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Alderwoman Ingrassia back to work on kid friendly parks

I hope everyone enjoyed the summer and is easing into fall. The Board of Aldermen was on break for most of the summer, but we’re back in session as of September. Residents, schools and daycare centers in Fox Park were the impetus for Board Bill 185, which I introduced in September. If it passes, this...

What is Participatory Budgeting?

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. Participatory Budgeting Saint Louis (PB STL) seeks to empower residents via direct participation in the allocation of public monies in order to expand civic and political participation of citizens; and increase government transparency, with...

Tower Grove East Community Garden improvements

You may have noticed some new things at the Tower Grove East Community Garden. We’ve now got a cheery red picnic table along the Sidney side of the garden thanks to Gateway Greening. We also received a grant for some tools and native perennials from Brightside St. Louis. These plants in beds along the outside...

Neighborhood Holiday Safety Tips

If you purchase expensive electronics or other gifts this holiday season, do not leave large cardboard boxes by the trash; burglars cruise up and down alleys looking for signs you’ve bought something new and expensive. Likewise, don’t set your old electronics behind your house for the same reason; take them to a recycling center instead....

Academy of Science BioBlitz in Tower Grove Park

Here’s your chance to learn about everything from bats to butterflies, crickets to katydids! Join teams of scientists and skilled naturalists during the BioBlitz in Tower Grove Park. Families with nature lovers, budding scientists and experienced naturalists of all ages are invited as we study the biodiversity in Tower Grove Park. Note:  students under the age of...

27th annual TGE Invitational Golf Tournament

A golf tournament for the residents of the Tower Grove East Neighborhood, the merchants of Grand South Grand, all the people who visit and enjoy Tower Grove East and Grand South Grand, the friends and relatives of the above, weekly die-hard golfers, the “first-timer”, and anyone looking for a really good time. QUALIFICATIONS: Anyone (male...

DeSales Neighborhood Focus

On Thursday September 26 DeSales Community Housing Corporation will kick off  Neighborhood Focus, a new series of quarterly informational meetings on housing and community development topics.  Presenting at the first Neighborhood Focus session will be real estate broker Riahna Kastner with a Neighborhood Real Estate Market Update.  Her presentation will include current data and trends in the single-family and...

Dominos Pizza may be moving to Sidney & Grand

  The Tower Grove East Neighborhood Association was contacted by MBR Management Corp., (aka Domino’s Pizza).  They are interested in purchasing and developing the property at 2350 S. Grand, the site of the abandoned filling station.  They would be relocating from their current location at 3107 S. Grand.  It is a locally owned and operated...

Roosevelt High School fundraiser success

We would like to thank all the neighbors who came out for the May 26th 2013 Football Breakfasts Fundraiser at Riley’s Pub, as well as Rachel Witt, South Grand Community Improvement District, for obtaining raffle items for the event. We also thank the local businesses which donated raffle items and supported the event: Stray Dog...

Community Garden Update

The Tower Grove East Community Garden recently received an Earth Day in Action grant to construct compost bins and begin composting in the garden this summer. Our hope is to allow garden members and Tower Grove East residents to turn otherwise landfill-bound kitchen scraps into useful humus. With the help of volunteers from Lutheran North...

Stop by Brick City Farms at Arsenal & Minnesota

Congratulations to Brick City Farms, TGE’s urban farm located near Minnesota Ave and Arsenal, who met their Kickstarter fundraising goal. Donations assisted with getting the project started, getting irrigation, water supply, & purchasing the shed. Brick City Farms has successfully established 10 beds of various plants/vegetables (asparagus, currants, blueberries, blackberries, toma- toes, peppers, basil, etc)....

South Grand improvements and events

South Grand Continues to Go Green! South Grand is getting a lot closer with the completion of the Great Streets Initiative. The rest of the London Plain Trees will be planted this Fall at the intersections as well as fencing around all the planter boxes, bike racks, and benches. 14 rain gardens along with 6...