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Apartment fire brings multiple agencies to Maple Avenue

At around 11 a.m. on Sunday a fire at an apartment building the 7300 block of Maple Avenue brought several agencies to the intersection at Sutton Boulevard. Maplewood Fire Chief Peter Marsac, on the scene, said everyone got out of the building safely. Sunday...

Maplewood History: Followup Articles After the 1916 Explosion

To the rescue of those readers who asked about followup articles about the explosion comes Mary Piles, longtime reader and contributor to this site.  Mary is the historian for the CNB bank in Maplewood, formerly Citizens National Bank. Take it away, Mary. STL Post-Dispatch...

Maplewood Mayor Knapper goes to the White House

Maplewood Mayor Nikylan Knapper attended a meeting on Thursday in Washington, D.C. at the White House. Laura Miller, Maplewood community development director, sent this statement to 40 South about the event. City of Maplewood Mayor Nikylan Knapper was invited to attend Communities in...

Motor Town Pizza, Burger Champ and more in the news

Motor Town Pizza has opened in Richmond Heights, Maplewood was named a best place to retire on a social security check, and more in the news. Feast Magazine — Boba Cha Cha is now open inside Thai Table in Maplewood KSDK — Maplewood burger...

Maplewood History: The Big Bang

We had one and it wasn't just a theory.  This is a look back at one of my most popular posts. Maplewood's Big Bang I'm told that this explosion resulted in the, probably still popular, No Dynamite Stored in Sheds ordinance. I hope you liked...

Maplewood History: The Top Ten Things You Never Knew About Maplewood’s Big Bang

With apologies to David Letterman, here in reverse order are the top ten things you most likely never knew about Maplewood’s Big Bang. 10. The location was behind a house at 7202 Anna, at the rear of the lot. 9. The cause was a...

City council meeting: dire prediction if food tax is removed; legal costs; board members code of ethics; Revel Kitchen coming

in Maplewood's city council work session meeting on Tuesday Mayor Nikylan Knapper said a state bill being considered would abolish the food tax, which would cut Maplewood's income so drastically that police and fire staff could be cut. She was considering sending...

In the news: MRH hoops and a state grant; new Schlafly festival coming

MRH basketball, Schlafly festival coming to Maplewood, and recognition for MRH in the news. KSDK — Schlafly Stout & Oyster Festival returns, moves to Maplewood St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Recap: Maplewood-RH slips past DuBourg St. Louis Post-Dispatch — As St. Louis' unusually warm winter continues,...

Maplewood History: James Baare Turnbull – Internationally Known Artist Extraordinaire!!! – Part Three

We have much to learn about the life of James Baare Turnbull and his wife who, so far, we only know as the sculptor, Peter Keep.  We know that he kept a studio at 2737A Sutton in Maplewood.  We don’t know where...

Maplewood’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church holds its final Mass

There were hugs and teary eyes at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Maplewood on Saturday. The parishioners met for their final Mass. The church is one of many closed last year by the Archdiocese of St. Louis in the largest restructuring in...

Plan & zoning approves permits for Revel Kitchen and car repair/sale on Big Bend

The plan and zoning commission met Monday night and considered permits for Revel Kitchen to operate at the former Jack in a Box location (7520 Manchester Road) and an expansion at VR Wholesale International Car Sale and Repair (2800 S. Big Bend...

Benevolent King to transition to Japanese, and more in the news

The Benevolent King restaurant in Maplewood (7268 Manchester Road) will be transitioning from Mediterranean to mainly Japanese cuisine this month, according to reports.  KSDK — Ben Poremba to transform Benevolent King into Japanese restaurant Riverfront Times — Benevolent King in Maplewood to Rebrand as...

Prop S has a typo, but it has no bearing on the meaning, city manager says; No funds will go to police

A Maplewood resident emailed 40 South News several days ago saying she was concerned about some language in the ordinance connected with Maplewood's Proposition S, to be on the ballot in April. Prop S is a $6 million bond issue for streets, sidewalks...

Why I am running for Mayor of Maplewood as a write-in candidate

Why I am running for Mayor of Maplewood as a write-in candidate By Barry Greenberg I am too committed to the Maplewood community to have it move in the direction it is going: a place where City Council believes that institutional knowledge is a...

Revel Kitchen coming to Maplewood; Brentwood clamps down on crime: in the news

Recently in the news: Brentwood works to lower crime, Sauce Magazine reviewed Michael's Bar & Grill (in STL just outside Maplewood); and Revel Kitchen, known for its healthy offerings, to open a new location in Maplewood. KMOV — St. Louis County passes senior...

Incumbent and previous mayor are running for re-election; one will be on the ballot, one will be a write-in

On April 2 Maplewood voters will have two choices for mayor in the municipal election: the incumbent mayor, Nikylan Knapper, and the previous mayor, Barry Greenberg. The difference though is that Knapper filed to run within the deadline and will be on the...

Maplewood’s EV chargers have had problems; we’re in the queue for repair; Update: they’re going away to be fixed

Installed in summer of 2022, the two electric vehicle chargers on the Marietta Parking Lot haven't always worked. Often one worked and the other didn't. Now they are both out of commission. The city is waiting for the vendor, VSA (Veterans Serving...

Maplewood History: James Baare Turnbull – Internationally Known Artist Extraordinaire!!! – Part Two

James Turnbull is probably the most famous artist with a Maplewood connection. This man must have made hundreds of paintings, drawings and sculptures.  Where are they now?  What important collections contain some of his work? I am pleased to get this latest research...

Local family friendly and Mediterranean food featured

In the news lately, a Maplewood burger spot and a Richmond Heights Thai restaurant are featured in the news. CJ Combs ("Multi-genre writer and indie author") — The Piccadilly at Manhattan: a historic gem in St. Louis, Missouri Fox 2 — Brentwood unsure what...

Maplewood History: Shady Greenwood – Part Three

Let’s recap where we left off in Part Two.  As you may recall things began to head south on our man, Alfred W. Syrett, around the beginning of 1905 or possibly even a little earlier. In early February, an article reported that...

Maplewood History: Shady Greenwood – Part Two

My last post, Shady Greenwood - Part One, ended with an article from the 1904 Suburban Journal extolling the rapid transformation of the Greenwood subdivision from an overgrown “tangled bit of  underbrush with a few scattered houses here and there...” to a...

Maplewood, Richmond Heights restaurants in the news

Restaurants in Maplewood and Richmond Heights, and a cooking school in Brentwood have made the news recently. Feast — Kitchen Conservatory opens its doors in Brentwood St. Louis Magazine — Second location of Sabroso Cocina Mexicana opening in Maplewood St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Students in...

Maplewood History: James Baare Turnbull – Internationally Known Artist Extraordinaire!!! – Part One

Here‘s how I found this one.  I have a soft spot for the artists.  I make art myself.  I know how hard it is. Most of the followers of this space know about the Maplewood watercolor virtuoso Stan Masters.  What a wonderful...

Maplewood Props S (Streets) and J (Justice) presented, discussed in town hall meeting

About 25 Maplewood residents, business owners, city staff and elected officials gathered Wednesday evening for a town hall meeting at Schlafly Bottleworks to hear about the city's fiscal year 2025 budget and propositions that will be on the ballot in Maplewood. It...

6 candidates to vie for 3 seats on MRH board in April election

The following is from the MRH School District website: Three seats on the MRH Board of Education will be up for grabs on the April 2, 2024 municipal election ballot. The candidate filing period ended late last month with a mix of incumbents...

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    • She is a serial felon with multiple convictions for identity theft and fraud. Grifter extraordinaire. There was a story in the PD a few months ago about her.

  1. Used to be a window painting contest for Halloween in Maplewood. I think it was sponsored by The Observer. (I delivered them as a kid).
    I won a prize one year.
    Back in the ’50s.

    • Yes, I remember the Halloween window painting contest. I was chosen to paint one, it was late 60’s or very early 70’s. I didn’t win a prize, but was honored to be chosen to paint one of the windows.

  2. Lived on 7200 block of Manchester above Cook’s Paint during the 60’s. Would love to see some pictures of that store back then. Walked to the newspaper and tobacco store every afternoon to pick up a newspaper.

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