In the news: Maya Cafe to shut its doors before Christmas; Gentrification & MRH

Maya Cafe to close, man hit by train in Maplewood is identified, and more in the news. Fox 2 — Man hit and killed by train in Maplewood identified
KMOV — Police identify man struck, killed by train in Maplewood over the weekend
Missourian — Borgia Wrestlers Open Season in Home Tri-Meet (MRH wrestling)
Sauce — Maya Cafe in Maplewood will close next week
Sauce — Critic Michael Renner picks his top 3 dishes of 2019
St. Louis Post-Dispatch — 34-year-old St. Louis man struck, killed by train in Maplewood
St. Louis Public Radio — Gentrification Puts Maplewood Richmond Heights Schools’ Diversity To The Test

Maplewood to try adding stop sign to troublesome intersection

Maplewood city council members on Tuesday agreed to try a new stop sign for southbound Sutton Boulevard traffic at Marietta Avenue. A stop sign was added to northbound Sutton in 2014 to make it easier for drivers on Marietta to turn onto Sutton. It was given a 6-month trial, and has remained. Acting city manager, Anthony Traxler, said he always tries to avoid adding stop signs, and that the main concern is that traffic could back up into Manchester Road. He agreed that it could be a good idea here.

Memorial installed for pedestrian killed at railroad crossing

A cross, a flower, candles, Christmas ornaments and empty Busch cans have been added as a memorial to the intersection where the Union Pacific railroad crosses Sutton Boulevard in Maplewood. A man was struck and killed by a train there on Dec. 7. The 34-year-old man was hit by the train at around 1:30 a.m., Maplewood Police reported. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cooking school planned for former Brentwood Lanes

The Brentwood planning and zoning commission at its meeting on Wednesday is set to consider a conditional use permit for a cooking school  at 9001 Manchester Road. That’s according to the commission’s published meeting agenda. The address is the former Brentwood Lanes.

Reeds, Muddled Pig, Slider House among 2019 closed restaurants; Man admits to molesting boy at MRH: In the press

Stories in the press covering the Brentwood, Maplewood and Richmond Heights area. Fox 2 — Fatal train accident kills 34-year-old man from St. Louis
KMOV — Man killed after being struck by train in Maplewood overnight
KMOV — The giant Amoco sign is back, with a new look
Riverfront Times — The Best St. Louis Restaurants That Closed in 2019
St. Louis American — Activists protest Galleria, demand answers in police killing of Terry Tillman
St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Man admits to molesting boy at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School

Pedestrian struck and killed by train in Maplewood: police

A 34-year-old man was struck and killed by an eastbound Union Pacific train near Greenwood and Sutton boulevards in Maplewood at around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, Maplewood Police reported. The man, a St. Louis city resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. Both Maplewood Police and Union Pacific Police Department are continuing to investigate.

In the news: Standoff in Maplewood ends peacefully, shooting at Galleria, Richmond Heights neighborhood is remembered, man charged in 2018 Steak ‘n Shake robbery

Some area news covered in the media. The Final Call — Video brings more questions about police shooting
Fox 2 — Town hall held to update community on response to Get Justice for Terry Tillman
Fox 2 — Community leaders demanding action after releasing video in officer -involved shooting
KMOV — Activist to discuss shooting death of Terry Tillman at St. Louis church
KMOV — Activists claim video shows officers plant gun in fatal police shooting near Galleria
KMOX — Maplewood salon offers sensory-friendly day only open to children with special needs
STL News — St. Louis Man, Frank Brothers, Pleads Guilty to Robbing Maplewood Steak and Shake at Gunpoint
St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Photos: Richmond Heights dedicates plaque in remembrance of Hadley Township neighborhood

Brentwood School District to hold elementary school facilities forum

The Brentwood School District will hold a community forum to discuss elementary facilities on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Join the Brentwood School District on Wednesday, December 4, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Brentwood School District Conference Center, 1201 Hanley Industrial Court, for a community forum to discuss elementary facilities. The school district will gather feedback and input for the Board of Education.

AT&T store opening in Maplewood, Sonic has closed

Signs are posted for an AT&T store between Clarkson Eye Care and Fantasy Shop comic book store in Maplewood Square. Now only one ls

Also the Sonic Drive-In at 8124 Manchester Road is permanently closed, according to the Sonic website.

Brentwood School Board considering combining elementary schools, resident says

Brentwood resident Lois Marie Truman added a comment on 40 South that the Brentwood School Board is considering consolidating the two elementary schools into one. She reports that residents may want to attend the Brentwood School District Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Nov 19 at 7 p.m. in the BSD Conference Center, 1201 Hanley Industrial Court. “A recommendation is being presented to combine our two elementary schools into one consolidated school and many of the citizens are not in favor of this decision,” Truman says. “I’m trying to get the word out to citizens to attend and hear what is being recommended prior to this going on the April, 2020 ballot.”

Well known ‘Walking Man’ has died; Mass to be at Immaculate Conception

The man known to many in the area for the great distances he walked every day, in later years hunched over, and always at a fast clip, died last month, a relative said. His name was Murray Cantwell. A relative, Sally Cantwell, said he was 88. She shared this notice. Murray Cantwell, who was known to many as “the walking man”, passed away peacefully on October 30, 2019.

Press release: Madosky Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center welcomes new doctor

Madosky Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center announced: “Beginning November 1 we are very pleased to welcome Dr Pam Waske to our office. Dr. Waske, a graduate of Logan University, has a strong interest in women’s health, pain management and athletic performance. She credits chiropractic care for her ability to overcome headaches, neck and low back pain and her pursuit of chiropractic as a career. “Dr. Waske’s presence will enable us to extend our hours to include Thursday, Saturday afternoon and Monday evening. Call our office at 314-645-8805 to make an appointment with Dr. Waske.”

Maplewood P&Z votes to approve medicinal marijuana shop

The Maplewood Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday voted positively, 4-0, to send a request for a medical marijuana facility on to the city council for its consideration. The request is to locate the facility at 7238 Manchester Road, the former location of The Fantasy Shop, which has moved to Maplewood Square.

In the press: Post-Dispatch writer recommends Maplewood restaurants, St. Mary’s designated as ‘baby-friendly’

KMOV reports that Maplewood residents who served during WWI will be honored in Richmond Heights at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 10. The special ceremony will be at the Mid-County Veterans Memorial Gazebo, on the front lawn of The Heights. Also in the news, Telle Tire won a family business award. Alive — Two Maplewood Art Studios Offer Creative Outlets for Artists of All Abilities
Ladue News — Meet Maplewood Artist Maxine Thirteen
KMOV — Maplewood PD warns of man tampering with cars, charging owners to fix them on the spot
KMOV — Your guide to Veterans Day celebrations around the metro this weekend
News and Record — Workers at large GM plant in Michigan approve contract [photo caption]
St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Sick of your supper?

New Boardwalk Waffles & Ice Cream floor plan revealed

Owner of Boardwalk Waffles & Ice Cream, Eric Moore, is set to move his shop from 7326B Manchester Road to the southeast corner of Manchester and Sutton, a Red Brick Management property. He posted the floor plan on Facebook. Moore posted on Wednesday that “the architectural plans are finished, stamped, sealed, and delivered. Construction on the flagship Boardwalk Waffles & Ice Cream location starts next week..” See also: Boardwalk Waffles to move to Manchester & Sutton

MRH volleyball wins district tourney in straight sets

MRH won the Class 2 District 5 championships on Tuesday, downing Crossroads and Brentwood both in two sets. MRH stands at 24-2. Brentwood finished its season 8-14-1. The Blue Devils will play Fatima (17-5-4) in the sectional game on Saturday, Nov. 2, at either O’Fallon Christian or Whitfield.

MRH cross country team wins record number of medals

The MRH cross country team in a meet on Saturday won the most medals in one day in the program’s history, taking second out of 16 teams, MRH posted. According to MRH:

The varsity boys (Malik Stewart, Micah Grawer, David Marino, Josh Helle, Josh Clark, Andrew Robinson) earned the program’s first ever Invitational trophy, with a 2nd place team finish out of 16 teams at the Hancock Invite. They had to beat much larger schools in order to accomplish this. Varsity Boys Medalists: Malik Stewart, Micah Grawer, David Marino, Josh Helle
JV Boys Medalists: Jacob Cummings, Lucas Conkling, Alan Lowery, Blake Morris
Varsity Girls Medalists: Nastia Stetskiv, Katherine Barron

Photo via Twitter

New Maplewood library director began as a shelver at Brentwood

The Maplewood Public Library director of the past 29 years, Terry Donnelly, is retiring from the job later this month and is being replaced by a librarian who began as an after-school shelver at Brentwood Public Library. Maplewood Library posted comments from both online.

Brentwood, MRH school districts comment on Annual Performance Report

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education earlier this month released its annual review of the state’s school districts. In past years schools were ranked; this year’s report focuses on the data to help districts improve. Both Brentwood and Maplewood Richmond Heights school districts summarized their results. Brentwood School District

Brentwood School District has earned a place in the top 4% of school districts in the State of Missouri. According to the newly released Annual Performance Report (APR) for the District, Brentwood is one of only 20 districts in the state to earn “target” status in both English/Language Arts and Mathematics.

In the news: Teller at Richmond Heights Post Office pleads guilty to abetting robbery, Brentwood to study McKnight Road traffic

A teller at the Richmond Heights Post Office pleaded guilty to helping in its robbery. Also, a former MRH football coach is fired following a MSHSAA rule infraction. Fox 2 — Woman pleads guilty to her role in robbery of Richmond Heights post office
KMOV — Ladue and Brentwood studying safety concerns on McKnight Road

St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Cardinal Ritter suspends football program, dismisses coaching staff
St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Photos: Surgeons and chefs compete in Pumpkin Wars

And a couple from Twitter..