I'm the editor and publisher of 40 South News. Previously I was an editor for the AOL-owned Patch.com in St. Louis. At various times I edited Patch sites in Clayton, Richmond Heights, Brentwood, Maplewood, Shrewsbury, Affton and others. Before that I shot and wrote for the Principia School, in St. Louis. I live in Maplewood with my wife, Nancy.
Local media has been covering the search for a Maplewood woman who has gone missing, also Richmond Heights Police purchasing body cameras, and Vietnam vets reuniting. CNN — A white woman called police on black people barbecuing. This is how the community responded
Fox 2 — Police on the lookout for missing Maplewood woman
Fox 2 — Brief scare at St. Louis Galleria over report of shots fired
KMOV — Maplewood police are looking for missing woman
KMOV — Federal grant funding 8 St. Louis County Police Departments with body cameras
KMOV — Son of missing Maplewood woman: ‘We are going to find her, we’re going to get answers’
KSDK — Money missing from Brentwood High School PTO bank account
KSDK — Family looking for missing Maplewood mother
KSDK — Maplewood police continue to search for beloved grandmother
KSDK — BROTHERHOOD: Vietnam veterans reunited 46 years later
The Shop ‘n Save in Maplewood is shutting down in June, the Union Local 655 has announced. Currently everything in the store is 20 percent off, an employee there said Friday night. A resident on the website Next Door said a clerk told her that 40 percent discounting will probably start on Tuesday, May 29.
Maplewood was honored Thursday night for being a founding member of the Municipal League of Metro St. Louis, council member Sandi Phillips reported on Facebook. She said that she, Maplewood Mayor Barry Greenberg and other Maplewood council members attended a dinner to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Municipal League.
Brentwood aldermen on Monday approved the city’s purchase of the property directly east of the firehouse, which will be used to add an elevator shaft onto the building and also handicap parking spots in order to make the building compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The purchase cost of the property is $200,000. City officials determined at the previous open meeting, on May 10, that the firehouse doesn’t comply with the ADA because there is no way for handicapped people to get to the second floor. It needs to comply with the ADA because it is a publicly owned building, the city attorney said. In the first hearing all but one alderman voted to buy the property at 8746 Eulalie Avenue.
Maplewood officials have been dismissed from a woman’s suit targeting the city’s nuisance law, according to the St. Louis Record. Maplewood was hit with a lawsuit alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act over the law in March 2017. Maplewood’s “chronic nuisance ordinance” prohibits a resident that has drawn two or more police calls from continuing to live in the city. It doesn’t matter if they’re the victims or perpetrators.
Maplewood police are continuing to search for a Maplewood woman who has been missing since last week. Barbara Johnson, 62, was last seen on May 16 around 3 p.m. in the 7200 block of Manchester Road. According to the Search and Rescue Facebook page, Johnson is about 4-foot-10, she is suffering from osteoarthritis, anxiety, bipolar, and severe alcoholism. She does not have her house keys, wallet, ID, bus pass, metro pass, money or cell phone on her. She hasn’t been seen or heard from for about nine days.
A new Great Rivers Greenway trail connecting with the west end of the Deer Creek Park trail is set to open, adding a mile and a half to the existing greenway, making a total of more than two miles GRG has announced. On Thursday a 140 foot long, ten foot wide pedestrian bridge will be installed across Shady Grove Creek, completing the trail connecting Deer Creek Park to Lorraine Davis Park in Webster Groves. The city of Maplewood has approved work to continue a GRG trail through Maplewood to connect the east end of the Deer Creek trail with another GRG trail that ends at Francis R. Slay Park in St. Louis city. https://twitter.com/GreatRiversSTL/status/999409901817548801
While Shop ‘n Save is set to close in Maplewood Square this June, the other tenants there have no plans to close. Employees at Nu Fashion Beauty Supply, St. Louis Kitchen and Clarkson Eyecare all say they’re staying. See also: Maplewood Shop ‘n Save to close, Union Local 655 says, Shop ‘n Save’s closing date is set, employees say