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MoDot’s TIP Plan

Comment Period Ends For MoDOT’s TIP Plan; East-West Board to Consider New Projects

The comment period for MoDOT’s Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) ended on Aug. 10. There are 230 new projects to the TIP this year, including the $100M potential Design Build on Interstate-270.  Other new major projects of interest in North St. Louis City and County consist of interchange improvements at I-70 and Lucas-Hunt and resurfacing and ADA improvements along MO 180 (St. Charles Rock Road) from I-270 to St. Louis City Limits. The final TIP will be submitted to the East-West Gateway Board of Directors for their consideration at the Aug. 31, meeting at 10 a.m.

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August 2nd Primary results

Ferguson Voters OK 2%

Hike in City Utility Tax

5 Additional Officers can be hired

    Firehouse #2 Can Stay Open

Voters in the City of Ferguson approved a two percent business license utility tax increase on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. The utility tax increase is expected to generate nearly $700,000 in additional municipal revenues by increasing the current business license utility tax from 6 % to (8% including companies supplying light, electricity, power, gas, telephone and water.

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Hip Hop Family Night

‘Family Night’ Wraps Up Summer Camp at Eagan Center

Story and photos by

Nichole Richardson

hip ho group shot pg 1   The James J. Eagan Center held its annual “Summer Camp Family Night” on Tuesday, July 12 to celebrate the ending of another successful camp year. Boys and girls danced to songs displaying this year’s chosen theme of “A Night of Hip Hop.”   The theme was voted on by counselors during the training week and introduced to campers the first week of camp. Presenters included Mayor Tom Schneider and assistant camp director Nick Stroot.

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A Boomer’s Journal

Generations Mold History,

and History Returns the Favor

Tom Amsel

A child is born in New Jersey, one minute after

midnight, January 1, 1946.

She is the first of what would be later referred to as a “Boomer”.

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Wizard of Oz Opens Season on a High Note


Rainbow Sets Scene For Great

Opening Night at the Muny

By Pat Lindsey

Muny Opens Season

   Follow the Yellow Brick Road

As the summer downpour tapered to a drizzle on opening night at The Muny Monday, a rainbow appeared in the sky over Forest Park. It seemed like an omen of what was the come—an extraordinary opening night of “The Wizard of Oz” and The Muny’s 98th season.

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TEAM Food Pantry Celebrates 30 Years

      Seeks Volunteers,  Donations and Money

     Story and Photos by Nichole Richardson

Florissant’s local food pantry, TEAM, of the Emergency Assistance Ministry, is celebrating its 30-year anniversary and looking for volunteers to help them serve the Florissant and Hazelwood.

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