St. Louis firefighters were told last week that they'd be subject to 30 layoffs. Yesterday, Comptroller Darlene Green said she would push a plan to furlough firefighters instead of laying them off.
Today, as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, the firefighters have responded.
For 35 years, Francis R. Slay held court every Wednesday at the banquet hall at St. Raymond's Maronite Cathedral, just south of downtown.
On Monday, hundreds gathered in the Cathedral's pews to pay honor to a man the Cathedral's bishop, Robert Shaheen, called the "fabric" of St. Raymond's.
Francis R. Slay, father to St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay has passed away at age 83. He was suffering from a heart illness.
The elder Slay was deeply involved in St. Louis City politics.
He served as a State Representative during the 1960's, was a 23rd Ward Committeeman for 45 years and served as the city's Recorder of Deeds.
Former Aldermanic President Jim Shrewsbury said Slay's reputation was one of integrity and respect.
Last month, the news about the 2012 budget for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department wasn't good.
The department was looking at $2.5 million in cuts it couldn't make up by doing things like freezing salaries, cutting scholarships, and furloughing civilian employees.
In 2009, the news from the U.S. Census Bureau was all good for the city of St. Louis.
The American Community Survey showed the city's population had 356,587 people - up about two percent from the 2000 official count. And Mayor Francis Slay would challenge numbers that didn't confirm the notion that his city was growing.
The final step for approval of Paul McKee, Jr’s Northside project was taken earlier this week. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay signed off on an updated plan for the $8.1 billion project Tuesday, according to a report today by the St. Louis Business Journal.
The city of St. Louis today marked the halfway point in its ten-year effort to end chronic homelessness.
A five-year report released today shows a 20 percent drop in the city's chronically homeless since 2005.
Chronic homelessness is defined as those homeless for a year or more or four times over a three-year period.
The report also states that the overall homeless population also decreased, from about 1,500 in 2005 to about 1,300 last year.
St. Louis City Hall is ratcheting up pressure on Jefferson City to relinquish control of the city's police department, or pay for it themselves.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says he expects the Missouri legislature to return control of city police department this year.
If not, the Mayor says St. Louis is within its rights to bill the General Assembly for part of the cost of running it.
There’s been a temporary delay in a new skirmish between the city and its fire department.
Ald. Matt Villa has held a bill that aims to change the way certain benefits for firefighters are funded.
In case you missed today’s St. Louis on the Air, here are some highlights of our discussion with Mayor Francis Slay:
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