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Crestwood seeks to revamp zoning codes

Crestwood City Hall

April 5, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com The city of Crestwood hired a familiar company last week to take the lead on rewriting the city zoning code, a project also currently underway in Sunset Hills.      The Board of Aldermen voted 7-1 at its March 27 meeting to hire PGAV to rew...

Boston looking to unseat Mabie in Crestwood Ward 3 aldermanic election

Boston looking to unseat Mabie in Crestwood Ward 3 aldermanic election

March 10, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A former Crestwood Ward 3 alderman is looking to unseat incumbent Alderman Grant Mabie in the April 3 election. Bill Boston, who defeated Mabie for the Ward 3 aldermanic seat in 2013, again is challenging Mabie, who was unopposed in hi...

Crestwood official laments lack of activity at mall site

Crestwood City Hall

March 9, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A Crestwood alderman last week lamented the lack of progress on the redevelopment of the former Crestwood Plaza and wondered if mall owner UrbanStreet Group of Chicago is the right developer for the project. Ward 1 Alderman Darryl Wallach said ...

School board member pushes for changes to state’s TIF law

The demolished Crestwood Plaza.

March 2, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Board of Education Treasurer Mike Tsichlis is pushing hard for state legislation that would allow school districts and other taxing entities to opt out of tax-increment financing districts. At the last Board of Education meeting, Tsichl...

Crestwood mayor says city officials know no more about mall’s status than citizens

Roughly 100 people participated in a rally last week to 'implore the Board of Aldermen to reconcile their differences and unite their efforts toward redevelopment' of Crestwood Court, according to a news release. Participants carried signs calling for city officials to 'Remove the Pall Over the Mall' and 'Stop the Stall' and move forward with redevelopment. The rally was organized by Metropolitan Congregations United and city residents. Gloria Lloyd photo.

February 23, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Crestwood Mayor Gregg Roby said last week that it would be “inappropriate” to comment about the redevelopment of the former Crestwood Plaza, as city officials have no more information about the owner’s plans for the site than citizens....

Officials make correct call in delaying board meeting

February 1, 2018

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com It’s no secret that we believe transparency in the city of Crestwood has taken a huge hit under City Attorney Lisa Stump of Lashly & Baer. Stump’s overly broad interpretation of Sunshine Law exemptions that permit...

Lindbergh hosts elected officials

Dressel Elementary School students recently welcomed local elected officials on Dec. 8, for Lindbergh Schools’ annual elected officials breakfast. Attendees, from left, are: Green Park Mayor Bob Reinagel; Crestwood Mayor Gregg Roby; Crestwood Alderman Grant Mabie; Barbara Fraser, education liaison for County Executive Steve Stenger; Grantwood Village Trustees Patricia Williams and Mark Kienstra; Rep. Sarah Unsicker; Sunset Hills Alderman Kurt Krueger; Sen. Scott Sifton; Fenton Alderman Chris Clauss; Green Park Alderman Michael Broughton; and Crestwood Alderman Justin Charboneau.

January 18, 2018

Dressel Elementary School students recently welcomed local elected officials on Dec. 8, for Lindbergh Schools’ annual elected officials breakfast. Attendees, from left, are: Green Park Mayor Bob Reinagel; Crestwood Mayor Gregg Roby; Crestwood Alderman Grant Mabie; Barbara Fraser, education liaison...

Call chronicles a decade of Most Misguided Quotes

Call chronicles a decade of Most Misguided Quotes

January 18, 2018

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com It’s hard to believe, but 10 years ago the Call published its first column of Most Misguided Quotes chronicling the most misguided, misinformed and misleading statements of the year. So looking back over the past 10 years, we’ve sel...

Reader proposes turning former Crestwood Plaza site into ‘TIF Park’

Letters to the editor

January 17, 2018

Letter to the Editor To the editor: This is a response to Executive Editor Mike Anthony’s Dec. 21 “Call the Tune” column headlined “Specifics remain elusive on redevelopment of mall.” I have come to the conclusion that we are going to be left with a big pile of mud where Crestwood Plaza used to b...

Top 10 Stories of 2018: Hilmer’s election to third six-year term on MFPD Board of Directors top story

Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer and board Treasurer Bonnie Stegman celebrate Hilmer's re-election to the fire board in the April 4 election. The two were first elected in April 2005. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

January 10, 2018

News analysis By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Politics dominated the past year, both locally and nationally. Locally, we saw a divisive election last April for a seat on the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors that ultimately led to new leadership for...

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