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Crestwood first-responder pay competitive in region, Simpson says

Crestwood first-responder pay competitive in region, Simpson says

November 22, 2017

The city of Crestwood has made significant strides in making the salaries of its police and firefighters “very competitive in the region,” according to City Administrator Kris Simpson. Representatives and supporters of the city’s Police and Fire departments jammed the city’s Aldermanic Chamber...

Police, fire supporters pack Crestwood Board of Aldermen meeting

A Crestwood police car.

November 22, 2017

Representatives and supporters of Crestwood’s Police and Fire departments voiced their dissatisfaction to the Board of Aldermen last week regarding the amount of raises proposed by the city and a new merit pay plan. Roughly 75 people jammed the city’s Aldermanic Chambers Nov. 14 to voice their support ...

Residents provide feedback on skills they desire in new Lindbergh leader

November 17, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Roughly 25 residents attended a forum last week designed to elicit their input on what characteristics and skill sets they would like to see in the new superintendent of Lindbergh Schools. The Nov. 8 community forum was moderated by Brent...

Mehlville firefighters’ union pledges to work with fire board

Mehlville Fire Protection District Capt. Ty Cardona, left, shop steward of Mehlville Local 2665 of the International Association of Fire Fighters, shakes hands with Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer, signaling a new era of cooperation between the union, the board and district administration.

November 10, 2017

Spirit of cooperation ushers in new era at fire district By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Above: Mehlville Fire Protection District Capt. Ty Cardona, left, shop steward of Mehlville Local 2665 of the International Association of Fire Fighters, shakes hands with Board of Di...

Lindbergh board seeks input on traits, skills of new leader

Lindbergh board seeks input on traits, skills of new leader

November 4, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Lindbergh Board of Education is seeking public input about the characteristics and skills residents would like to see in the district’s new superintendent. Applications are due Nov. 10 for the superintendent’s position, which is being v...

Construction nearly complete on new Lindbergh Central Office building

The Lindbergh Central Office at the former site of Johnny's Market at Sappington and Gravois roads.

November 1, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Construction of Lindbergh Schools’ new Central Office building is nearing completion, according to Superintendent Jim Simpson. The two-story, 24,000-square-foot building is being constructed on a 2.2-acre site at 11555 Gravois Road, the...

Parent previously voiced his concerns about Lindbergh’s use of Best Choice

A Lindbergh High School student speaks to the new Board of Education, including members Christy Watz and Matt Alonzo, right, at their first meeting about the student's experience in ThriVE Best Choice in middle school. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

October 29, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A Lindbergh Schools parent disputed district officials’ contention that they had never received a complaint about ThriVe St. Louis’ Best Choice Program until last December. The Rev. Dan Anderson-Little told the Call last week that he...

Search for new Lindbergh superintendent officially underway

Search for new Lindbergh superintendent officially underway

October 28, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The search is officially underway for a successor to Lindbergh Schools Superintendent Jim Simpson, who is retiring at the end of the current school year. Applications are due Nov. 10 for the superintendent’s position, which will offer...

Vote to add second police officer fails in Green Park

Green Park Officer Jeremy Hake, right, with Mayor Bob Reinagel at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new McDonald's earlier this month. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

October 27, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com An ordinance seeking to amend Green Park's contract with the St. Louis County Police Department to add a second neighborhood policing officer died after failing to receive a second on final passage at the Oct. 16 Board of Aldermen meeting. The...

Green Park board opposes statewide vote on city-county merger

Green Park board opposes statewide vote on city-county merger

October 26, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Green Park Board of Aldermen last week adopted a resolution opposing any statewide vote on a merger of St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis. The resolution also urges the St. Louis County Council and the St. Louis Board of Aldermen...

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