Brentwood School District to also pay for ACT

The Brentwood School District will join others, including Maplewood Richmond Heights, that will pay for high school juniors to take the ACT college readiness assessment test, now that the state has decided not to, at least for 2018. Gov. Eric Greitens this summer cut $4 million in school assessment funding, which included the cost for all public high school juniors to take the ACT. Last week when it was published that MRH would cover the cost, Brentwood had not made a decision. BHS principal, Ed Johnson, said Tuesday that the district will cover the $46 per student for the test.  


City experiments at traffic light fix

This summer drivers heading north on Sutton Boulevard at Manchester Road noticed that the new windows at 7401 Manchester Road reflected the signal lights for east-bound Manchester traffic, creating a possibly confusing situation. In early August the windows were covered with paper. Building owner David Schlafly said the paper was a test. He said at the time that the Maplewood building department is either installing a louver on the light or relocating it to fix the problem. He said the paper on the windows was to help with with the city’s tests.

Deer Creek Greenway to be extended; officials to discuss connecting Maplewood

The Deer Creek Greenway paved biking trail is set to be 1.5 miles longer, connecting Deer Creek Park with Webster Groves, it’s been announced. Construction to extend the Deer Creek Greenway from its current endpoint in Deer Creek Park and connect it with Lorraine Davis Park in Webster Groves is scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 16. The extension will add 1.5 miles to the existing 0.7-mile greenway, for a total of 2.2 miles, according to Great Rivers Greenway. The Maplewood City Council is considering how Maplewood residents can connect to the route.The council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the upper room of Foley’s, 3522 Greenwood Boulevard, to discuss the Deer Creek Greenway.

Eagles honored; debater starts her season

Brentwood senior boys took the field for senior night last week. District games start soon for boys and girls soccer. The BHS boys stand at 7-15 with one game left in the regular season. The boys district tournament starts Wednesday at Metro. Brentwood is seeded number two in the Class 1 District 2 tournament, MRH (15-7-1) is the top-seeded team in the district.

Bugs (VWs) take over Schlafly

All things Volkswagen (including a VW Thing) filled the Schlafly Bottleworks parking lot Saturday — from showroom-ready bugs to Summer of Love vans from California.

Last weeks’ top posts: ‘hipster’ Maplewood, RH Police to be subject of hearing

Maplewood made a list of top ‘hipster’ cities in the country — that post was the most popular in 40 South last week. The top 10:

Maplewood ranks high on national ‘hipster’ list
Richmond Heights police, others, to be topic of public hearing at county council
In the news: protests; Maplewood food
Support dog missing in Maplewood
Maplewood History: 4 Buildings, 3 City Halls and 1 Case of Mistaken Identity
Saint Louis Closet Co. to install closets in firehouse, on city agenda
HomeGoods moving to Brentwood
Piano bar space back on the market
Maplewood History: Historic Transportation Photograph Available Tonight! MRH soccer senior night photos

In the news: missing dog, ‘hipster’ Maplewood, more

Maplewood made a national list of top ‘hipster’ cities, also a Maplewood resident’s support dog went missing and it’s become news. Feast — Spotlight: The Muddled Pig Gastropub Serves Swine-Filled Fare in Maplewood
KMOV — Former employee arrested after trying to burgle business with owner still inside
KMOV — Dog that warns owner about seizures disappears
Riverfront Times — Missouri Has Largest Racial Gap in the U.S. for Out-of-School Suspensions, ACLU Says
Riverfront Times — St. Louis Is One of the Hottest Hipster Markets in America
STL Jewish Light — Being ‘sick and tired’ won’t curb gun violence
St. Louis American — Reverend, representative and rabbi demand investigation of County Police
St. Louis Magazine — Maplewood named one of top “hipster” cities in the US

Return unused prescription drugs on Drug Take Back Day

Maplewood Police will take part in the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day; on Saturday, October 28. The event provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of the medications. In Maplewood it will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maplewood Police Station lobby. In past years Brentwood and Richmond Heights police departments have also participated.

MRH soccer senior night photos

The Maplewood Richmond Heights senior boys soccer players were honored at senior night on Wednesday. The Blue Devils beat Hancock 4-1 in the game to stand at 14-7-1. Michael Langston said he had to “yell out the senior night honors because the microphone cord broke, is probably a highlight that I will never forgot,” he said on Facebook. Photos by Patrick McMackin via Facebook.

Richmond Heights police, others, to be topic of public hearing at county council

St. Louis County Council District 4 representative, Rochelle Walton Gray (D), on the council’s Justice and Health Committee, announced a public hearing set for the council’s Oct. 17 meeting “regarding the response and actions of police departments” relating to the recent protests in St. Louis County. Police departments from Richmond Heights, St.

State drops ACT test cost, MRH picks it up

The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District plans to pick up where the state of Missouri has dropped off, paying for its high school juniors to take the ACT college readiness assessment test. Gov. Eric Greitens this summer cut $4 million in school assessment funding, which included the cost for all public high school juniors to take the ACT. Maplewood Richmond Heights is one school district that will pick up the $46 fee per test for its students, St. Louis Public Radio has reported. MRH Assistant Superintendent Roxanna Mechem told NPR she was surprised when state education officials ended the free exam program.

Maplewood ranks high on national ‘hipster’ list

Maplewood (ZIP code 63143) has been ranked 14th nationally on a National Association of Realtors’ list of “hipster” places to live — beating out cities such as Eugene, Oregon, and Minneapolis. Hipsters, according to the study, are “those who embrace the indie culture and tend to embrace lifestyles of artisanal coffee and avocado toast.” Maplewood has at least half a dozen shops to find ‘artisanal coffee.’ The director of economic research for® said hipsters have a knack for getting it right. “Based on our research, there’s clear evidence that ‘hipster’ popularity — in markets like Austin, Texas — has led to mainstream interest and higher home prices over time,” said Javier Vivas, director of economic research for®.