together plan

The room of Municipal League mayors votes to set up a Board of Freeholders in St. Louis County at Chesterfield City Hall Jan. 24. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

January 30, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Municipal League of Metro St. Louis, which has as members nearly every city in St. Louis County, is spearheading an alternative to a nonprofit’s plan to use a statewide vote on a city-county merger to force St. Louis County, city and...

Crestwood appeals Affton case, lawyers up

St. Louis County police and first responders gather outside an apartment complex off Kidder Road in Affton on Tuesday. A woman was found shot after an apartment at the complex was set ablaze. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

January 22, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Crestwood is appealing its lawsuit against the Affton Fire Protection District to the Missouri Supreme Court, and adding a high-powered legal team to match the fire district’s. A Clay County judge ruled in December against Crestwood on all...

Schools rule Call’s list of top 10 stories of the year

Schools rule Call’s list of top 10 stories of the year

January 10, 2019

News Analysis  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com You know it was a huge year for news when Lindbergh got tuition-free full-day kindergarten, St. Anthony’s Medical Center changed its name, Affton got a new precinct while Tower Tee closed and Fitz’s and The Shack announ...

Five seats are up for election in Crestwood

Crestwood City Hall

December 19, 2018

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen will have five of its eight seats up for election in April, a first in the history of the city. Four current aldermanic seats were previously slated to be up for election in April 2019: Richard Breeding from Ward 1, Mary Stadter from Ward 2, Jerry Miguel from Ward 3 and...

Mabie sworn in as Crestwood mayor, Hall takes office as alderman

Crestwood Economic Development Commission member Greg Hall is sworn in as Ward 3 alderman by city clerk Helen Ingold on Nov. 27. Hall was appointed to the Ward 3 seat by Mabie. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

December 4, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Crestwood got a new mayor and a new alderman last week as Mayor Grant Mabie was sworn in and, in one of his first acts as mayor, appointed Economic Development Commission member Gregory Hall to take his place as Ward 3 alderman. Then-Ward...

Crestwood hopes trash service improves

Crestwood hopes trash service improves

November 30, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The days of Meridian Waste Services’ contract with the city of Crestwood may be numbered after residents and aldermen have complained about poor trash service. The company’s contract is up in March, and new trash bids were due to t...

Crestwood city officials say they are seeing ‘positive progress’ toward mall project

A rendering of Crestwood City Center at night.

November 22, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com More than a month after a broker open house that showcased the possible sale and redevelopment of the Crestwood mall site, city officials say they are already seeing signs of positive progress. The proposed new developer for the mall, Creve Coeur...

Hecht named new fire chief in Crestwood

City clerk Helen Ingold administers the oath to new Fire Chief Lou Hecht at the Crestwood Board of Aldermen meeting Nov. 13. Hecht is taking over the role of fire chief after former Chief David Oliveri moved to Washington state to become fire chief of the town of Anacortes. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 21, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com It’s official — Lou Hecht is the new fire chief for the city of Crestwood. The Crestwood Board of Aldermen unanimously approved an ordinance at its meeting last week promoting Assistant Fire Chief Hecht to fire chief of the Crestwood Fire Department. He will take over the position f...

Grant Mabie will serve as Crestwood’s mayor

Grant Mabie will serve as Crestwood’s mayor

November 14, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com There’s no maybe about it — Ward 3 Alderman Grant Mabie will serve as Crestwood’s next mayor. In a rare November special election for mayor, Mabie was elected with more than 70 percent of the vote in a three-way field versus two newcome...

Crestwood Shop ‘n Save closes Nov. 16

The Green Park Shop 'n Save, one of the Shop 'n Saves in the area to be converted to a Schnuck's. Photo by Bill Milligan.

November 13, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Residents of Crestwood will have one less option for grocery shopping after the Crestwood Shop ’n Save closes its doors for good Friday, Nov. 16. The store, located at 301 Watson Road, is one of 17 Shop-N-Save locations not bought ou...

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