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.
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Maddie the support dog that went missing in October was found Thursday, said Jann Henningsen, the neighbor who first reported it was missing. Apparently, a woman walking by where Maddie lived picked her up, Henningsen said. According to the woman’s mother, the woman landed in jail
(reason unknown) and when her mother went to the woman’s house she found Maddie, although she didn’t know who Maddie belonged to until she found Maddie’s collar among the woman possessions. She called Karen Newman, Maddie’s owner, yesterday, and Maddie is now home. The dog is deaf.
The once-planned 6-story, 80-unit apartment building, at Manchester and Hanley roads, is no more, according to Janet Vigen Levy, Brentwood communications manager.
In an email she said, “In response to your question about the planned apartments at Hanley and Manchester: The seller of The Metro site has contracted with another party. At this point, the plans for the site are unknown.” In January, developer Gary Hassenflu had requested 70 percent tax abatement on the proposed apartment building for 10 years. See also:
Developer seeks tax abatement in Brentwood; BOA could tack on pedestrian bridge
Tax abatement for Brentwood apartments progresses
Brentwood officials OK 6-story apartment building at Manchester and Hanley
Real estate agents and social workers slept outside Thursday night at Ryan Hummert Park to raise awareness of homeless teens and to raise money for Covenant House, a national organization that fights youth and teen homelessness. The agents, from Clarity Realty, said the night outside in the cold made them realize what homeless teens go through, but recognized that they were well-fed, had warm sleeping bags and a home to go to in the morning. The Post donated chili and Strange Donuts brought donuts in the morning. They also had s’mores as they sat around their fire. The group raised $1,500 for Covenant House.
A Twitter user (@PubPolHist) passed on an old postcard he discovered of what was once Buckingham’s restaurant in Brentwood, at 8945 Manchester Road. Information online says the card is circa 1946. Also, text on the back of the postcard reads: “Buckingham’s / Table d’hote / Chicken and steak dinners / Where polite people assemble — Excellent food served in a homelike, bright and cheery atmosphere — Ideal facilities for parties — Bridge luncheons.”
On the Annual Performance Report from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Brentwood School District slipped slightly from its perfect score last year, and Maplewood Richmond Heights climbed two points. The results were announced yesterday. Brentwood scored a 99.3 percent, down from 100 percent last year. MRH was scored at 97.5 percent — up from last year’s 96.1. The St.
A 21-year-old man was charged Tuesday with felony assault and armed criminal action in connection with the shooting at the Brentwood MetroLink station on Sunday that injured one person, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Police charged Brandon Thomas, of the 500 block of Wesley Avenue in Ferguson, in the shooting of a 26-year-old man at around 9:25 p.m. on the platform. Police said Thomas admitted to shooting the victim.
About 30 Maplewood residents met Monday evening to talk about funds the city is due to receive (annually) following the passage of Proposition P in St. Louis County. Maplewood is set to receive about $400,000 as a result of the tax, intended to go toward policing and public safety. A group called Maplewood Community Builders sponsored the community meeting at the Focal Point to discuss what the money should go toward; accountability and transparency turned out to be part of the discussion as well. Maplewood Mayor Barry Greenberg said after the meeting, “We had a lot of concerned citizens that want to have transparency and want to make sure there’s accurate over-site with the money that’s coming out of Proposition P.”
In addition to Greenberg, council members Shawn Faulkingham, Jenny Schmidt and Ray Crader; and Police Chief Steven Kruse were there.
A man was shot as a result of a road rage incident on Hanley Road on Tuesday near Interstate 64, Fox 2 has reported. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Two drivers, in a car and a van, started arguing at a light at around 1 p.m.
After turning, the driver of the passenger car then cut off the driver of the van, stopped, got out and fired shots into the van, police said. One bullet hit the van driver in the right arm. The driver of the car fled the scene. Police placed at least 16 evidence markers by shell casings at the scene.
A dog park in Brentwood is set to open at 610 Hanley Industrial Court, as part of the existing Hanley Park. Construction is set to begin the first week of November, and weather permitting, the park will be open in late November, according to the city. It’s to be divided into large and small dog areas. The cost is $25 for Brentwood residents and $50 for non-residents. To register, take the following to the Brentwood Community Center:
Payment (cash, check, MasterCard, Discover or Visa)
Brentwood residents must provide proof of residency (such as a current utility bill)
Rabies vaccination documentation for all dogs to be registered (must be current)
Bordatella vaccination documentation for all dogs to be registered (must be current)
Spayed/neutered documentation for all dogs to be registered
Alex Waldbart Florist is moving to Clayton next year. The florist has been at 7000 Clayton Road since the 1960s, and found out in August that the building it has occupied since the 1960s is set to be demolished, and replaced with a new Total Access Urgent Care business. Waldbart Florist will be open through December 30 this year, and will reopen at 7801 Clayton Road in January. See also:
Alex Waldbart Florist sign dates to the ’30s
Public hearing to raze Waldbart Florist building, replace with urgent care facility is tonight
Development would replace Waldbart Florist, Jon Paul Designs
The new laundromat, in the former QuikTrip building in Maplewood, at 3010 S. Big Bend, has opened. The new location is set to replace Big Bend Coin Laundry at 3620 S. Big Bend. The new location boasts 100-pound load washers, also automatic doors for when your hands are full of laundry. The laundromat is across Big Bend from Toasty Subs, which opened in June.