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New North County Transit Center to Open

Major MetroBus Service

Change Begins on March 14

 

North county transit center. Metro’s quarterly service change on March 14 will impact the operations of 48 MetroBus routes in the St. Louis metropolitan region, including the introduction of nine new MetroBus routes and discontinuation of service on eight routes. This service change will also introduce a new and completely redesigned MetroBus service plan for North St. Louis County, made possible with the opening of the new North County Transit Center in Ferguson, Missouri on March 14.

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Jobs Coming at Lafayette Industries North Facility

Ground-breaking ceremony for expansion by Lafayette Industries North, Inc.

Ground-breaking ceremony for expansion by Lafayette Industries North, Inc.

Berkeley Expansion Brings 80 New North County Jobs

On Feb. 4, Lafayette Industries North, Inc. broke ground on an expansion to its facility in Berkeley that will add more than 80 new jobs to the area over the next 18 months. The $4.4 million project is being funded by a $2.3 million grant from the Productive Living Board and Lafayette’s “North County Strong” capital campaign to raise $2.1 million. Lafayette’s capital campaign was launched by a $100,000 donation from Emerson, which led to additional individual gifts, as well as a challenge grant by the Mabee Foundation. Combined, the gifts have put the organization halfway toward its overall capital campaign goal.

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Health Department Releases Report on County’s Heroin-Related Deaths

The St. Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH) has released a report that details drug-poisoning deaths in St. Louis County from 2010 through 2014. The report shows that the highest rate of heroin deaths is found among young men age 25 to 44 years, who have a heroin death rate more than twice the county average.

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I-270 Project Moves Forward, MoDOT

Finds More Assessment Study Funds

 

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has identified additional funds that will allow completion of the I-270 North Environmental Assessment Study. The study is the next step in the I-270 project, which seeks to resolve problems with congestion, safety and mobility, accessibility and aging infrastructure along I-270 in north St. Louis County.

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Calendar

Friday, Feb. 26

Fish Fry all through Lent at Florissant Valley VFW Post 4105, 410 St. Francois from 3-7. All profits go to support Veterans. Call 314- 831-6121.

Fish Fry at Florissant Elks Lodge 2316, 16400 New Halls Ferry Rd, 4 to 8 p.m. every Friday until March 25. Serving cod, jack salmon, shrimp, homemade desserts. For information call 314-921-2316.

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Mayors’ Shamrock Ball Benefits Valley Industries

The 9th Annual Mayors’ Shamrock Ball is March 5

Last year’s Mayors’ Shamrock Ball sold out, but the organizers for the 2016 event expect the upcoming evening to be the best one yet. The 9th annual Mayors’ Shamrock Ball is slated for Saturday, March 5, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Garden Villas North, 4505 Parker Road.

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