Oakland Avenue is one of the Maplewood streets being repaved this summer.

Historic June rainfall postponed Maplewood roadwork

Three streets in Maplewood that badly needed repaving are having that done this summer, but are behind schedule.

Martini Drive, Gerhard and Oakland avenues, and the intersection of Lohmeyer and Bredell avenues are scheduled for the work this summer, according to Maplewood assistant city manager/director of public works, Anthony Traxler, but all are behind schedule.

Richmond Heights Post Office, via Google Maps

Temporary Richmond Heights Post Office opens on Dale

The Richmond Heights Post Office begins operating at temporary quarters in a trailer at 8501 Dale Ave. on Monday, July 27. The post office building at 1201 Big Bend Boulevard is now closed, according to a notice on the front door. The building is scheduled to be converted into retail space. The post office plans to re-open in the new retailer center in the spring of 2016.

Dorene Olson

Egg has Dorene’s number

I have two 8-year-old hens, a drop dead stunning Show Quality Silkie and a Silkie/Serama/Cochin cross. The latter went broody (odd, at eight years old for the first time) but my friend and I slipped six black Catalonian Penedesenca eggs under her, and they all hatched out.

Vaporized opened its second shop in Maplewood.

E-cig shop opens on Big Bend

Maplewood’s second e-cigarette shop, Vaporized, opened two weeks ago at 2664 Big Bend Boulevard. It took the new tenants almost two months to clean up from the previous tenant, an employee said on Thursday. It’s next to Wong’s Inn, Chinese restaurant.