New Maplewood restaurant set to open in May

Tapped, the new restaurant moving into the former A Pizza Story space in the 7200 block of Manchester Road, is set to open in early May, St. Louis Magazine reports. Tapped will make use of the wood-fired pizza oven they inherited. Also on the menu: chicken artichoke sautée, bourbon-glazed wings, meatloaf, toasted ravioli with tomato-bacon jam, fish ‘n chips, and sandwiches, according to St. Louis Magazine.

Car stolen from Flora Avenue resident

According to court and police records, Eric Wallace, 38, of Blackwell, MO, stole a 2002 Toyota Highlander from a Maplewood resident in the 7300 block of Flora Avenue. The victim reported that his car, containing tools and other property valued at $6,610, had been stolen while it was parked overnight outside his house. The car was recovered two days later being driven by Wallace in Jefferson County. The victim said Wallace was an acquaintance of his, but had no explanation as to how Wallace had the key to the car. Wallace claimed that he had taken the car not realizing that it belonged to the victim because hew was angry with the victim’s house mate.

MRH board member resigns

The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District announced on Monday that board of education member Ray Crader resigned on April 24. Crader was appointed to the board to fill Brooke Rintoul’s seat in 2014. Crader was elected to the Maplewood City Council (Ward 2) in the April elections. He said in his resignation letter to the board that he needs to focus his energies there. He also said he looks forward to strengthening the relationship between the school district and city government in his new post.

5 in the running for Maplewood council seat

Two more Maplewood city council hopefuls picked up petitions on Monday, adding to the three already out to run for Ward 3 council member. The first three petitions out were returned to city hall on Monday — John Harbaugh, Jennifer Schmidt and Steven Terelmes returned their petitions with (they hope) the required 50 signatures to run for the council seat, which will be open after council member Barry Greenberg is sworn in as the new mayor on Tuesday. The signatures will need to be certified by the county election board. Also on Monday, Patrick Richards (Walter Avenue) and Clayton Gissler (Elm Avenue) picked up petitions to run for the seat. There will be no primary election.

Maplewood council hopeful Jenny Schmidt

Three Maplewood residents have now picked up petitions to run for the Ward 3 city council seat that will open up when council member Barry Greenberg becomes mayor. Jenny Schmidt is one of those hoping to serve on the council. She has sent in this information about herself:
My name is Jenny Schmidt and I am a 12-and-a-half-year resident of Maplewood with a law office located in downtown Maplewood. I am a sole practitioner who represents investors in historic rehabilitation projects utilizing state historic tax credits.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, I was an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer, worked in the field of social work, was a substitute teacher in the City of Chicago, and was a legal assistant in a small law firm.  I have two daughters, Lucy (9) and Beatrice (6), who attend MRH Schools. I have coached my daughter’s MRH soccer team for the last three years and I also enjoy volunteering at school and PTO activities when possible.

MRH students, teachers take part in day of silence in support of LGBTQ students

Maplewood Richmond Heights students and teachers on Friday took part in a GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network) day designed to bringing awareness to the silencing effects of anti-LGBTQ name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools, according to a student-produced video. Science teacher, Kathleen Dwyer and coordinator of educational exploration and apprenticeship, John Capuano (not speaking) explained the purpose of the day in the video.

Rape, DWI charges in Brentwood, Maplewood

Charges were made for rape, and driving while intoxicated recently, according to court and police records. Davion Howard, 19, of St. Louis city, was charged with second degree rape in Brentwood on April 13. According to records, Howard had sexual intercourse with the victim without her consent on February 15. Howard admitted to police that the victim told him ‘no’ multiple times.

Raising Cane’s set to open in June

Maplewood Raising Cane’s construction manager, Jerry McClain, said by email on Thursday that the opening date for the new restaurant is June 6. The new Raising Cane’s is at 2707 S. Big Bend Boulevard, at Manchester Road. Officials discuss Raising Cane’s: setbacks, signs, scrubbing the smell
Officials OK Raising Cane’s
Schaefer Shell demolished — Raising Cane’s coming

3 running for Ward 3 now

Three Maplewood Ward 3 residents have now picked up a petition to run for the Ward 3 council seat, which will be vacant after Barry Greenberg becomes mayor. He was elected in the April 4 election. Those who have picked up petitions to run for Ward 3 council member are:

John Harbaugh, St. Elmo Avenue
Jennifer Schmidt, Elm Avenue
Steven Terelmes, Hazel Avenue

The election will be Tuesday, August 8. The candidate who gets the most votes in that election is the winner.

Post-Dispatch editorial on Maplewood’s ‘nuisance’ ordinance

In an editorial the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday said the Maplewood ordinance, which resulted in a woman to be banned from the city, has to go. The ordinance says a resident with more than two domestic violence calls in 180 days constitutes a nuisance, and bans the resident from the city for six months. The Post-Dispatch says the ordinance, and others like it nationwide, has the effect of silencing domestic violence victims — and that domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness. See the full post in the St.

More about Ward 3 council hopeful Steve Terelmes

Maplewood Ward 3 resident, Steve Terelmes, has picked up a petition to run for the city council seat that will become open when current Ward 3 council member Barry Greenberg is sworn in as the new mayor of Maplewood. Terelmes sent information about himself to 40 South. Terelmes describes himself as a proponent of businesses, schools and municipal services, and wants to make sure the residents aren’t left out of the vision for the city’s future. Ways Terelmes would like to see Maplewood support its residents:

Expand quality elderly housing in Maplewood so elderly residence have an option to move from a house to a nice condo or facilitated living without having to leave the area
Encourage sufficient housing stock to enable continued steady growth of new families into Maplewood ensuring that our recently built-out schooling infrastructure does not suddenly become unnecessary
Encourage communication with Maplewood residents. Holding periodic town hall meetings for residents to express their ideas or concerns
Continue to support the development of Maplewood’s infrastructure.

One petition picked up for Ward 3 seat

So far one petition has been picked up to run for the Maplewood Ward 3 council seat that will be empty after Barry Greenberg is sworn in as mayor. Filing for the seat, at Maplewood City Hall, is open, and closes May 23. A petition must have signatures from 50 registered voters in Ward 3. Petitions are reviewed and approved by the Board of Elections. See more about filing to run.