Missouri Department of Transportation communications specialist, Andrew Gates, has sent a June 2023 update on the department’s work on Manchester Road. Maplewood and Brentwood should be wrapped up by the second week of July, with a few exceptions, he says.
The New York Times, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and others have reported that the city of Maplewood will pay $3.25 million to settle a federal lawsuit that accuses Maplewood of: “wrongfully jailing at least 7,000 people in a so-called debtors’ prison scheme, in which people arrested over minor infractions were forced to pay exorbitant fines or face more time in jail, court records show,” the New York Times reported.
The Mid County Chamber of Commerce has reported that Steve Rye, former owner of Sole Survivor, has passed on. His wife Kay said the cause was a heart attack. She reported his passing on April 5 on the Sole Survivor Facebook page.
Maplewood Richmond Heights students joined a nationwide school walk-out to advocate for stricter gun laws. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch was there.
Proposition L, the bond issue for the library, passed on Tuesday with 87.1 percent of voters voting yes for the proposition.
Maplewood Richmond Heights School District is planning an open house for Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at all of the district’s buildings. It’s the first open house the district has held since 2018.
The pot holes and piles of gravel at the Manchester Road intersections in Maplewood due to the installation of brick crosswalks is set to be repaired—pending on the weather—according to Maplewood city manager, Michael Reese.
Well, if you live in Maplewood, that is. Our historic Maplewood Pool/Library building is in need of some attention. It won’t take a lot to ensure that generations to come can enjoy this building just as many past generations have.
Now this is confusing so you’ll have to pay attention. I’m going to repeat some of the material that I published not too long ago to refresh your memory.
The Webster-Kirkwood Times has reported that a new Aldi is scheduled to open on March 30 in the location that was originally Lucky’s Market, which closed in 2020.
Several magazines report that a burger restaurant will be opening in the former Elmwood location.
Dear Readers, Recently, I received this letter from the folks that are working to improve our library. The original Maplewood Pool building, now home to our library, is one of the most important historic buildings in our town.
Maplewood voters will vote on Tuesday, April 4, on Proposition L, for “renovating, improving, expanding and furnishing the District’s library facilities,” from the wording on the proposition.