City of St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org en City Of St. Louis Launches Plan To ‘Jump N2 Shape’ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-st-louis-launches-plan-jump-n2-shape <p>With more than 50 percent of its citizens overweight or obese, the city of St. Louis has set a goal of reducing obesity in the city by 5 percent by 2018. To help meet that goal, the city’s health department has set up an online portal for St. Louisans to get involved.</p><p>The online <a href="http://www.jumpn2shape.com/" target="_blank">“Jump N2 Shape,”</a> portal gives nutrition and fitness advice and calls for St. Louisans to join the weight loss movement. Once signed up, individuals can log the exercise they complete and the pounds they lose.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:19:07 +0000 Camille Phillips 37486 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org City Of St. Louis Launches Plan To ‘Jump N2 Shape’ What Would St. Louis Look Like With A Population Of 500,000? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-would-st-louis-look-population-500000 <p>Local architect Dan Jay is conducting a thought experiment: What would the city of St. Louis look like if it regained a population of 500,000? (That would mean an increase of 185,000 residents).</p><p>After decades of population decline in the city, Jay wants to think big about what a population increase would look like—and what it would take to get there.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:14:47 +0000 Camille Phillips 35378 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What Would St. Louis Look Like With A Population Of 500,000? Fate Of New Pension Plan For St. Louis City Firefighters Up To Court Of Appeals http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fate-new-pension-plan-st-louis-city-firefighters-court-appeals <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Court of Appeals heard arguments today over whether or not the city of St. Louis' new pension plan for firefighters will hold. Officials say the plan will save St. Louis almost $4 million a year. The union representing the firefighters doesn't dispute the cost savings, but says the city had no right to pass the plan in the first place.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:29:39 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 34335 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fate Of New Pension Plan For St. Louis City Firefighters Up To Court Of Appeals Downtown Streets Add Old French Names to Street Signs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/downtown-streets-add-old-french-names-street-signs <p>Visitors to downtown St. Louis will soon see different names - very old names - identifying downtown streets. Eight streets will receive new street signs featuring the roads' original French names in addition to their current English names.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The signs were unveiled at a city hall event Saturday marking the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 14:58:47 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 33756 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Downtown Streets Add Old French Names to Street Signs St. Louis Gets Green Light To Turn Red Light Cameras On For Now http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-gets-green-light-turn-red-light-cameras-now <p><strong>Updated at 5:15 Friday with city' plan to turn cameras back on.</strong></p><p>Red light cameras in St. Louis City will be turned back on. Friday, a circuit court judge stayed his order from earlier in the week.</p><p>In that order, he blocked the city from enforcing its red light camera ordinance, following a lawsuit filed late last year by two women who received tickets for running red lights in St. Louis.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:15:39 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Chris McDaniel 33652 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Gets Green Light To Turn Red Light Cameras On For Now Some Aldermen Take Critical View Of Rosy Crime Report From Police Chief http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/some-aldermen-take-critical-view-rosy-crime-report-police-chief <p><em>Check out your neighborhood's crime stats with the interactive map below.</em></p><p>The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department presented their crime statistics to the city's public safety committee today. &nbsp;And even though the raw numbers show<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;overall crime was down in 2013 compared to 2012, some aldermen say their residents don't care about the numbers if they don't feel safe.</span></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:59:34 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 33069 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Some Aldermen Take Critical View Of Rosy Crime Report From Police Chief St. Louis Chosen As 'Strong City' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-chosen-strong-city <p>St. Louis is one of seven cities that the Obama administration chose in the second wave of its Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a result the city will get a full-time federal employee who will work out of Mayor Francis Slay’s office for at least a year.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A team of federal employees and fellows also will provide technical assistance and inter-agency support.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The goal is to push economic development forward in struggling cities.</span></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:54:16 +0000 Maria Altman 33066 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Chosen As 'Strong City' Officials Urge Caution During Cold Weather http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/officials-urge-caution-during-cold-weather <p></p><p><strong>Updated at 5:50 p.m. Monday with information from latest city briefing</strong></p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, Kelly MacNeil, The Associated Press, Julie Bierach & WSIU 32774 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Officials Urge Caution During Cold Weather Chief Of Staff Jeff Rainford On Impact Of Local Control Of Police http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/chief-staff-jeff-rainford-impact-local-control-police <p><a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/control-police-department-returns-city-st-louis">As previously reported by St. Louis Public Radio</a>, management of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officially returned to the purview of the City of St. Louis on Saturday.&nbsp; After the at times contentious process to regain control, and a 152 year run under state management, the city can now look ahead to the impact local control will have on St. Louis.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:45:00 +0000 Camille Phillips 29603 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Chief Of Staff Jeff Rainford On Impact Of Local Control Of Police Pay Up Or Go To Court If You've Been Busted By St. Louis Red Light Cameras http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pay-or-go-court-if-youve-been-busted-st-louis-red-light-cameras <p><em>Updated at 4 p.m. with comments from red light camera opponents.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A memo to those who have gotten caught on camera running red lights in the city of St. Louis&nbsp;- you'll want to pay those fines, or take them to municipal court.</span></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 18:59:17 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 27273 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pay Up Or Go To Court If You've Been Busted By St. Louis Red Light Cameras