Maplewood History: The Love Song of W. Lyman Thomas

5 months ago
I have no evidence that Thomas was aware of T.S. Eliot and his poetry. Their lives overlapped a bit.  Thomas 1846-1918 and Eliot 1888-1965. Hopefully the spirit of Eliot will forgive me for parodying the title of one of his most famous poems, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Prufrock as it is commonly […]
Doug Houser

MRH places $30 million bond issue on ballot, no increase in tax rate if passed

5 months 1 week ago
The Maplewood Richmond Heights school board has voted to place Proposition E on the April 7 ballot, allowing the sale of $30 million in bonds to pay for necessary  infrastructure upgrades at all district buildings. Residents’ property taxes will not increase if Prop E is passed. Informational town hall meetings are planned at the MRH […]
Doug Miner

Brentwood School District places $29 million bond issue on ballot

5 months 1 week ago
On January 21, the Brentwood School District Board of Education voted to place Proposition E on the April 7, 2020 ballot. Prop E is a $29 million bond issue to rebuild McGrath Elementary and renovate Mark Twain Elementary. Passage of Prop E would see an additional forty-seven cents per one hundred dollars of assessed value […]
Doug Miner

Fire destroys medical building, Maplewood tiny house, mentions in list of munis with grad degrees: in the press

5 months 1 week ago
Richmond Heights and Brentwood are among the top 10 area municipalities with residents with graduate degrees, and a tiny Maplewood house for sale is highlighted. Fox 2 — Well known sports medicine doctor vows to carry on after devastating fire destroys office Fox 2 — Smoke and smell from Richmond Heights business fire carry for miles KMOV […]
Doug Miner

Maplewood residents attend city’s first town hall meeting; city facing tight budget

5 months 1 week ago
Approximately 50 residents got involved in their city government at Maplewood’s first ever town hall meeting Tuesday night in the council chambers. It was organized to bring out residents’ concerns on topics such as traffic and parking, housing, public safety and parks. Acting city manager, Anthony Traxler, started the meeting by reviewing some highlights. Former […]
Doug Miner

Maplewood bus stop project seeking local artist

5 months 2 weeks ago
A call has been issued for artists from across the St. Louis area to submit proposals for a public art installation that will be featured as part of the Maplewood Transit Stop Transformation project, located at the corner of Manchester Road and Marshall Avenue. Interested artists can view the request for proposal at cmt-stl.org and […]
Doug Miner

Maplewood History: On A Roll – A House, That Is.

5 months 2 weeks ago
Or more accurately “That Was.”  A comment from reader and county historian Esley Hamilton in my last post started me thinking that I could generate another post with a minimum of struggle by elaborating on his comment some.  Esley said, “I have seen pictures of the twin-gabled house now at 7430 Flora being moved, but […]
Doug Houser

Elizabeth Warren campaign office opens in Maplewood

5 months 2 weeks ago
The Elizabeth Warren campaign has opened an office at 2721 Sutton Boulevard in Maplewood.  The Missouri state organizer John Clancy said Tuesday they’re always looking for volunteers. He’ll be in the office Monday to Friday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 – 6.
Doug Miner

Maplewood pastor quoted in The New York Times, and more in the press

5 months 2 weeks ago
An apartment owner who removed almost a block of large oaks trees prompted the Maplewood city council to determine to look at other municipalities’ tree ordinances to consider adopting one to prevent what Mayor Barry Greenberg called in its recent meeting the “wanton removal of trees” on private property, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Fox […]
Doug Miner

Carvana seeks to build car-vending building in Richmond Heights

5 months 3 weeks ago
Carvana Co., an e-commerce automotive seller that specializes in multistory vending machines for cars, will be asking the Richmond Heights City Council on Tuesday for a permit to construct a 93-foot tall, 10-tier building at 1201 S. Brentwood Boulevard. The proposal was denied by the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission in November. Carvana’s plan for […]
Doug Miner

MRH to ask voters to approve $30 million bond issue

5 months 3 weeks ago
The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District Board of Education on Thursday agreed to ask voters to approve $30 million dollars in bond sales to pay for brick-and-mortar improvements district-wide, MRH reported. The request does not require a change in the current tax rate in order to repay the bonds. “Proposition E” will appear on the […]
Doug Miner

Almost a block of mature trees removed in Maplewood

5 months 4 weeks ago
The management at Maplewood Village Apartments, in the 7200 block of Anna Avenue, are removing approximately eight mature trees in front of the apartments. Hayley Baker, property manager for the apartments, said the trees are damaging the roofs and foundations of the buildings, and that there is new landscaping planned that will include new trees […]
Doug Miner

New restaurant coming to Maplewood, Sauce magazine reports

6 months ago
Food of Latin America is coming to a new Maplewood restaurant, Asador Del Sur, in the former home of Reeds American Table, Sauce reports. Look for fresh seafood and grilled meat. Also, more on the woman who fell asleep in a Richmond Heights mattress store. Blue Ridge Public Radio — Mattress Store Calls Police On […]
Doug Miner

In the press: business closing, woman falls asleep in mattress store

6 months ago
Two local items have made the news locally and nationally. Alton Telegraph — St. Louis area woman reportedly shopping for mattresses falls asleep on store display overnight   KMOV — Larder & Cupboard will be closing its store in Maplewood Rolla Daily News — Woman dozes, spends night after testing store mattress   Sauce — […]
Doug Miner

Stricker Auto in Maplewood sold, developer David Schlafly to renovate

6 months ago
Maplewood auto repair shop John Stricker Automotive is moving to Brentwood. Owner John Stricker has sold the building at 7416 Manchester Road to developer, David Schlafly. Schlafly said he plans to renovate the building, with a new glass storefront replacing the garage doors, creating an open space for either retail or studio. He said it’s […]
Doug Miner

Changes coming to 2 commercial addresses on Manchester Road

6 months ago
Commercial property owner, Dan Lesseg, said Thursday that Collision Express, at his property at 7552 Manchester Road, has decided not to renew its lease. The building is across Manchester Road from Maplewood Richmond Heights school. Lesseg said there is currently nothing in the works for a new tenant. Also, Maplewood business Kakao Chocolate suggested on […]
Doug Miner

Maplewood Police report shots fired on New Years Eve

6 months ago
Maplewood Police posted on Facebook incidents they handled on New Years Eve and New Years Day. On New Years Eve Maplewood police officers responded to 1900 Maplewood Commons for a report of shots fired at 9:10 p.m. Their investigation revealed that one of three occupants of a black, newer model Dodge Charger fired three shots […]
Doug Miner
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