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Hazelwood Restores Outdoor Summer Free Concert Series

In response to the passage of Proposition P and the City of Hazelwood’s efforts to restore many of its services and programs now that the additional revenue stream has resolved the budget deficit, the Parks and Recreation Division is bringing back concerts at Truman Park with its “2015 Summer Concert Series.” Free admission will be offered for three different concerts performed under the Truman Park Gazebo this summer on Saturday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A fourth concert featuring food trucks and a food donation drive for the TEAM Food Pantry will be held at Howdershell Park on July 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Ballpark Village and Alzheimer’s Association Celebrate Longest Day Saturday June 20

Ballpark Village is joining with the Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter to honor patients and their caregivers through a Longest Day Celebration Saturday, June 20 from noon to midnight. The Longest Day is a nationwide effort where teams complete a day filled with activity to raise funds and awareness for the efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.   Ballpark Village’s team “Village People” will host several activities on the Busch II Infield throughout the day.

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‘Fiesta in Florissant’ June 27-28 at Knights of Columbus Park Celebrates Hispanic Culture

Hispanic Festival, Inc. of Greater St. Louis will hold ‘Fiesta in Florissant’ at the Knights of Columbus Park, near Lindbergh and Washington Street, June 27-28. Saturday hours will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday hours, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Florissant Mayor Thomas Schneider will speak at the festive Welcome Ceremony at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 27.

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Ferguson Hires Interim City Manager Ed Beasley Effective June 10

The Ferguson City Council has approved a contract with Interim Solutions, LLC, a municipal government staffing agency, to employ Ed Beasley as Interim City Manager effective Wednesday, June 10.

Beasley offers more than 27 years of experience as a local government manager, including 10 years as City Manager for Glendale, Arizona where he managed an annual budget of about $1.1 billion and a staff of over 2,000 full-time and temporary employees.

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Judge Donald McCullin Chosen Ferguson’s Municipal Judge, Term Begins June 10

Ferguson City Council members appointed Judge Donald McCullin as the city’s new municipal judge effective Wednesday, June 10. McCullin replaces Judge Roy L. Richter who was appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court to handle Ferguson court’s caseload after the U.S. Justice Department released its investigation of the Ferguson police department and court system.

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Not Enough Valid Signatures for Recall Vote on Mayor Knowles

The City of Ferguson received notification today that the recall petition submitted for Mayor James Knowles III, lacks the required number of valid signatures according to the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners. The petitioners turned in signatures to the City of Ferguson on Wednesday, May 28, 2015. The St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners began verifying all signatures on that same day. According to the Ferguson Charter Section 8.4 the Ferguson city clerk must complete a certificate specifying the insufficient number of valid signatures and provide notice to the petitioners’ committee.

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