Examining the St. Louis MLS Stadium Site Plan, Part 3

1 day 22 hours ago
Today I continue my detailed look at the proposed Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium site plan and surroundings. In part 1 I looked at the stadium and practice fields to the south of Market Street. In part 2 I looked at the need for a pedestrian crossing at 21st & Olive, plus ...
Steve Patterson

Readers Split on Banning vs. Allowing Outside Smoking

6 days 22 hours ago
As a kid in the 70s smoking was everywhere. My parents smoked in our home (though not much) and in the car, patrons smoked in restaurants where we ate, and on television people smoked. It just was. My wake up alarm each morning was my dad’s cough. Born in 1929 ...
Steve Patterson

Sunday Poll: Should Smoking Be Allowed or Banned Outside?

1 week 2 days ago
We’ve had an indoor smoking ban for a number of years now. For the most part everyone has adjusted. I’m now spending quite a bit of time visiting Siteman Cancer Center, part of the Washington University School of Medicine. Their campuses have been smoke-free since July 2010. The university strictly prohibits all ...
Steve Patterson

Thankful For Modern Medicine — A Cancer Update

1 week 4 days ago
At the end of last month, which happened to be this blog’s 15th anniversary, I also shared that I have kidney cancer.  See 15th Anniversary of UrbanReviewSTL.com; Future Uncertain Due To Cancer Diagnosis.  Since then I’ve met with my cancer team (Oncologist, nurse coordinator, research coordinator, and social worker) twice. ...
Steve Patterson

Sunday Poll: Should Red-Light Cameras Return To St. Louis?

2 weeks 2 days ago
Last week we heard the city is interested in bringing back red-light cameras: We haven’t seen red-light cameras in St. Louis for a few years, but now the city is considering bringing them back — and the tickets that come with them. “We’re looking for a tool that can help ...
Steve Patterson

St. Louis Board of Aldermen: New Board Bills Week 24 of 2019-2020 Session

2 weeks 4 days ago
The St. Louis Board of Aldermen meet at 10am today, their 15th meeting of the 2019-2020 session. As previously noted, they have the first two meetings labeled as Week #1, so they list this as week/meeting 23. Today’s agenda includes three (12) new bills. B.B.#171 – Ingrassia – An ordinance prohibiting the ...
Steve Patterson

Readers: Keep Cut From 28 To 14 Aldermen

2 weeks 6 days ago
Unsurprisingly, the majority of those who voted in the recent non-scientific Sunday Poll prefer to keep the planned cut from 28 to 14 Aldermen. Q: Agree or disagree: St. Louis voters should vote to keep the Board of Aldermen at 28, rather than be reduced to 14 by 2022. Strongly ...
Steve Patterson

Examining the St. Louis MLS Stadium Site Plan, Part 2

3 weeks 1 day ago
Two weeks ago I began a critical look at the site plan for the proposed Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium with a look at the area to the south of Market Street(see Part 1). This area includes practice fields with parking below, new streets, and development sites that have been ...
Steve Patterson

St. Louis Board of Aldermen: New Board Bills Week 23 of 2019-2020 Session

3 weeks 4 days ago
The St. Louis Board of Aldermen meet at 10am today, their 15th meeting of the 2019-2020 session. As previously noted, they have the first two meetings labeled as Week #1, so they list this as week/meeting 22. Today’s agenda includes thirteen (13) new bills. B.B.#155 – Guenther – An Ordinance recommended by ...
Steve Patterson

Thank You To All U.S. Veterans

4 weeks 1 day ago
Today is a day to honor veterans of the U.S. armed forces. I never served, but my oldest brother spent 24 years in the Navy (1969-1993). Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans, ...
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