Author: Clayton Times

St. Louis officials reach agreement to reinforce city’s reserve funds

An agreement between the city of St. Louis’ treasurer and one city alderman has been reached to reinforce the city’s reserve funds. Alderman Jeffrey Boyd and Treasurer Tishaura Jones reached an agreement Thursday to move money from the city’s parking fund to hire more neighborhood police officers, buy two new tow trucks and bolster the city’s reserve funds. Board Bill 69 CS authorizes a transfer of $250,000 to purchase two new tow trucks, $800,000 to restore  Neighborhood […]

Alferman leaving House to join Governor Parson’s team

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, is leaving his seat in the Missouri House of Representatives. The Republican on Monday morning resigned from his seat to immediately begin working for the new governor, Mike Parson. Alferman will serve as legislative director for Parson, where his role will be to help build, promote, and progress Parson’s legislative priorities, working with members of both legislative chambers to pass them into law. He will also serve […]

President and Chief Executive Officer of Bi-State Development to step down this fall

ST. LOUIS —  The President and Chief Executive Officer of Bi-State Development has announced his departure to the Board of Commissioners. John Nations, the President & Chief Executive Officer of of the organization since 2010, has informed the Board of Commissioners of his intention to leave the organization, effective this fall. Nations said he is announcing his departure now to give the Board adequate time to find a successor and guarantee a smooth transition. Nations, […]

Bayer confirms closing date of Monsanto acquisition

Bayer, the German-based drug and crop chemicals maker announced Monday its acquisition of Monsanto will be finalized Thursday. As part of the agreement, Bayer will no longer use the name Monsanto at its St. Louis facilities, which has been around for nearly 120 years. The acquisition, which was first announced in 2016, is worth $62.5 billion. After a months-long delay, Bayer got final approval on the deal last week for the takeover after having to sell some […]

Clayton to announce launch of PulsePoint smartphone app to help improve community response to sudden cardiac arrest

The next time someone in Clayton suffers from sudden cardiac distress, a new app may help improve life-saving response time. On Saturday, the East Central Dispatch Center will launch the PulsePoint smartphone app to help improve community response to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The agencies, made up of the cities of Clayton, Brentwood, Maplewood, Olivette, Richmond Heights, Rock Hill, Shrewsbury, Webster Groves plan to launch the PulsePoint CPR/AED smartphone app from the East Central Dispatch Center at 7447 Dale […]

St. Louis County plans to feed 2,500 students a day with Summer Food Program

With several partnering agencies and a need to help nourish the youth of the region this summer, the St. Louis County Human Services Department is kicking off its Summer Food Program, providing breakfast and lunch to students. The St. Louis County Human Services Department will partner with churches, day camps and community centers and plans to provide 2,500 meals per day free of charge for anyone 18 and under. The program kicked off Saturday and […]

Missouri American Water conducting water improvement project on Hanley Road

Improvement work by Missouri American Water will shut down parts of Hanley Road between Forsyth Blvd and Carondelet Ave for the next several weeks beginning Monday. According to the city of Clayton’s website, lanes will be reduced to one northbound and one southbound lane from Carondelet to Forsyth. St. Louis County owns and operates Hanley Road, while Missouri American Water is conducting the water improvements. It is estimated that lane restrictions will last for 2-3 […]

Greitens’ resignation part of deal with St. Louis circuit attorney to drop felony computer tampering charge

PHOTO: St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announces she will drop the felony computer tampering charges against Gov. Eric Greitens Wednesday at Carnahan Courthouse in downtown St. Louis.  St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced Wednesday she has reached an agreement to drop the pending felony computer tampering charge against Gov. Eric Greitens in exchange for his resignation. The second-year governor on Tuesday announced from his office in Jefferson City that he would step down […]

St. Louis County Council overrides five of Stenger’s vetos

Five measures recently vetoed by St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger were overridden by the St. Louis County Council Tuesday. All five of those veto overrides passed by votes of 6-1 with Councilman Pat Dolan voting “no” each time. The measures ranged from raises for county jail employees to a measure which would put a cap on political campaign contributions — both of which were recently approved by the council. Three of the five were […]

Three other coffee shops to try in Clayton as Starbucks undergoes anti-bias training

At least one of the Starbucks locations in Clayton will close early to conduct anti-bias training Tuesday, meaning coffee connoisseurs will have to get their afternoon java fix elsewhere. Beginning at 2:30 p.m., more than 8,000 Starbucks locations nationwide will lock their doors to the public and sit down with their employees for “racial bias education day.” It stems from a racial profiling incident that occurred in a Philadelphia store last month when two black men […]