Saturday, October 28, 2006

Recognition for a “Super-charged Community Organization”

The Post-Dispatch editorial staff has taken note of the positive development taking place in Old North St. Louis. Today’s paper had only one commentary piece from the editors - and it didn’t have anything to do with the upcoming election or the unbelievable World Series victory by the St. Louis Cardinals last night. Instead, the Post dedicated more than half of its Opinion page to an editorial with the title of “Hope in Old North St. Louis.”

Jim Gallagher of the Post’s editorial staff deserves credit for taking the trip one mile north of the Post-Dispatch building to see in person what is going on in Old North St. Louis - and to gather quotes from residents, including our very own Jane Smith. Jane commented, “I love it here. There’s such a strong bond among the people,” and pointed out the neighborhood’s proximity to downtown: “We can look at the panorama of the downtown lights at night. It’s unbelievable.”

Above: happy North Market Place homeowners Bruce & Jane Smith

The editorial also refers to ONSLRG as “the super-charged community organization” and quotes Barbara Geisman from the Mayor’s office as saying ONSL has “the most important ingredient” for successful revitalization: “a strong neighborhood group committed to its rebirth.”

The full story can be found online at: Post-Dispatch 10/28 ONSL editorial

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Welcome to the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group's blog. What's New in Old North chronicles the dramatic transformation under way in the neighborhood of Old North St. Louis. As a neighborhood just north of Downtown St. Louis, Old North is becoming a dynamic urban village of new and historic homes, a landmark eating establishment, beautiful community gardens, and a diverse, friendly, and engaged community.

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